Posts Tagged ‘extension’

CMA fines pharma companies £45 million

Comments Off | 02-12-2016

The CMA’s decision relates to conduct and agreements between 2001 and 2004 in which GlaxoSmithKline plc (GSK), the supplier of branded paroxetine (an anti-depressant medicine), agreed to make payments and other value transfers totalling over £50 million to suppliers of generic versions of paroxetine. The CMA has found that these payments and other value transfers

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Supporting Women in the Scottish Economy – UK Government response

Comments Off | 02-12-2016

Scotland Office Minister Andrew Dunlop has today published the UK Government’s formal response to the Sawers Review on the role of women in the Scottish economy.
The publication comes as the UK Minister for Women and Equalities, Nicky Morgan, announced a package of measures to close the pay gap.
In the response to Professor Sawers’ report, Lord

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Monitor and NHS England seek views on 2016/17 NHS payment system

Comments Off | 02-12-2016

The proposals are aimed at giving commissioners and NHS providers the space to manage increasing demand, restore financial balance, and to make ambitious longer term plans to improve patient care.
The basis of the proposals is the 2015/16 Enhanced Tariff Option (ETO). There will be additional enhancements for providers and local commissioners that will lead to an

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Export Hub tour aims to boost Welsh trade overseas

Comments Off | 02-12-2016

Businesses in Wales seeking to explore global exporting opportunities will be able to capitalise on the advice of international business owners and entrepreneurs when the Exporting is GREAT Export Hub motors into town next week (15-26 February).
The 32 tonne, 40ft long lorry will play host to a series of seminars, drop-in sessions and one-to-one meetings

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Government introduces Policing and Crime Bill

Comments Off | 02-12-2016

The Home Office has introduced new legislation which will aim to finish the job of police reform.
The purpose of the Policing and Crime Bill is to enhance the democratic accountability of police forces, and fire and rescue services, improve the efficiency and effectiveness of emergency services through closer collaboration and build public confidence in policing.
It

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UK to increase support to Nigeria

Comments Off | 06-11-2015

Speaking in the House of Commons, David Cameron outlined plans to deploy more Short Term Training Teams to the region alongside an increase to the permanent number of military personnel based there. They will provide further support to Nigeria in improving security and combating Boko Haram, contribute staff to the Multi National Joint Taskforce Headquarters

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Cannabis worth £625,000 seized by Border Force at Tilbury

Comments Off | 06-11-2015

Officers discovered 222kg of cannabis following a search of an unaccompanied refrigerated container which had arrived at the port from Ghana.
In an attempt to evade detection, the smugglers had hidden the drugs inside sacks of cassava dough.
Border Force assistant director at Tilbury Mark Kennedy said:
The smugglers had hoped that our x-ray scanners would be unable

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£28 million extension to National Composites Centre opens

Comments Off | 11-6-2014

The Business Secretary, the Rt Hon Dr Vince Cable MP, has opened a £28 million extension to the National Composites Centre (NCC) near Bristol.
Funding for the new facilities was by the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), via Innovate UK and the High Value Manufacturing Catapult.
Hosted by the University of Bristol, the NCC’s industrial-scale research and technology

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£20 million funding to help children adopted from care

Comments Off | 07-28-2014

All schoolchildren adopted from care are to benefit from £20 million of additional pupil premium money to get the support they need to thrive at school – helping around an extra 10,000 pupils.
The extension of the funding, worth £1,900 per pupil, will help to close the attainment gap and transform pupil’s future life chances across

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