Posts Tagged ‘affected’

North west England floods 2015: government response

Comments Off | 12-14-2015

Government departments, councils and the Environment Agency are working together to do everything they can to help communities recover from the extreme weather during December 2015.
Latest situation: 14 December 2015
Work to identify additional flood protection measures for Cumbrian communities affected by extreme weather events like the recent record rainfall has been announced.
With flood alerts and warnings

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The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act is here

Comments Off | 11-19-2015

The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act received Royal Assent in March 2015. It’s expected to be implemented to the timescales set out below.
The measures that affect companies aim to:

reduce red tape
increase the quality of information on the public register
enhance transparency

The Act intends to provide a boost to the economy, making it easier for businesses to

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£600,000 study to explore East of England transport scheme

Comments Off | 09-16-2015

Highways England has appointed Arup to carry out a study into improving the A1 from its junction with the M25 to Peterborough. In particular, it will look at the case for improving the non-motorway section linking the two parts of the A1(M) to motorway standard.
The strategic study, which is part of the government’s Road Investment

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John Manzoni speaks about increasing commercial capability in the Civil Service

Comments Off | 09-16-2015

In this video John Manzoni, Chief Executive of the Civil Service and Permanent Secretary of the Cabinet Office, explains to potential Fast Stream applicants why increasing commercial capability is the Civil Service’s highest priority.

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Syria refugees: UK government response

Comments Off | 09-16-2015

In the first 6 months of 2015, more than 220,000 people were detected crossing the Mediterranean to Europe. Many of these are fleeing the conflict in Syria: the conflict has killed over 220,000 and forced more than 11 million to flee their homes.
The UK government is taking part in the UN’s programme to resettle refugees

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CMA provisionally clears foundation trust hospitals merger

Comments Off | 08-14-2015

Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (ASP) and Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (RSC) provide clinical services from their sites in Ashford, Chertsey and Guildford.
The proposed merger was referred for an in-depth phase 2 inquiry in February after an initial Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) investigation found that the proposed acquisition might

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M6 speed limit returns to 70mph near Sandbach

Comments Off | 08-14-2015

Contractors for Highways England began work on the bridges in January this year and a 50mph limit was introduced for safety reasons, due to the temporary narrow lanes on the motorway.
The northbound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, on Tuesday 18 August between junction 16 at Crewe and junction 18 at Middlewich

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Derailment of a container train, Washwood Heath – Update

Comments Off | 08-14-2015

At 08:03 hrs, the failure of signalling equipment in the vicinity of Washwood Heath West Junction, following the passage of train 4O14, alerted the Network Rail signaller to a possible problem with that train. It was subsequently discovered that the train had derailed and then re-railed when crossing from the Up Derby Slow line to

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County Durham directors receive lengthy bans after overstating sales by over £1bn

Comments Off | 08-14-2015

John and Carmel Billany were disqualified as directors for nine years and three years six months respectively after they had inflated the company’s turnover from around £3 million, to an annual turnover of £1.2 billion in order to obtain finance.
The company, which supplied hydraulic components, became insolvent in September 2013 after owing money to a

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River Thames boaters to carry on cruising thanks to £1 million investment from Environment Agency

Comments Off | 08-14-2015

The Environment Agency confirmed yesterday (Tuesday 11 August) which of its 45 locks on the non-tidal River Thames are in line for improvement works during the remainder of this financial year.
In all, 8 lock sites will have a total of more than £1 million spent on them. The seven-figure investment will ensure the locks and

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