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Financial stability in the social housing sector continues

Comments Off | 03-3-2016

The social housing sector remains in a strong financial position with access to sufficient finance, according to the latest quarterly survey published by the Homes and Communities Agency today (2 March 2016).
The survey shows registered providers’ financial position on the 31 December 2015 and includes forecasts up to 31 December 2016. The quarterly

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FCO Minister opens Seminar on Freedom of Religion and Economic Prosperity

Comments Off | 03-3-2016

Good morning everybody. May I begin by thanking Louise Ellman MP, Chair of the APPG on the Baha’i Faith for organising this event; and Jim Shannon MP, Chair of the APPG on International Freedom of Religion or Belief for his kind words of welcome.
This morning I would like to set out

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Catterick villagers invited to discuss new £6m flood protection scheme

Comments Off | 03-3-2016

Construction of a £6 million water storage reservoir to protect Catterick Village and the A1 motorway from flooding will start this Spring.
Details of the Environment Agency scheme, which is jointly funded with Highways England and North Yorkshire County Council, will be outlined at a public drop-in meeting at the Booth Memorial

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Boost for family finances as Easter getaway begins

Comments Off | 03-3-2016

Families planning an Easter break will get a boost today when the cost of their foreign holidays are slashed as children under 16 will join under 12s in being exempt from paying Air Passenger Duty (APD) in economy class.
This change, which was announced by Chancellor George Osborne in the Autumn Statement 2014 and

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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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£40 million to help rebuild flood-hit roads for people in Cumbria and Lancashire

Comments Off | 12-28-2015

Highways England experts, backed by £40 million of emergency government funding, will help communities recovering from floods by assisting with repairs to damaged transport links, Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin announced today (27 December 2015).
The Department for Transport (DfT) will provide the funding to help communities in Cumbria and Lancashire recover from the effects of Storm

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Government broadband rollout passes 3.5 million milestone

Comments Off | 12-28-2015

Almost nine out ten UK homes now able to get superfast speeds, up from 0% in 2009
Every home and business in the UK now guaranteed speeds of at least 2Mbps
UK broadband rollout the fastest of its kind anywhere in the world

Thanks to the work already completed by the Government’s broadband delivery arm (BDUK) and the

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Give safely to refugee appeals: advice from the charity regulator

Comments Off | 09-11-2015

The news is currently dominated by the plight of thousands of men, women and children attempting to travel across Europe, and finding themselves in desperate need.
Many registered charities, experienced in this area, are currently working to give humanitarian aid and support. If you wish to support this work you can find a registered charity through

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Babcock awarded £900 million army vehicle contract

Comments Off | 01-6-2015

The contract will transform the way the army’s vehicles are maintained, repaired and stored.
It also has the potential to grow to around £2 billion as a result of plans, subject to value for money, to optimise a broader scope of services.
From April 2015, Babcock will deliver and transform the services currently provided to the army

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