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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 [...]

Aldermore bank, raises £36 million to fund continued support for small businesses

Aldermore, one of Britain’s leading challenger banks and a participant in the government’s National Loan Guarantee Scheme, is pleased to announce that it has successfully raised £36 million of new capital.
The investment, (made by funds controlled by Centerbridge Partners, L.P., a leading private investment firm), strengthens Aldermore’s position as one of Britain’s most strongly capitalised [...]

Barclays Apprenticeship Programme offers 1,000 places for young people

One thousand young people in the UK with no prior work experience or qualifications are being offered their crucial first career opportunity from today.
Applications are now open for the Barclays Apprenticeship Programme offering 1,000 places for young people to build a career in banking. The first Barclays apprentices to join the £20m programme will start [...]

Prince’s Trust calls upon businesses to help grow new Job Ambassador scheme

HRH The Prince of Wales will visit the headquarters of his youth charity The Prince’s Trust today to announce 100 new jobs for unemployed young people - who will then help a further 100,000 young people to find work.
The new scheme will see young people, who have faced long-term unemployment and transformed their lives with [...]

£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 [...]

Script - Ed Miliband’s speech to 2011 Labour Party Conference

This is a copy of the script for Ed Miliband speech to the 2011 Labour Party Conference.  It should be checked against delivery.
Ed Miliband’s Conference Speech 2011
Thank you Conference.
It’s great to be in Liverpool.
Labour Liverpool.
A generation ago a Labour leader came to Conference to condemn the behaviour of a Labour Council in Liverpool.
Today I come [...]

Tencent sets up a fund to invest up to RMB 5 billion in innovative companies in China

Tencent announced the establishment of Tencent Collaboration Fund (the “Fund”) which aims to invest up to RMB 5 billion in innovative and top-notch Internet and related companies in China. The Fund will operate as an internal fund of Tencent and will be invested when appropriate opportunities arise.
The Fund is intended to provide capital support for [...]

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 [...]

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