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£16 million Youth Engagement Fund promoted around the country

Comments Off | 07-18-2014

Through joint funding from the Cabinet Office, Department for Work and Pension and the Ministry of Justice, it aims to support up to 18,000 young people in over 100 schools in England.
The fund is being promoted around the country this week with events in Leeds and London to tell potential bidders about the overall aims

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€300m in Euro funding for UK carbon capture project

Comments Off | 07-17-2014

A UK carbon storage project that would support up to 2,000 jobs and provide clean electricity to more than 630,000 homes today received a funding boost of €300m from the European Commission.
The White Rose project, based at Britain’s largest coal-fired power station, the Drax plant in Yorkshire, is one of Europe’s first carbon capture and

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Details of £5 million fund to repair, protect, and conserve First World War memorials revealed

Comments Off | 07-6-2014

Details of a £5 million fund to conserve and protect war memorials were revealed today by Prime Minister David Cameron and Culture Secretary Sajid Javid.
The fund, originally announced by the Prime Minister at the end of last year, will support a range of different projects including:

Up to £3 million for the War Memorials Trust over

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Local government finance: CIPFA speech

Comments Off | 07-6-2014

‘It is my business to know what other people don’t know.’
Those were the words Sir Arthur Conan Doyle put into Sherlock Holmes at the start of The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle.
This year, Westminster Council made it their business to know what other people didn’t know.
When a number of people failed to respond to a

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£8.5 million issued for Green Deal Home Improvement Fund in first two weeks

Comments Off | 06-30-2014

£8.5 million has been issued for the new Green Deal Home Improvement Fund during the scheme’s first two weeks, according to industry estimates.
The figure represents a £6 million surge from the first week, during which £2.6 million was issued to households in England and Wales.
A total 2821 applications have been made for the Green Deal

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New guide to help you find the right finance for business growth

Comments Off | 06-30-2014

Produced by British Business Bank and Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), the launch of the Business Finance Guidecomes the day after the government introduced the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill which includes measures to increase the availability and sources of investment for small businesses by opening up access to small business credit data and

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£1.1 billion defence estate contracts awarded

Comments Off | 05-17-2014

The prime contracts have been awarded under the next generation estate contracts (NGEC) programme to the following companies:

national housing prime (NHP) contract, valued at £626 million, to CarillionAmey (Housing Prime) Ltd
national training estate prime (NTEP) contract, valued at £322 million, to Landmarc Support Services Ltd
Scotland and Northern Ireland prime contract, valued at £152 million, to CarillionAmey

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Financial Reporting Advisory Board publishes 17th annual report

Comments Off | 05-11-2014

The Financial Reporting Advisory Board (FRAB) today published its 17th annual report. The report highlights that the year reflected in the report saw some of the difficulties faced in changing accounting guidance when related to fundamental questions about how the public sector approaches aspects of reporting – in particular control and the use of fair

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Mr Simmonds speaks at UK/Cameroon Investment Forum

Comments Off | 05-7-2014

Foreign Office Minister for Africa, Mark Simmonds, today spoke to over 500 delegates at the UK/Cameroon Investment Forum, organised by Developing Markets Associates held at Church House.
Mr Simmonds welcomed the role that British companies were currently playing in Cameroon’s financial sector. The forum aims to increase British investment in Cameroon further given the significant opportunities

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Chesterfield scrap metal firm fined £16,000 for illegal fires

Comments Off | 04-22-2014

A Chesterfield skip hire and scrap metal firm has been fined £16,000 for illegally disposing of waste by burning it.
Richard Fletcher (Metals) Ltd, based at Newbridge Lane, Old Whittington, Chesterfield, was sentenced by North East Derbyshire & Dales Magistrates on 16 April following an Environment Agency investigation.
It was on Bonfire Night last year that the

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