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Publication date: 19 Dec 2011
Command Paper 8252. Government response to the report by the Independent Commission on Banking (ICB) which recommends fundamental reform the structure of banking in the UK. This response agrees with the ICB’s recommendations and outlines how the Government will legislate to create a stable banking sector. It aims to support lending to businesses and families, and removing the implicit taxpayer guarantee in the event of a bank failure. Seeks views by 12 March 2012 (respond to HM Treasury). Printed copies are available to purchase from the Stationery Office, priced £20.50 (ISBN: 9780101825221).
Publication date: 15 Dec 2011
Sets out the Government’s strategy to improve the opportunities for young people, so they can succeed in education and training and gain the skills they need to secure an apprenticeship or employment. It includes radical reforms to schools, vocational education, skills and welfare provision.
Publication date: 13 Dec 2011
Report from the independent review of high streets and town centres by Mary Portas. Sets out Mary Portas' view on what has led to the decline of our high streets. Describes her vision for the future to breathe economic and community life back into our high streets and town centres. Makes recommendations on how to deliver that vision by getting town centres to run like businesses and getting the basics right to allow businesses to flourish.
Publication date: 12 Dec 2011
Explains how the Government will decide on the location for the Green Investment Bank (GIB). Sets out in the criteria that the Government will consider for a decision on where to locate the GIB. The key underlying consideration will be the operational effectiveness of the GIB.