Posts Tagged ‘economies’

UK businesses report boost in innovation

Comments Off | 03-13-2016

More UK businesses than ever before are coming up with new ideas and products, according to official statistics released today (11 March 2016).
The statistics, based on a survey of almost 30,000 employers between 2012 to 2014, show over half (53%) of UK businesses are actively engaging in developing and introducing new products and

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First areas to push for faster brownfield land development

Comments Off | 03-13-2016

Pioneering councils are to help lead the way in bringing forward derelict and underused land for new homes, Communities Secretary Greg Clark announced today (10 March 2016).
73 councils across England will pilot one of the new brownfield registers, which will provide house builders with up-to-date and publicly available information on all

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Biggest ever investigation into energy market builds on what government is doing to keep bills down

Comments Off | 03-13-2016

The Energy Secretary has responded today to the biggest ever investigation into the energy market. Amber Rudd said the Competition and Markets Authority’s recommendations support everything this Government is doing to deliver a fair, competitive energy market that puts the power back into the hands of people across the country.
Since

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Partnership agreement strengthens UK’s export relationship with Iran

Comments Off | 03-13-2016

Under the agreement, UKEF, the UK’s export credit agency, and EGFI, the Iranian state-owned credit insurance company, will work together to identify opportunities for trade in capital goods, equipment and services between the two countries. It also allows the parties to co-finance and co-guarantee financing for projects or contracts in third

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New markets, new opportunities: doing business with Iran

Comments Off | 03-13-2016

Good morning everyone.
I’d like to start by thanking Lionel for inviting me to come and speak today.
It means a lot to me for 3 reasons.
First, because Iran offers all kinds of exciting and intriguing possibilities for British business.
Second, because I feel a slight connection with Iran – Javid is, after all, a Persian name.
I’m told

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The UK and US meet to forge new steps toward “even closer” digital collaboration

Comments Off | 09-26-2015

The UK Minister for the Cabinet Office Matthew Hancock, White House Office of Management and Budget Director Shaun Donovan, and the United States Chief Technology Officer Megan Smith announced their intent to strengthen ties between each nation’s technical teams during a visit by the UK government to the White House. The UK tech delegation is

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Greening: Britain backs the Global Goals for Sustainable Development

Comments Off | 09-26-2015

The United Nations General Assembly has formally adopted the Global Goals – a new global framework, Transforming Our World: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, composed of 17 goals and 169 targets to wipe out poverty, fight inequality and tackle climate over the next 15 years.
International Development Secretary Justine Greening was in the General Assembly

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Government sells further 1% shareholding in Lloyds

Comments Off | 09-26-2015

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 £15 billion and reducing the government’s shareholding to below 12%.
All sales are used to reduce the national debt.
Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne said:
It’s fantastic news that we’ve

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Energy Trends and Prices statistical release: 24 September 2015

Comments Off | 09-26-2015

Highlights for the 3 month period May to July 2015, compared to the same period a year earlier include:

Primary energy consumption in the UK on a fuel input basis rose by 0.2%, on a temperature adjusted basis it fell by 0.7%. (table ET 1.2)
Indigenous energy production rose by a record 11.1% boosted by increased UKCS

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MOD Stafford marks end of £150 million redevelopment

Comments Off | 09-26-2015

The new and upgraded facilities have been provided for the army by the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO), working in partnership with contractors Lendlease and Lovell.
The DIO awarded contracts worth a total of £150 million to the firms to deliver a range of new buildings for service personnel from 1 and 16 Signal Regiment who have moved

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