July, 2019


Boris Johnson sets out plan to recruit 20,000 police officers


Boris Johnson’s plan to recruit an extra 20,000 police officers will begin within weeks and an urgent review will take place of plans to make it easier for forces to use stop-and-search powers. The recruitment drive – one of Mr... (Continue reading)

TheCityUK comments on Sajid Javid’s appointment as Chancellor of the Exchequer


Sajid Javid has been appointed as the new Chancellor of the Exchequer by UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Following the announcement Miles Celic, Chief Executive Officer, TheCityUK, said, “We urge him to focus on ensuring that the UK remains a... (Continue reading)

CCN reacts to Prime Minister Boris Johnson


Boris Johnson has been announced as the new leader of the Conservative Party and Prime Minister. County Councils Network responds to the announcement: Cllr David Williams, chairman-elect of the County Councils Network and leader of Hertfordshire County Council, said: “The... (Continue reading)

Minister Humphreys announces €6 million for the Capital Equipment Fund


Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Heather Humphreys TD announced the successful applicants of the Capital Equipment Fund administered by Enterprise Ireland through the Technology Gateway Network Programme. 43 successful applicants from the Institutes of Technology (IoT) and TU Dublin... (Continue reading)

Nottingham City Council set to make savings by supplying its own water

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Nottingham City Council is set to begin supplying water services to its own buildings from Wednesday 14 August to create savings on the authority’s bills and water consumption. Changes in the water industry allow businesses and organisations to choose how... (Continue reading)

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SCC to Prime Minister: ‘Action must be taken to reinvigorate Scottish & UK economies’


Scottish Chambers of Commerce – which represents 26 chambers of commerce and over 12,000 businesses across Scotland – urges the incoming Prime Minister, the Rt Hon Boris Johnson MP, to address stifled business confidence and investment in the UK business... (Continue reading)

Make UK comment on Boris Johnson becoming Prime Minister

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Commenting after Boris Johnson officially became Prime Minister, Stephen Phipson CEO of Make UK, the manufacturers’ organisation said: “We welcome the new Prime Minister to Downing Street and have written to him today congratulating him on his appointment. We have... (Continue reading)

£32 million to help cut NHS waiting times


Health board funding announced by Health Secretary. The NHS will receive a further £32 million to help reduce waiting times. The investment is in addition to £70 million funding announced by the Health Secretary in April and brings the amount... (Continue reading)

Supplying parts for the electric revolution: apply for funding

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UK will need to switch to electrification across many sectors from automotive to energy distribution in order to meet its carbon reduction targets. This change also represents a significant global opportunity for UK businesses making the power electronics, machines and... (Continue reading)

Unions call for a 10 per cent pay rise for local government workers


The three largest local government unions, representing 1.4 million employees in schools and councils across England, Wales and Northern Ireland have ubmitted a pay claim that attempts to reverse the real terms’ pay cuts suffered by local authority staff since... (Continue reading)

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