Posts Tagged ‘awarded’

Help for airside shoppers to receive more VAT savings

Comments Off | 12-31-2015

The Chancellor, George Osborne has launched a review into airport sales to make sure VAT savings are being passed on to shoppers.
As thousands of travellers head off for New Year’s getaways, the Chancellor confirmed that the extensive review will make sure that VAT relief in airports is leading to savings for shoppers, as it is

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Farming Recovery Fund extended to all parts of Lancashire and Yorkshire

Comments Off | 12-31-2015

Farmers hit by Storm Eva flooding in Lancashire and Yorkshire will receive emergency funding of up to £20,000 each, Environment Secretary Elizabeth Truss announced today (31 December 2015).
The Farming Recovery Fund, originally launched to help farmers hit by Storm Desmond in Cumbria, Northumberland and parts of Lancashire, will now be extended to farmers in all

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More public exhibitions for Operation Stack lorry area consultation

Comments Off | 12-31-2015

Six events, in Folkestone, Ashford, Dover, Sellindge and Hawkinge, will give people the opportunity to find out more about the proposals and put their questions directly to members of the project team.
Proposals for a major new lorry area that would help improve Kent’s resilience when services across the English Channel are disrupted were announced on

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Half a million Welsh homes and businesses benefitting from superfast broadband

Comments Off | 12-31-2015

Government superfast broadband rollout reaches more than 3.5 million UK homes and businesses
Almost nine out ten UK homes now able to get superfast speeds, up from 0% in 2009
Every home and business in the UK now guaranteed speeds of at least 2Mbps
UK broadband rollout the fastest of its kind anywhere in the world

More than 500,000

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£369 million MOD Hercules support deal sustains 1,200 UK jobs

Comments Off | 12-31-2015

The Hercules aircraft – one of the RAF’s workhorses – are a vital part of its transport fleet, carrying troops, supplies and equipment in support of operations around the world. Recently, they have been involved in humanitarian relief efforts in Iraq, Nepal and South Sudan.
The support contract plays a crucial role in maintaining the aircraft’s

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Re-imagining the high street: 3 companies win £3 million funding

Comments Off | 10-6-2015

Innovate UK has awarded funding to 3 British technology companies in a competition called ‘Re-imagining the High Street’.
The aim of the competition was to find solutions to the challenges facing the UK high street including:

the rise of online shopping which increased by 14.7% in July 2015 compared to the same month in 2014
rising town centre

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New contracts anticipated to save over £50 million on government travel and venue hire

Comments Off | 09-15-2015

The Crown Commercial Service (CCS) has awarded a suite of contracts that mark a new approach to how travel and accommodation services are sourced. Instead of a traditional framework agreement, CCS split the provision into 4 separate contracts. This gives central government departments the ability to access much more competitive rates including special offers, and promotional

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Train manufacturing officially returns to the North East

Comments Off | 09-11-2015

Train manufacturing has officially returned to the North East as the Prime Minister, Chancellor and Transport Secretary today (Thursday 3 September 2015) opened Hitachi’s new £82 million facility in Newton Aycliffe, County Durham.
Hitachi’s decision to move train manufacturing back to the North East comes just a few years after the government awarded them with the

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£2.7 million boost for cycling in national parks

Comments Off | 02-5-2015

Five national parks are set to benefit from more than £2.7 million to help develop new cycling facilities, Transport Minister Robert Goodwill announced today (5 February 2015).
The funding will create additional cycling routes, improving links between national parks and nearby areas.
Robert Goodwill said:
I want to get more people on their bikes and this funding will

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£17.5 million for skills in Leeds City Region

Comments Off | 02-5-2015

The Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) secured this funding from the government’s Employer Ownership of Skills Pilot (EOP). The funding will be awarded to small and medium-sized businesses in the Leeds City Region to invest in the skills of their workforces, enabling them to develop and grow their business. This is supported by more than £20

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