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CE continues UK visit

  CE continues UK visit Hong Kong (HKSAR) –       The Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, accompanied by the Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Mr Edward Yau, and the Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury, Mr James Lau, continued her visit to London, the United Kingdom (UK), today ...

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Foehn Redefines Cloud Phone Systems Management with Voxivo

Foehn, the award-winning provider of cloud communications technology, has launched Voxivo, a new cloud phone system. Voxivo’s design simplicity and innovative interface transforms crucial but often over-looked aspects of staff productivity amongst businesses of all sizes, by giving IT or business managers and employees alike easy control of key phone system management tasks that were previously denied to them. With ...

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UK Tax Round Up: September 2017

Thursday, September 21, 2017 UK Tax News and Developments Finance (No 2) Bill 2017 The second Finance Bill of 2017, known as Finance (No 2) Bill 2017, has now been published. As expected, this contains most of the provisions which were dropped from the first Finance Bill of 2017 due to the condensed parliamentary timetable once the June 2017 general ...

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Liam Fox hails EU-Canada free trade deal as `important blueprint´

By Press Association Published: 01:15 EDT, 21 September 2017 | Updated: 01:15 EDT, 21 September 2017 Liam Fox has praised the EU-Canada free trade deal (Ceta) which his fellow Leave-backing Cabinet ministers are said to favour as a model for Britain’s relationship with Europe after Brexit. The International Trade Secretary said UK companies will be able to take immediate advantage ...

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UK – Rise in apprenticeships exceeds graduate jobs growth

21 September 2017 UK companies are hiring more students overall this year with apprenticeship growth outpacing that of graduate jobs, according to survey data from the Institute of Student Employers (formerly the Association of Graduate Recruiters). The survey reports that employers increased graduate hiring by 1% to 20,614 graduates this year while the number of apprentices grew by 19% to ...

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The UK water regime calls out for change

There are few better examples of a natural monopoly than water. Rain is collected in river basins and piped to local homes and businesses after treatment to make it fit for consumption. The cost of the infrastructure means that each utility’s customer base is all but determined by geography. Introducing private capital into such services is a sensitive and difficult ...

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ESG roundup: Stewardship is ‘improving investment decisions’ | News

Asset manager and asset owner engagement with UK companies is having a positive effect on investment decisions and ultimately value, according to a new report. The report is a joint effort of the Investment Association (IA) and the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA), who previously issued reports separately about stewardship by their respective constituencies. It was based on two ...

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UK firms challenged to cut freight emissions

Companies are urged to compete for up to £15 million of funding to develop technology to reduce harmful emissions from freight. Roads Minister Jesse Norman has today called on UK businesses to lead research into low emission technology for lorries, as well as cars and vans. The projects could see materials which make vehicles lighter, or improve the efficiency of ...

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Key Brexit speech from UK prime minister eyed on Friday

After a week dominated by thoughts of interest rate hikes, which have given the pound a boost, Friday will see the focus shift to Britain’s move to leave the European Union, which could dent the recent recovery by the UK currency. In Florence, UK prime minster Theresa May will deliver her first major Brexit speech since last January ...

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