Posts Tagged ‘ambitious’

Do you pay business rates? Register your email with us now

Comments Off | 02-1-2016

The VOA is in the process of updating the rateable values of all business properties. This is known as a revaluation. If you register your email details with us now we will email you when the draft rateable values are available to view on gov.uk in October 2016.

Register your email at www.gov.uk/voa/revaluation

This will be your chance

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Government Statistical Service: influential anlaysis at the heart of government

Comments Off | 02-1-2016

Apply now to join the Civil Service Fast Stream.

The Government Statistical Service Fast Stream is open for applicationsuntil 31 March 2016.
Members of the Government Statistical Service (GSS) collect, analyse and publish statistics to help politicians make informed decisions about policies.
You can find more information about the scheme, including the benefits and case studies from those on the

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Ministers call on construction industry to invest and build home grown talent

Comments Off | 02-1-2016

Ministers have today (1 February 2016) called upon the construction industry to remove barriers to get more young people to consider careers in construction and develop an ambitious action plan to address the skills pressures and other constraints that are limiting housebuilding and infrastructure development.
Housing Minister Brandon Lewis and Skills Minister Nick Boles want the

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Enterprise Nation government exchange event: Matt Hancock speech

Comments Off | 11-19-2015

It’s a pleasure to be back in front of a small business audience.
Before I got into politics I worked for my family’s own small business, a software firm near Chester, employing just under 40 people. That’s why I’m so passionate about making Britain the best place to start and grow a business.
Now I help run

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Partnership and investment in the voluntary sector

Comments Off | 08-9-2015

Views are being sought as part of the second phase of a review by the Department of Health in partnership with NHS England, Public Health England and representatives from the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector.
The review aims to:

explore some of the issues highlighted in a report on investment in VCSEorganisations in the health and

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Benefit cap: thousands of people move into work or off Housing Benefit

Comments Off | 08-9-2015

According to new figures published today, 25,300 people who had their benefits capped moved into work, reduced their Housing Benefit claim or no longer claim Housing Benefit at all.
The benefit cap limits the amount of benefits a household can receive to a maximum of £26,000 a year, the equivalent of a salary of £34,000 a year.

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UK boosts global efforts against illegal wildlife trade

Comments Off | 08-9-2015

Up to £5 million of UK Government funding will made available to initiatives around the world to help tackle the cruel trade in rhino horn, elephant ivory and other illegal wildlife products, Defra Minister Rory Stewart will announce today.
Poaching is rife in parts of Africa, with 1,293 rhinos killed last year and over 20,000 elephant

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Hugo Swire speaks on investment in Mongolia

Comments Off | 07-12-2015

It is a great pleasure to join you in this wonderful setting of Asia House – and for me personally, a great honour to welcome Prime Minister Chimed Saikhanbileg back to London.
Just over a year ago I was in Mongolia and saw for myself the breath-taking scenery of which Mongolians are rightly very proud.
This included

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Greg Clark tells Local Government Association “take power now”

Comments Off | 07-12-2015

Communities Secretary Greg Clark today (2 July 2015) told councils they are on the brink of a once in lifetime opportunity to be masters of their own destiny.
Speaking at the Local Government Association annual conference in Harrogate, Mr Clark called on all cities, towns and counties to be ambitious in their proposals to take power and

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Regulator to investigate finances at Essex teaching hospital

Comments Off | 06-3-2015

The health regulator is concerned by the deterioration in Southend’s finances after the trust recorded a larger deficit (£9.8 million) for 2014/15 than planned (£7.8 million). Monitor is also worried that the trust does not have a realistic plan to recover from this situation.
Monitor’s investigation will look into the state of Southend’s finances, assess the

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