Posts Tagged ‘completed’

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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Government going further to cut red tape by £10 billion

Comments Off | 03-6-2016

Comprehensive measures that will help deliver the government’s commitment to cut a further £10 billion of red tape were unveiled today (3 March 2016) at the BCC annual conference by Business Secretary Sajid Javid.
The UK already has the lowest burden of regulation in the G7, according to the World Economic Forum. Businesses

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Defence Secretary announces £642 million investment in next generation nuclear submarines

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Defence Secretary Michael Fallon has today announced £642 million of investment for the Successor submarine programme. The funding will help to progress work on the four new submarines that will begin replacing the Vanguard class, from the 2030s. The funding will go towards new parts and facilities, as well as further design

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£200m roadbuilding investment on course to deliver Central Bedfordshire economic boost

Comments Off | 03-6-2016

The 2 linked projects, which are a key part of the government’s long term economic plan for Bedfordshire, are passing their one year milestone this spring and will be completed in spring 2017.
The 2.8 mile, £162million A5-M1 Link scheme is being delivered by Highways England, while the £38million, 1.8 mile Woodside Link

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Homebuyers save hundreds of millions from stamp duty reform

Comments Off | 03-3-2016

Over 780,000 homebuyers saved an estimated £657 million on Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) in the year since the tax was reformed, the Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne announced today.
Transactions levels at the top end of the market remained constant under the new regime and stamp duty receipts from homes costing more

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Royal Navy’s newest sub test fires torpedo using £50 million UK-made advanced Combat System

Comments Off | 03-3-2016

The firing tested the BAE Systems designed Common Combat System (CCS) on board, which functions as the digital ‘brain’ of the boat controlling its ‘eyes’, ‘ears’ and ‘nervous system’. Using the torpedo test, the cutting-edge system was able to interpret sonar readings, and then attack a moving target with a practice

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9-year directorship ban for motor dealer who failed to account for over £1.3 million of cash withdrawals

Comments Off | 11-3-2015

The company traded from November 2010 to September 2012 yet an extensive investigation by the Insolvency Service after the company had gone into liquidation, revealed over £1.3 million cash had been withdrawn from the company bank account between February 2011 and September 2012 without any supporting documents. At liquidation in January 2013, the recorded deficiency

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Work to strengthen River Bain banks continues – maintenance will help reduce flood risk

Comments Off | 11-3-2015

Sections of the embankment which had eroded were repaired to maintain the strength and integrity of the bank for the future.
It’s an example of the work that the Agency carries out along the 1,200 kilometers of river it’s responsible for in Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire.
The work is part of the Environment Agency’s £1.8m asset repair programme

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UK aerospace innovations take flight with £47 million fund

Comments Off | 11-3-2015

Business Minister Anna Soubry will today (22 October 2015) announce the 23 winners of a £47 million joint government and industry funding competition, ‘Building UK’s leadership in aerospace technology’ at the Aerodays event in London.
The UK is a world leader in aerospace, and this competition seeks to further strengthen its position by awarding investment to innovative

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Billions of pounds in UK-China business deals agreed at business summit

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Prime Minister David Cameron and Chinese President Xi Jinping today (21 October 2015) witnessed the signing of billions of pounds in business deals, further strengthening UK-China relations.
The deals, which were completed at a UK-China Business Summit at Mansion House this afternoon, included:

Hinkley: Chinese investment to build 2 new nuclear reactors at Hinkley Point C in

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