Archive for July, 2014

£4.5 million flood defence repair work well underway

Comments Off | 07-31-2014

The work will be delivered using additional funding from central government and will take place across Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Shropshire.
A number of repair projects have already been completed and others are progressing well. Repairs to the damage are planned to be completed by the end of October this year to ensure that these flood

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£9 million available for future of Maritime Autonomous Systems

Comments Off | 07-31-2014

The Ministry of Defence through the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory and in partnership with a number of associations and industry bodies is making funding available through four initiatives each addressing different areas of maritime autonomy.
Autonomy in Maritime Unmanned Vehicles offers the potential to transform the manner in which many activities are conducted at sea

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Strategic planning and transactions conference

Comments Off | 07-29-2014

Monitor, the NHS Trust Development Authority and the Foundation Trust Network are offering a 1 day, interactive event at no cost. This is in response to feedback from chairs and chief executives who said that leading change in local health economies, strategic planning and competition rules and processes are 3 priority areas where development opportunities

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Official statistics on insolvencies in England and Wales for the period April to June 2014

Comments Off | 07-29-2014

The number of company liquidations in England and Wales decreased compared with April to June 2013. Administrations, company voluntary arrangements and receiverships were also lower than a year ago.
The number of people who became insolvent in England and Wales increased compared with April to June 2013. This is because of an increase of one-fifth in

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UK assistance to Gaza this week reaches £7 million

Comments Off | 07-28-2014

The UK will provide an additional £2 million in emergency assistance for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency’s (UNRWA) Gaza Flash Appeal, International Development Secretary Justine Greening announced today, bringing to £7 million the amount released this week to help Gaza.
International Development Secretary Justine Greening said:
More than 800 Palestinians have been killed in recent

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£20 million funding to help children adopted from care

Comments Off | 07-28-2014

All schoolchildren adopted from care are to benefit from £20 million of additional pupil premium money to get the support they need to thrive at school – helping around an extra 10,000 pupils.
The extension of the funding, worth £1,900 per pupil, will help to close the attainment gap and transform pupil’s future life chances across

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Professor Jane Elliott has been appointed as Chief Executive and Deputy Chair of the Economic and Social Research Council

Comments Off | 07-26-2014

Minister for Universities and Science Greg Clark today (25 July 2014) announced the appointment of Professor Jane Elliott as Chief Executive and Deputy Chair of the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).
Greg Clark said:
I am very pleased to welcome Professor Elliott as the new Chief Executive of the ESRC. She brings to the post a range

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Welsh Secretary welcomes new IMF figures that show UK is fastest growing major economy

Comments Off | 07-26-2014

The Secretary of State for Wales Stephen Crabb MP today (25 July) welcomed the announcement from the IMF that the UK is the fastest growing major economy in the world this year.
Mr Crabb said:
Today’s announcement that UK GDP is now higher than pre-recession levels is good news for hardworking families and businesses across Wales.
Thanks to

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£100m RB plc research and development investment in the North of England welcomed by Chancellor

Comments Off | 07-24-2014

Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne MP, today (24 July 2014) welcomed the announcement by RB (Reckitt Benckiser) to invest £100 million in its consumer health R&D (research and development) operations, with the creation of a state of the art Centre of Scientific Excellence to be based in the UK.
The announcement, which will secure over

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Turning the Games into Gold: economic boost from London 2012

Comments Off | 07-23-2014

The UK economy has seen a trade and industry boost in excess of £14 billion following the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, beating the four year target of £11 billion in half the time.
As the Commonwealth Games opens in Glasgow, the second annual report on the successful legacy from the London 2012 Olympic and

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