Posts Tagged ‘forward’

Secretary of State pushes forward with growth deal for North Wales

Comments Off | 04-2-2016

More than 20 heads of councils, business organisations and major employers have met with Wales Office Ministers to push forward the agenda for a growth deal in North Wales.
Chaired by Alun Cairns and Guto Bebb, the round table at Glyndwr University in St Asaph was designed to explore what the region wants

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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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New body to secure investment for Tees Valley

Comments Off | 02-21-2016

Plans to drive growth, create jobs and secure the economic future of Tees Valley took a major step forward today (19 February 2016) as local leaders were put in pole position to transform the former SSI steelworks site.
Former Deputy Prime Minister Lord Heseltine revealed plans would go full-steam ahead for a new Mayoral Development Corporation

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Government confirms consumers who bought vehicles in good faith will not incur additional tax costs

Comments Off | 10-4-2015

The government has announced today, 2 October 2015, that UK taxpayers will not incur higher Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) if their existing vehicles are found to be fitted with illegal software that manipulates emissions tests.
Following VW’s admission of using ‘defeat devices’ in diesel cars, there is an ongoing UK government investigation which began last week into the extent

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SSI steel works: information for employees and creditors

Comments Off | 10-4-2015

David Kelly, Toby Underwood and Ian Green partners from PwC have been appointed as special managers to assist and support the Official Receiver in the discharge of his duties. The liquidator is working to ensure measures are taken to ensure the Redcar Coke Ovens continue to operate over the weekend whilst the position and interest

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Government to outlaw legal referral fees

Comments Off | 10-4-2015

Referral fees are paid by an advocate in exchange for instruction. There are concerns in the legal profession and more widely that this practice is abused by firms who refer clients to advocates with whom they have a financial relationship, thus denying clients the potential choice of a suitable high quality advocate.
Despite a number of

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Monitor opens investigation into deteriorating financial position at Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust

Comments Off | 10-4-2015

The health sector regulator has launched an investigation after Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust reported it is heading for a significant deficit by the end of the financial year.
The trust, which provides NHS services for approximately 1.2 million people in Birmingham, Solihull, Sutton Coldfield and South Staffordshire, has recorded a £29.5 million deficit in

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Top graduates to get up to £30k to train to teach core subjects

Comments Off | 10-4-2015

Top graduates are being offered up to £30,000 tax free to train to teach the key subjects – like maths and physics – that help young people reach their full potential, Schools Minister Nick Gibb announced today (Thursday 1 October 2015).
To ensure all pupils, regardless of background, receive the best possible education, the government wants

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Euro exchange rate set for 2015 Basic Payment Scheme payments

Comments Off | 10-4-2015

BPS payments for England are set in Euros and then converted into sterling and the rate, an average of the European Central Bank exchange rates set in September, will be €1 = £0.73129.
The Rural Payments Agency (RPA) will make full payments on BPS claims from December and as early as possible in the payment window,

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Security for the Internet of Things: apply for innovation funding

Comments Off | 10-4-2015

The ‘internet of things’ is a network of sensors that communicate with their environment. This creates security problems and challenges. The aim of this competition is to identify new ways of meeting these challenges.
Up to £1 million is available for phase 1 of this competition. Successful organisations will receive between £60,000 and £90,000 for projects

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