Posts Tagged ‘possible’

Call for Farming Recovery Fund applications

Comments Off | 02-11-2016

Farming Minister George Eustice has urged farmers wanting support to restore farmland damaged by December’s storms to get their applications in as soon as possible before the 1 April deadline in order to access vital funds sooner.
All farmers in Cumbria, Lancashire, Yorkshire, Durham or Northumberland who have suffered losses as a result of flooding caused

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Boost for aspiring self-builders

Comments Off | 02-4-2016

Digital initiatives such as Callido make it possible for the average student to develop thinking, problem solving and communication skills. In doing so, they appear to break the link between student-teacher ratios and quality of education.
(PressReleasePoint) - “Employers today look for employees who have clarity of thought, can solve problems and communicate clearly. In Mumbai, not

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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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Rail investment: 12 October 2015

Comments Off | 10-12-2015

On 30 September (2015), I was pleased to confirm that work to electrify TransPennine and Midland Mainline railways would resume under plans announced as part of Sir Peter Hendy’s work to reset Network Rail’s upgrade programme.
Sir Peter Hendy, the Chair of Network Rail, outlined to me how work could continue. I replied to him asking Network Rail

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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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