FCO and DFID Ministers mark London Pride

Comments Off | 06-27-2016

All people should live free from discrimination and violence, say Baroness Anelay and Baroness Verma .
Marking London Pride in 2016, Foreign and Commonwealth Office Human Rights Minister, Baroness Anelay, and Department for International Development Minister, Baroness Verma said:
We are proud to support Pride in London and the theme of this year’s campaign #NoFilter. All people

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OGA leads Southern North Sea hackathon

Comments Off | 06-24-2016

The Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) has brought operators and the supply chain together to uncover cost efficiencies and innovative technological solutions applicable to the Southern North Sea’s (SNS) well plug and abandonment (P&A) market at its first hackathon event.
As oil and gas fields approach their end of life, plugging and abandoning a well is

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Adverse events following use of Velactis in dairy cattle

Comments Off | 06-24-2016

The VMD would like to make vets and farmers aware of adverse events following use of Velactis in dairy cattle and current regulatory actions in Europe.
This prescription only veterinary medicine, marketed by CEVA SanteAnimale, the Marketing Authorisation Holder (MAH) contains the active substance cabergoline, and is used in the herd management programme of dairy cows

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£1.1 million investment in new technology at the A38 Saltash Tunnel

Comments Off | 06-24-2016

Highways England will continue its roads investment in Cornwall next month with a £1.1 million new technology scheme at the A38 Saltash Tunnel.
The Saltash Tunnel is a unique tidal flow tunnel, which adjoins the Tamar Bridge using advanced control systems to manage traffic travelling in and out of Cornwall and Devon on the A38.
Work starts

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Deloitte invests £2.5m to launch new accounting and analytics service for start-ups and SMEs

Comments Off | 06-23-2016

Deloitte, the business advisory firm, has invested £2.5m to launch Propel by Deloitte (Propel), a cloud-based service that aims to help ambitious start-ups and SMEs to grow. Alongside a core accounting service, Propel provides customers with a bespoke dashboard that gives a real-time view of how their business is performing, from cash position to web

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Planned roadworks in East Midlands: weekly summary for Monday 20 June to Sunday 26 June 2016

Comments Off | 06-22-2016

The following summary of planned new and on-going road improvements over the coming week is correct as of 20 June but could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances. All our improvement work is carried out with the aim of causing as little disruption as possible.
M1 junction

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FCO statement on settlements in East Jerusalem

Comments Off | 06-22-2016

A Foreign Office spokesman said:
We are concerned by the Jerusalem municipality’s decision to issue a permit for a new four storey building in Silwan, East Jerusalem. This is part of a worrying trend in the area, where the settler population is growing while Palestinian residents are being displaced by evictions

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Civil/crime news: how to avoid audit errors

Comments Off | 06-22-2016

A guidance document is available online called ‘Preventing audit issues’ to help providers avoid common errors on audit and assessments.
Using the guide will help you prevent nil assessments and reductions to costs. It covers civil and crime work including sections on eligibility and category specific issues.
We will update you if the guidance

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CMA guides businesses on online competition law

Comments Off | 06-21-2016

The CMA has written an open letter to businesses alerting them that, if suppliers restrict their retailers’ prices, that can break the law.
The Competition and Markets Authority’s (CMA) open letter is accompanied by an at-a-glance guide to the law and follows 2 recent cases in which businesses were fined a combined total of more

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Changes to the Official Receiver’s Bank Account details

Comments Off | 06-21-2016

This notice only relates to monies paid in to bankruptcies and compulsory liquidations.
The Official Receivers are now using Government Banking Services – If you have previously had an arrangement to pay funds into the Official Receiver’s Lloyds Bank Account please amend your records to make sure all future payments are credited to

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