Posts Tagged ‘prosecute’

£2 billion support for Hinkley Point C

Comments Off | 09-23-2015

Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne has insisted new nuclear power stations are essential to make sure the lights stay on, as he gave the green light to the initial government guarantee for the first such plant in Britain for 20 years.
While on a five day tour of China, the Chancellor announced the new government

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European Court of Justice ruling on SVHCs in articles

Comments Off | 09-23-2015

The European Court of Justice has, in a landmark ruling, said the 0.1 % threshold for notifying Substances of Very High Concern in articles applies to “each of the articles incorporated as a component of a complex product” rather than to the entire article. An article is generally understood to be an object composed of one

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Strengthening security with secure encryption keys

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Metrarc has developed a novel technology called ICMetrics™ for creating secure encryption keys from the properties of digital systems, without the need to store any of the encryption data.
Centre for Defence Enterprise (CDE) funding has enabled Metrarc to investigate whether ICMetrics™ can be used for deriving encryption keys from the operating characteristics of commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS)

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Connecting employers to schools, and young people to careers

Comments Off | 09-23-2015

Thank you for that very kind introduction, Christine [Hodgson, Chair of the Careers and Enterprise Company].
It’s a great pleasure to be here today at the launch of this brand new programme connecting schools and employers, and young people and careers. Only this morning, I was lucky enough to visit Baylis Court School in Slough which

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Government invests £350 million to create world-class public health labs in Harlow

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The investment will see part of Public Health England move from its existing ageing facilities at Porton Down into the new labs at Harlow, to continue their vital work in tackling some of the biggest issues in public health.
The new facilities, based on the site currently owned by GSK (GlaxoSmithKline), will create a leading centre

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Government response to report into closure of City Link

Comments Off | 09-23-2015

City Link went into administration on 24 December 2014 affecting around 2,700 employees, self employed drivers and firms providing services to the company on a sub-contractor basis.
The impact of the closure on employment was looked at in a joint Business, Innovation and Skills and Scottish Affairs Committee report published in March 2015. This report made

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Economic Secretary to the Treasury announces next steps for Pension Wise

Comments Off | 09-23-2015

Following the successful launch of the government’s Pension Wise guidance service in April this year the Economic Secretary to the Treasury, Harriett Baldwin, today (16 Sept 2015) announced at an evidence session for the Work and Pensions Select Committee that responsibility for delivery of the service will move from the Treasury to the Department for

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Second Permanent Secretary with responsibility for borders and immigration appointed

Comments Off | 09-23-2015

Mr Robbins will have responsibility for immigration and free movement policy, and oversight of the borders, immigration and citizenship system. He was previously Director General for Civil Service Reform at the Cabinet Office.
Home Secretary Theresa May said:
I am delighted to welcome Oliver Robbins to the Home Office as Second Permanent Secretary. Olly’s wealth of experience

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Birmingham man given £782 penalty for fishing without rod licence

Comments Off | 09-23-2015

On Monday 14 September, Mareks Doniks of Smethwick, West Midlands, was found guilty at Stroud Magistrates’ Court of one charge relating to fishing without a rod licence at the Ripple Fishery on the River Severn, Gloucestershire.
He was ordered to pay a £50 fine, £717 in costs and a £15 victim surcharge.
The court heard that on

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