Posts Tagged ‘crucial’

“It is the search for someone out of seven billion who can really ensure that the whole UN is fit for purpose”

Comments Off | 07-10-2015

Thank you very much Olivier. It’s a great honour and privilege to be sharing this panel with Mary Robinson representing the Elders and my other colleagues here. I was very struck in the preparation time I had before starting this job a couple of months ago by the ideas that the Elders put forward and

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Minister condemns Argentine attempts to destroy Falklands economy

Comments Off | 07-10-2015

Announced over the weekend, this order is for the seizure of more than $156m of international equipment, including ships, drilling platforms and bank accounts.
In response, Foreign Office Minister Hugo Swire said:
In the last few days we have seen the latest example of the Argentine authorities’ flagrant and unacceptable campaign to strangle the Falkland Islands hydrocarbons

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Economic Secretary on consumer confidence and empowerment as a driver for growth

Comments Off | 07-10-2015

Thank you, Chris (Cummings), for that introduction. It’s great to be here in this fantastic building.
One of the real charms about the City of London is how it combines the old and the new.
As well as cutting-edge skyscrapers, we have Roman city walls, medieval guildhalls, Christopher Wren churches, 18th century coffee houses and grand Victorian

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Meeting local demand is the key to unlocking UK growth – new report proposes way forward

Comments Off | 07-10-2015

Employers, education providers and local government are being urged to sign up to ‘local outcome agreements’ to help address endemic skills shortages at a local level that are holding back employment opportunities and business growth.
The report, Local action, national success: how outcome agreements can improve skills delivery, published today by the UK Commission for Employment and

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European Council June 2015: David Cameron’s speech

Comments Off | 07-10-2015

Before I start, let me comment briefly on the appalling events that have taken place in France and Tunisia. Our hearts all go out to the victims of these appalling terrorist acts. I spoke to President Hollande at the European Council and offered my sympathy and our solidarity with the French people at this time.

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New case study shows how MHRA helps Fujifilm future-proof manufacturing facility

Comments Off | 07-10-2015

A new case study on how we helped FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies (Fujifilm) future-proof a mammalian cell culture manufacturing facility in Billingham, UK, is out now.
The process for the manufacture of this cell culture is the basis for developing and manufacturing monoclonal antibodies as well as other biotechnology products that tackle illnesses such as cancer and

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£400 million to fund growth of British innovation

Comments Off | 07-6-2014

The Technology Strategy Board (TSB) – the UK’s innovation agency – has today (1 July 2014) published its blueprint for growth, which outlines investments of over £400 million in British innovation.
The 2014-15 Delivery Plan sets out the Board’s priorities for accelerating innovation across the UK. It outlines an ambitious plan for developing and nurturing the very

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Pension savings – 9 million newly saving or saving more, says Pensions Minister

Comments Off | 04-13-2014

Around 9 million pension savers will save for the first time or save more, due to reforms of workplace pensions with the introduction of automatic enrolment, around one million more than previously forecast.
Latest evidence on opt outs has resulted in the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) greatly reducing its forecast from a cautious initial

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