Posts Tagged ‘difficult’

Wales Office Minister urges country to support Northern Powerhouse

Comments Off | 08-18-2015

Mr Cairns spoke as he and Northern Powerhouse Minister James Wharton met business leaders from North Wales and Cheshire.
Alun Cairns said North East Wales was a natural fit to the economic region which now spans England’s northern cities.
The Wales Office Minister was today (Tuesday 18 August) on a day long-tour of thriving North Welsh companies.

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Oxford Flood Alleviation Scheme update

Comments Off | 08-18-2015

During June and July the Environment Agency and its partners held 5 public events across the Oxford area. The aim of these events was to update local communities on the work to significantly reduce the risk of flooding in the city.
These events were also set up to offer local communities and residents the opportunity to

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Government starts sale of its investment in King’s Cross Central development

Comments Off | 08-18-2015

The government announced the start of the sale process of its investment in the iconic King’s Cross Central redevelopment today (17 August 2015).
The decision to sell the government’s investment in King’s Cross Central Limited Partnership (KCCLP), which is developing land around King’s Cross Station, was announced by the Chancellor in June.
The sale of the government’s

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Government funds new speed mentoring events for female entrepreneurs to nurture talent across the nation

Comments Off | 08-18-2015

Aspiring businesswomen are being given the unique opportunity to gain valuable wisdom and support from experienced female entrepreneurs at a new series of networking events.
The Meet a Mentor sessions are designed to introduce businesswomen to potential advisers through speed mentoring, as well as giving them the opportunity to network with their peers and learn about

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High Court orders ‘£445 million’ companies into provisional liquidation

Comments Off | 08-3-2015

The petitions were issued following confidential inquiries carried out by Company Investigations, part of the Insolvency Service.
The Official Receiver has been appointed by the Court as provisional liquidator of the companies on the application of the Secretary of State. The role of the Official Receiver is to protect the assets and financial records of the

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£3 million to fund child sexual exploitation outreach service in Rotherham

Comments Off | 08-3-2015

The funding from the KPMG Foundation, the Department for Education, the Department for Communities and Local Government and Rotherham Borough Council will secure work for the next three years.
The children’s charity Barnardo’s, which has been working in Rotherham since September 2013, will employ a team of 15 specialist workers to help those who have been

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Lloyds share sales raise almost £14 billion for the taxpayer

Comments Off | 08-3-2015

The government has sold a further 1% shareholding in Lloyds Banking Group through the trading plan launched in December, taking the total raised for the taxpayer to almost £14 billion and reducing the government’s shareholding to below 14%. All sales are used to reduce the national debt.
Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne said:
It’s fantastic news

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Government concerned at ’shocking’ evidence of the inaccessibility of the British high street to disabled people, despite their £200 billion spending power this Christmas

Comments Off | 12-11-2014

The Minister of State for Disabled People is urging shops and restaurants to improve their accessibility, as evidence has emerged that thousands of public places have barriers in place that make it difficult for disabled people to lead ordinary lives.
The news comes as Britain’s 12 million disabled people begin their Christmas shopping and head out

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Scottish economy continues to strengthen

Comments Off | 09-30-2014

Responding to the latest publication of the Bank of Scotland’s Business Monitor the Scottish Secretary Alistair Carmichael said:
Today’s Bank of Scotland’s Business Monitor shows that the Scottish economy continues to grow and business expectations for the months ahead continue to rise. It is also good to see export expectations have grown to near record survey highs.
Since

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Welsh Secretary welcomes new IMF figures that show UK is fastest growing major economy

Comments Off | 07-26-2014

The Secretary of State for Wales Stephen Crabb MP today (25 July) welcomed the announcement from the IMF that the UK is the fastest growing major economy in the world this year.
Mr Crabb said:
Today’s announcement that UK GDP is now higher than pre-recession levels is good news for hardworking families and businesses across Wales.
Thanks to

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