Posts Tagged ‘across’

Water tank firms admit cartel and agree to pay £2.6 million fines

Comments Off | 03-22-2016

In a settlement with the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), the companies have agreed to pay fines totalling more than £2.6 million for taking part in the cartel. This includes a discount to reflect the resource savings to the CMA generated by the companies’ admissions and their co-operation with the CMA’s investigation.
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£38 million fund will use F1 technology to design greener cars

Comments Off | 03-22-2016

Formula 1 (F1) technology could soon make family cars lighter, improve fuel efficiency and help plug-in vehicles go further – after an innovative research project won a share of a £38.2 million government prize.
The project is one of more than 130 car manufacturers, technology companies and research centres across the country

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60k UK Government funding boost for Scottish water rescue charities

Comments Off | 02-21-2016

The awards are part of a series made today across the UK to support water rescue services.
The Scottish winners are:

Moray Inshore Rescue, Findhorn – £5,037
Port William Inshore Rescue Service, Dumfries and Galloway – £12,690
International Rescue Corps, based in Grangemouth – £16,800
Loch Lomond Rescue Boat – £7,340
East Sutherland Rescue Association, Dornoch – £17,408

The UK Government scheme

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CMA fines pharma companies £45 million

Comments Off | 02-12-2016

The CMA’s decision relates to conduct and agreements between 2001 and 2004 in which GlaxoSmithKline plc (GSK), the supplier of branded paroxetine (an anti-depressant medicine), agreed to make payments and other value transfers totalling over £50 million to suppliers of generic versions of paroxetine. The CMA has found that these payments and other value transfers

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Supporting Women in the Scottish Economy – UK Government response

Comments Off | 02-12-2016

Scotland Office Minister Andrew Dunlop has today published the UK Government’s formal response to the Sawers Review on the role of women in the Scottish economy.
The publication comes as the UK Minister for Women and Equalities, Nicky Morgan, announced a package of measures to close the pay gap.
In the response to Professor Sawers’ report, Lord

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Monitor and NHS England seek views on 2016/17 NHS payment system

Comments Off | 02-12-2016

The proposals are aimed at giving commissioners and NHS providers the space to manage increasing demand, restore financial balance, and to make ambitious longer term plans to improve patient care.
The basis of the proposals is the 2015/16 Enhanced Tariff Option (ETO). There will be additional enhancements for providers and local commissioners that will lead to an

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Export Hub tour aims to boost Welsh trade overseas

Comments Off | 02-12-2016

Businesses in Wales seeking to explore global exporting opportunities will be able to capitalise on the advice of international business owners and entrepreneurs when the Exporting is GREAT Export Hub motors into town next week (15-26 February).
The 32 tonne, 40ft long lorry will play host to a series of seminars, drop-in sessions and one-to-one meetings

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Government introduces Policing and Crime Bill

Comments Off | 02-12-2016

The Home Office has introduced new legislation which will aim to finish the job of police reform.
The purpose of the Policing and Crime Bill is to enhance the democratic accountability of police forces, and fire and rescue services, improve the efficiency and effectiveness of emergency services through closer collaboration and build public confidence in policing.
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£1.1 billion investment by MOD in future military flying training

Comments Off | 02-2-2016

The new Fixed Wing flying training system will provide modern training aircraft as well as up-to-date ground based training devices such as simulators and classroom learning for aircrew across the Royal Air Force, Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm and Army Air Corps.
A £1.1 billion contract has been placed with Ascent Flight Training to design, deliver

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Government scheme proves to be the business for job-seeking entrepreneurs

Comments Off | 01-28-2016

A survey of 1,500 participants of the New Enterprise Allowance (NEA) published today (28 January) shows that 80% of ventures started with NEA support are still trading – with more than 9 in 10 of these going for more than 12 months.
Around half of respondents report an expansion in their customer base (55%) or

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