Public Spending and State Aid


Whoops - I accidentally learnt some German

I was fascinated to hear about a language education web site called Duolingo.com. According to last week’s New Scientist (2nd Feb 2013) magazine, it has been found that “students [using Duolingo.com] needed an average of 34 hours to learn the equivalent of what is covered in the first semester of a university Spanish course”.
Naturally, I was intrigued [...]

Cameron speech on Britain’s relationship with the EU

BBC iPlayer - Recorded coverage of Prime Minister David Cameron making a keynote speech on Britain’s relationship with the European Union from Wednesday 23 January 2013
Recorded coverage of Prime Minister David Cameron making a keynote speech on Britain’s relationship with the European Union from Wednesday 23 January 2013
Cameron -
…[12.12] So, let me set out my [...]

Essex Business Seminar - The Bribery Act - implications for your business, March 6th 2012

Business Seminar: The Bribery Act - implications for your business
Date: Tuesday 6th March 2012
Time: 08.30 am to 10.00 am at,
Venue: Birkett Long, Basildon SS14 3EZ
The organisers, Birkett Long solicitors say:
The Bribery Act came into force on 1 July 2011 surrounded by a great deal of hype and uncertainty. Rather than jump in at the [...]

£158 million investment in e-infrastructure to power growth and innovation

UK scientists and businesses will have access to the most sophisticated technology keeping them at the cutting edge of research and development, as details of the Government’s multi-million pound e-infrastructure investment were announced today by David Willetts.
The investment includes £43 million for ARCHER, a new national supercomputer to support advanced research, such as complex chemistry [...]

Summary of UK Chancellor’s Autumn Statement 2011

The Chancellor has today delivered his autumn statement to Parliament, alongside the publication of the Office for Budget Responsibility’s updated forecasts for growth and borrowing. He announced permanent reductions in spending to ensure that the UK meets its fiscal targets, using some of those savings in the short term to fund infrastructure investment to generate [...]

National Union of Teachers: Education Cuts Harm Us All

Commenting on the recent Comprehensive Spending Review, Christine Blower, General Secretary of the National Union of Teachers, the largest teachers’ union, said;
“The cuts announced in the Government’s spending review are a retrograde step and will have a devastating impact on vital public services, including education.
“The Government may talk about protecting schools, but schools are not [...]

Flexible freelancers can help Government cost cutting

Freelancers can play a vital role in Britain’s economic fight back and the UK’s 1.4 million freelance workers provide great value for money to both the public and private sectors.
That was the rallying call from PCG, the voice of freelancing, following today’s Comprehensive Spending Review that seems certain to change the social and economic landscape [...]

Advanced Computer Software Group plc provides its thoughts on the much anticipated Comprehensive Spending Review cuts

The Comprehensive Spending Review 2010 will deliver the biggest budget cuts since the Second World War, according to leading economists. In anticipation of the Treasury’s announcement on 20 October, Advanced Computer Software Group plc (the leading supplier of software and IT services to the public, not-for-profit and commercial sectors) is urging the public sector to [...]

Web site launched as a one-stop-shop resource about the Comprehensive Spending Review

Advanced Computer Software Group plc (Advanced) has announced the launch of www.csr10.com, a ‘one stop shop’ resource about the Comprehensive Spending Review.
The Comprehensive Spending Review 2010, which will be announced on 20 October 2010, will deliver significant public sector budget cuts, forcing Government departments and public sector organisations to make spending cuts of up to [...]

Deal reached with GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) on surplus pandemic vaccine

The Department of Health and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) today announced that they have reached an agreement on the Department’s outstanding orders of swine flu vaccine resulting in significant savings for the Government.
The final settlement was mutually agreed as representing fair value for the UK Government and the manufacturer and means savings of around a third of [...]

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