Posts Tagged ‘formulate’

Call for Farming Recovery Fund applications

Comments Off | 02-11-2016

Farming Minister George Eustice has urged farmers wanting support to restore farmland damaged by December’s storms to get their applications in as soon as possible before the 1 April deadline in order to access vital funds sooner.
All farmers in Cumbria, Lancashire, Yorkshire, Durham or Northumberland who have suffered losses as a result of flooding caused

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Ministerial appointment: Mark Ian Price

Comments Off | 02-11-2016

The Queen has been pleased to approve the appointment of Mark Ian Price CVO as a Minister of State jointly at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) (Minister for Trade and Investment). This will take effect from April 2016.
This follows the decision of the Rt Hon

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£20 million contract to refurbish RAF Valley runway awarded

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The contract, worth £20 million, is to refurbish the runway as well as link taxiways and provide a new section airside perimeter road, new visual aids, aeronautical lighting and signage. The station is primarily a fast jet training base, with pilots mostly flying Hawk aircraft. The strength of the existing taxiways is sufficient for Hawk

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Middle-aged men rate their health as more important than their money or career

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There may be a discrepancy between how much men value their health and what they do to look after it, according to new research from Public Health England:

three quarters (74%) of men in England aged 40 to 60 place their health in the top three most important things in their life
only a third (35%) feel

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Review of publicly funded digital skills qualifications

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In response to a request from the Skills Minister Nick Boles and Minister for Culture and the Digital Economy Ed Vaizey, the Skills Funding Agency (SFA) conducted a review of publicly funded digital skills in further education.
The review looked at how relevant and up to date the qualifications the SFA currently funds are, both in terms

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Yorkshire’s financial services to be promoted worldwide

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UK Trade and Investment (UKTI), the government’s international business development department, is to launch Yorkshire as part of the Financial Centres of Excellence initiative.
The initiative, supported by local financial services businesses, Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) as well as financial services body,TheCityUK, will encourage potential investors to think of establishing offices in Yorkshire rather than just

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Taxman seizes more than £2 billion from tax avoidance scheme users

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New statistics reveal that HMRC has collected more than £2 billion in disputed tax from tax avoiders, under rules introduced by the government in 2014.
The new Accelerated Payments notices mean that users of tax avoidance schemes pay disputed tax up-front while their tax-affairs are investigated, instead of waiting until they are concluded. Given HMRC wins 80% of

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Final local government finance settlement 2016 to 2017

Comments Off | 02-11-2016

Mr Speaker,
I am pleased to report to the House my response to the consultation on theprovisional local government financial settlement for the next financial year.
I have considered all 278 responses to the consultation; my ministers and I have met with local government leaders of all types of authority, from all parts of the country.
I have listened

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