Posts Tagged ‘economy’

Review of publicly funded digital skills qualifications

Comments Off | 02-11-2016

In response to a request from the Skills Minister Nick Boles and Minister for Culture and the Digital Economy Ed Vaizey, the Skills Funding Agency (SFA) conducted a review of publicly funded digital skills in further education.
The review looked at how relevant and up to date the qualifications the SFA currently funds are, both in terms

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Davos 2016: Prime Minister’s speech to the World Economic Forum

Comments Off | 01-24-2016

Prime Minister’s Speech
Thank you ladies and gentlemen for that welcome. It’s very good to be back in Davos. It’s good to be back being able to report on a British economy that is growing at more than 2% last year and this year. A British economy where we’ve taken an 11% budget deficit that I

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The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act is here

Comments Off | 11-19-2015

The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act received Royal Assent in March 2015. It’s expected to be implemented to the timescales set out below.
The measures that affect companies aim to:

reduce red tape
increase the quality of information on the public register
enhance transparency

The Act intends to provide a boost to the economy, making it easier for businesses to

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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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Train manufacturing officially returns to the North East

Comments Off | 09-11-2015

Train manufacturing has officially returned to the North East as the Prime Minister, Chancellor and Transport Secretary today (Thursday 3 September 2015) opened Hitachi’s new £82 million facility in Newton Aycliffe, County Durham.
Hitachi’s decision to move train manufacturing back to the North East comes just a few years after the government awarded them with the

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Planned roadworks in Yorkshire and the Humber – summary for Monday 7 September to Sunday 13 September 2015

Comments Off | 09-11-2015

There are currently narrow lanes and a 50mph speed limit in both directions as part of the smart motorway scheme. The hard shoulder is also closed, and the project is due to be completed in the autumn. The northbound entry slip road at junction 31 will be closed overnight on Friday 11 September. The southbound

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Statement on Northern Ireland political situation

Comments Off | 09-11-2015

A Downing Street spokesperson said:
The Prime Minister and Taoiseach spoke yesterday afternoon about the situation in Northern Ireland. They agreed that the current situation in Northern Ireland is serious and without urgent progress there is a real threat to the stability of the devolved institutions.
The Prime Minister has also had separate discussions with the First and

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Bromsgrove recycling facility environmental permit application

Comments Off | 09-11-2015

The public drop-in session will be held on Thursday 10 September between 15:30 and 20:00 at:

Fairfield Village Hall
Stourbridge Road
Bromsgrove

The aim of the drop-in is to speak to local residents and answer any questions about the environmental permit application which has been applied for by Ballast Phoenix Limited to operate an Incinerator Bottom Ash (IBA) Recycling

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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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£1 million improvements for M6 near Wigan and St Helens

Comments Off | 09-11-2015

Contractors for Highways England are resurfacing a two-mile stretch of the M6 between junctions 23 and 25, equivalent to the size of seven rugby league pitches.
Over 500 new reflective road studs are also being installed along the route, improving visibility, and road markings are being repainted.
All of the work will be carried out overnight, between

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