Posts Tagged ‘conflict’

UK pledges £115m as PM calls on EU to provide more aid for Syrian conflict

Comments Off | 01-18-2016

This includes a further £100 million in response to the Syria conflict and £14.5 million to tackle migration challenges more widely.
The announcement comes as the Prime Minister attends an emergency meeting of the European Council, where he will call on other EU leaders to provide new funding to help meet urgent humanitarian

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Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict at the UN General Assembly

Comments Off | 10-4-2015

On 29 September, Baroness Anelay, the Prime Minister’s Special Representative on Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict, and Vesna Pusić, First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs for the Republic of Croatia, chaired a side event during the UN General Assembly on Challenging Attitudes to Prevent Sexual Violence in Conflict.
This event was

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UK pledges £115m as PM calls on EU to provide more aid for Syrian conflict

Comments Off | 09-26-2015

This includes a further £100 million in response to the Syria conflict and £14.5 million to tackle migration challenges more widely.
The announcement comes as the Prime Minister attends an emergency meeting of the European Council, where he will call on other EU leaders to provide new funding to help meet urgent humanitarian needs in Syria

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Syria refugees: UK government response

Comments Off | 09-16-2015

In the first 6 months of 2015, more than 220,000 people were detected crossing the Mediterranean to Europe. Many of these are fleeing the conflict in Syria: the conflict has killed over 220,000 and forced more than 11 million to flee their homes.
The UK government is taking part in the UN’s programme to resettle refugees

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Prime Minister to see first hand how UK aid is helping most vulnerable Syrian refugees

Comments Off | 09-15-2015

The Prime Minister will visit Lebanon today to see first hand how UK aid is helping the most vulnerable people who have been driven from their homes in Syria. While there, as the UK’s aid contribution reaches £1 billion, he will outline the details of the extra £100 million package to help Syrian refugees, including

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High Court orders ‘£445 million’ companies into provisional liquidation

Comments Off | 08-3-2015

The petitions were issued following confidential inquiries carried out by Company Investigations, part of the Insolvency Service.
The Official Receiver has been appointed by the Court as provisional liquidator of the companies on the application of the Secretary of State. The role of the Official Receiver is to protect the assets and financial records of the

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£3 million to fund child sexual exploitation outreach service in Rotherham

Comments Off | 08-3-2015

The funding from the KPMG Foundation, the Department for Education, the Department for Communities and Local Government and Rotherham Borough Council will secure work for the next three years.
The children’s charity Barnardo’s, which has been working in Rotherham since September 2013, will employ a team of 15 specialist workers to help those who have been

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Lloyds share sales raise almost £14 billion for the taxpayer

Comments Off | 08-3-2015

The government has sold a further 1% shareholding in Lloyds Banking Group through the trading plan launched in December, taking the total raised for the taxpayer to almost £14 billion and reducing the government’s shareholding to below 14%. All sales are used to reduce the national debt.
Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne said:
It’s fantastic news

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£10m Internet of Things competition for UK cities launched

Comments Off | 07-19-2015

UK cities and businesses are being encouraged to apply for a £10m fund in a competition that will revolutionise the way the Internet of Things (IoT) benefits citizens by offering environmental improvements, economic opportunities, and more efficient and effective delivery of services such as transport, healthcare and energy.
The Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS)

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Details of £150 million roads plan for Cumbria and north Lancashire

Comments Off | 07-19-2015

The investment will see improvements and repairs along a series of motorways and major A roads between now and 2020, giving road users simpler, faster and more reliable journeys. It will also boost the area’s economy and help to bring the country closer together.
The work is part of the government’s ‘Road Investment Strategy’ to triple

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