Posts Tagged ‘Foreign Investment UK’

Community Rail designation in the ‘Heart of Wessex’

Comments Off | 10-11-2011

Passengers in the South West will see a greater community involvement with the designation of the Heart of Wessex Line between Bristol and Weymouth as a community rail service, Rail Minister Theresa Villiers announced today.
Designation allows train companies to work more closely with community rail partnerships to better design services to meet local need.
Rail Minister

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£20 million to knock down mental health stigma

Comments Off | 10-11-2011

The Government is joining forces with Comic Relief to help tackle mental health stigma, with funding of up to £20 million for Time to Change, the leading stigma and anti-discrimination campaign, run by Mind and Rethink Mental Illness.
This is the first time that the long-standing campaign has received Government funding: up to £16 million over

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Dan Labbad to be co-Chair of the new Green Construction Board

Comments Off | 10-1-2011

Dan Labbad has today been appointed as the co-Chair of the new Green Construction Board by Business Minister Mark Prisk.
Mr Labbad, an experienced property and construction executive, who is currently Chief Executive Officer – Europe, Middle East & Africa for Lend Lease, will take up his position immediately and will sit alongside Mr Prisk, who

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Competition launched to support innovative intellectual property projects

Comments Off | 10-1-2011

A £760,000 competition to support and improve the way in which universities can maximise innovation has been launched by Intellectual Property Minister Baroness Wilcox.
The Fast Forward Competition encourages Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) and Public Sector Research Establishments (PSREs) to work together with businesses and local communities to share research, innovation and intellectual property (IP). The

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August house prices down 2.6 per cent since July: Average house price in England and Wales now £162,347

Comments Off | 09-29-2011

The August data from Land Registry’s flagship House Price Index shows an annual price decrease of -2.6 per cent which takes the average property value in England and Wales to £162,347. The monthly change from July to August is a decrease of -0.3 per cent and signals a return to the negative rates seen in

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ECGD leads the way – the UK’s official export credit agency is back ‘on cover’ for Libya

Comments Off | 09-28-2011

ECGD, the UK’s export credit agency (ECA), today announced it was resuming cover for British exports to Libya. The announcement makes ECGD the first major ECA to resume cover for Libya since the NATO airstrikes against the former Qadaffi regime began in March this year.
ECGD chief executive, Patrick Crawford said:
“Now that an internationally recognised regime

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Huge opportunities for UK firms in Turkey

Comments Off | 09-27-2011

British firms looking to boost trade links with Turkey are joining Business Secretary Vince Cable on a three day mission to the country.
The visit is the first by a UK Business Secretary for a decade and underlines the importance of the two countries ambition to double bilateral trade by 2015.
This visit

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New engine plant will drive growth

Comments Off | 09-20-2011

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg and Business Secretary Vince Cable have welcomed Jaguar Land Rover’s (JLR) announcement today that it plans to create 750 jobs at a new engine plant in Wolverhampton.
This project will bring a significant economic boost to the West Midlands with an investment of £355 million and will support the development of

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New bill will strengthen consumer rights

Comments Off | 09-20-2011

The Bill will update the law for goods and services and for digital content, clarify the law on unfair contract terms, consolidate consumer powers for Trading Standards, and provide much stronger protection for vulnerable customers targeted by misleading aggressive sales practices.
Consumer Minister Edward Davey said:
“Consumer law in the UK comes from a variety of Acts

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New £8 billion growth plan for marine industries

Comments Off | 09-20-2011

Drawing on the thinking of business, Government and academia, the Marine Industries Growth Strategy (MIGS) is the first ever integrated UK strategy for the marine industries and establishes a foundation for ambitious but sustainable long-term growth.
If properly implemented, this strategy could lead to a £25 billion marine industry by 2020.
Business Minister and Co-chair of the

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