Posts Tagged ‘guidance’

Economic Secretary to the Treasury announces next steps for Pension Wise

Comments Off | 09-23-2015

Following the successful launch of the government’s Pension Wise guidance service in April this year the Economic Secretary to the Treasury, Harriett Baldwin, today (16 Sept 2015) announced at an evidence session for the Work and Pensions Select Committee that responsibility for delivery of the service will move from the Treasury to the Department for

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Finances of Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust under investigation by Monitor

Comments Off | 08-22-2015

The regulator stepped in after the trust’s finances deteriorated and will look at the underlying causes and identify possible steps that could improve the situation.
The trust, which runs Leighton Hospital and the Victoria Infirmary, reported a surplus last year but its finances have deteriorated and it is projecting a £5.4 million deficit for the 2015/16

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Changes to support in European funding

Comments Off | 08-22-2015

Although applicants have been able to request changes to existing projects, the Marine Management Organisation’s (MMO) are unable to support any further changes from the 11 September 2015.
In addition, as budgets have been exhausted, further funding cannot now be sought and applicants will therefore only be able to re-distribute those funds already secured within existing

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New team of Non-executive board members appointed at the Ministry of Justice

Comments Off | 08-22-2015

Liz Doherty, Sir Martin Narey and Lizzie Noel have agreed to join the board following a public recruitment exercise that ended last month.
They will join Sir Theodore Agnew, who has accepted the role of lead non-executive board member following an open competition.
Non-executive board members are senior figures from outside government, appointed to provide challenge to

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Civil news: exceptional funding guidance in inquest cases

Comments Off | 08-22-2015

The Lord Chancellor has published revised guidance on civil legal aid funding in inquest cases.
The guidance was published on 20 August 2015 and is available on the exceptional funding pages on GOV.UK – see below.
It takes into account the conclusions of the Court of Appeal in the case of Letts v The Lord Chancellor.
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Libraries Taskforce secures further funding to roll out free wifi in public libraries across England.

Comments Off | 07-30-2015

From today local authorities can apply through the Arts Council application portal for free wifi funding. Libraries currently without free wifi access will be given priority and libraries that currently have wifi provision below the recommended technical specification will also have the opportunity to upgrade.
This announcement builds on a number of achievements by the Leadership for Libraries

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British motorcycle industry: Chancellor announces 600 new jobs at Norton

Comments Off | 07-30-2015

Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne today (28 July 2015) visited world-famous Norton Motorcycles Ltd to announce £4 million of government funding which will support 600 new jobs, including 200 new apprenticeships in a major boost to British motorcycle manufacturing.
The iconic British brand has been awarded £4 million from the government’s landmark Advanced Manufacturing Supply

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£24 million Growth Programme for rural businesses and communities

Comments Off | 07-30-2015

With £24 million available this summer, the new Growth Programme is set to benefit rural communities by unlocking the huge potential for growth in the countryside, Farming Minister George Eustice announced today.
Applications for the grants have officially opened today and are set to give businesses a real boost by supporting projects that can make a

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PM sets sights on south-east Asia with £750m business deals and new EU trade deal

Comments Off | 07-30-2015

The Prime Minister is taking the first trade mission of the new Parliament to Indonesia, Singapore, Vietnam and Malaysia
The first ‘one nation’ trade delegation with 31 businesses, from every region
Trade deals worth over £750 million to be signed, creating 270 new jobs
The PM urges EU to jump start trade agreement with ASEAN(Association of Southeast Asian Nations)

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Regulator to investigate Derbyshire Healthcare following employment tribunal

Comments Off | 07-30-2015

Monitor has launched an investigation into Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust on behalf of its patients, after an employment tribunal involving Board and other senior members of staff at the trust highlighted concerns with how the trust is run.
Monitor will examine whether these concerns indicate more widespread problems with the way the trust is run.
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