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City-of-London.com is a unique independent, digital media, publishing, advertising, sponsorship and content marketing platform for the financial services industry.

The UK Government's objective is simply expressed - To rebuild the UK Economy & double Exports by 2020.

UK Export Drives, Inward Investment Promotions, Enterprise Zones, City Deals, Startups, Local Enterprise Partnerships, International Trade Initiatives, Innovation & Sustainable Development are all part of the Government's strategy to create a dynamic & prosperous society.

The City-of-london.com's objective is provide a Digital platform for the Business Information that will help achieve increased Efficiency & hence Growth.

As Brands seek become Publishers, the City-of-london.com will help lever their important content.

UK Exports
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The UK government aims to help double the UK’s exports to £1 trillion by 2020.

The UK government aims to remain one of the top countries for ease of doing business, by providing more support for British Exporters & offering competitive corporation.

India, on track to become the 4th largest world economy by 2022, is a massively important market to UK Exporters.
Inward Investment
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Encouragement of inward UK investment by overseas companies is a UK Government high priority.

Results released by UKTI confirm that the UK remains the leading destination for foreign direct investment in Europe.

(i)The UK saw 1,559 investment projects secured – 11% up on the previous year.

(ii)170,000 jobs - 51% higher than in the previous year, 60,000 new jobs & 110,000 existing jobs safeguarded.

(iii)UKTI and its partners delivered 85% of the projects secured.

All regions of the UK attracted higher numbers of investment projects in 2012/13 than in the previous year.

 

Enterprise Zones
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25 English Enterprise Zones have been awarded to LEPs.

EZs offer companies benefits such as: Business Rates relief worth up to £275,000 over 5 years, simplified planning process, superfast broadband up to 100 MB, bespoke package of recruitment & business support.

Companies will also benefit from support from the Manufacturing Advisory Service & UK Trade & Investment (UKTI)’s network of international trade advisors.
City Deals
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City Deals is a new Government initiative to give real power to city authorities so they can create economic growth.

Critical mass will be achieved by bringing together governments, cities, neighbouring authorities & local business leaders.

28 City Deals have been approved for all the major conurbations throughout England .

They seek to recapture the dynamism & enterprise of cities like Manchester, Sheffield & Birmingham during Queen Victoria's reign.
Startups
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Startups are the lifeblood of the UK Economy.

The Start Up Loans Company is a government funded initiative to help entrepreneurs across England and Northern Ireland. The scheme provides start up support in the form of a repayable loan together with a business mentor.

Lord Young, driving force behind the scheme, estimates that 900,000 more jobs across our country would be created if the British could match the entrepreneurialism of the USA.

With support like this, starting a business is an exciting & viable option for young people to create a career for themselves.
Local Enterprise Partnerships
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The UK Coalition Government has set up 39 Local Enterprise Partnerships across England to help evenly rebalance the economy & expand industry sectors.

The Government has created a £730 million fund to help the LEP's fund infrastructure developments.

Private sector growth is supported by reduced tax levels, less planning & administrative burdens.

LEPs are partnerships between local authorities & private sector businesses, free from central control.

LEPs help determine local economic priorities, stimulate economic growth & create local jobs.

 



Fracking
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Our potential prize from fracking is huge.....Michael Fallon, Minister for Energy & Business.

An exciting new resource for Britain contributing to energy security, growth & jobs.

This Government considers the development of our massive shale deposits as absolutely vital for both present & future generations.

Local residents will be compensated for any disruption at the rate of £100,000 for each exploratory well site.

1% of revenues at the production stage which could amount to £10 million would be a massive help to local people.

For straightforward factual information on shale please access Shale Q&As.

 

International Trade
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The Government is there to help companies increase their International Trade & Exports.

If your company encounters problems doing business outside of the UK, contact the UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) or the Trade Policy Unit (TPU) immediately.

Problems can result from trade barriers, lack of information or misunderstandings about rules.

Innovation
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Innovation is a key driver for economic growth.

Through the Technology Strategy Board (TSB) the Government is providing over £1 billion to support innovative businesses.

The TSB is 2 years into a 4 year strategy to monetarise ideas.

Concept to Commercialisation aims to minimise the development time from idea to viable business.

Seven R&D Innovation Centres appropriately called High Value Manufacturing(HMV)Catapults will be located in Glasgow, Sheffield,Teesside,Coventry, Rotherham, Bristol & London.

They will focus on the digital economy,HMV, satellite applications, cell therapy, offshore renewable energy, future cities & transport systems

 

Sustainable Development
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Sustainable development is a key commitment of the UK Government.

In essence, this means providing & improving quality of life for this generation whilst protecting the future life styles of our children & their children.

The Sustainable Development Specific Impact Test is used to assess sustainability issues of proposed developments.