Posts Tagged ‘employment’

UK employment reaches record high

Comments Off | 02-21-2016

There are now a record 31.4 million people in work – up 521,000 compared with this time last year, fuelled by a rise in full-time employment – and there are a record 776,000 job vacancies, reflecting the economy’s strong performance.
The unemployment rate is the lowest in a decade, at 5.1%, and the proportion of young

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UK to invest an extra £1.2 billion supporting Syria and the region

Comments Off | 02-4-2016

The UK will invest at least an extra £1.2bn in international aid to support Syria and the region, Prime Minister David Cameron announced today.
The pledge was made on the day high-level representatives from 70 countries and international organisations around the world were due in London to debate support for the world’s biggest humanitarian crisis.
His Royal Highness

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£40 million government guarantee paves way for brand new student village in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

Comments Off | 02-4-2016

In another boost to the government’s plans to get Britain building, this initial deal will be crucial to unlocking private investment that will finance this new infrastructure project.
It’s the first time that a guarantee has been given to a privately-financed university accommodation project and construction can now begin on thevillage which will have over 570

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Boost for aspiring self-builders

Comments Off | 02-4-2016

Digital initiatives such as Callido make it possible for the average student to develop thinking, problem solving and communication skills. In doing so, they appear to break the link between student-teacher ratios and quality of education.
(PressReleasePoint) - “Employers today look for employees who have clarity of thought, can solve problems and communicate clearly. In Mumbai, not

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Defence Secretary welcomes employment pilot for veterans

Comments Off | 11-18-2015

Defence Secretary Michael Fallon has today welcomed the launch of a pilot scheme designed to assist Armed Forces veterans in finding jobs that best match their skills and experience.
Initiated by Barclays, the Veterans Employment Transition Support programme (VETS) is a partnership of leading companies and charities. It will support the Ministry of Defence and Career

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Older women see a dramatic rise in employment rate over past 30 years

Comments Off | 11-14-2015

Pensions Minister Baroness Altmann has hailed the role of Britain’s older workers in the country’s economic recovery, as new figures show increasing numbers in employment.
Statistics released today show that older working age women (aged 50 to 64) are more likely to be in employment than at any time in the past 30 years, with the

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Libraries Taskforce secures further funding to roll out free wifi in public libraries across England.

Comments Off | 07-30-2015

From today local authorities can apply through the Arts Council application portal for free wifi funding. Libraries currently without free wifi access will be given priority and libraries that currently have wifi provision below the recommended technical specification will also have the opportunity to upgrade.
This announcement builds on a number of achievements by the Leadership for Libraries

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British motorcycle industry: Chancellor announces 600 new jobs at Norton

Comments Off | 07-30-2015

Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne today (28 July 2015) visited world-famous Norton Motorcycles Ltd to announce £4 million of government funding which will support 600 new jobs, including 200 new apprenticeships in a major boost to British motorcycle manufacturing.
The iconic British brand has been awarded £4 million from the government’s landmark Advanced Manufacturing Supply

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£24 million Growth Programme for rural businesses and communities

Comments Off | 07-30-2015

With £24 million available this summer, the new Growth Programme is set to benefit rural communities by unlocking the huge potential for growth in the countryside, Farming Minister George Eustice announced today.
Applications for the grants have officially opened today and are set to give businesses a real boost by supporting projects that can make a

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PM sets sights on south-east Asia with £750m business deals and new EU trade deal

Comments Off | 07-30-2015

The Prime Minister is taking the first trade mission of the new Parliament to Indonesia, Singapore, Vietnam and Malaysia
The first ‘one nation’ trade delegation with 31 businesses, from every region
Trade deals worth over £750 million to be signed, creating 270 new jobs
The PM urges EU to jump start trade agreement with ASEAN(Association of Southeast Asian Nations)

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