Posts Tagged ‘significant’

Liverpool Women’s NHS Foundation Trust to get support to improve finances

Comments Off | 03-15-2016

An investigation launched in November 2015 has found that the trust will need additional financial support to tackle its predicted deficit of £7.3 million.
The health sector regulator has recognised that significant work has been done by the trust to address its financial problems, but recommended that extra support would help it

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Put HS3 at the heart of a High Speed North – Adonis

Comments Off | 03-15-2016

The National Infrastructure Commission has today (Tuesday) published its third report: High Speed North.
In October 2015, the National Infrastructure Commission was asked to advise on strategic improvements to transport connectivity in the North.
Today, the Commission publishes that analysis.
Our central finding is that the North needs immediate and very significant investment for action now and

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Fish population boost for Kent

Comments Off | 12-22-2015

Environment Agency fisheries officers restocked over 7,000 fish, including dace, chub, roach, and barbel, in the River Medway near Barming and the Greater Stour near Ashford.
6,000 of the fish were added to the Greater Stour to boost the population after a significant fish kill. The fish came from the Environment Agency’s fish farm in Calverton,

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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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The UK and US meet to forge new steps toward “even closer” digital collaboration

Comments Off | 09-26-2015

The UK Minister for the Cabinet Office Matthew Hancock, White House Office of Management and Budget Director Shaun Donovan, and the United States Chief Technology Officer Megan Smith announced their intent to strengthen ties between each nation’s technical teams during a visit by the UK government to the White House. The UK tech delegation is

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Greening: Britain backs the Global Goals for Sustainable Development

Comments Off | 09-26-2015

The United Nations General Assembly has formally adopted the Global Goals – a new global framework, Transforming Our World: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, composed of 17 goals and 169 targets to wipe out poverty, fight inequality and tackle climate over the next 15 years.
International Development Secretary Justine Greening was in the General Assembly

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Government sells further 1% shareholding in Lloyds

Comments Off | 09-26-2015

The government has sold a further 1% shareholding in Lloyds Banking Group through the trading plan launched in December, taking the total raised for the taxpayer to £15 billion and reducing the government’s shareholding to below 12%.
All sales are used to reduce the national debt.
Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne said:
It’s fantastic news that we’ve

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Energy Trends and Prices statistical release: 24 September 2015

Comments Off | 09-26-2015

Highlights for the 3 month period May to July 2015, compared to the same period a year earlier include:

Primary energy consumption in the UK on a fuel input basis rose by 0.2%, on a temperature adjusted basis it fell by 0.7%. (table ET 1.2)
Indigenous energy production rose by a record 11.1% boosted by increased UKCS

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MOD Stafford marks end of £150 million redevelopment

Comments Off | 09-26-2015

The new and upgraded facilities have been provided for the army by the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO), working in partnership with contractors Lendlease and Lovell.
The DIO awarded contracts worth a total of £150 million to the firms to deliver a range of new buildings for service personnel from 1 and 16 Signal Regiment who have moved

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