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Government boost for jet engines with £10 million investment for next generation technology

Comments Off | 02-6-2016

Business Minister Anna Soubry today (5 February 2016) announced thatLoughborough University has been awarded nearly £10 million of government funding to create a new open access National Centre of Excellence in Gas Turbine Combustion Aerodynamics. The centre will allow UK industry to access state-of-the-art facilities and will lead research and technology development in gas turbine

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Government scheme proves to be the business for job-seeking entrepreneurs

Comments Off | 01-28-2016

A survey of 1,500 participants of the New Enterprise Allowance (NEA) published today (28 January) shows that 80% of ventures started with NEA support are still trading – with more than 9 in 10 of these going for more than 12 months.
Around half of respondents report an expansion in their customer base (55%) or

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UK Government confirms £250 million City Deal for Aberdeen

Comments Off | 01-28-2016

The deal will see UK government, Scottish government and local authorities work together to invest in future of north-east Scotland
major financial injection includes boost for innovation and diversification in the oil and gas industry
Prime Minister to visit Aberdeen later and announce further measures to support the sector

The agreement will be Scotland’s second UK City

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£800,000 investment for cycling and tourism in Yorkshire

Comments Off | 02-22-2015

Yorkshire will get £800,000 to help market the inaugural Tour de Yorkshire to international visitors and build new cycling facilities in the region, the Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg announced today.
£300,000 of funding will be invested by Welcome to Yorkshire on international marketing to promote the Tour de Yorkshire and the region generally to overseas

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Thames Water fined £220,000 for river pollution in Surrey

Comments Off | 02-22-2015

In a case brought by the Environment Agency, Thames Water Utilities Limited (Thames Water) were fined £220,000 and ordered to pay costs of £27,500 at Guildford Crown Court on 16 February for polluting the River Blackwater, a tributary of the River Loddon in Surrey.
Thames Water was found guilty of breaching its environmental permit by allowing

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Mesothelioma sufferers’ compensation boosted by extra £54,000

Comments Off | 02-11-2015

Asbestos-related cancer suffers are to receive up to £54,000 extra thanks to new compensation rules brought in today (10 February 2015).
Under new rules for the government’s Diffuse Mesothelioma Payment Scheme, compensation will rise to match 100% of average civil claims, up from the current 80% – which could mean an increase of up to £54,000

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Mesothelioma sufferers’ compensation boosted by extra £54,000

Comments Off | 02-11-2015

Asbestos-related cancer suffers are to receive up to £54,000 extra thanks to new compensation rules brought in today (10 February 2015).
Under new rules for the government’s Diffuse Mesothelioma Payment Scheme, compensation will rise to match 100% of average civil claims, up from the current 80% – which could mean an increase of up to £54,000

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£55 million deal will mean 800 new homes for rent in Greater Manchester

Comments Off | 02-11-2015

Housing Minister Brandon Lewis today (10 February 2015) announced a multi-million pound deal that will provide nearly 800 homes specifically for private rent in Greater Manchester.
The minister welcomed this latest deal through the government’s £1 billionBuild to Rent scheme, which is well on track to build 10,000 new homes for private rent.
The move is the

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Water industry receives £150,000 boost to improve the environment

Comments Off | 01-18-2015

A new project to help businesses improve water management will receive £150,000 worth of government funding, Water Minister Dan Rogerson has announced today.
The ‘Water Stewardship in Food Supply Chains Project’ forms part of the wider Business in the Community Water Taskforce which was set up last year to help businesses identify and manage their own

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£635,000 safety boost for Whitehaven junction

Comments Off | 01-18-2015

The A595 Egremont Road, south of Whitehaven, is to get traffic and pedestrian signals at the T-junction with the local Mirehouse Road. The junction experiences heavy traffic and congestion especially during shift changes at nearby Sellafield.
Work on the improvements started last week (Monday 5 January) and should be completed by Monday 2 March.
Drivers are being

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