Archive for August, 2015

Finances of Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust under investigation by Monitor

Comments Off | 08-22-2015

The regulator stepped in after the trust’s finances deteriorated and will look at the underlying causes and identify possible steps that could improve the situation.
The trust, which runs Leighton Hospital and the Victoria Infirmary, reported a surplus last year but its finances have deteriorated and it is projecting a £5.4 million deficit for the 2015/16

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£1.7 million resurfacing for Port of Liverpool route

Comments Off | 08-22-2015

Highways England is resurfacing a two and a half mile stretch of the A5036 from the junction with the M57 and the M58, known as Switch Island, to the junction with Hawthorne Road.
Contractors will resurface an area of road covering nearly 60,000 square metres – equivalent to the size of eight football pitches. They will

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Changes to support in European funding

Comments Off | 08-22-2015

Although applicants have been able to request changes to existing projects, the Marine Management Organisation’s (MMO) are unable to support any further changes from the 11 September 2015.
In addition, as budgets have been exhausted, further funding cannot now be sought and applicants will therefore only be able to re-distribute those funds already secured within existing

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New plan will boost starter homes in rural areas

Comments Off | 08-22-2015

Villages and towns in England’s rural communities will be allowed to build starter homes for local residents as part of plans set out by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, and Environment Secretary, Elizabeth Truss in the Government’s first ever Rural Productivity Plan.
The plan, announced as latest figures show thousands of people are moving to

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New team of Non-executive board members appointed at the Ministry of Justice

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Liz Doherty, Sir Martin Narey and Lizzie Noel have agreed to join the board following a public recruitment exercise that ended last month.
They will join Sir Theodore Agnew, who has accepted the role of lead non-executive board member following an open competition.
Non-executive board members are senior figures from outside government, appointed to provide challenge to

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Civil news: exceptional funding guidance in inquest cases

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The Lord Chancellor has published revised guidance on civil legal aid funding in inquest cases.
The guidance was published on 20 August 2015 and is available on the exceptional funding pages on GOV.UK – see below.
It takes into account the conclusions of the Court of Appeal in the case of Letts v The Lord Chancellor.
Caseworkers
The guidance

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First of its kind green Indian rupee bond launched in London

Comments Off | 08-22-2015

Issued on the London Stock Exchange by International Finance Corporation (IFC) the bond, worth 3.15 billion rupees (approximately £31 million), is the first green Indian rupee bond to be issued outside of India
The government welcomed the launch of the bond, the proceeds of which will be invested via Yes Bank, one of India’s largest commercial

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New report suggests charities under-report on charitable expenditure

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A report published today by the Charity Commission suggests that many larger charities are understating their charitable expenditure in their public annual returns or their accounts.
The regulator scrutinised the trustees’ annual reports and accounts of over 180 charities whose annual returns suggested they had spent less than 10% of their income for the year in question

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Crime news: 2015 duty provider contracts, additional tenders

Comments Off | 08-22-2015

Tender applications are now being invited in 2 procurement areas where the initial tender process for 2015 Duty Provider Crime Contracts received insufficient bids.
The areas concerned are:

Devon and Cornwall 1 (Devon)
Hampshire 2 (Isle of Wight)

The Legal Aid Agency (LAA) has launched these tender applications to secure coverage in the above areas in time for the

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Veterinary Medicines Directorate open meeting

Comments Off | 08-18-2015

The VMD will hold its Open Meeting on Friday 2 October 2015 at the

Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) Weybridge
Woodham Lane
New Haw
Addlestone
Surrey
KT15 3NB

The meeting will begin at 10:30am and close by 13:00. Admission is free but will be by ticket only.
VMD staff will give presentations on topics of current interest, followed by an open question

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