Posts Tagged ‘approaches’

Thames Tideway Tunnel to bring benefits worth up to almost £13bn

Comments Off | 11-14-2015

The new state-of-the-art Thames Tideway Tunnel is set to bring environmental benefits worth up to almost £13bn, the Environment Minister Rory Stewart has announced.
New figures show the benefits of the tunnel, which include preventing millions of tonnes of sewage flowing into the river every year, improving water quality to better protect our precious marine wildlife

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Chance to find out more about £7 million roundabout upgrade near Silverstone this weekend

Comments Off | 11-14-2015

Highways England is carrying out the £7 million scheme to improve capacity and journey times by widening the roundabout junction, upgrading the layout, approaches, signals and crossing facilities.
The scheme will also give the roundabout the capacity it needs for the future, supporting thousands of new homes and jobs in the area and an expected increase

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£25 million injection to help ‘life-changing’ children’s services

Comments Off | 04-1-2015

The Department for Education’s voluntary and community sector (VCS) grants will be used to reform or deliver life-changing services over the next year.
After a competitive application process, the department has chosen 94 projects that will make the biggest impact on children, young people and their families.
For the first time the department has separately identified mental

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Cold water could heat one million homes

Comments Off | 04-1-2015

At least one million homes and businesses across England could be tapping into clean renewable heat hidden in our waterways, a new online tool for communities has revealed.
The innovative and interactive online map has revealed the secret energy in over 4,000 rivers, estuaries, canals and coastal sites across the country that together could provide over

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OECD Social Impact Investment report: Rob Wilson speech

Comments Off | 04-1-2015

It is great to be here with you today to launch this important report on social investment.
I want to begin by saying thank you and congratulations both to the OECD, for putting this report together, and to all of you who have helped make it happen.
I particularly want to thank Sir Ronald Cohen who has done so

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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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£12 million to help people with mental health problems get back into work

Comments Off | 12-16-2014

Nearly half (46%) of people claiming Employment and Support Allowance have mental health conditions while mental ill-health is estimated to cost taxpayers and businesses £105 billion a year in health and police services, welfare benefits and sickness absence.
Four pilot areas will use the funding to test whether better coordination of mental health and employment services

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£85,000 of improvements planned on the A40 Longford Roundabout

Comments Off | 11-14-2014

The roundabout forms the junction between the A40 and A38, close to Gloucester city centre and we are improving the flow of traffic by making improvements to the approaches and on the roundabout itself.
Work starts on Monday, 17 November and will last for two months.
Highways Agency project sponsor, Dave Stock, said,
The works are one of

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Work to start on £5.3 million improvement to A483 and A55 junction

Comments Off | 08-27-2014

The £5.3 million project, part of the Government’s £317 million pinch point programme, is designed to support nearby Chester Business Park and help generate investment which will potentially lead to more than 11,500 jobs and 1,700 homes in the area by 2020.
Work to remodel the A55 and A483 roundabout south of the city, one of

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Financial Reporting Advisory Board publishes 17th annual report

Comments Off | 05-11-2014

The Financial Reporting Advisory Board (FRAB) today published its 17th annual report. The report highlights that the year reflected in the report saw some of the difficulties faced in changing accounting guidance when related to fundamental questions about how the public sector approaches aspects of reporting – in particular control and the use of fair

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