New multi million Pound Arts
School for Liverpool
VINCI Construction UK has completed work on a
new £18.2m high school in Liverpool, Merseyside. St John Bosco
Arts College is a 3 storey Catholic comprehensive school for girls
aged 11 to 18. Specialising in the arts, the new building provides a
performance area, as well as an all weather sports pitch and a
multi games area located in the middle of the development.
The new building was constructed adjacent to the former school,
which is now being demolished. John Fowler, Project Manager for VINCI Construction UK, said:-
"The new building really addresses the specialist requirements of
the college. We were delighted to provide the facilities that
support the arts curriculum of the school, which will be enjoyed by
both students and staff. "
VINCI Construction UK's client, Neptune Developments,
is providing this major regeneration project on behalf of Liverpool
City Council and the arts college is just part of a larger £170m
programme to build a dozen schools in the area.
Employing local labour and suppliers was a key focus for the
project, as well as providing 6 site apprenticeship placements to
help create employment and opportunities for young people in the
The construction team also took part in Get into Construction, a
learning and development programme in conjunction with the Prince's
Trust. This gave 12 young people aged 18 to 25, a taste of the
construction industry. They spent 2 weeks working on the project and
a fortnight learning the theory behind the different construction
tomorrow's top tax talent
HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC)
is searching for more than 250 graduates to join its graduate
training scheme. The graduates will join the specially designed
4 year Tax Specialist Programme, gaining skills across all of HMRC's
activities. This could include investigating tax fraud, unravelling
complex tax avoidance schemes and scrutinising the tax affairs of
The department is looking for graduates with at least a 2:2 degree
in any discipline to apply for the challenging scheme. Last year
around 11,700 graduates applied for 200 places.
Edward Troup, Second Permanent Secretary of HMRC said:-
"HMRC's work is incredibly varied, and our graduate programme
attracts thousands of graduates each year. This is our biggest
intake yet and we're looking for bright, motivated graduates who
want to play a part in collecting the money that makes the UK's
vital public services run."
Graduates can find out about the Tax Specialist Programme via the
website and at HMRC's
Tax Professional Graduate Facebook
Applications for the scheme close on Wednesday, 26 November 2014.
urged to write a Will
LOCAL law firm Maxwell
Hodge is urging local residents to make a Will following shocking
statistics that reveal 66% of us do not plan for when we die.
The firm is holding a free advice seminar on Wills on the 20
October 2014, at the Gild Hall in Formby to help local residents plan
better for the future.
Michael Yates, solicitor at Maxwell Hodge said:- "Death is
something that most of us would rather not think about and perhaps
this is why around 70% of people die without leaving a Will; the
main reason for this is 'not having the time to get around to it'."
Recent research by 'Unbiased' revealed that more than 29.5 million
people in the UK have not made a Will and more than 10% of people
without a Will believe their estate will go to the right people
According to Michael, the reality is if you do not make a Will your
estate can be hit by everything from higher inheritance tax to your
assets being given to people you would not choose to be
beneficiaries. Michael advises that making a Will is inexpensive and
will save money and heartache for loved ones in the future.
Michael Yates said:- "There are many misconceptions
surrounding Wills. People incorrectly assume that 'everything will
automatically pass to my spouse' or that they do not need a Will
because they do not see themselves as being particularly 'wealthy'
but this may not always be the case."
Michael's recommendation to anyone considering a Will is to always
use a reputable law firm when drafting a Will, preferably a member
of the Solicitors for the Elderly.
He also warns that if you use a Will Writing firm, be careful. He
said:- "If you use a Will Writing firm, be extra vigilant. You
are paying for a service but often getting a fraction of the legal
advice you require. Will Writers are not always adequately
qualified, trained or insured and if something goes wrong, there is
no safety net as they are not regulated."
For further information on Wills, Equity Release, Inheritance Tax
and Lasting Powers of Attorney call:- 01704 872 156 to book your place
at the free seminar.