Posts Tagged ‘increased’

Government boost for Northern Powerhouse: A1

Comments Off | 08-13-2015

Roads Minister Andrew Jones will visit the north east today, Tuesday 11 August 2015, to see how major road improvements are helping to create a Northern Powerhouse.
Andrew Jones is in the region to see progress on over £60 million of improvements to the A1 from Coal House to Metro Centre. When completed in 2016, almost

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Foundation trust to improve finances following investigation by regulator

Comments Off | 08-13-2015

The regulator found that there are reasonable grounds to suspect the trust has breached its licence to provide NHS-funded health services.
The trust will now draw up and deliver a financial recovery plan to reduce its deficit as well as a longer term strategic plan to allow it to provide services on a sustainable basis.
Monitor has

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Medical innovations backed by £18 million fund

Comments Off | 08-13-2015

The next generation of medical advances have moved a step closer thanks to £18 million of government support announced today (8 August 2015) by Minister for Life Sciences, George Freeman.
Twelve new treatments, diagnostics and medical technologies will receive funding from the eighth round of the Biomedical Catalyst (BMC), a joint programme run by the Medical

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New Network Services agreement anticipated to save £50 million

Comments Off | 08-13-2015

The Crown Commercial Service (CCS) today launches a new agreement for Network Services which is anticipated to save government £50 million by making it simpler to access network and telecommunications services and by increasing competition in the market.
Almost a third of the suppliers on the agreement are small or medium sized businesses, and more than

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Minister for Africa expresses disappointment at Gambia diplomatic expulsion

Comments Off | 06-13-2015

James Duddridge calls on Gambian authorities to reconsider expulsion of the Deputy Head of EU Delegation from Banjul
Speaking upon news of the expulsion the Minister for Africa James Duddridge said:
I am disappointed by the decision of the Gambian Government to expel the Deputy Head of EU Delegation from Banjul at short notice. No prior warning

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Government boost to help low paid workers progress in their careers

Comments Off | 06-13-2015

Seven new projects have been launched today by the UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES), aiming to boost the careers of low paid workers in retail and hospitality sectors.
Today we launch seven new projects to boost the careers of low paid workers in the retail and hospitality sectors. Through mentoring, specific skills training and

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Webinars, e-learning, emails and videos if you’re self-employed

Comments Off | 06-13-2015

You can get business emails from HMRC to help you start your business.
E-learning
Find out about online courses to help you with tax, National Insurance, business records and expenses.
Webinars and videos
Live webinars last for an hour and you can ask questions throughout the presentation and get answers from your HMRC host. They’re aimed at sole traders and business partnerships. They’re

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£390,000 improvements for trans-Pennine route at Stainmore, Cumbria

Comments Off | 06-5-2015

Resurfacing, new road markings and new road studs as well a new arrangement to help minimise inconvenience to road users during future maintenance will be delivered in 3 projects which start on Wednesday (10 June).
All the work will be delivered between Brough and Stainmore along a section of the route just west of the border

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Mr Fallon praises French relationship ahead of joint exercise

Comments Off | 06-5-2015

During his first visit to Paris since the General Election, Mr Fallon met key personnel including his counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian for discussions about the UK’s continuing global role and shared global threats.
There was also focus during this visit on the upcoming UK Strategic Defence and Security Review, with the Defence Secretary reassuring French colleagues

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Essex to benefit from success regime

Comments Off | 06-5-2015

NHS England Chief Executive Simon Stevens today announced in a speech at a major health conference that Essex would be one of 3 areas in England where local health and care organisations will work more closely together to make improvements for patients as part of the new Success Regime.
The regime is a collaboration between Trust

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