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Boost for family finances as Easter getaway begins

Comments Off | 03-3-2016

Families planning an Easter break will get a boost today when the cost of their foreign holidays are slashed as children under 16 will join under 12s in being exempt from paying Air Passenger Duty (APD) in economy class.
This change, which was announced by Chancellor George Osborne in the Autumn Statement 2014 and

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£40 million government guarantee paves way for brand new student village in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

Comments Off | 02-4-2016

In another boost to the government’s plans to get Britain building, this initial deal will be crucial to unlocking private investment that will finance this new infrastructure project.
It’s the first time that a guarantee has been given to a privately-financed university accommodation project and construction can now begin on thevillage which will have over 570

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Contractor announced for £4.7million improvements in Essex

Comments Off | 12-22-2015

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Contractor announced for £4.7million improvements in Essex

From:
Highways England
First published:
22 December 2015
Part of:
Road network and traffic

A contract worth £4.7 million will see improvements take place in Essex providing smoother and safer journeys for drivers.

Improvements on the M11 and A120 have moved a step closer last Thursday (17 December) with

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Fish population boost for Kent

Comments Off | 12-22-2015

Environment Agency fisheries officers restocked over 7,000 fish, including dace, chub, roach, and barbel, in the River Medway near Barming and the Greater Stour near Ashford.
6,000 of the fish were added to the Greater Stour to boost the population after a significant fish kill. The fish came from the Environment Agency’s fish farm in Calverton,

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Transport Secretary unveils major boost for Crewe economy

Comments Off | 12-21-2015

Crewe’s economic transformation got a major boost today (21 December 2015) as the Transport Secretary opened a £26.5 million highway that will improve journeys and support jobs.
The 1.1 km dual-carriageway will provide a valuable link between the A500 Hough-Shavington bypass and the A5020 Weston Road making it quicker to travel around Crewe and unlocking job

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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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Details of £1.8 billion Midlands’ roads plan

Comments Off | 09-29-2015

The investment will see improvements and repairs along a series of motorways and A roads between now and 2021, giving road users simpler, faster and more reliable journeys. It will also boost the area’s economy and help to bring the country closer together.
The work is part of the government’s ‘Road Investment Strategy’ to triple levels

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The UK and US meet to forge new steps toward “even closer” digital collaboration

Comments Off | 09-26-2015

The UK Minister for the Cabinet Office Matthew Hancock, White House Office of Management and Budget Director Shaun Donovan, and the United States Chief Technology Officer Megan Smith announced their intent to strengthen ties between each nation’s technical teams during a visit by the UK government to the White House. The UK tech delegation is

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Greening: Britain backs the Global Goals for Sustainable Development

Comments Off | 09-26-2015

The United Nations General Assembly has formally adopted the Global Goals – a new global framework, Transforming Our World: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, composed of 17 goals and 169 targets to wipe out poverty, fight inequality and tackle climate over the next 15 years.
International Development Secretary Justine Greening was in the General Assembly

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Government sells further 1% shareholding in Lloyds

Comments Off | 09-26-2015

The government has sold a further 1% shareholding in Lloyds Banking Group through the trading plan launched in December, taking the total raised for the taxpayer to £15 billion and reducing the government’s shareholding to below 12%.
All sales are used to reduce the national debt.
Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne said:
It’s fantastic news that we’ve

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