Posts Tagged ‘Effective’

CMA publishes final cement price announcement order

Comments Off | 01-24-2016

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) first consulted on the proposed order in September 2015 and following changes made as a result of responses received, consulted on an amended version in December.
The order sets out that suppliers of cement and cementitious products in Great Britain (GB) will be prohibited from sending generic price announcement letters to their

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Government sells King’s Cross development stake to reduce the deficit

Comments Off | 01-24-2016

The government announced the £371 million sale to AustralianSuper of its investment in the iconic King’s Cross development today, Friday 22 January 2016.
This multi-million pound sale of the government’s investment in the 67-acre site, which is being redeveloped with offices, residential and leisure properties, has delivered real value-for-money for taxpayers through a competitive auction process,

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Hearing loss and biological systems: apply for business funding

Comments Off | 01-24-2016

The Ministry of Defence’s Centre for Defence Enterprise (CDE) is to invest up to £1.2m million in 2 SBRI (Small Business Research Initiative) competitions.
Hearing loss competition
Businesses can apply for a share of up to £500,000 in fully funded development contracts for proof-of-concept research into solutions that monitor, diagnose, treat and restore noise-induced hearing loss and

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Davos 2016: Prime Minister’s speech to the World Economic Forum

Comments Off | 01-24-2016

Prime Minister’s Speech
Thank you ladies and gentlemen for that welcome. It’s very good to be back in Davos. It’s good to be back being able to report on a British economy that is growing at more than 2% last year and this year. A British economy where we’ve taken an 11% budget deficit that I

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£2 billion support for Hinkley Point C

Comments Off | 09-23-2015

Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne has insisted new nuclear power stations are essential to make sure the lights stay on, as he gave the green light to the initial government guarantee for the first such plant in Britain for 20 years.
While on a five day tour of China, the Chancellor announced the new government

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European Court of Justice ruling on SVHCs in articles

Comments Off | 09-23-2015

The European Court of Justice has, in a landmark ruling, said the 0.1 % threshold for notifying Substances of Very High Concern in articles applies to “each of the articles incorporated as a component of a complex product” rather than to the entire article. An article is generally understood to be an object composed of one

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Strengthening security with secure encryption keys

Comments Off | 09-23-2015

Metrarc has developed a novel technology called ICMetrics™ for creating secure encryption keys from the properties of digital systems, without the need to store any of the encryption data.
Centre for Defence Enterprise (CDE) funding has enabled Metrarc to investigate whether ICMetrics™ can be used for deriving encryption keys from the operating characteristics of commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS)

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Connecting employers to schools, and young people to careers

Comments Off | 09-23-2015

Thank you for that very kind introduction, Christine [Hodgson, Chair of the Careers and Enterprise Company].
It’s a great pleasure to be here today at the launch of this brand new programme connecting schools and employers, and young people and careers. Only this morning, I was lucky enough to visit Baylis Court School in Slough which

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BIS statement on NAO ‘Overseeing financial sustainability in the further education sector’ report

Comments Off | 07-22-2015

We are committed to developing a further education system which creates a productive, innovative and competitive workforce for the 21st century. The NAO report correctly highlights where we have already taken action to provide young people with the skills they need and to deliver greater value for money within the sector. Furthermore we are already implementing

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Our response to National Audit Office report ‘Overseeing financial sustainability in the further education sector’ 20 July 2015.

Comments Off | 07-22-2015

We welcome the NAO’s analysis of the financial sustainability of the FE sector and its proposals for tackling the important challenges identified.
The increasing percentage of colleges with weak financial health leading to intervention is a risk that we identified as growing in significance since 2010 to 11. Working to support colleges who find themselves in difficult

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