Archive for October, 2015

Minister starts construction of £83 million military logistics site

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The state of the art 80,000 square metre building will store food, clothing, general and medical supplies and bring the military’s logistics, commodities and support services up to the standard of industry best practice.
It will also deliver more efficient and effective processes across the supply chain through better storage and streamlined distribution, enhancing the level

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The North East celebrates the success of its apprentices and apprentice employers at prestigious awards

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The National Apprenticeship Awards, now in their 12th year, celebrate the success of the country’s most exceptional apprentices and apprenticeship employers. The awards challenge top apprenticeship employers and apprentices across England to come forward and show how apprenticeships have made a real difference to their organisation and careers.
The North East winners and highly commended entries

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£35 million Rembrandt painting at risk of leaving the UK

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One of Rembrandt’s greatest late portraits is at risk of being exported from the UK unless a buyer can be found to match the asking price of £35 million.
In order to provide a last chance to save it for the nation, Culture Minister Ed Vaizey has placed a temporary export bar on a painting by

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Chancellor announces Bank of England and Financial Services Bill

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The bill has been introduced into the House of Lords and will ensure the Bank of England is well equipped to fulfil its vital role of overseeing monetary policy and financial stability, a key part in the government’s long term plan to build a resilient economy.
The reforms in the bill will strengthen the governance and accountability

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Government to make price comparisons easier for supermarket shoppers

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The government is to look into ways supermarket price comparisons can be made simpler for shoppers, Consumer Minister Nick Boles announced today (15 October 2015).
The plans are set out in the government’s response to the Competition and Markets Authority’s (CMA) investigation into a super-complaint made by Which? alleging misleading pricing practices in the groceries market.
The Department for

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Certification Officer: general announcements and latest decisions

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Ritson v National Union of Teachers (NUT)
Mr Edward Ritson made six complaints alleging that the NUT breached its rules in relation to the nomination procedure followed by its Sefton Branch for local officers and committee. Following a settlement between the parties, Mr Ritson withdrew his complaints, which were dismissed by the Certification Officer upon withdrawal.
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Number of UK businesses continues to grow

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The number of private sector businesses in the UK has hit 5.4 million – a new record – according to official figures published today (14 October 2015).
The Business Population Estimates also show the number of businesses that employ people has grown for the second year running, with 35,000 more at the start of 2015 than in

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Secretary of State welcomes economy figures published today

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Ms Villiers said:
The Northern Ireland economy continues to bounce back, with unemployed claimants falling by 24,000 over the last two years. This good news follows Ulster Bank’s assessment this week that output grew at its fastest rate since October 2014, helping create more jobs. It is essential to stick to the Government’s long-term economic plan

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Company secretary fined £4,046 for fisheries offences

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On 6 October 2015 Workington Magistrates’ Court sentenced Mr Richard Donnan (Senior) in a prosecution brought by the MMO.
The court heard that between 7 February 2014 and 13 April 2014 RDS Northwest Limited (a registered buyer of first sale fish) had purchased fish on fourteen separate occasions from three vessels. In addition Mr Donnan, through

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Improving urgent medical care: apply now for innovation funding

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NHS England is funding a competition to help improve patients’ lives and NHS efficiency. Around £100,000 will be available for ideas that will reduce the pressure on urgent and emergency care services.
Almost 22 million people visited an accident and emergency department in the last year. Over the last 10 years, the number of visits has

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