Posts Tagged ‘attachment’

Government confirms consumers who bought vehicles in good faith will not incur additional tax costs

Comments Off | 10-4-2015

The government has announced today, 2 October 2015, that UK taxpayers will not incur higher Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) if their existing vehicles are found to be fitted with illegal software that manipulates emissions tests.
Following VW’s admission of using ‘defeat devices’ in diesel cars, there is an ongoing UK government investigation which began last week into the extent

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SSI steel works: information for employees and creditors

Comments Off | 10-4-2015

David Kelly, Toby Underwood and Ian Green partners from PwC have been appointed as special managers to assist and support the Official Receiver in the discharge of his duties. The liquidator is working to ensure measures are taken to ensure the Redcar Coke Ovens continue to operate over the weekend whilst the position and interest

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Government to outlaw legal referral fees

Comments Off | 10-4-2015

Referral fees are paid by an advocate in exchange for instruction. There are concerns in the legal profession and more widely that this practice is abused by firms who refer clients to advocates with whom they have a financial relationship, thus denying clients the potential choice of a suitable high quality advocate.
Despite a number of

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Monitor opens investigation into deteriorating financial position at Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust

Comments Off | 10-4-2015

The health sector regulator has launched an investigation after Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust reported it is heading for a significant deficit by the end of the financial year.
The trust, which provides NHS services for approximately 1.2 million people in Birmingham, Solihull, Sutton Coldfield and South Staffordshire, has recorded a £29.5 million deficit in

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Top graduates to get up to £30k to train to teach core subjects

Comments Off | 10-4-2015

Top graduates are being offered up to £30,000 tax free to train to teach the key subjects – like maths and physics – that help young people reach their full potential, Schools Minister Nick Gibb announced today (Thursday 1 October 2015).
To ensure all pupils, regardless of background, receive the best possible education, the government wants

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Euro exchange rate set for 2015 Basic Payment Scheme payments

Comments Off | 10-4-2015

BPS payments for England are set in Euros and then converted into sterling and the rate, an average of the European Central Bank exchange rates set in September, will be €1 = £0.73129.
The Rural Payments Agency (RPA) will make full payments on BPS claims from December and as early as possible in the payment window,

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Security for the Internet of Things: apply for innovation funding

Comments Off | 10-4-2015

The ‘internet of things’ is a network of sensors that communicate with their environment. This creates security problems and challenges. The aim of this competition is to identify new ways of meeting these challenges.
Up to £1 million is available for phase 1 of this competition. Successful organisations will receive between £60,000 and £90,000 for projects

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Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict at the UN General Assembly

Comments Off | 10-4-2015

On 29 September, Baroness Anelay, the Prime Minister’s Special Representative on Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict, and Vesna Pusić, First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs for the Republic of Croatia, chaired a side event during the UN General Assembly on Challenging Attitudes to Prevent Sexual Violence in Conflict.
This event was

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Extra £2 million of support available for adoptive families

Comments Off | 06-30-2014

Over £2 million of new funding is being made available today to help adopted children settle into their new families by accessing crucial support services.
Ten councils across the country will use the new money to test drive the new Adoption Support Fund, giving families better access to essential therapy services as and when they need

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