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The Government has announced the doubling of funding for the Train to Gain scheme which is a part of an investment programme which will see over £11 billion a year invested in education, employment and training. The Scheme offers bespoke skills brokerage to enable all employers to identify and then meet their skills needs.
The OFT with help from the Local Authority Trading Standards Services (TSS) is carrying out a web sweep of the UK’s top 600 retail websites to ensure that they comply with key requirements of online shopping laws, especially those of the Distance Selling Regulations, which provide additional protection for shoppers when buying remotely.
Public and political opinion may be turning back in favour of nuclear power, as security of energy supply and reducing carbon emissions force their way up the political agenda, according to a new report by Datamonitor.
Online sales are set to quadruple to £162 billion over the next decade, predicts uSwitch.com. During the run up to Christmas, 27 million shoppers will spend a record-breaking £14 billion online, making Britain the web-commerce capital of Europe. British broadband users now spend more time shopping online than banking, gaming, or downloading music.

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