Posts Tagged ‘concerned’

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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BIS statement on NAO ‘Overseeing financial sustainability in the further education sector’ report

Comments Off | 07-22-2015

We are committed to developing a further education system which creates a productive, innovative and competitive workforce for the 21st century. The NAO report correctly highlights where we have already taken action to provide young people with the skills they need and to deliver greater value for money within the sector. Furthermore we are already implementing

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Regulator to investigate A&E and finances at South West London Foundation trust

Comments Off | 07-22-2015

The health regulator is concerned because some patients are waiting too long for A&E treatment and the trust is predicting a £8.8 million deficit for this financial year.
The trust provides emergency, clinical and specialist services to 350,000 people across Kingston, Richmond, Roehampton, Putney and East Elmbridge. However, it has been increasingly failing to see patients in A&Ewithin

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Government delivers on parking promises to help local shops

Comments Off | 03-9-2015

Parking measures that put common sense back in the driving seat have been given the green-light today (6 March 2015) by Local Government and Communities Secretary Eric Pickles and Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin
Under the new laws to help local shops, drivers will get a 10 minute grace period when parked in a bay. This will

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Webinars, e-learning, emails and videos if you’re self-employed

Comments Off | 03-9-2015

E-learning
Find out about online courses to help you with tax, National Insurance, business records and expenses.
Webinars and videos
Live webinars last for an hour and you can ask questions throughout the presentation and get answers from your HMRC host. They’re aimed at sole traders and business partnerships. They’re not suitable for directors of limited companies.
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Charity Commission statement: charities funding CAGE

Comments Off | 03-9-2015

In recent days a great deal of media and public attention has focused on CAGE, which describes itself as an advocacy group.
CAGE is not a charity but has been in part funded by British charities. As it is not a charity and given the nature of its work, and the controversy it has attracted, the

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FCO minister deeply concerned by Russian convoy entering Ukraine

Comments Off | 08-23-2014

In response to reports that a Russian convoy has entered Ukraine without the Government of Ukraine’s consent or the involvement of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Minister for Europe David Lidington said:
I am deeply concerned that this Russian convoy has entered Ukrainian territory without the consent of the Ukrainian government. This is

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