April 2009

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Alstom to build new power station

Alstom, a French energy firm, has won a contract worth €1 billion (£900 million) to build a low carbon power station in Pembrokeshire. The company ...

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NHS makes budget changes

The Department of Health is to adjust its revenue budget for 2010-11 to make savings of £2.3 billion. According to the organisation, although spending ...

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Government to take action against offshore accounts

The government announced it is to launch an "offshore disclosure opportunity" as part of its Budget. The Treasury and HM Revenue & Customs ...

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Investment fund to support British business

The government has created a £750 million strategic investment fund to help businesses survive the economic downturn. According to the Department for ...

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Budget offers business support package

An additional £5 billion worth of trade credit insurance will be made available to UK businesses under the proposals laid out in the chancellor's new ...

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Small businesses 'need help from export scheme'

The Export Credit Guarantee Scheme (ECGS) should be made more accessible to small businesses, it has been argued. According to the most recent figures from the ...

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New coal plants proposed

Up to four new coal-fired power stations are to be built across the UK by the end of 2020, energy and climate change secretary Ed Miliband has confirmed. ...

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Insolvency law changes 'to benefit small businesses'

British small businesses are set to benefit from the planned changes to insolvency laws laid out in last week's Budget. Under the new proposals from the ...

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Government plans to sell Northern Rock

The government may sell a part of Northern Rock back to the private sector before the end of the year, it has been reported. With ministers believed to be ...

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Faslane leaks revealed

Radioactive leaks from nuclear-powered submarines are a "recurring theme" at Faslane naval base, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) has warned. According ...

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Patent reform 'should have been included in Budget'

The government missed an opportunity to give UK businesses a boost by failing to include a far-reaching reform of the national patent system in last week's ...

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£220m NHS innovation fund launched

The government health minister Lord Darzi has announced that an additional £220 million is to be made available in order to encourage greater innovation ...

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FSA looks to get tough on trading

The Financial Services Authority (FSA) has signalled its intention to clamp down on financial scams and particularly those involving rogue traders. Attendees ...

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Small businesses 'disappointed with Budget'

A significant majority of UK businesses are disappointed with the government's latest Budget measures, with most believing little or nothing has been done to ...

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Demand for financial IT contractors grows

The number of jobs being offered to financial IT contractors doubled during March 2009 when compared with figures from the previous month, new research has ...

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Manufacturing industry 'could save the economy'

The growth of the British manufacturing industry could save the UK's economy, one professional services company has claimed. According to PricewaterhouseCoopers ...

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