Posts Tagged ‘Finance’

£50 million more immediate support for homes and business affected by floods

Comments Off | 12-30-2015

Communities Secretary Greg Clark today announced £50 million extra funding that will be available immediately to local authorities to help them support households and businesses affected by the weekend’s devastating floods in Northern England.
This extends the total level of support now pledged by the government for the winter floods to over £100 million, as part

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Get advice from UK Export Finance during Export Week, 9-13 November 2015

Comments Off | 11-14-2015

Across export week there will be a varied series of events all over the UK. Export finance advisers will be at many of these events, and can provide guidance on overcoming financial barriers to exporting. They also introduce exporters and businesses with export potential to finance providers, credit insurers, insurance brokers, trade support bodies and

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Chancellor announces closer ties with Brazil on infrastructure and financial services

Comments Off | 11-14-2015

The Chancellor George Osborne and Brazilian Finance Minister Joaquim Levy have today reached a number of agreements to build on the economic relationship between the UK and Brazil – focussing on infrastructure, financial services and supporting the delivery of Rio 2016.
The agreements, made at the first UK-Brazil Economic and Financial Dialogue (EFD) in London, represent

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Re-imagining the high street: 3 companies win £3 million funding

Comments Off | 10-6-2015

Innovate UK has awarded funding to 3 British technology companies in a competition called ‘Re-imagining the High Street’.
The aim of the competition was to find solutions to the challenges facing the UK high street including:

the rise of online shopping which increased by 14.7% in July 2015 compared to the same month in 2014
rising town centre

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Restrictions lifted on invoice finance to help small firms grow

Comments Off | 08-13-2015

this will help more small firms secure finance against money owed to them in invoices
easier access to finance will speed up economic growth and create jobs for people

Businesses will be freed from restrictive clauses in contracts that prevent them from gaining invoice finance when new measures come into force early next year. The move will

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BIS statement on NAO ‘Overseeing financial sustainability in the further education sector’ report

Comments Off | 07-22-2015

We are committed to developing a further education system which creates a productive, innovative and competitive workforce for the 21st century. The NAO report correctly highlights where we have already taken action to provide young people with the skills they need and to deliver greater value for money within the sector. Furthermore we are already implementing

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Our response to National Audit Office report ‘Overseeing financial sustainability in the further education sector’ 20 July 2015.

Comments Off | 07-22-2015

We welcome the NAO’s analysis of the financial sustainability of the FE sector and its proposals for tackling the important challenges identified.
The increasing percentage of colleges with weak financial health leading to intervention is a risk that we identified as growing in significance since 2010 to 11. Working to support colleges who find themselves in difficult

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Regulator to investigate A&E and finances at South West London Foundation trust

Comments Off | 07-22-2015

The health regulator is concerned because some patients are waiting too long for A&E treatment and the trust is predicting a £8.8 million deficit for this financial year.
The trust provides emergency, clinical and specialist services to 350,000 people across Kingston, Richmond, Roehampton, Putney and East Elmbridge. However, it has been increasingly failing to see patients in A&Ewithin

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Steve Allen to lead HS2 finance team

Comments Off | 07-22-2015

HS2 Ltd has appointed Steve Allen as Chief Financial Officer. Steve will join from Transport for London where, as Managing Director of Finance, he is responsible for business planning and financial control across £11bn worth of annual transport spending and £21bn of capital investment.
At TfL, he leads a major operating costs reduction programme, corporate finance

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Pubs minister joins Beer Day Britain celebrations for Magna Carta Anniversary

Comments Off | 06-16-2015

Community Pubs minister Marcus Jones raises his glass today (15 June 2015) to mark the Magna Carta’s 800th anniversary and celebrate the first-ever Beer Day Britain, which aims to raise the profile of the British beer and pubs industry.
At 12.15pm, the minister will take part in a nationwide toast, joining thousands of community pub patrons

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