Posts Tagged ‘decision’

Statement on Government of Israel’s decision to expand settlements in the West Bank

Comments Off | 03-16-2016

A Foreign Office spokeswoman said today:
“We condemn the Israeli Government’s decision to take over 585 acres of land in the West Bank as ‘state land’. Such steps clearly damage the diminishing prospects for a two state solution. The UK and our international partners have consistently called for an end to settlement

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New charity investigation: Ghulam Mustafa Trust

Comments Off | 12-23-2015

The Charity Commission (‘the commission’), the independent regulator of charities in England and Wales, has opened a statutory inquiry into the Ghulam Mustafa Trust (‘the charity’) (charity registration number 1157588).
The charity’s objects include the prevention or relief of poverty or financial hardship in Pakistan by providing or assisting in the provision of education, training and healthcare.
The

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Bill payers missing out on £2.2BN

Comments Off | 10-10-2015

New data reveals there is a staggering £2.2 billion worth of savings available to households in the UK if they simply switch their energy supplier.
As colder weather sets in, the Government revealed new figures estimating that 11 million households still stand to save £200 or more by switching their gas and electricity supplier.
However a recent

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First UK-Brazil Economic and Financial Dialogue announced by Chancellor

Comments Off | 10-10-2015

The Chancellor has today (9 October 2015) announced that he will host Brazilian Finance Minister Joaquim Levy in London for the inaugural UK-Brazil Economic and Financial Dialogue on 29 October.
The first UK-Brazil Economic and Financial Dialogue (EFD) will present an opportunity to deepen ties between the UK and Brazilian economies, including discussing both infrastructure and

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Rules to cap credit and debit card fees set out by government

Comments Off | 10-10-2015

These new rules, which are part of the Interchange Fee Regulation that the EU agreed earlier this year, introduce an EU-wide cap on the charges paid by a business when a customer pays for something using a card.
As set out in the consultation response, from 9 December 2015, the fees banks can charge will be

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£1.7 million resurfacing for Port of Liverpool route resumes

Comments Off | 10-10-2015

Highways England is resurfacing a two and a half mile stretch of the A5036 from the junction with the M57 and the M58, known as Switch Island, to the junction with Hawthorne Road.
Contractors are resurfacing an area of road covering nearly 60,000 square metres – equivalent to the size of eight football pitches. They will

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Train manufacturing officially returns to the North East

Comments Off | 09-11-2015

Train manufacturing has officially returned to the North East as the Prime Minister, Chancellor and Transport Secretary today (Thursday 3 September 2015) opened Hitachi’s new £82 million facility in Newton Aycliffe, County Durham.
Hitachi’s decision to move train manufacturing back to the North East comes just a few years after the government awarded them with the

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Chancellor announces £4½ billion of measures to bring down debt

Comments Off | 06-5-2015

Making an early start on tackling the public finances in this Parliament, the Chancellor today announced £4½ billion of new measures which will bring down public debt this year, including a major boost to the Exchequer from completing the privatisation of the Royal Mail.
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Addressing MPs as part of the Queen’s Speech debate on the

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Thames Water’s £250,000 fine is upheld by the Court of Appeal

Comments Off | 06-5-2015

The sentencing decision took into account the profit made by the company to ensure the fine is proportionate.
Thames Water had allowed untreated sewage to enter a 143 acre nature reserve owned by the National Trust within an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a site of important nature conservation, popular with walkers, schools and naturalists.

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UK energy projects awarded €75 million of European funding

Comments Off | 10-31-2014

The European Commission has announced €647 million to be invested in key energy infrastructure to enhance security of supply across Europe. This includes €75 million for UK projects with cross-border benefits, including electricity interconnection (enabling electricity to be transferred between countries), smart grid and gas storage projects.
Energy Secretary Edward Davey said:
“This is excellent news for the

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