Archive for July, 2015

Libraries Taskforce secures further funding to roll out free wifi in public libraries across England.

Comments Off | 07-30-2015

From today local authorities can apply through the Arts Council application portal for free wifi funding. Libraries currently without free wifi access will be given priority and libraries that currently have wifi provision below the recommended technical specification will also have the opportunity to upgrade.
This announcement builds on a number of achievements by the Leadership for Libraries

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British motorcycle industry: Chancellor announces 600 new jobs at Norton

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Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne today (28 July 2015) visited world-famous Norton Motorcycles Ltd to announce £4 million of government funding which will support 600 new jobs, including 200 new apprenticeships in a major boost to British motorcycle manufacturing.
The iconic British brand has been awarded £4 million from the government’s landmark Advanced Manufacturing Supply

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£24 million Growth Programme for rural businesses and communities

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With £24 million available this summer, the new Growth Programme is set to benefit rural communities by unlocking the huge potential for growth in the countryside, Farming Minister George Eustice announced today.
Applications for the grants have officially opened today and are set to give businesses a real boost by supporting projects that can make a

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PM sets sights on south-east Asia with £750m business deals and new EU trade deal

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The Prime Minister is taking the first trade mission of the new Parliament to Indonesia, Singapore, Vietnam and Malaysia
The first ‘one nation’ trade delegation with 31 businesses, from every region
Trade deals worth over £750 million to be signed, creating 270 new jobs
The PM urges EU to jump start trade agreement with ASEAN(Association of Southeast Asian Nations)

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Regulator to investigate Derbyshire Healthcare following employment tribunal

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Monitor has launched an investigation into Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust on behalf of its patients, after an employment tribunal involving Board and other senior members of staff at the trust highlighted concerns with how the trust is run.
Monitor will examine whether these concerns indicate more widespread problems with the way the trust is run.
Deputy

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Leafybug’s £3m-plus VAT Scams squashed – directors disqualified for 36 years

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On 23 June 2015 the Court made Orders disqualifying as company directors, Mr Hassan for a period of 13 years, Mr Thomas for 11 years and Mr Mohammed for 12 years.
The Investigation found:

Ihtesham Ali Hassan, 36, caused Leafybug to carry out MTIC VAT Fraud in the period 1 April 2010 to 24 August 2010. Deals

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The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act is here

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The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act has now received Royal Assent and is expected to be implemented to the timescales set out below.
The measures that affect companies aim to:

reduce red tape whilst increasing the quality of information on the public register
enhance transparency and ensure the UK is seen as a trusted and fair place to

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Childcare measures: Small Business, Enterprise & Employment Act

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In July 2013, the government launched a public consultation on ‘The Regulation of Childcare’ which proposed a number of changes intended to promote a growing childcare market that meets the needs of working families.
In February 2014, we published ‘The regulation of childcare consultation: government response’ which included our plans to go ahead with several proposals,

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Yeovil District Hospital on track for financial recovery

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The trust is planning to integrate its acute hospital services with GPs and social care services across South Somerset. The health sector regulator opened an investigation in November to determine whether short-term financial problems might derail these longer-term integration plans and potentially hinder further improvements to patient care.
Monitor has closed its investigation as it is

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Fund management event creates connections for success in China

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UK Trade and Investment (UKTI), in partnership with representatives from the UK’s fund management industry, hosted the UK-China Investment Management Industry Conference in London on 21 July 2015.
Topics discussed at the conference included:

the development of the Chinese bond market
opening up of the Chinese asset management industry to foreign investment

The conference was part of a 4

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