Posts Tagged ‘responsible’

Number of UK businesses continues to grow

Comments Off | 10-15-2015

The number of private sector businesses in the UK has hit 5.4 million – a new record – according to official figures published today (14 October 2015).
The Business Population Estimates also show the number of businesses that employ people has grown for the second year running, with 35,000 more at the start of 2015 than in

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Company secretary fined £4,046 for fisheries offences

Comments Off | 10-15-2015

On 6 October 2015 Workington Magistrates’ Court sentenced Mr Richard Donnan (Senior) in a prosecution brought by the MMO.
The court heard that between 7 February 2014 and 13 April 2014 RDS Northwest Limited (a registered buyer of first sale fish) had purchased fish on fourteen separate occasions from three vessels. In addition Mr Donnan, through

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Improving urgent medical care: apply now for innovation funding

Comments Off | 10-15-2015

NHS England is funding a competition to help improve patients’ lives and NHS efficiency. Around £100,000 will be available for ideas that will reduce the pressure on urgent and emergency care services.
Almost 22 million people visited an accident and emergency department in the last year. Over the last 10 years, the number of visits has

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Government completes final sale of its stake in Royal Mail at 455p per share

Comments Off | 10-15-2015

The government has sold a 13% stake in Royal Mail plc at a price of 455 pence per share. The remaining 1% shareholding will be gifted to Royal Mail’s eligible UK employees – taking the total stake in the business owned by employees to 12%.
The sale has raised £591.1 million. Proceeds raised from sales of

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Government appoints new Chief People Officer

Comments Off | 10-15-2015

Following a full and open competition, John Manzoni, Chief Executive of the Civil Service, is pleased to announce the appointment of Rupert McNeil as Chief People Officer for the Civil Service.
Rupert is currently Group HR Director at Lloyds Banking Group, prior to which he has had extensive experience as a senior HR executive at Aviva,

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UK to increase support to Nigeria

Comments Off | 06-11-2015

Speaking in the House of Commons, David Cameron outlined plans to deploy more Short Term Training Teams to the region alongside an increase to the permanent number of military personnel based there. They will provide further support to Nigeria in improving security and combating Boko Haram, contribute staff to the Multi National Joint Taskforce Headquarters

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Cannabis worth £625,000 seized by Border Force at Tilbury

Comments Off | 06-11-2015

Officers discovered 222kg of cannabis following a search of an unaccompanied refrigerated container which had arrived at the port from Ghana.
In an attempt to evade detection, the smugglers had hidden the drugs inside sacks of cassava dough.
Border Force assistant director at Tilbury Mark Kennedy said:
The smugglers had hoped that our x-ray scanners would be unable

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Responsible Investment in Burma Speech by the RT Hon Hugo Swire MP

Comments Off | 09-8-2014

Introduction
Thank you to Rob Bratby for his kind introduction and to Olswang Asia LLP for hosting this today’s event.
I am delighted to be back in Singapore. This is my second trip here as the British Foreign & Commonwealth Office’s Minister of State for Asia. As part of my portfolio I am also the Minister responsible

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