Posts Tagged ‘additional’

New £5 million school bike training programme to create safe and confident young riders

Comments Off | 03-10-2016

New cycle training with £5 million Department for Transport (DfT) funding to teach safe riding early, provide maintenance education and encourage family cycling has been announced by Cycling Minister Robert Goodwill today (Sunday 6 March 2016).
Pilots of the Bikeability Plus scheme in 18 areas across England have shown that the number of

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Coating technologies for manufacturing: apply for business funds

Comments Off | 12-16-2015

Innovate UK is to invest up to £2 million in innovative business studies into new surface engineering and coating technologies that will help the UK to lead the way in advanced manufacturing.
The competition covers new technologies that could enhance the way components perform, such as improved anti-fouling, corrosion-protection and wear-resistance.
These technologies will improve the UK’s

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Government launches review to improve university research funding

Comments Off | 12-16-2015

Universities and Science Minister Jo Johnson today (16 December 2015) launched a UK-wide review of university research funding to cut red tape so that universities can focus more on delivering the world-leading research for which the UK is renowned.
Following the decision to protect the £4.7 billion annual science and research budget in real terms during

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Hospitals get £1.8 billion for sustainability and transformation

Comments Off | 12-16-2015

The money will also help challenged hospitals to achieve financial balance while focusing on changing the way they provide high quality care for patients, the Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt announced today.
This helps fulfil the NHS’s own plan for the future, which the government promised to fund at the election with an additional £10 billion by

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Derby residents show overwhelming backing for £220m A38 junction improvements

Comments Off | 11-19-2015

More than 80% of residents responding to a Highways England consultation agreed that the Little Eaton, Markeaton and Kingsway islands need improvements.
Project manager Monica Corso-Griffiths explained:
We had a phenomenal response to this consultation. More than 1,200 people came to see us at the event, and 739 of those responded in writing.
A huge 81% backed improvements

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Army Reserve Centre undergoes £1.275 million refurbishment

Comments Off | 11-19-2015

The building, home to Headquarters Company and 118 Recovery Company of 104 Battalion, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME), required refurbishment to improve the operational and training capability of the battalion.
The work has included refurbishing offices, the conference room and officers’ and sergeants’ messes; converting rooms to provide additional offices; providing new classroom facilities; reflooring

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Top business leaders from UK and India agree to reinvigorate trade, investment and collaboration at UK/India CEO Forum

Comments Off | 11-19-2015

Business leaders from the UK and India today (13 November 2015) signalled their commitment to improving trade, investment and economic collaboration as they met at the UK/India CEO Forum.
During the meeting at Downing Street, the Prime Minister encouraged company chairs and chief executives to identify the best ways to build new trade partnerships and investment opportunities

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Investigation into finances at The Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Comments Off | 11-19-2015

Monitor will examine the causes of the deterioration and what steps can be taken to ensure improvements are made on behalf of patients.
The trust, which provides services to around 550,000 people in Bournemouth, Christchurch, East Dorset and part of the New Forest, has forecast a deficit of over £10 million for the current financial year.
While

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Enterprise Nation government exchange event: Matt Hancock speech

Comments Off | 11-19-2015

It’s a pleasure to be back in front of a small business audience.
Before I got into politics I worked for my family’s own small business, a software firm near Chester, employing just under 40 people. That’s why I’m so passionate about making Britain the best place to start and grow a business.
Now I help run

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Measures to introduce mandatory right to work checks on taxi and private hire drivers

Comments Off | 11-19-2015

The proposals mean licensing authorities must conduct checks on applicants to ensure they are in the UK lawfully, and that they have permission to work before granting a licence.
Under the plans, driver and operator licences can’t be issued for a period any longer than the length of a person’s permission to live and work in

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