Posts Tagged ‘influence’

Danny Alexander appointed as Vice-President of new Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

Comments Off | 02-6-2016

The President of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), Jin Liqun has today (5 February) appointed the UK’s Danny Alexander for a key role in the bank’s leadership, as Vice-President and Corporate Secretary, and member of the executive management team.
The Chancellor also confirmed that the UK has secured agreement that it will lead a constituency of AIIB

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DECA officially launched by Minister for Defence Procurement

Comments Off | 11-3-2015

Philip Dunne addressed VIP guests from the Ministry of Defence (MOD), theDECA Board and industry at the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) exhibtion, saying:
DECA has been strategically retained within MOD as an Executive Agency to provide access to support for current and future MOD platforms across defence.
DECA is one of the jewels in the MOD crown and is

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Planned roadworks in and around the M25: weekly summary for Monday 19 October to Sunday 25 October

Comments Off | 11-3-2015

M1 junction 2 Holloway, Greater London: structure maintenance/lighting work
Work to improve journeys by carrying out structure maintenance will start this week. The northbound entry slip road will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5.30am, from Thursday 22 October for 2 nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A41. Work to improve

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PM: New counter-extremism strategy is a clear signal of the choice we make today

Comments Off | 11-3-2015

Parents concerned that their 16 and 17 year old children are at risk of travelling abroad under the influence of extremists will be able to apply to have their passports removed, the Prime Minister has announced as he launches the government’s new Counter-Extremism Strategy. He has also announced that anyone with a conviction for terrorist offences

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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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