Posts Tagged ‘compensation’

Government action to support the steel industry

Comments Off | 02-21-2016

This includes taking the action listed below, following the high-level steel summit in October 2015.
Energy costs
On 17 December we secured state aid clearance to pay further compensation to energy intensive industries (EIIs) – including steel – for renewable policy costs. This comes on top of the compensation we have already been paying to EIIs, including over £50

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Recovery fund for flood-affected farmers opens

Comments Off | 12-20-2015

An emergency fund to help farmers affected by Storm Desmond to restore damaged agricultural land launches today (Friday 18 December 2015), Farming Minister George Eustice announced.
Flood-affected farmers in Cumbria, Lancashire and Northumberland who have suffered uninsurable losses can apply for Farming Recovery Fund grants of up to £20,000 via the Rural Payments Agency (RPA) to

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Inheritance Tax Exemption for WWII Victims extended

Comments Off | 12-20-2015

Compensation payments from the Child Survivor Fund for victims of the Holocaust will be added to the current list of schemes exempt from inheritance tax, the Financial Secretary to the Treasury David Gauke confirmed today.
Payments from nine compensation and ex-gratia schemes for survivors of atrocities during World War II have been exempt from inheritance tax

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Schools revenue funding settlement for 2016 to 2017

Comments Off | 12-20-2015

Today I am announcing details of school revenue funding for 2016 to 2017. My announcement includes the dedicated schools grant (DSG), the education services grant (ESG) and the pupil premium.
The distribution of the DSG to local authorities will continue to be set out in 3 spending blocks for each authority: a schools block, a high needs

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UK Transport Minister opens new £7 million search and rescue base at Prestwick Airport

Comments Off | 12-20-2015

UK government Minister of State for Transport Robert Goodwill opened a new £7 million coastguard search and rescue (SAR) helicopter base at Prestwick Airport during a visit to Scotland today (17 December 2015).
The minister officially launched the new civilian SAR service at Prestwick Airport, which will be operated on behalf of the UK Coastguard by Bristow

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£32 million of compensation available for victims of asbestos related cancer

Comments Off | 12-1-2014

The new compensation scheme for diffuse mesothelioma, a cancer caused by exposure to asbestos, has paid out over £15 million in its first 7 months. But the Department for Work and Pensions says there are hundreds more victims who may be eligible for compensation and is calling for them to come forward, estimating that £32

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