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Review of publicly funded digital skills qualifications

Comments Off | 02-11-2016

In response to a request from the Skills Minister Nick Boles and Minister for Culture and the Digital Economy Ed Vaizey, the Skills Funding Agency (SFA) conducted a review of publicly funded digital skills in further education.
The review looked at how relevant and up to date the qualifications the SFA currently funds are, both in terms

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Yorkshire’s financial services to be promoted worldwide

Comments Off | 02-11-2016

UK Trade and Investment (UKTI), the government’s international business development department, is to launch Yorkshire as part of the Financial Centres of Excellence initiative.
The initiative, supported by local financial services businesses, Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) as well as financial services body,TheCityUK, will encourage potential investors to think of establishing offices in Yorkshire rather than just

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OECD Social Impact Investment report: Rob Wilson speech

Comments Off | 02-7-2015

It is great to be here with you today to launch this important report on social investment.
I want to begin by saying thank you and congratulations both to the OECD, for putting this report together, and to all of you who have helped make it happen.
I particularly want to thank Sir Ronald Cohen who has done so

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£23 million to help homeless turn around their lives

Comments Off | 12-11-2014

1600 of the most vulnerable homeless young people in the country will be helped to get their lives back on track with the £15 million Fair Chance Fund, while the £8 million Help for Single Homeless Fund will support around 22,000 single homeless people.
The new Fair Chance Fund, announced at today’s (9 December 2014) Youth Homelessness Parliament,

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Equitable Life Payments Scheme payouts pass £990 million

Comments Off | 11-26-2014

Since July 2014, the scheme has issued payments to a further 10,000 policy holders, meaning that over 887,000 (out of 1 million) eligible policyholders have now had payments issued to them.
The figures are broken down as follows:

409,221 payments to individual investors have been issued totalling £555.2 million
37,732 initial payments to With-Profits Annuitants (WPAs) or their

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More than £49.5 million improvements for East Midlands before Christmas

Comments Off | 10-29-2014

This is the value of work either beginning or already taking place on the Highways Agency’s regional network in the run up to Christmas, with completion dates varying depending on the length of each scheme.
The focus of the work will be on improving safety and increasing the capacity of roads to help ease congestion and

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New £1.5 million grant fund to help social ventures

Comments Off | 10-29-2014

Investors want to know the social impact that organisations will make before backing a venture with their money and this is often a decisive factor when they consider their investment.
Without the right systems and knowledge many worthy social ventures struggle to show how their impact can be measured. This new fund aims to solve the

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UK government welcomes social impact investment report

Comments Off | 09-15-2014

Social investment means providing finance to generate social and financial returns. It helps social enterprises to fund innovation and grow, and it provides investors another way of supporting social change while getting a return on their money.
The Taskforce on Social Impact Investment was established during the UK’s Presidency of the G8. Its Chair, Sir Ronald Cohen,

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Government sale to help Constructionline exploit growing markets

Comments Off | 07-17-2014

Ministers are today (15 July 2014) taking the first steps towards selling the UK’s largest online construction supplier database, Constructionline.
Commercial ownership will allow Constructionline to grow and achieve its full potential, including offering new additional services for the benefit of businesses.
Investors are being invited to submit their interest for purchasing the service that brings together

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UK development bonds will combat global poverty

Comments Off | 04-18-2014

The UK will launch its first ever development impact bond to improve healthcare in Africa by bringing together private and public investment, International Development Secretary Justine Greening has announced.
Ms Greening will launch the new bond to invest in the prevention of sleeping sickness in Uganda while attending the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation summit

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