Posts Tagged ‘confirmed’

UK Government protects funding for Welsh broadcaster S4C

Comments Off | 02-3-2016

Welsh language broadcaster S4C received £400,000 today as Culture Secretary John Whittingdale confirmed new Exchequer funding from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport for 2016/17.
This means that the S4C budget in 2016/17 will be maintained at the levels set out in 2015/16.
S4C in Wales has a specific remit around Welsh language programming, with the

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Better journeys for rail customers as new Northern and TransPennine Express franchises confirmed

Comments Off | 12-23-2015

the Northern franchise has been formally signed with Arriva Rail North Ltd and TransPennine Express franchise with First Trans Pennine Express Ltd
the deals will help bring the Northern Powerhouse to life, with 500 brand-new modern carriages, room for 40,000 more passengers, 2,000 extra services a week and a host of improvements

The Department for Transport today

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Millions given freedom over their pension as government outlines new secondary annuity market

Comments Off | 12-15-2015

Economic Secretary to the Treasury Harriett Baldwin, today (15 December) announced that more than five million people will be able to sell their annuity from 6 April 2017, as the government outlined plans to extend its landmark pension freedoms and create a new secondary annuity market.
In the government’s response to the recent consultation into the introduction

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River Thames boaters to carry on cruising thanks to £1 million investment from Environment Agency

Comments Off | 08-14-2015

The Environment Agency confirmed yesterday (Tuesday 11 August) which of its 45 locks on the non-tidal River Thames are in line for improvement works during the remainder of this financial year.
In all, 8 lock sites will have a total of more than £1 million spent on them. The seven-figure investment will ensure the locks and

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Libraries Taskforce secures further funding to roll out free wifi in public libraries across England.

Comments Off | 07-30-2015

From today local authorities can apply through the Arts Council application portal for free wifi funding. Libraries currently without free wifi access will be given priority and libraries that currently have wifi provision below the recommended technical specification will also have the opportunity to upgrade.
This announcement builds on a number of achievements by the Leadership for Libraries

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British motorcycle industry: Chancellor announces 600 new jobs at Norton

Comments Off | 07-30-2015

Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne today (28 July 2015) visited world-famous Norton Motorcycles Ltd to announce £4 million of government funding which will support 600 new jobs, including 200 new apprenticeships in a major boost to British motorcycle manufacturing.
The iconic British brand has been awarded £4 million from the government’s landmark Advanced Manufacturing Supply

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£24 million Growth Programme for rural businesses and communities

Comments Off | 07-30-2015

With £24 million available this summer, the new Growth Programme is set to benefit rural communities by unlocking the huge potential for growth in the countryside, Farming Minister George Eustice announced today.
Applications for the grants have officially opened today and are set to give businesses a real boost by supporting projects that can make a

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PM sets sights on south-east Asia with £750m business deals and new EU trade deal

Comments Off | 07-30-2015

The Prime Minister is taking the first trade mission of the new Parliament to Indonesia, Singapore, Vietnam and Malaysia
The first ‘one nation’ trade delegation with 31 businesses, from every region
Trade deals worth over £750 million to be signed, creating 270 new jobs
The PM urges EU to jump start trade agreement with ASEAN(Association of Southeast Asian Nations)

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Regulator to investigate Derbyshire Healthcare following employment tribunal

Comments Off | 07-30-2015

Monitor has launched an investigation into Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust on behalf of its patients, after an employment tribunal involving Board and other senior members of staff at the trust highlighted concerns with how the trust is run.
Monitor will examine whether these concerns indicate more widespread problems with the way the trust is run.
Deputy

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The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act is here

Comments Off | 07-30-2015

The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act has now received Royal Assent and is expected to be implemented to the timescales set out below.
The measures that affect companies aim to:

reduce red tape whilst increasing the quality of information on the public register
enhance transparency and ensure the UK is seen as a trusted and fair place to

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