Posts Tagged ‘conference’

Army Reserve Centre undergoes £1.275 million refurbishment

Comments Off | 11-19-2015

The building, home to Headquarters Company and 118 Recovery Company of 104 Battalion, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME), required refurbishment to improve the operational and training capability of the battalion.
The work has included refurbishing offices, the conference room and officers’ and sergeants’ messes; converting rooms to provide additional offices; providing new classroom facilities; reflooring

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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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Our response to National Audit Office report ‘Overseeing financial sustainability in the further education sector’ 20 July 2015.

Comments Off | 07-22-2015

We welcome the NAO’s analysis of the financial sustainability of the FE sector and its proposals for tackling the important challenges identified.
The increasing percentage of colleges with weak financial health leading to intervention is a risk that we identified as growing in significance since 2010 to 11. Working to support colleges who find themselves in difficult

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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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Steve Allen to lead HS2 finance team

Comments Off | 07-22-2015

HS2 Ltd has appointed Steve Allen as Chief Financial Officer. Steve will join from Transport for London where, as Managing Director of Finance, he is responsible for business planning and financial control across £11bn worth of annual transport spending and £21bn of capital investment.
At TfL, he leads a major operating costs reduction programme, corporate finance

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Written Ministerial Statement on diplomatic missions and international organisations with an outstanding national non-domestic rates bill over £10,000

Comments Off | 07-22-2015

The majority of diplomatic missions in the United Kingdom pay the National Non-Domestic Rates (NNDR) due from them. Diplomatic missions are obliged to pay only 6% of the total NNDR value of their offices. This represents payment for specific services received such as street cleaning and street lighting.
Representations by the Protocol Directorate of the Foreign

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Chancellor unveils more than £6 billion of support for UK SMEs and infrastructure projects to unlock EU financing

Comments Off | 07-22-2015

The Chancellor, Rt Hon George Osborne MP, has announced that the government will team up with the European Investment Bank (EIB) to help provide more support to SMEs and infrastructure projects, ensuring that they get the financing they need to create jobs and boost the UK economy.
By working closely with the EIB and European Investment Fund (EIF)

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Greening: Tax generation key to ending poverty

Comments Off | 07-22-2015

The UK International Development Secretary is attending the UN Financing for Development Conference in Addis Ababa, where a new global agreement on tax reform has been signed today.
The UK launched the Addis Tax Initiative along with the US, Germany, the Netherlands, Ethiopia, Kenya and others.
International Development Secretary Justine Greening said:
Job creation, economic growth and tax generation

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Eye surgeons’ membership organisation fined £500,000

Comments Off | 07-22-2015

A membership organisation of private consultant ophthalmologists has today admitted breaching competition law and agreed to pay a fine of £500,000, to be reduced to £425,000 if it continues to co-operate. Ophthalmologists (eye surgeons) are specialists in medical and surgical eye procedures.
Consultant Eye Surgeons Partnership (CESP) Limited, the membership organisation, was formed to represent the

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Villiers: Women can drive Northern Ireland economic recovery

Comments Off | 07-22-2015

Ms Villiers commented:
Encouraging female business talent has the potential to deliver an effective driver for Northern Ireland’s economic recovery. The government is determined to dismantle the barriers that hold women back from succeeding in the world of work, building on policies such as the National Living Wage, and extending flexible working.
There are positive signs of

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