Posts Tagged ‘innovative’

CMA fines pharma companies £45 million

Comments Off | 02-12-2016

The CMA’s decision relates to conduct and agreements between 2001 and 2004 in which GlaxoSmithKline plc (GSK), the supplier of branded paroxetine (an anti-depressant medicine), agreed to make payments and other value transfers totalling over £50 million to suppliers of generic versions of paroxetine. The CMA has found that these payments and other value transfers

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Supporting Women in the Scottish Economy – UK Government response

Comments Off | 02-12-2016

Scotland Office Minister Andrew Dunlop has today published the UK Government’s formal response to the Sawers Review on the role of women in the Scottish economy.
The publication comes as the UK Minister for Women and Equalities, Nicky Morgan, announced a package of measures to close the pay gap.
In the response to Professor Sawers’ report, Lord

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Monitor and NHS England seek views on 2016/17 NHS payment system

Comments Off | 02-12-2016

The proposals are aimed at giving commissioners and NHS providers the space to manage increasing demand, restore financial balance, and to make ambitious longer term plans to improve patient care.
The basis of the proposals is the 2015/16 Enhanced Tariff Option (ETO). There will be additional enhancements for providers and local commissioners that will lead to an

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Export Hub tour aims to boost Welsh trade overseas

Comments Off | 02-12-2016

Businesses in Wales seeking to explore global exporting opportunities will be able to capitalise on the advice of international business owners and entrepreneurs when the Exporting is GREAT Export Hub motors into town next week (15-26 February).
The 32 tonne, 40ft long lorry will play host to a series of seminars, drop-in sessions and one-to-one meetings

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Government introduces Policing and Crime Bill

Comments Off | 02-12-2016

The Home Office has introduced new legislation which will aim to finish the job of police reform.
The purpose of the Policing and Crime Bill is to enhance the democratic accountability of police forces, and fire and rescue services, improve the efficiency and effectiveness of emergency services through closer collaboration and build public confidence in policing.
It

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Improving schools’ financial health: apply for business funding

Comments Off | 01-21-2016

The Department for Education (DfE) is funding a competition to find innovative ways for schools to get the best value from its funding.
Around £200,000 will be available to fund SBRI (Small Business Research Initiative) contracts up to the value of £100,000 and lasting up to 12 months.
School budgets have been protected but they still face

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Universal Credit in 15 more jobcentres in Sussex, Scotland, Kent and the East Midlands

Comments Off | 10-12-2015

This morning all new single claimants applying for unemployment benefits at these jobcentres will start claiming Universal Credit:

Worthing
Littlehampton
Bognor Regis
Chichester
Tonbridge
Chatham
Ramsgate
Margate
Tunbridge Wells
Ayr
Girvan
Port Glasgow
Greenock
Kidderminster
Evesham

Are you ready to claim Universal Credit? It’s the new benefit that makes it easier to take up a wider range of jobs and get back to work quickly.
Universal Credit will eventually replace 6 existing benefits:

Jobseeker’s

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Productivity boost for small businesses

Comments Off | 10-12-2015

Small businesses across the UK will benefit from stronger leadership and entrepreneurship skills to improve their overall productivity, thanks to 8 innovative projects which received the green light today.
Under the programme, 8 local ‘anchor institutions’ across the UK will work with the government-backed UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES) to pilot new ways to

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The UK and US meet to forge new steps toward “even closer” digital collaboration

Comments Off | 09-26-2015

The UK Minister for the Cabinet Office Matthew Hancock, White House Office of Management and Budget Director Shaun Donovan, and the United States Chief Technology Officer Megan Smith announced their intent to strengthen ties between each nation’s technical teams during a visit by the UK government to the White House. The UK tech delegation is

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Greening: Britain backs the Global Goals for Sustainable Development

Comments Off | 09-26-2015

The United Nations General Assembly has formally adopted the Global Goals – a new global framework, Transforming Our World: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, composed of 17 goals and 169 targets to wipe out poverty, fight inequality and tackle climate over the next 15 years.
International Development Secretary Justine Greening was in the General Assembly

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