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Department for Transport

West Coast Main line franchise competition cancelled

03 October 2012 00:32

TRANSPORT Secretary Patrick McLoughlin has today announced that the competition to run trains on the West Coast Main Line has been cancelled following the discovery of significant technical flaws in the way the franchise process was conducted.

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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

Deputy Prime Minister visits Turkey to secure deals for British business

03 October 2012 00:01

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Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg is leading a business delegation to Turkey to strengthen diplomatic and business ties. He will today announce a number of lucrative deals for British businesses, including new jobs in Cardiff, as he begins a trade and diplomatic visit to Ankara and Istanbul, Turkey.

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Highways Agency

Traffic bulletin: Overnight work on northbound A12, Stratford St Mary

02 October 2012 15:10

Please be aware of the following traffic bulletin from the Highways Agency:

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HM Revenue & Customs

Gravesend Tax Enquiry Centre moves

02 October 2012 12:36

HM Revenue & Customs’ (HMRC) public enquiry centre in Gravesend has moved to a new location. The enquiry centre is now located with Gravesham Borough Council at the Civic Centre, Windmill Street, Gravesend, Kent.

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Health and Safety Executive

FIRM FINED AFTER INCORRECT MACHINE SET UP CAUSED INJURY TO WORKER

02 October 2012 11:20

An Essex packaging company has been fined for safety failings after a worker suffered a badly bruised hand because the machine he was working on had been incorrectly set up.

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HM Revenue & Customs

Kent builder jailed for £800k VAT fraud

02 October 2012 10:55

A Canterbury builder has been jailed for VAT fraud offences totalling over £800,000 following an investigation by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC).

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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

UK and the World Intellectual Property Office agree to enhance cooperation for development

02 October 2012 10:00

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The UK’s Intellectual Property Office (IPO) and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) today signed a Joint Statement aimed at promoting the understanding of intellectual property (IP) and IP systems, especially in the developing world.

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Highways Agency

Traffic bulletin: Incident on coastbound A2 near Canterbury

02 October 2012 07:39

Please be aware of the following traffic bulletin from the Highways Agency:

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Highways Agency

Improved journey time information will follow overnight closures of A46 in Nottinghamshire

01 October 2012 16:51

The Highways Agency is advising road users of four overnight closures of the A46 in Nottinghamshire to install traffic counting loops in the road surface.

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Health and Safety Executive

Brewer fined for ignoring safety warning

01 October 2012 16:22

A microbrewery has been sentenced for failing to take sufficient action to prevent unsafe work at height and improve manual handling at its Marsh Gibbon production plant.

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HM Revenue & Customs

Furniture importers jailed in tobacco smuggling racket

01 October 2012 16:20

Four men, who smuggled millions of cigarettes into the UK hidden in furniture in an attempt to evade £1.5 million in duty and VAT have been jailed.

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Health and Safety Executive

Wiltshire man jailed for fraud and illegal gas work

01 October 2012 15:18

A Salisbury man has been jailed for two-and-a-half years for falsely claiming to be qualified to carry out work on gas appliances at a string of properties in Wiltshire.

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Highways Agency

Bridge work starts on Andover’s A303

01 October 2012 14:38

A three-week maintenance project to keep journeys on the A303 in Hampshire safe and reliable by resurfacing three bridges along the road begins this week.

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Highways Agency

Maintenance schemes start on A3 near Petersfield

01 October 2012 14:35

A package of maintenance improvements that will help keep journeys on the A3 near Petersfield safe and reliable starts this week.

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Highways Agency

Weekly summary of roadworks in Kent and Sussex

01 October 2012 14:30

Monday 1 – Sunday 7 October 2012

A traffic management summary for both new and ongoing work

The information provided in this report is correct as of the above date but could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.

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Health and Safety Executive

Morecambe landlord in court over gas safety risk

01 October 2012 14:27

A property landlord has appeared in court after he failed to arrange for annual gas safety checks to be carried out at three flats in Morecambe.

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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

National Minimum Wage to rise from 1 October 2012

01 October 2012 10:00

From Monday 1 October 2012 the National Minimum Wage (NMW) will rise in accordance with the recommendations set out by the Low Pay Commission in its 2012 report.

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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

New small claims track for businesses with IP disputes

01 October 2012 09:30

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A new small claims track has today been introduced to the Patents County Court (PCC), which will speed up the court process and make it cheaper and easier, particularly for small and medium sized businesses, to protect their intellectual property (IP) rights.

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HM Revenue & Customs

October reminder for paper tax returns

01 October 2012 09:23

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is reminding anyone sending their 2011/12 tax return on paper that they need to do so by the 31 October deadline, if they want to avoid a penalty.

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Department for Transport

Better protection for UK holidaymakers

01 October 2012 00:01

Aviation Minister Simon Burns has announced new rules coming into force today to better protect holidaymakers from losing out if their travel company fails.

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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

Freedom day for businesses as red tape stripped back

01 October 2012 00:01

Hundreds of live music venues will be exempt from licensing laws and small firms will benefit from more flexible audit and accounting rules as thousands of businesses are freed from unnecessary red tape today.

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Health and Safety Executive

St Helens recycling firm sentenced over worker's death

28 September 2012 16:57

A recycling company has been ordered to pay £240,000 in fines and costs after a worker was killed at a St Helens factory.

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Highways Agency

Weekly summary of roadworks in the East of England - Monday 1 – Sunday 7 October 2012

28 September 2012 16:42

The following information summarises the work being carried out this coming week. It is correct as of the above date but could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.

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Highways Agency

Weekly summary of roadworks in Central Southern England: Monday 1 – Sunday 7 October 2012

28 September 2012 16:17

A traffic management summary for both new and ongoing work

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Highways Agency

Gantry work to close M6 overnight between junctions 6 and 7 on Friday 5 and Saturday 6 October

28 September 2012 16:00

The first in a series of overnight closures of the M6 will start next week, on Friday 5 October, as part of the M6 Junction 5 to 8 managed motorway scheme in the West Midlands.

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