Posts Tagged ‘excellent’

Great progress in developing a simplified funding system

Comments Off | 12-21-2015

Out of the 469 respondents, over 85% were positive about the effectiveness of our role in funding FE skills training and over 75% of respondents thought that actions we have taken over the last 12 months have improved how we operate.
Our simplification work has been recognised – 73% of respondents were positive about our simplified

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CEO of National Infrastructure Commission appointed

Comments Off | 12-21-2015

The Chancellor has appointed Phil Graham as CEO of the National Infrastructure Commission. He joins the National Infrastructure Commission from the Department for Transport, where he has worked on many of the UK’s most important infrastructure projects.
Phil Graham led the development of the government’s high speed rail strategy, as well as leading the team supporting

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Growth Programme: £8 million funding for rural businesses

Comments Off | 09-2-2015

Rural businesses across the country looking to expand will be able to benefit from new funding worth over £8 million which will help unlock the huge potential for growth in the countryside, Farming Minister George Eustice announced today.
From rural events such as Latitude festival to farms shops, a range of rural businesses looking to expand

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Civil Service Fast Stream continues its commitment to diversity

Comments Off | 09-2-2015

The Fast Stream continues to strive towards a Civil Service that accurately reflects the diversity of the society it serves and welcomes the best and brightest talent regardless of background or circumstance. You can read case studies about the experiences of graduates from different backgrounds and working in the Civil Service Fast Stream. The case

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Webinars, e-learning, emails and videos on employing people

Comments Off | 09-2-2015

Webinars and videos
Live webinars last for an hour. You can ask questions during the presentation and get answers from the HMRC host.
Register and log in at least 5 minutes before the start time, for live webinars.
You don’t need to register to watch the YouTube videos.
Getting started as an employer
Registering with HMRC, taking on your first employee, running

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Consultation to identify £13.5m of savings launched

Comments Off | 09-2-2015

As part of wider government action on deficit reduction, the Secretary of State for Justice, Michael Gove, has required the YJB to make £12m (5%) savings from its 2015/16 budget.
The £12m required is in addition to a deficit the YJB already has in its 2015/16 budget as a result of earlier cuts. Efficiency measures already

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The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act is here

Comments Off | 09-2-2015

The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act has now received Royal Assent and is expected to be implemented to the timescales set out below.
The measures that affect companies aim to:

reduce red tape whilst increasing the quality of information on the public register
enhance transparency and ensure the UK is seen as a trusted and fair place to

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New charity investigation: Fatimiyya Trust

Comments Off | 09-2-2015

The Charity Commission, the independent regulator of charities in England and Wales, has opened a statutory inquiry into Fatimiyya Trust (registered charity number 1118447). The inquiry was opened on 1 July 2014 but commission engagement with the trustees/charity did not commence until March 2015 due to the involvement of another agency. This press release has been

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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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£26 million flood scheme unveiled to protect tourist town

Comments Off | 09-2-2015

The Morpeth flood scheme, opening today (Monday 24 August), will protect residents by storing millions of gallons of flood water upstream – one of the largest projects of its kind built by the Environment Agency.
The Morpeth flood scheme will benefit more than 1,000 homes and businesses in the town and is the largest flood protection

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