Posts Tagged ‘Innovation’

Full steam ahead for Midlands Engine, as Business Secretary confirms Budget support to drive growth for the region

Comments Off | 03-17-2016

Business Secretary Sajid Javid will today visit Birmingham City University and a former Typhoo tea factory in Birmingham, which will be renovated into a creative innovation centre.
The government will invest £14 million in STEAMhouse in Digbeth to bring together arts and culture with science, technology, engineering and maths, and drive innovation

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Man ordered to pay over £16,800 for waste offences in Ludlow, Shropshire

Comments Off | 02-1-2016

On the 28 January 2016, Shrewsbury Magistrates Court fined the defendant £1,320, ordered him to pay £10,652 in compensation to the Environment Agency, £4,805.63 in costs, along with a £120 victim surcharge.
The charge was brought by the Environment Agency contrary to Regulations 12 (1) and 38 of the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2010.
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Training company director who owed company £2.6m is disqualified for breach of duty

Comments Off | 02-1-2016

The company went into administration in November 2013, disclosing liabilities in excess of £13m.
Following an investigation by the Insolvency Service, Mr Syddall, who was adjudged bankrupt in April 2015 on the petition of HMRC, gave a disqualification undertaking to the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation & Skills, preventing him from acting as a director

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Better by design: strengthening UK business and boosting growth

Comments Off | 11-19-2015

A new strategy on design in innovation sets out to accelerate UK economic growth through a wider take-up of the benefits of good design across industry.
Innovate UK’s ‘Design in innovation strategy 2015-2019’ was launched at the Innovate 2015 event in London.
Design mentor Sebastian Conran endorses new strategy
He said:
It’s a really meaty document. It explains the

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Government response to report into closure of City Link

Comments Off | 09-23-2015

City Link went into administration on 24 December 2014 affecting around 2,700 employees, self employed drivers and firms providing services to the company on a sub-contractor basis.
The impact of the closure on employment was looked at in a joint Business, Innovation and Skills and Scottish Affairs Committee report published in March 2015. This report made

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High Court orders ‘£445 million’ companies into provisional liquidation

Comments Off | 08-3-2015

The petitions were issued following confidential inquiries carried out by Company Investigations, part of the Insolvency Service.
The Official Receiver has been appointed by the Court as provisional liquidator of the companies on the application of the Secretary of State. The role of the Official Receiver is to protect the assets and financial records of the

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£3 million to fund child sexual exploitation outreach service in Rotherham

Comments Off | 08-3-2015

The funding from the KPMG Foundation, the Department for Education, the Department for Communities and Local Government and Rotherham Borough Council will secure work for the next three years.
The children’s charity Barnardo’s, which has been working in Rotherham since September 2013, will employ a team of 15 specialist workers to help those who have been

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Lloyds share sales raise almost £14 billion for the taxpayer

Comments Off | 08-3-2015

The government has sold a further 1% shareholding in Lloyds Banking Group through the trading plan launched in December, taking the total raised for the taxpayer to almost £14 billion and reducing the government’s shareholding to below 14%. All sales are used to reduce the national debt.
Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne said:
It’s fantastic news

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Centre for Defence Enterprise runs £10 million ‘Defence Growth Partnership Innovation Challenge’

Comments Off | 08-2-2015

The £10 million Ministry of Defence (MOD)-funded ‘DGP Innovation Challenge’ was announced at the opening of DGP’s UK Defence Solutions Centre (UKDSC) in March 2015.
The MOD’s Centre for Defence Enterprise (CDE) will be the mechanism to run the series of 4 SBRI themed competitions against which industry and academia can submit their innovative ideas and bid for funding.
The first 2

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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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