Rio Tinto appoints a new legal chief after Guinea payments probe sacking

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Business chiefs urge Boris Johnson to speed up return to office review

first_imgMinisters have not given a date for the review, though the rules are not expected to be changed before the fourth and final stage of the lockdown easing plan on 21 June. The government is set to carry out a review of Covid safety measures such as one-metre social distancing and mask-wearing that will pave the way for a return to work. Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Business chiefs urge Boris Johnson to speed up return to office review The letter was signed by Heathrow chief executive John Holland-Kaye, as well as the bosses of property companies including Wework, Grosvenor and New West End Company. Share In a letter to the prime minister, seen by City A.M., 20 senior business figures called on the government to carry out the review “as quickly as possible”, adding that a safe return to offices was “critical” to the capital’s economic recovery after the pandemic. Shops and outdoor hospitality will be allowed to resume from 12 April, while outdoor dining, cinemas and theatres will reopen from 17 May. “Getting people back into their offices in a safe and managed way is an important part of bringing the capital and the country back to growth, and we urge you to start that process as soon as possible,” they wrote. The letter, organised by lobby group London First, called for a “transparent” process in the review, adding that firms should be able to contribute to the discussions. whatsapp The bosses of some of London’s top businesses have urged Boris Johnson to accelerate a review that will determine when people can return to the office. Twenty top business figures urged the prime minister to speed up a review of social distancing measures (Getty Images)Twenty top business figures urged the prime minister to speed up a review of social distancing measures (Getty Images) Also Read: Business chiefs urge Boris Johnson to speed up return to office review A government spokesperson said: “People must continue only to travel to work if it is not reasonable for them to work from home. It has helped to reduce transmission and will help us to reopen schools and businesses. Twenty top business figures urged the prime minister to speed up a review of social distancing measures (Getty Images)Twenty top business figures urged the prime minister to speed up a review of social distancing measures (Getty Images) Also Read: Business chiefs urge Boris Johnson to speed up return to office review Friday 5 March 2021 5:21 pm “As you know, many firms invested heavily in making their offices Covid secure during 2020 and are keen to make that space available to their staff as soon as practicable, particularly for those who have found homeworking detrimental to their mental health,” they wrote. The business chiefs said clarity over office reopening plans was needed to ensure companies could plan ahead. Twenty top business figures urged the prime minister to speed up a review of social distancing measures (Getty Images)Twenty top business figures urged the prime minister to speed up a review of social distancing measures (Getty Images) “So that they can plan ahead with a clear roadmap in mind, we would urge you to launch as quickly as possible your planned review into social distancing.” “We will give businesses the certainty they need to prepare for any changes ahead of them coming into force and thank them for all their efforts throughout the pandemic to keep staff safe.” James Warrington Twenty top business figures urged the prime minister to speed up a review of social distancing measures (Getty Images)Twenty top business figures urged the prime minister to speed up a review of social distancing measures (Getty Images) Also Read: Business chiefs urge Boris Johnson to speed up return to office review “We recognise that social distancing is difficult for many businesses, which is why the guidance on working from home will be reviewed ahead of Step 4 of our roadmap. Tags: Coronaviruslast_img read more

A Musical Guest

first_imgUncategorizedA Musical GuestBy Shayna Rose Arnold – January 7, 2011349ShareEmailFacebookTwitterPinterestReddItOn Tuesday night, Jay Leno welcomed Los Angeles Philharmonic music director Gustavo Dudamel to The Tonight Show, marking the conductor’s debut on American late night TV. There Dudamel air kissed Queen Latifah, opened up about finding his great talent (he got his start conducting his puppets when he was just five years old), answered questions about his famously bouncy hair (“it’s the magic of music”), and plugged LA Phil Live, the live screening of the LA Phil’s matinee concert this Sunday in more than 450 movie theaters in the U.S. and Canada. But it was Dudamel’s shout out to L.A., along with his signature passion, that got us clapping from the studio audience when the APPLAUSE sign wasn’t lit. “You pass the world in [L.A.],” he said. “It’s a city of new tradition. It’s a city always open to do new things, and that is beautiful.”Purchase tickets to LA Phil LiveSee which L.A. spots Dudamel loves most  TAGSL.A. Culture2011January 2011Previous articleYou, Me, and EltonNext article(Another) Local StarShayna Rose Arnold RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORFollow in Pee-wee Herman’s Footsteps Across L.A.What Defines a Successful Immigrant?The Undocumented Immigrants Who Are Redefining ‘American’last_img read more

Tesco share price wobbles ahead of results: Here’s how the last four weeks unfolded after that profit overstatement

first_img Lynsey Barber Tesco share price wobbles ahead of results: Here’s how the last four weeks unfolded after that profit overstatement Tesco’s share price opened slightly higher this morning but then dipped 1.3 per cent after a two day rally.It’s a slight waiver after the supermarket made steady gains this week, with a 2.7 per cent rise on Monday and 3.5 per cent on Tuesday. It signals a positive start to the week in which the supermarket is due to report its latest results and update investors on the investigation into a profit overstatement which rocked the City almost a month ago.This week’s rise follows news that Tesco is understood to have  found evidence of “inappropriate behaviour” by staff is to blame rather than serious accounting errors, in addition to reports that the overstatement could be less than the £250m fist thought.This has eased investor worries somewhat as to just how widespread the issue is.Amid the retailer’s suspension of senior executives, big name investors selling off their stakes and the sell-off of its private jet fleet, Tesco shares stand at 22 per cent down on the close prior to the announcement of its estimated £250m profit black hole.In a roller coaster four weeks for the supermarket giant, here’s a recap of how things unfolded… and the ride may not be over yet. whatsapp Share Show Comments ▼ whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryMedical MattersThis Picture Shows Who Prince Harry’s Father Really IsMedical Matterszenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comThe No Cost Solar ProgramGet Paid To Install Solar + Tesla Battery For No Cost At Install and Save Thousands.The No Cost Solar ProgramMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailNational Penny For Seniors7 Discounts Seniors Only Get If They AskNational Penny For SeniorsMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorBlood Pressure Solution4 Worst Blood Pressure MedsBlood Pressure Solution Wednesday 22 October 2014 9:39 am Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Listen: The ousting of a vaccine official, how to use ventilators, & the fate of the JP Morgan conference

first_img @adamfeuerstein [email protected] Adam Feuerstein Senior Writer, Biotech Adam is STAT’s national biotech columnist, reporting on the intersection of biotech and Wall Street. He’s also a co-host of “The Readout LOUD” podcast. About the Authors Reprints We’ll be back next Thursday evening — and every Thursday evening — so be sure to sign up on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Play, or wherever you get your podcasts.And if you have any feedback for us — topics to cover, guests to invite, vocal tics to cease — you can email [email protected] Interested in sponsoring a future episode of “The Readout LOUD”? Email us at market[email protected] Tags CoronavirusVaccines By Adam Feuerstein and Rebecca Robbins April 23, 2020 Reprints The Readout LOUDListen: The ousting of a vaccine official, how to use ventilators, & the fate of the JP Morgan conference Why was the infectious disease community in denial about the unfolding pandemic? When can we expect a vaccine? And are ventilators being overused?We discuss all that and more this week on “The Readout LOUD,” STAT’s biotech podcast. First, STAT’s Helen Branswell joins us to discuss the ousting of a federal vaccine agency official; she also tells us about her reporting on the inability of experts in the first weeks of this year to recognize the full threat of Covid-19. Next, medicinal chemist Derek Lowe calls in to share his thoughts about the race to develop vaccine candidates to protect against the novel coronavirus. Then, our colleague Sharon Begley joins us to discuss the growing evidence suggesting that ventilators may be being overused in some Covid-19 patients. Finally, we discuss Biogen’s latest earnings call, a therapeutic video game, and the fate of next year’s J.P. Morgan conference.For more on what we cover, here’s the news on the removal of the head of the federal agency known as BARDA; here’s Helen’s story about the months of magical thinking among epidemiologists; here are Derek’s recent blog posts on the vaccine race; and here’s Sharon’s reporting on the latest thinking around the use of ventilators.advertisementlast_img read more

Deaths in Laois – Wednesday, March 21, 2018

first_img Facebook Facebook Home Deaths Deaths in Laois – Wednesday, March 21, 2018 Deaths Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp By Sean Hennessy – 21st March 2018 WhatsApp TAGSlaois deaths Community Pinterest Laois County Council team up with top chef for online demonstration on tips for reducing food waste Below are the recent deaths in Laois.Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam.Michael GannonHidden Valley, Woodquay, Galway / Portarlington, LaoisMichael Gannon, 18th March 2018, Castlegar Nursing Home, formerly of Hidden Valley, Woodquay and formerly of Marian Hill, Portarlington, Co Laois. Beloved husband of Monica and father of the late Fiona, will be sadly missed by his wife, son Michael, sisters Myra and Kathleen, brother-in-law Eddie, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.Reposing at Irwin’s Funeral Home, Bóthar Irwin on Wednesday 21st from 5pm. Removal at 7pm to St Patrick’s Church, Forster Street. Mass on Thursday at 11am. Funeral afterwards to Shannon Crematorium to arrive at 1.30pm approximately. Family flowers only. Donations in lieu, if desired, to the Irish Lung Association.Michael MooneyAshfield, Ballickmoyler, LaoisPeacefully after a short illness at his home surrounded by his family. Michael will be sadly missed by his beloved Kathleen, daughters Mary and Deirdre, sons Padraig, Bernard, Michael, Eoin and Edwin, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, twenty one grandchildren, brothers Tom, James, Joe and sister Ann, and his predeceased brothers and sisters John, Bill, Patsy, Dilly and Brigid, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.Reposing at his home in Ashfield from 2pm on Tuesday. Vigil Prayers & Rosary on Tuesday at 9pm. Removal to the Sacred Heart Church, Arles, on Wednesday for Requiem Mass at 12 noon followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery. Family Time on Wednesday morning. Family flowers only please, donations if desired to Laois Hospice Foundation (Donation Box in Church).Joe WalshBrookhaven Nursing Home, Ballyragget, Kilkenny/Mountrath, LaoisThe death has taken place of Joe Walsh, Resident of Brookhaven Nursing Home, Ballyragget, Co. Kilkenny & formerly of Roskelton, Mountrath, Co. Laois. Sadly missed by his friends and relatives. Reposing at Brookhaven Nursing Home, Ballyragget. Vigil Prayers and Rosary on Tuesday evening at 8pm. Removal from Brookhaven Nursing Home on Wednesday morning to Saint Fintan’s Church, Mountrath for 11am Requiem Mass, followed by burial in Raheen Cemetery.Bridie Chamberlain (née Dunne)Kingswood Heights, Dublin 24, Dublin/Timahoe, LaoisChamberlain (nee Dunne) (Kingswood Heights and formerly of Knocklaid, Timahoe, Co. Laois) – Mar 16, 2018, (peacefully), surrounded by her loving family, in the wonderful care of the staff at Sally Park Nursing Home, Bridie, beloved wife of the late Edward and dear mother of Robert, Jim (deceased) and Brede; Sadly missed by her loving son, daughter, brother Peter, sister Mary, son-in-law Joe, daughter-in-law Avril, sister-in-law, grandchildren, great grandchildren, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.Reposing on Monday from 5.00pm to 7.00pm at the Ramon Massey & Son Funeral Home, 78 Walkinstown Road, (opposite Supervalu). Removal on Tuesday to St. Killian’s Church, Kingswood arriving for 10.00am Mass. Funeral immediately afterwards to Newlands Cross Cemetery. Enquiries to Ramon Massey & Son Funeral Directors Walkinstown Road / Tallaght Village Ph: 01 4555121.Johanna Patricia (Hannie) Heslin (née Byrne)Glasnevin, Dublin/Maganey, LaoisLate of Glasnevin, Dublin and formerly of Killabban, Maganey, Co. Laois. Peacefully in the loving care of her family and the staff of the Mountpleasant Lodge Nursing Home, Kilcock. Loving wife of the late Seamus. Very deeply regretted by her daughters Máirín and Aideen, sons Pádraic and Finbarr, brother, grandchildren, sons-in-law, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and friends. Removal on Monday evening (March 19) to arrive at St. Columba’ s Church, Iona Road at 5pm. Funeral Mass on Tuesday morning, (March 20), at 11am followed by burial in Glasnevin Cemetery. Family flowers only please.Mary Brigid Bennett (née Kavanagh)Glenbower, Mountrath, Laois/Portlaoise, LaoisMary Brigid Bennett, (neé Kavanagh), formerly of Derry, Portlaoise and late of Glenbower, Mountrath, Co. Laois. – Died 13th March 2018, in the tender loving care of nurses and staff of Maryborough Centre, Portlaoise. Wife of the late William and mother to Elizabeth. Deeply regretted by her loving daughter, brothers, sister, extended family, relatives and friends. Reposing at Burke’s Funeral Home Mountrath on Thursday evening from 6.0’clock with Rosary at 7.30pm. Removal on Friday afternoon at 1.30pm to St. Edmund’s Church Castletown, for Requiem Mass at 2.0’clock, followed by Burial in St. Fintan’s Cemetery Mountrath.Vincent CurtisFoxrock, Dublin/Mountmellick, LaoisVincent (Foxrock, Co. Dublin and late of Mountmellick and formerly J.V. Tierney & Co) March 14, 2018 (peacefully) at home surrounded by his family. Beloved husband of Vera, much loved father of Aidan, Maeve, Alex and Rachel. Sadly missed by his wife, children and their partners, his grandchildren Sam, Emma and Ali, his extended family and friends. Removal Friday to the Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, Foxrock arriving for 1.30pm Requiem Mass followed by burial in Kilternan Cemetery. Family flowers only please.Fintan DowlingCamross, LaoisFintan Dowling, Camross, Co. Laois and Dorchester, Boston, U.S.A. – Died 8th March 2018 (unexpectedly) in Dorchester. Sadly missed by his loving family. Reposing at his family home in Derrycarrow, Camross on Thursday, (March 15th), from 5 o’clock with Rosary at 9 o’clock. Removal to St. Fergal’s Church, Camross on Friday (March 16th), for Requiem Mass at 11.30a.m. with Burial immediately afterwards in the adjoining Cemetery.SEE ALSO – Deaths in Laois Tuesday, March 20, 2018 Deaths in Laois – Wednesday, March 21, 2018 Council Twitter Rugby RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Laois County Council create ‘bigger and better’ disability parking spaces to replace ones occupied for outdoor dining Previous articleLaois professionals ranked as the top talkers in IrelandNext articleAll the latest golf results from the local clubs Sean HennessyA former Knockbeg student, and is currently a student in the University of Limerick trying to scrape a BA in History and Politics. A marquee player in the goals for Annanough, but well capable of doing a job in full-forward and has the knack to turn his hand to any sport (except running). Only starting out in his journalistic career but already the specialist farming and property reporter. Happiest when Liverpool and Laois are winning! Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squadlast_img read more

Order of Car Confiscation Issued in North Korea

first_img North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with China SHARE News News News Facebook Twitter Order of Car Confiscation Issued in North Korea AvatarDaily NKQuestions or comments about this article? Contact us at [email protected] center_img [imText1]North Korean leader Kim Jong Il recently ordered to confiscate all of the Japanese cars operating in North Korea. South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency, quoting an insider source, reported that Kim, after watching a wrecked Japanese car blocking his way from the late Kim Il Sung’s mausoleum on January 1, issued the edict. Therefore, North Korean authorities started to collect and prohibited use of Japanese cars except a few that were gift of Kim Jong Il to several movie actors and athletes and those belonged to police and army Corps of Engineer. However, it is questionable whether such order would be actually carried out while the country is heavily suffering lack of means of transportation. This is why some analysts suggest that Kim’s order is aimed at tightening the control of society. So far, most of the middle-class North Koreans or low-ranking party officials have been using Japanese cars, whereas the richest riding Mercedes. Also, Korean-Japanese who immigrated into the North are fond of the cars they used to drive in Japan. So the number of Japanese-built cars is more than that of any other country. While still ordinary people could not even dream of possessing a Japanese car, the price of it has been significantly lowered since early 90s when smuggling of used automobiles from Japan through China began. These cheap, imported Japanese used cars are favorites of North Korea’s small-but-growing group of businesspeople. In fact, Japanese used cars are the most beloved among North Korean people. A North Korean businessman who is involved in Sino-Korean trade in Dandong, China, said in a telephone interview on Tuesday “Now, everybody is riding car instead of train because of poor electricity situation. If Japanese-made cars are confiscated, how can we move around?”The person, Mr. H, said that he used a Nissan early this month and questioned the order’s practicability (the confiscation order was issued on January 1). And H suggested that the order might have been confiscation of ‘illegal automobiles.’ According to H, many rich North Koreans register their cars as public use, in collaboration of public companies. Public companies sell their plates to those who offer cash. Once registered as public use, one’s car does not have to pay tax and is easier to receive travel permit thus attractive to the businesspeople. In addition, H conjectured another reason: Kim Jong Il could have abhorred Japanese participation in anti-NK economic sanctions. North Korean authorities distributed Russian Volga automobiles and Romanian Dacia sedans to local party secretaries and senior army officers in the 80s. However, after the communist bloc’s collapse, spare parts have no longer been provided and most of the cars are now unusable. As a result, North Korean government allowed import of Japanese used cars from China in mid-90s. Entire border patrol unit in North Hamgyong Province placed into quarantine following “paratyphoid” outbreak By Daily NK – 2007.02.21 1:46pm There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest News RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

B.C. court approves plan to return US$3.5 million to defrauded investors

first_img DoJ launches task force to tackle Covid-19 fraud Closeup of mallet being hit on stacked coins at table in courtroom andreypopov/123RF Imposters among us, CSA warns In 2014, a BCSC hearing panel found that Bossteam, along with Yan Zhu (a.k.a. Rachel Zhu) and Guan Qiang Zhang, “committed fraud, illegally distributed securities, and withheld information from BCSC investigators.”Last year, the BCSC sought court approval to appoint a receiver to administer a claims process for funds the regulator had frozen.“The BCSC always looks for opportunities to return money to victims of securities misconduct so it was important for us to apply to have a receiver appointed to run a claims process in this complex matter,” said Doug Muir, director of enforcement at the BCSC, in a statement. “Having now obtained the court’s approval, the receiver can return a substantial amount of money to many investors who suffered losses because of the misconduct in this case.”The BCSC reports that the court also granted its application to pay interest to investors, and to assess claims that were filed after the deadline to apply for restitution in the case. Related news The Supreme Court of British Columbia has approved a plan for returning millions dollars to investors who lost money in the Bossteam E-Commerce Inc. fraud.The B.C. Securities Commission (BCSC) announced on Friday that the court approved a distribution plan proposed by the company’s receiver, Grant Thornton Ltd., which would see approximately US$3.5 million returned to 451 investors. Keywords FraudCompanies British Columbia Securities Commission James Langton Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Retail trading surge on regulators’ radar, Vingoe sayslast_img read more

JIPO to Stage Creativity Expo on April 24

first_imgAdvertisements JIPO to Stage Creativity Expo on April 24 CommerceApril 20, 2009 RelatedJIPO to Stage Creativity Expo on April 24 RelatedJIPO to Stage Creativity Expo on April 24center_img RelatedJIPO to Stage Creativity Expo on April 24 FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Jamaica Intellectual Property Office (JIPO) will be staging a Creativity Expo on April 24, which will showcase examples of Jamaican ingenuity in the areas of copyright and related rights.The one-day event, slated for Emancipation Park in Kingston from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., is part of activities to mark Intellectual Property Week, which is being observed from April 20 to 26.In an interview with JIS News, Manager of the Copyright and Related Rights Directorate at JIPO, Philippa Davies, said that the event is targeted at artists, sculptors, cartoonists, producers, entertainers, designers and other persons involved in creating and inventing products.“We will be having booths manned by individuals and companies involved in the different types of intellectual properties, including persons from the copyright world, whether artistic, literary or music; from the trademarks and business community; persons from the patents world; inventors and innovators; design world; as well as representatives from the geographical indications community,” she outlined.The event will include mini workshops and seminars focusing on the issue of protecting and exploiting intellectual property rights.The day’s proceedings will close with a concert from 4: 00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. featuring dancers, drummers, poets, an “innovative fashion show” and singers such as Pam Hall, Kerron Ennis and I-Octane.Intellectual Property Week is being observed under the theme: ‘Creativity: Protect. Collect. Respect’.The week incorporates the celebration of World Book and Copyright Day on April 23, and World Intellectual Property Day on April 26. JIPO has been observing the week since 1998.For further information on JIPO and the week of activities, please contact the office at 960-1852 or visit the website at www.jipo.gov.jm.last_img read more

Business Department and Home Office to open up almost 3,000 Civil Service job roles outside of London

first_imgBusiness Department and Home Office to open up almost 3,000 Civil Service job roles outside of London Almost 3,000 central government jobs will be brought to regions outside London and South East EnglandBEIS will be moving 865 roles to 6 locations across the UK – Salford, Birmingham, Cardiff and Darlington, and two new locations: Belfast and EdinburghHome Office will develop 1950 roles, including to a new Innovation Centre in Stoke-On-Trent, which will accommodate more than 500 roles by 2025Almost 3,000 Civil Service job roles will be opened up outside London and the South-East by 2025, Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng and Home Secretary Priti Patel jointly announced today (Wednesday 19 May).This forms part of a cross-government move – the Places for Growth scheme – to ensure policy makers reflect the communities they serve, while levelling up by ensuring economic growth and job opportunities are more evenly distributed across the UK.Today’s announcement sees the Home Office, which already has more than 40% of its workforce outside of London and South East, expanding its regional presence by at least 1,950 roles, as well as BEIS overseeing the growth of 865 roles meaning 30% of its workforce will be outside of London by 2025.Home Office presence including Senior Civil Service roles, under Places for Growth is expected to increase in smaller cities and large towns including Stoke-on-Trent, Peterborough, Salford and Solihull as well as in Metropolitan locations and in the devolved administrations including Sheffield, Cardiff, Belfast, Manchester and Edinburgh.The Home Office is also in the process of establishing a new Innovation Centre in Stoke-on-Trent, which will accommodate case-working roles and an Asylum hub. Over 5 years the Stoke hub will in total accommodate more than 500 roles. The plans will bring operational, policy and corporate functions to the city, providing a pipeline of exciting career paths for the local community with an apprentice first policy for hiring at junior grades.The BEIS workforce is to be grown in Salford, Birmingham, Cardiff and Darlington, and expanded to new locations in Belfast and Edinburgh, with an ambition to build a presence in Preston in the longer term. These plans will mean a total of 1,350 department roles outside of London by 2025, an increase of 865 from today.This plan will ensure the Business and Energy Department, responsible for areas including business growth, industrial policy, renewable energy, science, research and development, and employment rights, is represented by policymakers operating across all 4 corners of the UK, strengthening the bonds of Union.Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng said:We are doubling down on our commitment to level up every region of the UK, so that every part of the country can share in the UK’s future prosperity.Our policy developers and decision-makers must reflect the communities they serve. Relocating these Civil Service roles will ensure central government hears the voice of local communities louder and clearer than ever before, while creating hubs of economic opportunity and growth across the UK.Home Secretary Priti Patel said:Day in day out thousands of Home Office staff work tirelessly to keep the public safe, cut crime, and improve our immigration system.It is so important that they represent the communities they serve, and by creating 500 new Home Office jobs in Stoke-on-Trent the government is delivering on its promise to level up communities across the country and build a safer, fairer and more prosperous UK.BEIS civil service roles will be shifted through natural turnover creating jobs in regional offices as and when vacancies arise from London, meaning current staff will not be required to relocate from London unless they want to. The Business Department will draw on a combination of regional offices and flexible working to ensure an efficient spread of roles.This announcement will also see both the Business Secretary, Home Secretary and other government ministers spending an increasing amount of time outside of London, ensuring local communities feel better represented and providing new opportunities to better tailor policies to meet regional needs.As part of the government’s commitment to levelling up every region of the UK, the Chancellor announced at Budget 2020 that the government would shift 22,000 Civil Service jobs out of London by the end of the decade – with a target for 25% of roles to be outside London by 2025.Today’s announcement sees both departments committing to going above and beyond this goal with the Home Office expecting to significantly expand its diverse regional representations, while BEIS aims to exceed this goal with 30% of BEIS roles to be outside of Westminster by 2025.Today’s announcement follows a cross-government drive to bring jobs to regions, with the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government establishing a new headquarters in Wolverhampton, and the Cabinet Office and Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office bringing new jobs to Scotland. BEIS will also be joining up with the Treasury and other government departments at the new Economic Campus in Darlington, which was announced by HM Treasury earlier this year.NotesA full breakdown of Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy plans can be seen below. A full breakdown for Home Office will be confirmed in due course.LocationCurrent staff numbersPhase 1 Growth expectedTotal by 2025Salfordc.10c.410420Birmingham150175325Cardiff7555130Darlington20105125Other locations incl. Aberdeen230–230Belfast–6060Edinburgh–6060Preston–––Total4858651350(30% of core BEIS workforce) /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Aberdeen, commonwealth, Darlington, employment, Government, housing, immigration, innovation, Local Government, London, Peterborough, renewable energy, Scotland, Sheffield, UK, UK Governmentlast_img read more