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HMRC tackles scrap metal tax dodgers

Comments Off | 11-8-2011

A new taskforce targeting scrap metal dealers who are deliberately failing to pay the right amount of tax has been launched today by H M Revenue & Customs.
The taskforce will pursue scrap metal dealers in Scotland and has been set up to tackle tax evasion where the risk is high. It is one of five

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£500m fund to unlock the potential for economic growth

Comments Off | 11-8-2011

Communities whose ambitions for economic growth have been stuck in the mud could benefit from a multi-million pound boost to help get their building projects off the ground.
The £500million Growing Places Fund will be available to help boost economic growth by getting the required infrastructure built to enable the creation of new jobs and homes

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£2 million campaign launched to tackle dementia

Comments Off | 11-7-2011

Six out of ten people with dementia in England go undiagnosed. This means almost 400,000 people could be going without the vital support the NHS and social care services can offer.
The National Audit Office estimates that, nationally, dementia costs health and social care services £8.2 billion per year. Alzheimer’s Research UK have estimated that the

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Government, business and consumer groups commit to midata vision of consumer empowerment

Comments Off | 11-4-2011

The Government today announced a ground-breaking partnership with 26 major organisations that will see them working together to deliver a new era of consumer empowerment.
The businesses, consumer bodies and regulators involved are all committed to working with Government to achieve its vision for midata, launched today. And all are endorsing the key principle that data

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Review of the Skills Funding Agency launches

Comments Off | 11-2-2011

Skills Minister John Hayes today announced a review of the Skills Funding Agency and the statutory post of Chief Executive of Skills Funding.
The Government has committed to undertake a regular evaluation of its key delivery bodies, and to radically increase the transparency and accountability of all public services. This review will be run in line

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Prisk sets challenge for better regulation through better regulators

Comments Off | 11-2-2011

Business and Enterprise Minister Mark Prisk today called for a more mature relationship between business and regulators. He also talked about the need for a more accountable and transparent system of local regulation and a simpler regulatory landscape.
Addressing the Local & National Regulators annual conference, Mark Prisk highlighted the importance of regulation in creating economic

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Local economies to benefit from £950 million of Government investment

Comments Off | 11-1-2011

A Government investment of £950 million will help create and safeguard more than 200,000 jobs across England, the Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg will announce today.
The second round of the Government’s £1.4 billion Regional Growth Fund (RGF) will support 119 bids from businesses and local partnerships with projects to expand their operations, create new jobs

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UK and China embark on education partnership

Comments Off | 10-28-2011

Today the UK and China will agree an action plan to strengthen their relationship on education cooperation.
At today’s Summit, senior representatives from China and the UK’s education sectors will develop and agree a new three year action plan to forge stronger links in higher education, vocational education and skills training, schools and language teaching.
The action

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Cable welcomes big rise in apprenticeship numbers

Comments Off | 10-28-2011

Provisional figures published today indicate that apprenticeship starts for academic year 2010/11 have risen by more than 50 per cent compared with final figures from 2009-10.
The Statistical First Release shows that apprenticeship numbers have risen across all age ranges and levels of training across the apprenticeships programme.
The data shows that there were 442,700 apprenticeship starts

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Government funding will help create more than 60 jobs in Nottingham

Comments Off | 10-28-2011

A pharmaceuticals research and manufacturing company in Nottingham is to benefit from £1.6 million of government funding, creating 62 jobs.
Molecular Profiles provides pharmaceutical and biotechnology clients all over the world with specialist contract research in pharmaceutical formulation and small-scale manufacture. The company was founded in 1997 by an academic group from the University of Nottingham.
The

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