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Sunday trading set to benefit economy to the tune of £1.5 billion

Comments Off | 03-13-2016

New figures published today (9 March 2015) show that extended Sunday trading hours would benefit the UK economy by an estimated £1.5 billion over 10 years.
The £1.5 billion figure could be even higher, depending on the decisions made by local authorities once the powers have been devolved.
The saving from being able to

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Supporting Women in the Scottish Economy – UK Government response

Comments Off | 02-12-2016

Scotland Office Minister Andrew Dunlop has today published the UK Government’s formal response to the Sawers Review on the role of women in the Scottish economy.
The publication comes as the UK Minister for Women and Equalities, Nicky Morgan, announced a package of measures to close the pay gap.
In the response to Professor Sawers’ report, Lord

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UK Government committed to historic Welsh funding floor

Comments Off | 11-18-2015

Wales Office Minister Alun Cairns today reaffirmed the UK Government’s commitment to introducing a funding floor for the very first time alongside the Spending Review.
Mr Cairns spoke during a House of Commons debate on the Barnett formula – the system which determines the level of central UK Government funding that the devolved administrations receive.
Mr Cairns

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Government to ‘level playing field’ for British steel suppliers

Comments Off | 11-14-2015

Government has today published new guidelines for departments to apply on major projects when sourcing and buying steel. The new instructions will help steel suppliers compete on a level playing field with international suppliers for major government projects.
Government departments will be encouraged to take into account the social impacts of competing suppliers. This includes the impact

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Finances of Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust under investigation by Monitor

Comments Off | 08-22-2015

The regulator stepped in after the trust’s finances deteriorated and will look at the underlying causes and identify possible steps that could improve the situation.
The trust, which runs Leighton Hospital and the Victoria Infirmary, reported a surplus last year but its finances have deteriorated and it is projecting a £5.4 million deficit for the 2015/16

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Changes to support in European funding

Comments Off | 08-22-2015

Although applicants have been able to request changes to existing projects, the Marine Management Organisation’s (MMO) are unable to support any further changes from the 11 September 2015.
In addition, as budgets have been exhausted, further funding cannot now be sought and applicants will therefore only be able to re-distribute those funds already secured within existing

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New team of Non-executive board members appointed at the Ministry of Justice

Comments Off | 08-22-2015

Liz Doherty, Sir Martin Narey and Lizzie Noel have agreed to join the board following a public recruitment exercise that ended last month.
They will join Sir Theodore Agnew, who has accepted the role of lead non-executive board member following an open competition.
Non-executive board members are senior figures from outside government, appointed to provide challenge to

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Civil news: exceptional funding guidance in inquest cases

Comments Off | 08-22-2015

The Lord Chancellor has published revised guidance on civil legal aid funding in inquest cases.
The guidance was published on 20 August 2015 and is available on the exceptional funding pages on GOV.UK – see below.
It takes into account the conclusions of the Court of Appeal in the case of Letts v The Lord Chancellor.
Caseworkers
The guidance

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PM sets out his vision for the country in a ‘one nation’ Queen’s Speech

Comments Off | 05-28-2015

Ahead of the Queen’s Speech today (27 May 2015) Prime Minister David Cameron said:
Behind this Queen’s Speech is a clear vision for what our country can be. A country of security and opportunity for everyone, at every stage of life.
That is our ambition. To build a country where whoever you are and wherever you live you

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Household income increases in Wales

Comments Off | 05-28-2015

Wales saw the biggest increase in disposable household income of any region of the UK between 2010–13, according to newly-released figures published today (27 May).
Disposable income per head in Wales grew by 7% over the period, ONS statistics show.
Secretary of State for Wales Stephen Crabb said:
Rewarding work by helping people keep more of the money

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