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Mayor Nenshis 2015 to do list

by News Staff Posted Jan 4, 2015 12:25 pm MDT Calgary’s mayor hopes 2015 is the year some important work, that will improve the operations of city hall, will be completed.“I’m hoping we will get real movement on the City Charters for Calgary and Edmonton and on the Municipal Government’s Act to allow cities to work better,” Naheed Nenshi said in a year-end interview with 660News.Nenshi said he also wants to address some of the red tape issues of doing business with the city.“I’m very hopeful we’ll be able to continue doing the ‘cut red tape’ work within the City of Calgary and making this whole corporation. this whole organization, these 20,000 people even more responsive and more citizen centred. We’ve made some really good progress on that but we’re not all the way on that yet.” Nenshi said he hopes to finalize what he calls a “new fiscal” framework which would cover a number of things ranging from developer fees to a more stable and predictable funding deal with the provincial government. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Mayor Nenshi’s 2015 ” to do ” list read more

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SMMT supports investment to strengthen UK supply chain and close skills gap

Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Funding of £5.4 million awarded today by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) will help six UK automotive suppliers win new business and close the skills gap.Currently only a third of the parts used in UK-built vehicles are sourced domestically. The investment, which was announced by Business Secretary, Vince Cable, will help businesses around the country win and maintain more contracts with large automotive suppliers.The government-industry investment includes £2.7 million from the Employer Ownership Fund automotive supply chain competition. The fund enables employers to design training projects that can address skills shortages holding back their business, providing 50% match funding to the company.The winners of the first round of funding are:Benteler, CorbyBrose, CoventryGetrag, HalewoodGestamp, SedgefieldNifco, Stockton-on-TeesUnipres, SunderlandSMMT Chief Executive, Mike Hawes, said, “Strengthening the UK supply chain is essential for the future prosperity of the whole automotive industry. We have to secure skilled jobs for long-term growth so this funding will ensure that UK suppliers are well placed to take advantage of the potential £3 billion of new business opportunities available to them.” read more