Posts Tagged ‘contributions’

£7m boost to heat industry innovation

Comments Off | 01-20-2015

Super insulated pipes, advanced algorithms and heat recovered from industrial waste are among the winning ideas in a million pound government-run competition to drive down energy bills and boost low carbon heat supplies in the UK.
Energy and Climate Change Secretary Ed Davey is set to officially unveil the 17 winning entries at the Association for

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Government and automotive industry start the motor on £30 million skills investment

Comments Off | 01-20-2015

The government is joining forces with leading UK automotive manufacturers to boost skills across the sector, inspire the next generation of vehicle makers and create new routes into automotive careers.
Business Secretary Vince Cable today (20 January 2015) announced £11.3 million of government funding alongside a £2.8 million cash investment and £16.4 million in-kind contributions from

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UK secures €1 billion European Ebola commitment

Comments Off | 10-26-2014

The Prime Minister, David Cameron, has secured a €1 billion (£800 million) funding pledge at the European Council meetings in Brussels, following a call for European leaders to do more to fight the disease in West Africa.
As part of the commitment, the UK has boosted its own response to the Ebola crisis in West Africa

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Tax avoidance demands top £250m

Comments Off | 10-26-2014

The Financial Secretary to the Treasury, David Gauke, today told MPsscrutinising the National Insurance Contributions Bill that over 600 Accelerated Payment notices had been sent since late August.
Despite recipients having 90 days to pay the tax demanded in the notices, avoidance scheme users have already begun to contact HMRC and to arrange to make payments, covering over

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Employment Allowance: New data reveals benefit of tax cut for UK employers

Comments Off | 08-3-2014

New data released today (Thursday 31 July) reveals how over 725,000 UK employers are benefitting from the Employment Allowance in each region and sector across the UK.
The Employment Allowance is a reduction in National Insurance Contributions (NICs) that an employer pays on their employees, and is worth up to £2000 for eligible businesses and charities.
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New UK investment to improve education for millions

Comments Off | 06-30-2014

The UK will pledge to support the Global Partnership for Education’s plan to help up to 29 million girls and boys in developing countries receive a decent education, International Development Minister Lynne Featherstone has announced.
The investment will ensure children can attend primary and lower secondary schools, improve the quality of teaching and reduce the number

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Contribution of UK universities to national and local economic growth

Comments Off | 04-9-2014

Universities and higher education are worthwhile in their own right. They transform the lives of individuals and shape our society for the better. But today we are putting those benefits to one side. We are focusing on the fact that universities are also powerhouses for economic growth. They are a vital part of the government’s

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State Pension top ups: pensions can be increased by up to £25 a week

Comments Off | 04-3-2014

Pensioners and those who reach pension age in the next 2 years will be able to acquire up to £25 of additional State Pension a week under plans set out today (2 April 2014) by the Pensions Minister.
The State Pension top up will be available from October 2015 to all those reaching State Pension age

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