Daily Archives: 02/02/2013

US Vice-President to Visit Downing Street

US Vice-President Joe Biden is to hold talks with Prime Minister David Cameron during a visit to London next week, it has been announced. Mr Biden will also attend a meeting of the National Security Council.  The UK will be … Continue reading

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Prime Minister Vows to Protect OAP Benefits

Universal benefits for pensioners will be protected for almost a year after the 2015 general election, Downing Street has said. The statement comes amid speculation that the winter fuel allowance and other payments could be means-tested under a new round … Continue reading

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Record Number of People Starting Apprenticeships

Figures released this week have shown that 520,600 people started an apprenticeship in 2011-12. This is a record number and the first time ever that more than half a million people have started an apprenticeship in one year.  This figure … Continue reading

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University Applications Rise

Figures out this week have shown a 3 per cent rise in the number of people in England applying for university from last year. These encouraging figures saw the number of applications in the UK rise by 3.5 per cent.  … Continue reading

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