Posts Tagged ‘independent’

Workless households fall by more than three-quarters of a million since 2010

Comments Off | 03-30-2016

According to new independent figures released today (30 March 2016), there are now 764,000 fewer workless households in this country compared to 5 years ago – a fall of 20%.
The figures also show there are 449,000 fewer children living in workless households.
And the number of households where no one has ever worked is

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Licence stripped from company that made 40 million nuisance calls

Comments Off | 01-12-2016

Falcon & Pointer Ltd, based in Swansea, used automatic-dialling technology to make millions of calls about mis-sold PPI in 12 weeks – leading to hundreds of complaints by the public.
An investigation by the CMR also found that the South Wales firm had coerced people into signing contracts without giving them enough time to understand the

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Chief Executive leaves HCA for infrastructure role

Comments Off | 01-12-2016

In April, Andy will become Chief Executive of GIIA, a global advocacy association that represents equity investors in global infrastructure.
Mr Rose joined the HCA in April 2013, at a time when the housing development industry was still recovering from the global downturn. He established a new investment function within the HCA, to help unlock stalled sites and

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New appointments to Civil Procedure Rule Committee

Comments Off | 01-12-2016

The Civil Procedure Rule Committee (CPRC) is a non-departmental public body which makes rules of court for the Civil Division of the Court of Appeal, the High Court and the County Court.
The Lord Chancellor, in consultation with the Master of the Rolls, has appointed John Dagnall as barrister member and Brett Dixon and Masood Ahmed

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Prime Minister pledges a revolution in mental health treatment

Comments Off | 01-12-2016

Almost a billion pounds of investment, targeted support for new mums and the first ever waiting time targets for teenagers with eating disorders, will all be announced by the Prime Minister today as he uses a keynote speech to take on the taboo of poor mental health and transform services across the country.
The announcements will

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CEO of National Infrastructure Commission appointed

Comments Off | 12-21-2015

The Chancellor has appointed Phil Graham as CEO of the National Infrastructure Commission. He joins the National Infrastructure Commission from the Department for Transport, where he has worked on many of the UK’s most important infrastructure projects.
Phil Graham led the development of the government’s high speed rail strategy, as well as leading the team supporting

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Re-imagining the high street: 3 companies win £3 million funding

Comments Off | 10-6-2015

Innovate UK has awarded funding to 3 British technology companies in a competition called ‘Re-imagining the High Street’.
The aim of the competition was to find solutions to the challenges facing the UK high street including:

the rise of online shopping which increased by 14.7% in July 2015 compared to the same month in 2014
rising town centre

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New charity investigation: Fatimiyya Trust

Comments Off | 09-2-2015

The Charity Commission, the independent regulator of charities in England and Wales, has opened a statutory inquiry into Fatimiyya Trust (registered charity number 1118447). The inquiry was opened on 1 July 2014 but commission engagement with the trustees/charity did not commence until March 2015 due to the involvement of another agency. This press release has been

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£10m Internet of Things competition for UK cities launched

Comments Off | 07-19-2015

UK cities and businesses are being encouraged to apply for a £10m fund in a competition that will revolutionise the way the Internet of Things (IoT) benefits citizens by offering environmental improvements, economic opportunities, and more efficient and effective delivery of services such as transport, healthcare and energy.
The Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS)

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Details of £150 million roads plan for Cumbria and north Lancashire

Comments Off | 07-19-2015

The investment will see improvements and repairs along a series of motorways and major A roads between now and 2020, giving road users simpler, faster and more reliable journeys. It will also boost the area’s economy and help to bring the country closer together.
The work is part of the government’s ‘Road Investment Strategy’ to triple

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