The health regulator is concerned because some patients are waiting too long for A&E treatment and the trust is predicting a £8.8 million deficit for this financial year.
HS2 Ltd has appointed Steve Allen as Chief Financial Officer. Steve will join from Transport for London where, as Managing Director of Finance, he is responsible for business planning and financial control across £11bn worth of annual transport spending and £21bn of capital investment.
The majority of diplomatic missions in the United Kingdom pay the National Non-Domestic Rates (NNDR) due from them. Diplomatic missions are obliged to pay only 6% of the total NNDR value of their offices. This represents payment for specific services received such as street cleaning and street lighting.
The Chancellor, Rt Hon George Osborne MP, has announced that the government will team up with the European Investment Bank (EIB) to help provide more support to SMEs and infrastructure projects, ensuring that they get the financing they need to create jobs and boost the UK economy.
A membership organisation of private consultant ophthalmologists has today admitted breaching competition law and agreed to pay a fine of £500,000, to be reduced to £425,000 if it continues to co-operate. Ophthalmologists (eye surgeons) are specialists in medical and surgical eye procedures.
Ms Villiers commented:
The creation of the new roundabout is part of an £88.4 million project to improve access to one of the UK’s busiest ports by upgrading the A160 to a dual carriageway along its entire length.
UK cities and businesses are being encouraged to apply for a £10m fund in a competition that will revolutionise the way the Internet of Things (IoT) benefits citizens by offering environmental improvements, economic opportunities, and more efficient and effective delivery of services such as transport, healthcare and energy.
The investment will see improvements and repairs along a series of motorways and major A roads between now and 2020, giving road users simpler, faster and more reliable journeys. It will also boost the area’s economy and help to bring the country closer together.
The bridge has suffered from water damage in recent years and the bridge deck now needs replacing to ensure this section of the M4 remains safe and reliable for many years to come.
The work starts on Monday, 20 July and will require a complete closure of the B4057, which runs under the bridge. Work will continue for six weeks.
One conclusion from the report is that the lack of upward mobility seen across the OECD is not a cyclical problem, but instead is structural, and that workers must have the opportunity to develop skills that allow them to progress throughout their careers.
UKCES welcomed the report.
Commenting, Dr Vicki Belt, assistant director at UKCES, said:
The government has underlined its commitment to support the victims of domestic violence and abuse through a £3.2 million fund to boost the provision of services including refuges.
Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, today used his Summer Budget to set out the next stage in delivering the government’s plan for working people in the East of England.
Innovate UK will support innovative medical therapies that aim to replace or regenerate human cells, tissues or organs to restore or establish normal function.
The competition will support projects that develop regenerative medicines and cell therapies as clinical treatments and commercial products.
Regenerative medicine could offer treatments in many areas. Around 30% of the UK population suffers from a chronic disease where there is no cure or where treatment is inadequate.
A multi-million pound expansion of a broadband provision scheme in Wales will see over 42,000 more premises in business parks and industrial estates across the country benefitting from a superfast internet connection.
On 2 July 2015 Newcastle upon Tyne Crown Court heard that Trevor Bartlett, the Managing Director of Blue Sea Food Company of Paignton, Devon pleaded guilty to five offences of making a false or untrue application for a European Fisheries Fund (EFF) grant. Kevin Moore, a Director of Western Industrial Limited of Ashburton, Devon pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting Mr Bartlett to do so by supplying him with false documents on four separate occasions.
Government has reached an agreement with the BBC that it will take on the cost of providing free television licences for over-75s.
This will be phased in from 2018/19 with the BBC taking on the full costs from 2020/21.
Businesses and research organisations are invited to apply for the latest round of funding from the £70 million Agri-Tech Catalyst. Research and development projects must address one or more of the global agricultural challenges:
It is a great pleasure to join you in this wonderful setting of Asia House - and for me personally, a great honour to welcome Prime Minister Chimed Saikhanbileg back to London.
Just over a year ago I was in Mongolia and saw for myself the breath-taking scenery of which Mongolians are rightly very proud.
This included the vast Gobi Desert, where I visited Rio Tinto’s investment in the the Oyu Tolgoi copper mine and saw for myself its enormous potential.
Communities Secretary Greg Clark today (2 July 2015) told councils they are on the brink of a once in lifetime opportunity to be masters of their own destiny.
Speaking at the Local Government Association annual conference in Harrogate, Mr Clark called on all cities, towns and counties to be ambitious in their proposals to take power and resources away from Whitehall.
The disqualifications follow an investigation by the Official Receiver’s Public Interest Unit (North), part of the Insolvency Service.
The government today (Wednesday 1 July) welcomed a judgment from the Supreme Court that found the government’s proposals for delivering Tax-Free Childcare to be clearly lawful.
It also confirmed that, as a direct result of the legal challenge, the scheme is now expected to launch from early 2017. The existing Employer‑Supported Childcare scheme will remain open to new entrants until Tax-Free Childcare is launched.