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Health and Safety Executive

Contractor fined after pensioners hit by falling hoarding

30 April 2013 17:34

A building contractor has been fined after two pensioners were hit by a hoarding that collapsed in high winds.

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UK Trade & Investment

Export leader praises a record royal win for London overseas success

30 April 2013 15:45

One of London’s leading export experts has praised the achievements of local firms, with more companies from the capital winning the prestigious Queen’s Award for International Trade than any other region.

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Insolvency Service

Double whammy for crooked clamper who just won’t learn

30 April 2013 13:33

HM Treasury

Government provides Financial Policy Committee with first remit

30 April 2013 12:00

The Chancellor of the Exchequer has written to the Governor of the Bank of England today to provide the new Financial Policy Committee (FPC) with its first remit.

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Insolvency Service

Bogus air ambulance service shut down

30 April 2013 11:00

European Medical Assistance (EMA), a company which passed itself off as a worldwide emergency medical assistance provider but had no ability to provide these services, has been wound up in the public interest by the High Court in London, following an investigation by The Insolvency Service.

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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

Government measures boost direct employee ownership

30 April 2013 00:01

Changes to over-burdensome share buy back rules aimed at boosting direct employee ownership and cutting red tape, were announced today by Employment Relations and Consumer Minister Jo Swinson.

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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

Royal Mail sale commercial not ideology – Fallon

29 April 2013 18:00

  • Government attracted to Initial Public Offering (IPO)
  • Tendering process for banking syndicate to begin

The Government’s sale of shares in Royal Mail, planned for this financial year (2013/14), is based on commercial reality, not ideology, Business Minister Michael Fallon will say tonight in a speech to the Policy Exchange.

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Highways Agency

Traffic bulletin: M42 southbound J3a to 3 re-open after serious incident

29 April 2013 17:52

The M42 southbound has now re-opened between junction 3a with the M40 and junction 3 (Portway) following a serious incident earlier this afternoon.

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Highways Agency

Traffic bulletin: A34 closures start on Hants/Berks border

29 April 2013 16:45

Road users are reminded that overnight work to maintain the A34 starts this week between Bullington Cross and Wash Water.

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Highways Agency

Traffic bulletin: M4 overnight closures in London

29 April 2013 16:25

Road users are reminded of overnight closures on the M4 between junctions 1 and 3 this week.

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Highways Agency

Traffic bulletin: A23 Warninglid junction opens

29 April 2013 16:15

A new improved junction will be opened this week on the A23 at Warninglid, Sussex, as part of the major improvement scheme to widen the road between Handcross and Warninglid.

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Highways Agency

Maintenance work starts on A35 Bridport to Axminster

29 April 2013 15:03

Essential maintenance work starts next week on the A35 between Bridport and Axminster.

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Health and Safety Executive

Wirral chemical firm fined £120k after fireball engulfs employee

29 April 2013 13:35

A chemical firm has been fined £120,000 after an employee sustained severe burns when he was engulfed by a fireball at a factory in Wirral.

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Insolvency Service

Eight-year ban for biker who put self ahead of creditors and revved off to US

29 April 2013 12:00

Alexis Jon Stone, a director of Bike Insurer Services Ltd, a motorbike insurance comparison website that traded from premises in Formby, Merseyside, has been disqualified for eight years for paying himself or his American company ahead of other creditors. The disqualification follows an investigation by The Insolvency Service.

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HM Revenue & Customs

Tax credit fraudster must pay £740,000

29 April 2013 11:18

A man who was jailed for eight and half years for his involvement in a £1.4 million tax credit fraud where he stole the identities of over 350 people has been told to pay back more than £740,000 or face a further three years in jail.

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Land Registry

March Market Trend Data from Land Registry Repossession volumes now included in the monthly HPI report

29 April 2013 11:00

* March house prices up 0.1 per cent since February: average house price in England and Wales now £161,793.
* 1,317 repossessions in England and Wales during January 2013
* South East tops the table of regional applications with 245,168 in March
* Over 47,600 residential properties in England and Wales lodged for registration in March ranging from £14,000 to £12.5 million.

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HM Revenue & Customs

London woman jailed for tax credits fraud

29 April 2013 10:50

A former civil servant from Thamesmead has been jailed for two years for tax credits fraud totalling £72,000.

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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

UK open for business as leaders head to London for Global Investment Conference

28 April 2013 12:00


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Financial leaders and chief executives from around the world are set to gather in London for the Global Investment Conference (GIC) on 9 May.

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Highways Agency

Traffic bulletin: M62 westbound incident junction 32a to 32, reopened at 7.45pm

26 April 2013 20:10

Drivers in West Yorkshire are being advised that the M62 near Wakefield has fully reopened following a serious incident on the westbound carriageway between junction 32a and 32 earlier today (26 April).

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Highways Agency

Traffic bulletin: Abnormal load travelling on M25 and A3 this weekend

26 April 2013 18:00

Road users intending to travel on the clockwise M25 in Essex, Kent and Surrey and the A3 into south London this weekend are advised that an abnormal load vehicle will be travelling in the area.

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Highways Agency

Traffic bulletin: M62 westbound incident junction 32a to 32, update 17:00

26 April 2013 17:03

Drivers in West Yorkshire are being advised to avoid the M62 near Wakefield during this evening’s rush hour following a serious incident on the westbound carriageway between junction 32a and 32 today (26 April).

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Highways Agency

Planned roadworks in Central Southern England: Weekly summary for Monday 29 April 2013 – Sunday 05 May 2013

26 April 2013 16:59

The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of 26 April 2013 but could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances. All our improvement work is carried out with the aim of causing as little disruption as possible.

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Highways Agency

Planned roadworks in and around the M25: Weekly summary for Monday 29 April 2013 - Sunday 5 May 2013

26 April 2013 16:48

The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of 26 April but could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances. All our improvement work is carried out with the aim of causing as little disruption as possible.

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Highways Agency

Planned roadworks in Bath, Bristol, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire: Weekly summary for Monday 29 April – Sunday 5 May 2013

26 April 2013 16:46

The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of the above date but could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances. All our improvement work is carried out with the aim of causing as little disruption as possible.

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Highways Agency

Planned roadworks in Kent and Sussex: Weekly summary for Monday 29 April 2013 – Sunday 05 May 2013

26 April 2013 16:43

The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of 26 April but could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances. All our improvement work is carried out with the aim of causing as little disruption as possible.

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