Archive for December, 2015

Greg Clark congratulates recipients of New Year Honours 2016

Comments Off | 12-31-2015

Communities Secretary Greg Clark today (30 December 2015) offered his congratulations to people from across local government, fire authorities, housing and the voluntary sector who have been recognised in the New Year Honours list.
He said:
Congratulations to everyone in local government, the fire service, housing and the voluntary sector who were recognised in this year’s New

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Help for airside shoppers to receive more VAT savings

Comments Off | 12-31-2015

The Chancellor, George Osborne has launched a review into airport sales to make sure VAT savings are being passed on to shoppers.
As thousands of travellers head off for New Year’s getaways, the Chancellor confirmed that the extensive review will make sure that VAT relief in airports is leading to savings for shoppers, as it is

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Farming Recovery Fund extended to all parts of Lancashire and Yorkshire

Comments Off | 12-31-2015

Farmers hit by Storm Eva flooding in Lancashire and Yorkshire will receive emergency funding of up to £20,000 each, Environment Secretary Elizabeth Truss announced today (31 December 2015).
The Farming Recovery Fund, originally launched to help farmers hit by Storm Desmond in Cumbria, Northumberland and parts of Lancashire, will now be extended to farmers in all

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More public exhibitions for Operation Stack lorry area consultation

Comments Off | 12-31-2015

Six events, in Folkestone, Ashford, Dover, Sellindge and Hawkinge, will give people the opportunity to find out more about the proposals and put their questions directly to members of the project team.
Proposals for a major new lorry area that would help improve Kent’s resilience when services across the English Channel are disrupted were announced on

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Half a million Welsh homes and businesses benefitting from superfast broadband

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Government superfast broadband rollout reaches more than 3.5 million UK homes and businesses
Almost nine out ten UK homes now able to get superfast speeds, up from 0% in 2009
Every home and business in the UK now guaranteed speeds of at least 2Mbps
UK broadband rollout the fastest of its kind anywhere in the world

More than 500,000

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£369 million MOD Hercules support deal sustains 1,200 UK jobs

Comments Off | 12-31-2015

The Hercules aircraft – one of the RAF’s workhorses – are a vital part of its transport fleet, carrying troops, supplies and equipment in support of operations around the world. Recently, they have been involved in humanitarian relief efforts in Iraq, Nepal and South Sudan.
The support contract plays a crucial role in maintaining the aircraft’s

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Changes to MHRA bank details

Comments Off | 12-30-2015

Please keep a note of the following changes when making a bank transfer to the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).

MHRA bank account details will change from 18 January 2016.

The account details are as follows:

account name: MHRA
account number: 10004386
sort code: 60-70-80
swift code: NWBKGB2L
IBAN: GB68NWBK60708010004386

National Westminster Bank
RBS, London Corporate Service Centre, 2nd Floor
280 Bishopsgate
London
EC2M 4RB

Send remittance

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Apply for HMRC’s international tax training programmes

Comments Off | 12-30-2015

The programmes, which are delivered by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) on behalf of the Commonwealth Association of Tax Administrators (CATA), begin in mid-April 2016 and include both online and residential elements.

The closing date for applications is Friday 26 February 2016.

Custom designed for senior managers and tax auditors, the programme is broken down into two

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£50 million more immediate support for homes and business affected by floods

Comments Off | 12-30-2015

Communities Secretary Greg Clark today announced £50 million extra funding that will be available immediately to local authorities to help them support households and businesses affected by the weekend’s devastating floods in Northern England.
This extends the total level of support now pledged by the government for the winter floods to over £100 million, as part

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£40 million to help rebuild flood-hit roads for people in Cumbria and Lancashire

Comments Off | 12-28-2015

Highways England experts, backed by £40 million of emergency government funding, will help communities recovering from floods by assisting with repairs to damaged transport links, Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin announced today (27 December 2015).
The Department for Transport (DfT) will provide the funding to help communities in Cumbria and Lancashire recover from the effects of Storm

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