Archive for June, 2014

New £50m fund to help most disadvantaged 3- and 4-year-olds

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Three- and four-year-olds from low-income families are to benefit from a new £50 million fund unveiled today helping to prevent them falling behind before they have even started school.
The new early years pupil premium, worth over £300 per pupil, is designed to narrow the attainment gap between young children from low-income families and their peers,

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

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£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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Extra £2 million of support available for adoptive families

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Over £2 million of new funding is being made available today to help adopted children settle into their new families by accessing crucial support services.
Ten councils across the country will use the new money to test drive the new Adoption Support Fund, giving families better access to essential therapy services as and when they need

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

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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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New UK investment to improve education for millions

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The UK will pledge to support the Global Partnership for Education’s plan to help up to 29 million girls and boys in developing countries receive a decent education, International Development Minister Lynne Featherstone has announced.
The investment will ensure children can attend primary and lower secondary schools, improve the quality of teaching and reduce the number

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UKTI helps StadiArena win £4 million sports stadium contract in India

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Warwickshire based StadiArena converts outdoor sports stadiums into indoor arenas. They have been working with UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) since 2010 to find new overseas customers for its technology.
StadiArena’s contract win in India means the company’s technology will be used for a new 25,000 capacity sports stadium in Ahmedabad, in the Indian state of Gujarat.

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The Glasgow School of Art to receive £5 million from UK government

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Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Danny Alexander, today (27 June 2014) announced that the government will provide £5 million pounds to The Glasgow School of Art (GSA) Mackintosh Appeal.
The GSA was founded in 1845 as one of the first government schools of design. It is widely recognised as one of Europe’s foremost university-level institutions for creative

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Cadets aim to raise £1 million for tree project honouring war dead

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The aim of the Woodland Trust’s First World War centenary woods project is to create 4 centenary woods, one in each of the 4 home nations, where thousands of trees will be planted. Many of these will be dedicated by the public in honour of their ancestors who fought in the Great War, and those

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Flexible working rights extended to more than 20 million

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Up until now, the right has only been available for carers, or people who look after children.
This has now been extended to all employees.
Today’s extension of the right to request the chance to work flexibly means more than 20 million employees can now benefit.
Flexible working helps people balance their work with responsibilities, keeping more people

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Anglian Water to pay £94,000 for sewage overflow

Comments Off | 06-24-2014

All 3 pumps at Ingrave Pumping Station, near Brentwood, Essex had failed in the early hours of Sunday 10 April 2011 and sewage polluted more than 4 kilometers of the Haverings Grove Brook.
A variety of fish species died including bullhead, stoneloach, minnow, stickleback, chub, dace and gudgeon. Many of these species were spawning at the

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