Posts Tagged ‘competition’

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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First areas to push for faster brownfield land development

Comments Off | 03-13-2016

Pioneering councils are to help lead the way in bringing forward derelict and underused land for new homes, Communities Secretary Greg Clark announced today (10 March 2016).
73 councils across England will pilot one of the new brownfield registers, which will provide house builders with up-to-date and publicly available information on all

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Biggest ever investigation into energy market builds on what government is doing to keep bills down

Comments Off | 03-13-2016

The Energy Secretary has responded today to the biggest ever investigation into the energy market. Amber Rudd said the Competition and Markets Authority’s recommendations support everything this Government is doing to deliver a fair, competitive energy market that puts the power back into the hands of people across the country.
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CMA publishes final cement price announcement order

Comments Off | 01-24-2016

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) first consulted on the proposed order in September 2015 and following changes made as a result of responses received, consulted on an amended version in December.
The order sets out that suppliers of cement and cementitious products in Great Britain (GB) will be prohibited from sending generic price announcement letters to their

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Coating technologies for manufacturing: apply for business funds

Comments Off | 12-16-2015

Innovate UK is to invest up to £2 million in innovative business studies into new surface engineering and coating technologies that will help the UK to lead the way in advanced manufacturing.
The competition covers new technologies that could enhance the way components perform, such as improved anti-fouling, corrosion-protection and wear-resistance.
These technologies will improve the UK’s

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UK aerospace innovations take flight with £47 million fund

Comments Off | 11-3-2015

Business Minister Anna Soubry will today (22 October 2015) announce the 23 winners of a £47 million joint government and industry funding competition, ‘Building UK’s leadership in aerospace technology’ at the Aerodays event in London.
The UK is a world leader in aerospace, and this competition seeks to further strengthen its position by awarding investment to innovative

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Remit letters, links to evidence and timetable for DDRB’s 2016 pay round

Comments Off | 10-6-2015

As the parties publish their written evidence, we will provide links to the evidence below.
Evidence from the British Medical Association
Evidence from NHS England
The indicative timetable for DDRB 2016 pay round is as follows:

30 September 2015 – parties submit their written evidence
November to December 2015 – oral evidence with the parties

DDRB aims to submit its 44th Report

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Highways England working flat out to finish M6 to M5 link work by Christmas

Comments Off | 10-6-2015

Although unforeseen circumstances have delayed the waterproofing work on the ageing viaduct, the company and its contractors are working flat out to finish the project as soon as possible.
Highways England Project Manager Jess Kenny explained:
We understand this has been frustrating for drivers, but unfortunately there was no way for us to tell the full extent

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CMA confirms Bristol Water prices set to fall

Comments Off | 10-6-2015

The Water Services Regulation Authority (Ofwat) referred an appeal fromBristol Water plc (Bristol Water) to the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) in March, following Bristol Water’s decision to reject the regulator’s final determination on price controls for the period 2015 to 2020.
Bristol Water argued that Ofwat’s determination would not leave it with sufficient funds to run the business

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Re-imagining the high street: 3 companies win £3 million funding

Comments Off | 10-6-2015

Innovate UK has awarded funding to 3 British technology companies in a competition called ‘Re-imagining the High Street’.
The aim of the competition was to find solutions to the challenges facing the UK high street including:

the rise of online shopping which increased by 14.7% in July 2015 compared to the same month in 2014
rising town centre

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