Posts Tagged ‘efforts’

Libraries Taskforce secures further funding to roll out free wifi in public libraries across England.

Comments Off | 07-30-2015

From today local authorities can apply through the Arts Council application portal for free wifi funding. Libraries currently without free wifi access will be given priority and libraries that currently have wifi provision below the recommended technical specification will also have the opportunity to upgrade.
This announcement builds on a number of achievements by the Leadership for Libraries

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£24 million Growth Programme for rural businesses and communities

Comments Off | 07-30-2015

With £24 million available this summer, the new Growth Programme is set to benefit rural communities by unlocking the huge potential for growth in the countryside, Farming Minister George Eustice announced today.
Applications for the grants have officially opened today and are set to give businesses a real boost by supporting projects that can make a

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PM sets sights on south-east Asia with £750m business deals and new EU trade deal

Comments Off | 07-30-2015

The Prime Minister is taking the first trade mission of the new Parliament to Indonesia, Singapore, Vietnam and Malaysia
The first ‘one nation’ trade delegation with 31 businesses, from every region
Trade deals worth over £750 million to be signed, creating 270 new jobs
The PM urges EU to jump start trade agreement with ASEAN(Association of Southeast Asian Nations)

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Commission report on transitional arrangements regarding free movement of workers from Croatia

Comments Off | 06-1-2015

What is free movement of workers?
It is one of the fundamental freedoms of the EU. It includes the right of every EU citizen to move freely to another Member State and:
-       look for a job in another EU country;
-       work there without needing a work permit;
-       reside there for that purpose with their family members;
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Syrian refugee crisis: EU Trust Fund launches first response programmes for €40 million, helping up to 400,000 people in Lebanon, Turkey, Jordan and Iraq

Comments Off | 06-1-2015

Today, the new EU regional Trust Fund in response to the Syrian crisis, held its first board meeting and adopted European response programmes for € 40 million. It will provide aid to 400,000 Syrian refugees and host communities in need in Lebanon, Turkey, Jordan and Iraq, focusing on education, livelihoods and food security targeting especially

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Foreign Secretary attends Egypt Economic Development conference in Sharm el-Sheikh

Comments Off | 03-18-2015

Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond led a British delegation to Sharm el-Sheikh for the ‘Egypt the Future’ conference on Friday 13th March. A large range of British investors were represented including, BP, Vodafone, Barclays and BG Group.
BP will tomorrow sign a $12 billion investment deal in the West Nile Delta, the single largest investment deal in

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Schools given £5 million to work with local nurseries

Comments Off | 03-18-2015

Young children across the country are set to benefit from the best possible start in life thanks to a brand-new initiative backed by £5 million of government funding to boost the quality of early years education.
The funding announced today (29 January 2015) will be awarded to more than 60 teaching schools across the country who

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Funding boost to safeguard Cornish language announced

Comments Off | 03-18-2015

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg and Communities Minister Stephen Williams today (13 March 2015) announced that the government is investing an extra £150,000 to help promote and develop the Cornish language.
The Cornish language is the only language in England recognised under the Council of Europe’s Charter for Regional or Minority Languages.
Recognising this unique status, the

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Mesothelioma sufferers’ compensation boosted by extra £54,000

Comments Off | 02-11-2015

Asbestos-related cancer suffers are to receive up to £54,000 extra thanks to new compensation rules brought in today (10 February 2015).
Under new rules for the government’s Diffuse Mesothelioma Payment Scheme, compensation will rise to match 100% of average civil claims, up from the current 80% – which could mean an increase of up to £54,000

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Mesothelioma sufferers’ compensation boosted by extra £54,000

Comments Off | 02-11-2015

Asbestos-related cancer suffers are to receive up to £54,000 extra thanks to new compensation rules brought in today (10 February 2015).
Under new rules for the government’s Diffuse Mesothelioma Payment Scheme, compensation will rise to match 100% of average civil claims, up from the current 80% – which could mean an increase of up to £54,000

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