Posts Tagged ‘compliance’

Minister starts construction of £83 million military logistics site

Comments Off | 10-17-2015

The state of the art 80,000 square metre building will store food, clothing, general and medical supplies and bring the military’s logistics, commodities and support services up to the standard of industry best practice.
It will also deliver more efficient and effective processes across the supply chain through better storage and streamlined distribution, enhancing the level

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£35 million Rembrandt painting at risk of leaving the UK

Comments Off | 10-17-2015

One of Rembrandt’s greatest late portraits is at risk of being exported from the UK unless a buyer can be found to match the asking price of £35 million.
In order to provide a last chance to save it for the nation, Culture Minister Ed Vaizey has placed a temporary export bar on a painting by

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Government to make price comparisons easier for supermarket shoppers

Comments Off | 10-17-2015

The government is to look into ways supermarket price comparisons can be made simpler for shoppers, Consumer Minister Nick Boles announced today (15 October 2015).
The plans are set out in the government’s response to the Competition and Markets Authority’s (CMA) investigation into a super-complaint made by Which? alleging misleading pricing practices in the groceries market.
The Department for

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Certification Officer: general announcements and latest decisions

Comments Off | 10-17-2015

Ritson v National Union of Teachers (NUT)
Mr Edward Ritson made six complaints alleging that the NUT breached its rules in relation to the nomination procedure followed by its Sefton Branch for local officers and committee. Following a settlement between the parties, Mr Ritson withdrew his complaints, which were dismissed by the Certification Officer upon withdrawal.
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UK to increase support to Nigeria

Comments Off | 06-11-2015

Speaking in the House of Commons, David Cameron outlined plans to deploy more Short Term Training Teams to the region alongside an increase to the permanent number of military personnel based there. They will provide further support to Nigeria in improving security and combating Boko Haram, contribute staff to the Multi National Joint Taskforce Headquarters

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Cannabis worth £625,000 seized by Border Force at Tilbury

Comments Off | 06-11-2015

Officers discovered 222kg of cannabis following a search of an unaccompanied refrigerated container which had arrived at the port from Ghana.
In an attempt to evade detection, the smugglers had hidden the drugs inside sacks of cassava dough.
Border Force assistant director at Tilbury Mark Kennedy said:
The smugglers had hoped that our x-ray scanners would be unable

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Vistaar announces £13m investment in UK as Nick Clegg inaugurates new movie

Comments Off | 08-27-2014

During his visit to a film set in Mumbai today, the UK Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg announced that Vistaar Productions is to invest £13 million in the UK over the next 12 months, including a new post-production facility in Manchester. The new facility will be used as a hub for the editing of Indian

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Failure to keep good farm records costs millions in lost payments

Comments Off | 08-27-2014

Farmers in England are missing out on millions of pounds in EU payments because they are not keeping adequate records.
Figures released by the Rural Payments Agency (RPA) today show that poor record keeping continues to be the major factor in cross compliance breaches which cost farmers £2.33 million in reductions to their Single Payment Scheme

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Lowest paid BIS contractors to benefit from pay rise

Comments Off | 03-30-2014

The lowest paid contracted staff, including cleaners, working at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) will benefit from an above inflation pay rise, Business Secretary Vince Cable announced today (28 March 2014).

From 1 April 2014, the lowest paid contracted staff at BIS offices across the UK will be paid £7.85 per hour,

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