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Using the guide will help you prevent nil assessments and reductions to costs. It covers civil and crime work including sections on eligibility and category specific issues.
We will update you if the guidance changes because of any emerging issues. Contact your contract manager if you have any feedback about the document.
22 June 2016
The CMA has written an open letter to businesses alerting them that, if suppliers restrict their retailers’ prices, that can break the law.
This notice only relates to monies paid in to bankruptcies and compulsory liquidations.
Martin Beck, senior economic advisory to the EY ITEM Club, comments:
“Deficit reduction appears to have gone into reverse with revenue only achieving modest gains in May.
It’s great to be back in Liverpool and at the International Festival of Business (IFB) for the second time in a week.
I was going to start today with a little joke about tonight’s football.
But following the tragic murder of Jo Cox last week, politics doesn’t really feel like the place for humour right now.
Jo’s murder was a heinous attack on a talented, committed young woman.
It was an attack on a wife, a mother, a daughter.
On Saturday (18 June 2016), the UK welcomed Tim Peake – the UK’s first European Space Agency astronaut – back to Earth following the successful conclusion of his 6 month Principia mission on board the International Space Station (ISS).
The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 17 June but could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances. All our improvement work is carried out with the aim of causing as little disruption as possible.
The work will include repairs and renewing the waterproofing of the iconic road structure. The ageing structure is in need of repair and the work is unavoidable.
Highways England has worked closely with Birmingham City Council to plan the roadworks at M6 junction 6 and on the A38(M) Aston Expressway. Road works will be in place for up to 24 weeks with overnight work from 8pm to 6am and some weekend closures.
Leading speakers including former universities and science minister Lord Willetts, BBC Apprentice finalist Bianca Miller and well-known entrepreneur and broadcaster Mark Stevenson will feature in more than 30 practical and interactive sessions at this year’s annual Venturefest Oxford.
The event at the King’s Centre, Osney Mead, Oxford, on 29 June, will bring together hundreds of businesspeople, entrepreneurs and investors from the region to showcase local innovation and promote UK growth.
Good morning all.
Many thanks to Professor Louth for his introduction. The SSRO has enjoyed invaluable engagement with RUSI and we look forward to developing this relationship further.
It is a privilege to have been invited to speak today – and I’d like to share my views on:
Martin Beck, senior economic advisor to the EY ITEM Club, comments:
“These figures confirm that the UK labour market is in a fairly healthy state. Employment growth continues to be steady and inflation remains low.
In its final report published today, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has found that while the merged company will face sufficient competition in most of the UK, there will be fewer alternatives for customers of records and information management services (RIMS) in the Aberdeen and Dundee areas.
The Queen has been pleased to appoint Mrs Morfudd Ann Meredith as Lord-Lieutenant of South Glamorgan to succeed Dr Peter Beck, who retires on 4 July 2016.
In England, the April data shows an annual price increase of 9.1% which takes the average property value to £224,731. Monthly house prices rose by 0.7% since March 2016.
Wales shows an annual price increase of 1.7% which takes the average property value to £139,385. Monthly house prices fell by 1.9% since March 2016.
PC Pete Shewell has been fundraising for the RNLI for almost 40 years and this current drive is to help fund the new engines for the RNLI’s Thurso lifeboat, The Taylors. Since February he has been working with local businesses in his efforts, beginning with the staff at the Meadow Lane Co-Op in Thurso who organised sponsored hair cutting, home baking sale and a raffle.
The Treasury has opened the recruitment process for a permanent Tax Director to lead the Office of Tax Simplification (OTS), following the announcement that John Whiting will be stepping down as Tax Director.
A rare Italian table top decorated with the coat of arms of a noble family is at risk of being exported from the UK unless a buyer can be found to match the asking price of £3,509,000 (plus £701,800 VAT). Culture Minister Ed Vaizey has placed a temporary export bar on the table top so a buyer can be found to keep it in the UK.
Inbound UK M&A deal values decreased by 42% from US$51.4bn in Q1 2015 to $30bn in Q1 2016. However during the same period in the rest of Europe, M&A investment increased from $35.6bn to $73.5bn, according to analysis from Deloitte. A similar trend emerges by deal volumes, where the number of UK-targeted deals fell 10% to 222 in the first quarter, while for the rest of Europe inbound deal volumes increased by 4% to 384 deals.
The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 10 June, and could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances. All our improvement work is carried out with the aim of causing as little disruption as possible.
More than 800 innovators, entrepreneurs and investors are expected to gather at Birmingham’s NEC this month for the Venturefest West Midlands event.
Venturefest West Midlands, which takes place on 23 June 2016, is a free one-day event sponsored by Innovate UK and the Knowledge Transfer Network that will showcase innovation in the region.
The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of 10 June but could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances. All our improvement work is carried out with the aim of causing as little disruption as possible.
Following a review of our processes and services, we’re changing some of our fees from 30 June 2016. This is to ensure our fees accurately reflect our costs.
The following changes will come into force on 30 June 2016: