Posts Tagged ‘extended’

UK businesses report boost in innovation

Comments Off | 03-13-2016

More UK businesses than ever before are coming up with new ideas and products, according to official statistics released today (11 March 2016).
The statistics, based on a survey of almost 30,000 employers between 2012 to 2014, show over half (53%) of UK businesses are actively engaging in developing and introducing new products and

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First areas to push for faster brownfield land development

Comments Off | 03-13-2016

Pioneering councils are to help lead the way in bringing forward derelict and underused land for new homes, Communities Secretary Greg Clark announced today (10 March 2016).
73 councils across England will pilot one of the new brownfield registers, which will provide house builders with up-to-date and publicly available information on all

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Biggest ever investigation into energy market builds on what government is doing to keep bills down

Comments Off | 03-13-2016

The Energy Secretary has responded today to the biggest ever investigation into the energy market. Amber Rudd said the Competition and Markets Authority’s recommendations support everything this Government is doing to deliver a fair, competitive energy market that puts the power back into the hands of people across the country.
Since

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Partnership agreement strengthens UK’s export relationship with Iran

Comments Off | 03-13-2016

Under the agreement, UKEF, the UK’s export credit agency, and EGFI, the Iranian state-owned credit insurance company, will work together to identify opportunities for trade in capital goods, equipment and services between the two countries. It also allows the parties to co-finance and co-guarantee financing for projects or contracts in third

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New markets, new opportunities: doing business with Iran

Comments Off | 03-13-2016

Good morning everyone.
I’d like to start by thanking Lionel for inviting me to come and speak today.
It means a lot to me for 3 reasons.
First, because Iran offers all kinds of exciting and intriguing possibilities for British business.
Second, because I feel a slight connection with Iran – Javid is, after all, a Persian name.
I’m told

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Sunday trading set to benefit economy to the tune of £1.5 billion

Comments Off | 03-13-2016

New figures published today (9 March 2015) show that extended Sunday trading hours would benefit the UK economy by an estimated £1.5 billion over 10 years.
The £1.5 billion figure could be even higher, depending on the decisions made by local authorities once the powers have been devolved.
The saving from being able to

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Regional airports asked to bid for up to £56 million funding for new routes over next 3 years

Comments Off | 01-22-2015

This ‘start up aid’ will be made available from the Regional Air Connectivity Fund, which was announced by the government in June 2013 and is open to airports with fewer than 5 million passengers per year. This fund has already been partly distributed to support strategic routes to London from Newquay and Dundee but is

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Equitable Life Payments Scheme payments pass £970 million

Comments Off | 08-21-2014

Since April 2014, the scheme has issued payments to a further 17,000 policy holders, meaning that over 877,000 (out of 1 million) eligible policyholders have now had payments issued to them.
The figures are broken down as follows:

407,141 payments to individual investors have been issued totalling £547.6 million
37,379 initial payments to With-Profits Annuitants (WPAs) or their

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Flexible working rights extended to more than 20 million

Comments Off | 06-30-2014

Up until now, the right has only been available for carers, or people who look after children.
This has now been extended to all employees.
Today’s extension of the right to request the chance to work flexibly means more than 20 million employees can now benefit.
Flexible working helps people balance their work with responsibilities, keeping more people

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Equitable Life Payment Scheme payouts pass £900 million

Comments Off | 04-10-2014

The government’s Equitable Life Payment Scheme (ELPS) has now paid out £901 million.
Since January 1 2014, the scheme has issued payments to a further 143,372 policy holders. This equates to almost 1,600 policy holders being paid every week since January and means that over 860,000 out of 1 million eligible policyholders have now received the

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