Posts Tagged ‘confidence’

Coating technologies for manufacturing: apply for business funds

Comments Off | 12-16-2015

Innovate UK is to invest up to £2 million in innovative business studies into new surface engineering and coating technologies that will help the UK to lead the way in advanced manufacturing.
The competition covers new technologies that could enhance the way components perform, such as improved anti-fouling, corrosion-protection and wear-resistance.
These technologies will improve the UK’s

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Government launches review to improve university research funding

Comments Off | 12-16-2015

Universities and Science Minister Jo Johnson today (16 December 2015) launched a UK-wide review of university research funding to cut red tape so that universities can focus more on delivering the world-leading research for which the UK is renowned.
Following the decision to protect the £4.7 billion annual science and research budget in real terms during

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Hospitals get £1.8 billion for sustainability and transformation

Comments Off | 12-16-2015

The money will also help challenged hospitals to achieve financial balance while focusing on changing the way they provide high quality care for patients, the Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt announced today.
This helps fulfil the NHS’s own plan for the future, which the government promised to fund at the election with an additional £10 billion by

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£1.67 million awarded to planetary exploration projects

Comments Off | 03-23-2015

The UK Space Agency is pleased to announce that 7 proposals have been awarded funding, totalling £1.67 million, for research related to ESA’s planetary exploration programme.
A high volume of bids of an excellent standard were received, highlighting the diverse and skilled nature of the UK’s internationally recognised planetary science.
The successful applicants include Prof Andrew Coates

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Migrant ‘health surcharge’ to raise £200 million a year

Comments Off | 03-23-2015

Legislation coming into effect on 6 April means that nationals from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) coming to the UK for longer than six months will be required to pay a ‘health surcharge’ when they make their immigration application. It will also be paid by non-EEA nationals already in the UK who apply to

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Budget 2015 confirms Long Term Economic Plan for the South East and sets out next steps to do more.

Comments Off | 03-23-2015

The Chancellor has set out further steps to boost economic success in the South East to ensure that the region continues to play a significant role in a truly national recovery
The new measures will help build on government investment in the South East, both via locally targeted and national schemes
As important next steps in the

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Government delivers on parking promises to help local shops

Comments Off | 03-9-2015

Parking measures that put common sense back in the driving seat have been given the green-light today (6 March 2015) by Local Government and Communities Secretary Eric Pickles and Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin
Under the new laws to help local shops, drivers will get a 10 minute grace period when parked in a bay. This will

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Webinars, e-learning, emails and videos if you’re self-employed

Comments Off | 03-9-2015

E-learning
Find out about online courses to help you with tax, National Insurance, business records and expenses.
Webinars and videos
Live webinars last for an hour and you can ask questions throughout the presentation and get answers from your HMRC host. They’re aimed at sole traders and business partnerships. They’re not suitable for directors of limited companies.
Register and log in

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Charity Commission statement: charities funding CAGE

Comments Off | 03-9-2015

In recent days a great deal of media and public attention has focused on CAGE, which describes itself as an advocacy group.
CAGE is not a charity but has been in part funded by British charities. As it is not a charity and given the nature of its work, and the controversy it has attracted, the

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Children’s music and arts initiatives receive £109 million boost

Comments Off | 01-26-2015

A range of projects that support children’s music, filmmaking, dance and local-heritage activities are to receive funding worth more than £109 million in the 2015 to 2016 financial year, Education Secretary Nicky Morgan and Culture Secretary Sajid Javid announced yesterday (25 January 2015).
Access to music and the arts is an important part of this government’s

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