Posts Tagged ‘development’

UK Government guarantee unlocks £800m Aberdeen infrastructure project

Comments Off | 03-24-2016

A UK Government guarantee to the value of £86 million will allow a major development in Aberdeen to go ahead that will deliver new housing, schools, healthcare and parks.
Countesswells will comprise 3,000 homes, of which 750 will be affordable, along with the infrastructure required to support the community that will include

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UK employment reaches record high

Comments Off | 02-21-2016

There are now a record 31.4 million people in work – up 521,000 compared with this time last year, fuelled by a rise in full-time employment – and there are a record 776,000 job vacancies, reflecting the economy’s strong performance.
The unemployment rate is the lowest in a decade, at 5.1%, and the proportion of young

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Grants to non-charities must be in line with your charity’s purposes

Comments Off | 02-21-2016

The Charity Commission, the independent regulator of charities in England and Wales has published guidance for trustees of charities wanting to makegrants to non-charitable organisations.
The guidance brings together existing commission guidance that sets out the key principles that trustees must follow when making decisions about grant funding non-charitable organisations. It complements the commission’s existing guidance

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£7 million junction improvements for A43 in Northamptonshire

Comments Off | 02-21-2016

Highways England is carrying out the scheme to increase capacity and cut journey times by adding extra lanes to the roundabout junction approaches, improving the layout, installing new traffic lights and upgraded pedestrian crossings.
The scheme will also give the roundabout the capacity it needs for the future, supporting thousands of new homes and jobs in

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Hearing loss and biological systems: apply for business funding

Comments Off | 01-24-2016

The Ministry of Defence’s Centre for Defence Enterprise (CDE) is to invest up to £1.2m million in 2 SBRI (Small Business Research Initiative) competitions.
Hearing loss competition
Businesses can apply for a share of up to £500,000 in fully funded development contracts for proof-of-concept research into solutions that monitor, diagnose, treat and restore noise-induced hearing loss and

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Chief Executive leaves HCA for infrastructure role

Comments Off | 01-12-2016

In April, Andy will become Chief Executive of GIIA, a global advocacy association that represents equity investors in global infrastructure.
Mr Rose joined the HCA in April 2013, at a time when the housing development industry was still recovering from the global downturn. He established a new investment function within the HCA, to help unlock stalled sites and

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Great progress in developing a simplified funding system

Comments Off | 12-21-2015

Out of the 469 respondents, over 85% were positive about the effectiveness of our role in funding FE skills training and over 75% of respondents thought that actions we have taken over the last 12 months have improved how we operate.
Our simplification work has been recognised – 73% of respondents were positive about our simplified

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CEO of National Infrastructure Commission appointed

Comments Off | 12-21-2015

The Chancellor has appointed Phil Graham as CEO of the National Infrastructure Commission. He joins the National Infrastructure Commission from the Department for Transport, where he has worked on many of the UK’s most important infrastructure projects.
Phil Graham led the development of the government’s high speed rail strategy, as well as leading the team supporting

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Transport Secretary unveils major boost for Crewe economy

Comments Off | 12-21-2015

Crewe’s economic transformation got a major boost today (21 December 2015) as the Transport Secretary opened a £26.5 million highway that will improve journeys and support jobs.
The 1.1 km dual-carriageway will provide a valuable link between the A500 Hough-Shavington bypass and the A5020 Weston Road making it quicker to travel around Crewe and unlocking job

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Details of £1.8 billion Midlands’ roads plan

Comments Off | 09-29-2015

The investment will see improvements and repairs along a series of motorways and A roads between now and 2021, 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 levels

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