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LOCAL GOV FINANCE SETTLEMENT: ‘THIS IS D DAY, NOT DOOMSDAY’…

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Eric Pickles

Today, the reality of the financial challenges that local authorities face in 2013/14 have become clear.

The Communities Secretary Eric Pickles has announced that some of the worst off councils face cuts of 3%, whereas …

EU PENSION CHANGES WOULD SLASH JOBS AND GROWTH – CBI…

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Katja Hall, CBI Chief Policy Director

Proposed EU pension changes would force £350 billion (€440 billion) of extra costs on UK businesses, hit long-term growth by a potential 2.5%, slash 180,000 jobs and cut the value of pensions, …

COUNCILS, BUSINESSES AND CHARITIES MUST TAKE A FRESH APPROACH TO PARTNERSHIP TO WEATHER FINANCIAL STORM, CBI AND NLGN WARN…

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Matthew Fell, CBI Director for Competitive Markets

Conversations between councils and independent providers of public services are stuck in low gear, creating a risk that councils will not be able to access the innovative new partnerships they need to …

CBI REACTION TO BANK OF ENGLAND’S MPC DECISION…

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Anna Leach

The CBI today responded to the announcement from the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) that it will keep interest rates on hold and the size of the asset purchase facility …

Catharine Geddes, Associate at law firm Lester Aldridge LLP, reacts to the Government’s plans to extend parental leave rights…

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Nick Clegg Deputy Prime Minister

“The Government has announced its updated plans for the future of family friendly leave in the UK. The announcement confirms the initiative to increase the flexibility available to parents in terms of …

CBI COMMENTS ON EC PROPOSALS FOR IMPROVING GENDER DIVERSITY IN BOARDROOMS…

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Katja Hall, CBI Chief Policy Director

The CBI today (Wednesday) commented on proposals from the European Commission, aimed at achieving a better gender balance in the boardrooms of European companies.
Katja Hall, CBI Chief Policy Director, said:
“Businesses will …

MORE PEOPLE IN WORK BUT JOB CREATION RATE SLOWS – CBI…

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Neil Carberry CBI

The CBI today commented on the latest official labour market data, showing that employment rose by 100,000 in the three months to September and unemployment fell by 49,000. Youth unemployment remains a …

Infrastructure Bill Statement – Edward Cooke, Director of Policy and Public Affairs, British Council of Shopping Centres…

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Edward Cooke BCSC

Edward Cooke, Director of Policy and Public Affairs, British Council of Shopping Centres, addressing members of the House of Commons’ Growth and Infrastructure Bill Committee on Tuesday, 13th November 2012, in …

CBI COMMENTS ON DECC ENERGY EFFICIENCY STRATEGY…

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Dr Matthew Brown CBI

The CBI today commented on the publication of the Department of Energy and Climate Change’s Energy Efficiency Strategy.
Dr Matthew Brown, CBI Head of Energy and Climate Change policy, said:
“Improving energy efficiency could deliver real …

CBI COMMENTS ON PROPOSALS TO DOUBLE POTENTIAL COUNCIL INFRASTRUCTURE SPEND…

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Rhian Kelly, CBI Director for Business Environment policy

The CBI today commented on proposals from the Local Government Secretary Eric Pickles that would potentially allow councils to double the amount they can legally invest from their pension funds directly into …

The misguided outrage over multinationals’ tax affairs…

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Lin Homer chief executive of HMRC

As HMRC chiefs appeared before MPs on the Public Affairs Committee on Monday (5 November) to answer questions on how the UK authority collects tax from large foreign companies, the boss of …

CBI COMMENTS ON APPRENTICESHIPS REPORT…

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Neil Carberry CBI

The CBI today (Tuesday) commented on a report from the Business, Innovation and Skills Committee on apprenticeships.
Neil Carberry, CBI Director for Employment & Skills, said:
“Apprenticeships are vital to raising skill levels in our economy, …

News from Centro – Partnership agreement to bring passenger benefits in Sandwell…

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Mat Hidson, left, Peter Coates, Alex Perry, Geoff Inskip, Stephen Haselden, Derek Rowley and John McNicholas

Centro signs partnership agreement that launches major new network in Sandwell

Bus users in and around Sandwell will see a host of improvements thanks to a major partnership agreement heralding the launch of …

UK TO LEAD WAY ON SUSTAINABLE PALM OIL…

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Richard-Benyon-MP

 
By the end of 2015 all palm oil used in central Government food and catering services will come from environmentally friendly sources, Environment Minister Richard Benyon announced today.
Government, supermarkets, manufacturers, charities …

Royal Spa Centre, Leamington, back in business and better than ever…

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John, Operations Manager at the Royal Spa Centre, Leamington in one of the dressing rooms, backstage, main theatre

The Royal Spa Centre, Leamington, Warwickshire, which was threatened with closure 2 years ago, has re-opened its doors to the public, after a £200,000 refurbishment, which has included changes to the Main Theatre, as well …

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