Posts Tagged ‘economic’

Great progress in developing a simplified funding system

Comments Off | 12-21-2015

Out of the 469 respondents, over 85% were positive about the effectiveness of our role in funding FE skills training and over 75% of respondents thought that actions we have taken over the last 12 months have improved how we operate.
Our simplification work has been recognised – 73% of respondents were positive about our simplified

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CEO of National Infrastructure Commission appointed

Comments Off | 12-21-2015

The Chancellor has appointed Phil Graham as CEO of the National Infrastructure Commission. He joins the National Infrastructure Commission from the Department for Transport, where he has worked on many of the UK’s most important infrastructure projects.
Phil Graham led the development of the government’s high speed rail strategy, as well as leading the team supporting

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Transport Secretary unveils major boost for Crewe economy

Comments Off | 12-21-2015

Crewe’s economic transformation got a major boost today (21 December 2015) as the Transport Secretary opened a £26.5 million highway that will improve journeys and support jobs.
The 1.1 km dual-carriageway will provide a valuable link between the A500 Hough-Shavington bypass and the A5020 Weston Road making it quicker to travel around Crewe and unlocking job

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Top business leaders from UK and India agree to reinvigorate trade, investment and collaboration at UK/India CEO Forum

Comments Off | 11-19-2015

Business leaders from the UK and India today (13 November 2015) signalled their commitment to improving trade, investment and economic collaboration as they met at the UK/India CEO Forum.
During the meeting at Downing Street, the Prime Minister encouraged company chairs and chief executives to identify the best ways to build new trade partnerships and investment opportunities

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Measures to introduce mandatory right to work checks on taxi and private hire drivers

Comments Off | 11-19-2015

The proposals mean licensing authorities must conduct checks on applicants to ensure they are in the UK lawfully, and that they have permission to work before granting a licence.
Under the plans, driver and operator licences can’t be issued for a period any longer than the length of a person’s permission to live and work in

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Government creates new body to help manage and deliver major projects for UK economy

Comments Off | 11-19-2015

The government has today announced that Infrastructure UK (IUK) and the Major Projects Authority (MPA) are to merge, bringing the government’s expertise, knowledge and skills at managing and delivering major economic projects under one roof for the first time.
The new organisation, which will be called the Infrastructure and Projects Authority, will bring together government expertise in the

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Better by design: strengthening UK business and boosting growth

Comments Off | 11-19-2015

A new strategy on design in innovation sets out to accelerate UK economic growth through a wider take-up of the benefits of good design across industry.
Innovate UK’s ‘Design in innovation strategy 2015-2019’ was launched at the Innovate 2015 event in London.
Design mentor Sebastian Conran endorses new strategy
He said:
It’s a really meaty document. It explains the

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Chancellor announces closer ties with Brazil on infrastructure and financial services

Comments Off | 11-14-2015

The Chancellor George Osborne and Brazilian Finance Minister Joaquim Levy have today reached a number of agreements to build on the economic relationship between the UK and Brazil – focussing on infrastructure, financial services and supporting the delivery of Rio 2016.
The agreements, made at the first UK-Brazil Economic and Financial Dialogue (EFD) in London, represent

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Number of UK businesses continues to grow

Comments Off | 10-15-2015

The number of private sector businesses in the UK has hit 5.4 million – a new record – according to official figures published today (14 October 2015).
The Business Population Estimates also show the number of businesses that employ people has grown for the second year running, with 35,000 more at the start of 2015 than in

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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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