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UK Government confirms £250 million City Deal for Aberdeen

Comments Off | 01-28-2016

The deal will see UK government, Scottish government and local authorities work together to invest in future of north-east Scotland
major financial injection includes boost for innovation and diversification in the oil and gas industry
Prime Minister to visit Aberdeen later and announce further measures to support the sector

The agreement will be Scotland’s second UK City

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Foreign Secretary marks Holocaust Memorial Day 2016

Comments Off | 01-28-2016

Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said:
On Holocaust Memorial Day, we reflect on the terrible events of the Holocaust and pay tribute to those who work tirelessly to ensure that this remains forever in our memories.
This year’s theme ‘don’t stand by’ prompts us to remember that the Holocaust and subsequent genocides happened because people stood by while

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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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The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act is here

Comments Off | 11-19-2015

The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act received Royal Assent in March 2015. It’s expected to be implemented to the timescales set out below.
The measures that affect companies aim to:

reduce red tape
increase the quality of information on the public register
enhance transparency

The Act intends to provide a boost to the economy, making it easier for businesses to

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Government confirms consumers who bought vehicles in good faith will not incur additional tax costs

Comments Off | 10-4-2015

The government has announced today, 2 October 2015, that UK taxpayers will not incur higher Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) if their existing vehicles are found to be fitted with illegal software that manipulates emissions tests.
Following VW’s admission of using ‘defeat devices’ in diesel cars, there is an ongoing UK government investigation which began last week into the extent

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SSI steel works: information for employees and creditors

Comments Off | 10-4-2015

David Kelly, Toby Underwood and Ian Green partners from PwC have been appointed as special managers to assist and support the Official Receiver in the discharge of his duties. The liquidator is working to ensure measures are taken to ensure the Redcar Coke Ovens continue to operate over the weekend whilst the position and interest

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Measures to ensure people receive fair pay announced

Comments Off | 09-11-2015

A package of measures to ensure hardworking people receive the pay they are entitled to is being announced today (1 September 2015).
The measures include:

doubling the penalties for non-payment of the National Minimum Wageand the new National Living Wage
increasing the enforcement budget
setting up a new team in HMRC to take forward criminal prosecutions for those who deliberately do not

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Chancellor pledges £1 million for a new helicopter for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance

Comments Off | 09-2-2015

The Chancellor has pledged £1 million towards funding a new helicopter for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance, whilst visiting the charity with Yorkshire and England opening batsman Geoffrey Boycott.
The funding will ensure the air ambulance can continue to cover the whole of Yorkshire, providing a critical care service across the region as part of its 999 emergency

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CMA provisionally clears foundation trust hospitals merger

Comments Off | 08-14-2015

Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (ASP) and Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (RSC) provide clinical services from their sites in Ashford, Chertsey and Guildford.
The proposed merger was referred for an in-depth phase 2 inquiry in February after an initial Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) investigation found that the proposed acquisition might

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M6 speed limit returns to 70mph near Sandbach

Comments Off | 08-14-2015

Contractors for Highways England began work on the bridges in January this year and a 50mph limit was introduced for safety reasons, due to the temporary narrow lanes on the motorway.
The northbound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, on Tuesday 18 August between junction 16 at Crewe and junction 18 at Middlewich

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