Posts Tagged ‘prevent’

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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Over £1 million drugs seizure made at Midlands postal depot

Comments Off | 01-21-2016

Cannabis, amphetamines and ectasy with a potential street value of over £1.6 million have been seized by Border Force officers at a parcel depot in Tamworth.
Officers discovered the drugs over 2 days in 18 separate parcels. The drugs were hidden in plastic and cardboard boxes.
Phillip Holliday, Border Force Regional Director, said:
It is thanks

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Government welcomes measures to tackle insurance fraud

Comments Off | 01-21-2016

Economic Secretary to the Treasury Harriett Baldwin and Minster of State for Justice Lord Faulks today welcomed a series of recommendations that will tackle insurance fraud, reducing costs and protecting the interests of honest consumers.
The final recommendations of the IFT will tackle fraudulent activity ranging from organised or premeditated crime to opportunistic

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Overnight closure on A1 in Gateshead this weekend

Comments Off | 08-13-2015

The northbound A1 will be closed from junction 68 (Lobley Hill) to junction 69 (A184 Gateshead Quays) from 8pm on Friday 14 August to 9am the following day.
The southbound A1 from junction 69 to junction 68 and the A184 westbound will be closed during the same times.
Highways England project manager, Lynne Biddles, said:
This work is

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Opportunity to influence management of England’s inshore fisheries

Comments Off | 08-13-2015

The MMO is looking to recruit members for the North Western, North Eastern and Northumberland Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authorities (IFCA).
Each IFCA needs members who will take a balanced approach to caring for the seas, assessing the priority and importance of all users and stakeholders. This vacancy is an opportunity for someone who wants to

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Michelle Mone OBE to lead government review on supporting business start-ups

Comments Off | 08-13-2015

Leading entrepreneur and businesswomen, Michelle Mone OBE, has been appointed to conduct an independent review to encourage further business start-ups and entrepreneurship in disadvantaged communities, including areas of high unemployment.
The UK is rated as the best place in Europe and one of the best places in the world to start a business. And as part

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Government boost for Northern Powerhouse: A1

Comments Off | 08-13-2015

Roads Minister Andrew Jones will visit the north east today, Tuesday 11 August 2015, to see how major road improvements are helping to create a Northern Powerhouse.
Andrew Jones is in the region to see progress on over £60 million of improvements to the A1 from Coal House to Metro Centre. When completed in 2016, almost

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Foundation trust to improve finances following investigation by regulator

Comments Off | 08-13-2015

The regulator found that there are reasonable grounds to suspect the trust has breached its licence to provide NHS-funded health services.
The trust will now draw up and deliver a financial recovery plan to reduce its deficit as well as a longer term strategic plan to allow it to provide services on a sustainable basis.
Monitor has

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Medical innovations backed by £18 million fund

Comments Off | 08-13-2015

The next generation of medical advances have moved a step closer thanks to £18 million of government support announced today (8 August 2015) by Minister for Life Sciences, George Freeman.
Twelve new treatments, diagnostics and medical technologies will receive funding from the eighth round of the Biomedical Catalyst (BMC), a joint programme run by the Medical

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New Network Services agreement anticipated to save £50 million

Comments Off | 08-13-2015

The Crown Commercial Service (CCS) today launches a new agreement for Network Services which is anticipated to save government £50 million by making it simpler to access network and telecommunications services and by increasing competition in the market.
Almost a third of the suppliers on the agreement are small or medium sized businesses, and more than

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