Posts Tagged ‘taxpayers’

Foreign Secretary comments to media on arrival at the EU Foreign Affairs Council

Comments Off | 03-14-2016

“I’d just like to start by offering my condolences to the people of Turkey and the people of Cote d’Ivoire for the terrible loss of life in the terrorist incidents there yesterday, and as you would expect, we stand firmly behind them, alongside the people of those countries and the people

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New baseline profit rate for defence contractors announced

Comments Off | 03-14-2016

The move is designed to ensure that better value is obtained for taxpayers. It represents a 15 per cent reduction in the rate applied to so-called ‘single source’ contracts signed during 2015. That will reduce profits in 2016 on such contracts, with further reductions expected in future years creating significant savings,

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Procurement tips to boost competition and the Northern Ireland economy

Comments Off | 06-3-2015

Government contracts account for over £2.5 billion of public expenditure in Northern Ireland every year and the seminars led by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) on 5 June will help buyers and suppliers understand how competition law works for taxpayers and consumers.
John Kirkpatrick, CMA Senior Director Research, Intelligence and Advocacy, said:
Fair competition in public procurement benefits

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£1 million to help schools recruit high-calibre governors

Comments Off | 03-21-2015

More than £1 million to help schools across England recruit highly-skilled governors is announced today (18 March 2015) by Schools Minister Lord Nash.
It is crucial that experienced and knowledgeable school governors are appointed to help schools improve and hold headteachers to account, but many schools still find it hard to recruit governors with the particular

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Budget 2015: Helping the hard-working people of Northern Ireland

Comments Off | 03-21-2015

Budget 2015 reinforces the Government’s commitment to Northern Ireland. The long-term economic plan which has secured the foundations for recovery across the UK continues to help drive economic growth and jobs in Northern Ireland.
Decisions taken by the Government today provide further support to hard-working people in Northern Ireland by increasing the personal tax allowance to

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Wales Office Minister welcomes Budget boost for creative industries

Comments Off | 03-21-2015

Wales Office Minister Alun Cairns said:
Today’s budget provides a fantastic platform for our creative industries to grow. Our measures to support film and television, video games and visual effects could be transformational for Wales.
I hope that more Welsh production companies take the opportunity to invest in this exciting sector.
Already there are 11 companies in Wales

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Government gets further £1.36 billion of taxpayers’ money back from Icesave collapse

Comments Off | 12-20-2014

The Economic Secretary to the Treasury, Andrea Leadsom, has today confirmed that the government has recovered a further £1.36 billion from the Landsbanki estate in Iceland, which operated as Icesave in the UK, following its collapse at the height of the financial crisis. The government has now recovered 85% of its total claim from the

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Eric Pickles to save taxpayers £220 million as he bunks in with the Home Office

Comments Off | 08-6-2014

Ministers and staff at the Department for Communities and Local Government have this week moved in with the Home Office, in a move to save taxpayers hundreds of millions of pounds.
Local Government Secretary, Eric Pickles, ordered his department’s relocation from its Eland House office in Victoria, returning to Marsham Street to share the Home Office’s

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Countries pledge to tackle multi-billion pound intellectual property crime

Comments Off | 06-17-2014

A new coalition to tackle counterfeiting, copyright infringement and other intellectual property crime was launched at the first International Intellectual Property (IP) Enforcement Summit in London today (Thursday 12 June).
More than 300 delegates from 30 countries attended the event hosted by the UK government in partnership with the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market

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Government vacates 2 million square metres of property

Comments Off | 06-17-2014

The latest State of the Estate Report shows that the government’s estate rationalisation strategy is continuing to deliver savings for taxpayers and foster economic growth.
The government has reduced the size of its estate by 2 million square metres – the equivalent of 26 times the size of Buckingham Palace – boosting economic growth and saving

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