Posts Tagged ‘commitment’

A Smart Power Revolution could save consumers £8 billion a year – Adonis

Comments Off | 03-6-2016

In October 2015, the National Infrastructure Commission was asked to consider how the UK can better balance supply and demand, aiming towards an electricity market where prices are reflective of costs to the overall system.
Today (Friday 4 March), the Commission publishes that analysis.
The Commission’s central finding is that smart power – principally

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Government to invest record £26.3 billion in UK’s world-class science until 2021

Comments Off | 03-6-2016

Universities and Science Minister Jo Johnson has today (4 March 2016) set out the government’s commitment to put the UK at the forefront of research to tackle some of the planet’s greatest challenges such as flooding, famine and viral diseases like Ebola.
Announcing a record £26.3 billion budget for science for the next

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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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Over a million more people given the chance to own their own home

Comments Off | 05-26-2015

Communities Secretary Greg Clark is to announce landmark changes to spread home ownership to millions, as part of the government’s commitment to working people.
Communities Secretary Greg Clark said:
Our Housing Bill will offer over a million people a helping hand onto the housing ladder. That is what a government for working people is about – making

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Northampton pair ordered to pay over £700 for illegally poaching fish

Comments Off | 03-15-2015

Krzysztof Mozdzen and Grzegorz Wojciechowski were each fined £105, ordered to pay costs of £256.94 with a victim surcharge of £20. Forfeiture of their equipment and fish was also approved by the court.
Environment Agency Fisheries Enforcement Officers were patrolling the River Severn at Deerhurst, Gloucestershire overnight on 12 July 2014 as part of Operation Stone

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UK submarine industry to benefit from £285m investment in successor programme

Comments Off | 03-15-2015

The release of funding for the design work is within the existing Successor programme’s £3.3 billion Assessment Phase. The funding forms part of the MoD’s commitment to spending £163 billion on equipment and equipment support over the next 10 years to keep Britain safe. That includes new strike fighters; more surveillance aircraft; hunter killer submarines;

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Thousands get ready to claim Basic Payment Scheme 2015

Comments Off | 01-21-2015

The Rural Payments Agency (RPA) is inviting thousands more farmers and landowners throughout England to take the first online step towards claiming this year’s new scheme payments.
RPA CEO Mark Grimshaw, speaking at the NFU Council on Tuesday (20 January), announced a significant ramping up of the numbers invited to register on the new rural payments

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Deputy PM signs £62.5 million Growth Deal for Gloucestershire

Comments Off | 01-10-2015

The Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, is today signing a historic Growth Deal for Gloucestershire bringing £62.5 million of investment to the region to support economic growth. While in Gloucestershire, Nick Clegg will also be visiting local business SPP Pumps Ltd which received an award of over £1.12 million from the government’s Regional Growth Fund to create

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Drivers set to save £150 million over the next ten years as driving licence fees fall

Comments Off | 10-28-2014

Driving licence fees will fall by up to 32% as part of the government’s commitment to deliver savings to the taxpayer.
The changes, which follow a recent public consultation, come into force from 31 October 2014. Drivers applying online will see the fee for a provisional driving licence fall from £50 to £34 and online renewals

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Vistaar announces £13m investment in UK as Nick Clegg inaugurates new movie

Comments Off | 08-27-2014

During his visit to a film set in Mumbai today, the UK Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg announced that Vistaar Productions is to invest £13 million in the UK over the next 12 months, including a new post-production facility in Manchester. The new facility will be used as a hub for the editing of Indian

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