Posts Tagged ‘encouraged’

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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Government to ‘level playing field’ for British steel suppliers

Comments Off | 11-14-2015

Government has today published new guidelines for departments to apply on major projects when sourcing and buying steel. The new instructions will help steel suppliers compete on a level playing field with international suppliers for major government projects.
Government departments will be encouraged to take into account the social impacts of competing suppliers. This includes the impact

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£10m Internet of Things competition for UK cities launched

Comments Off | 07-19-2015

UK cities and businesses are being encouraged to apply for a £10m fund in a competition that will revolutionise the way the Internet of Things (IoT) benefits citizens by offering environmental improvements, economic opportunities, and more efficient and effective delivery of services such as transport, healthcare and energy.
The Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS)

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Herefordshire company fined £18,000 for illegal storage of waste

Comments Off | 06-2-2015

Good morning, and thank you for inviting me to speak at this event. It is very good indeed to be back!
During the election campaign my party asked for five more years to finish the job. We are delighted to have been granted that opportunity … and I am personally delighted to be back as the

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Financial Secretary on the government’s business taxation plans

Comments Off | 06-2-2015

Good morning, and thank you for inviting me to speak at this event. It is very good indeed to be back!
During the election campaign my party asked for five more years to finish the job. We are delighted to have been granted that opportunity … and I am personally delighted to be back as the

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Written Ministerial Statement on the Foreign Affairs, Foreign Affairs (Defence) and General Affairs Councils

Comments Off | 06-2-2015

Mr Lidington said:
My Right Honourable Friend the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (Mr Philip Hammond) attended the Foreign Affairs Council, and My Right Honourable Friend the Secretary of State for Defence (Michael Fallon) attended the Foreign Affairs Council (Defence), and they both attended a joint session with Foreign and Defence Ministers. I

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Birmingham’s fast growing financial services businesses visited by the Economic Secretary

Comments Off | 01-8-2015

Leadsom hailed the growth of Birmingham’s financial services industry as she visited Deutsche Bank’s new premises at Five Brindleyplace and saw first-hand the scale of the bank’s investment there.
Opened in 2014, the premises represent Deutsche Bank’s strategy to locate some of its investment banking and asset management activity, in addition to technology, infrastructure and support

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PM announces multi-million pound boost for British food industry

Comments Off | 07-22-2014

£400 million of potential new business for the British food industry was announced today (21 July) by Prime Minister David Cameron and Environment Secretary Elizabeth Truss, as part of the government’s long-term economic plan to back British businesses.
The Prime Minister, who will today meet farmers and businesses at the Royal Welsh Show, announced that from

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Lowest paid BIS contractors to benefit from pay rise

Comments Off | 03-30-2014

The lowest paid contracted staff, including cleaners, working at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) will benefit from an above inflation pay rise, Business Secretary Vince Cable announced today (28 March 2014).

From 1 April 2014, the lowest paid contracted staff at BIS offices across the UK will be paid £7.85 per hour,

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