Archive for December, 2014

Multi-million pound fund for cities to take driving seat in green car revolution

Comments Off | 12-31-2014

Local authorities are invited to bid for a share of the £35 million go ultra low city scheme which they can use in a range of ways to support ultra-low emission vehicles (ULEVs), such as installing charge-points for electric cars and introducing low emission zones.
Other measures they can use the fund for include changing planning rules

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New AAIB beta website on GOV.UK and survey

Comments Off | 12-27-2014

The AAIB, along with many other government departments and agencies, is required to move its website to the GOV.UK platform. The goal is for the GOV.UK site to be the single place to find government information.
Please try this new site which is under development and please provide us with feedback by completing our short survey. You

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Government funded spider venom project to provide lifeline for bees

Comments Off | 12-27-2014

Businesses and universities across the UK will benefit from £16 million of funding from government and industry to solve some of the world’s greatest agricultural challenges.
This £16 million is part of the second round of funding to be distributed through the £70 million Agri-Tech Catalyst, announced as part of the UK Industrial Strategy for Agricultural Technologies

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£6 billion funding to tackle potholes and improve local roads

Comments Off | 12-26-2014

A record £6 billion will be spent on tackling potholes and improving local roads between 2015 and 2021, Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin announced today (23 December 2014).
The investment amounts to £976 million a year, enough to fix around 18 million potholes across the country.
It is the first time councils have been given locked-in funding over

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Comments Off | 12-26-2014

On Friday 19 December Eastbourne Magistrates Court heard how Duncan Grant, a Director of Croeso (Lydd) Ltd, had been charged by the Marine Management Organisation with failing to submit sales notes between February and April 2014.
Buyers of first sale fish are required by law to submit sales notes within 48 hours of fish being landed to

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Final stage of £5.3 million Chester to Wales road scheme

Comments Off | 12-26-2014

The Highways Agency project at the roundabout linking the A55 to the A483 near Chester will see traffic lights installed as well as road widening improvements made to parts of the junction.
Mark Mosley, Project Manager at the Highways Agency, said:
This is major project to tackle congestion and improve journey times on the route between Chester

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Highways Agency invests £330,000 on A40 to reduce congestion and boost economy

Comments Off | 12-26-2014

The Highways Agency is beginning £330,000 of improvements next month around Over Roundabout on the A40 at Gloucester.
The Over Roundabout is located to the northwest of Gloucester and is the primary route into the city for vehicles travelling from the West.
We are improving the flow of traffic by making improvements to the approaches and on

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Innovation in agriculture: funding opportunities for business

Comments Off | 12-25-2014

Businesses are invited to apply for the latest round of funding from the £70 million Agri-Tech Catalyst, set up to support innovative solutions to global agricultural challenges.
The Agri-Tech Catalyst is run by Innovate UK in partnership with theBiotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council.
Its aim is to make the UK a world leader in agricultural technology,

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Government gets further £1.36 billion of taxpayers’ money back from Icesave collapse

Comments Off | 12-20-2014

The Economic Secretary to the Treasury, Andrea Leadsom, has today confirmed that the government has recovered a further £1.36 billion from the Landsbanki estate in Iceland, which operated as Icesave in the UK, following its collapse at the height of the financial crisis. The government has now recovered 85% of its total claim from the

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£31.7 million boost for ‘life-changing’ SEND reforms

Comments Off | 12-18-2014

The Department for Education has today (17 December 2014) announced it will invest a further £31.7 million in 2015 to 2016 to help local authorities in England continue to meet the costs of implementing the special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) reforms.
Children and Families Minister, Edward Timpson, said:
Our reforms put children and parents right at

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