Posts Tagged ‘emergencies’

Recovery fund for flood-affected farmers opens

Comments Off | 12-20-2015

An emergency fund to help farmers affected by Storm Desmond to restore damaged agricultural land launches today (Friday 18 December 2015), Farming Minister George Eustice announced.
Flood-affected farmers in Cumbria, Lancashire and Northumberland who have suffered uninsurable losses can apply for Farming Recovery Fund grants of up to £20,000 via the Rural Payments Agency (RPA) to

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Inheritance Tax Exemption for WWII Victims extended

Comments Off | 12-20-2015

Compensation payments from the Child Survivor Fund for victims of the Holocaust will be added to the current list of schemes exempt from inheritance tax, the Financial Secretary to the Treasury David Gauke confirmed today.
Payments from nine compensation and ex-gratia schemes for survivors of atrocities during World War II have been exempt from inheritance tax

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Schools revenue funding settlement for 2016 to 2017

Comments Off | 12-20-2015

Today I am announcing details of school revenue funding for 2016 to 2017. My announcement includes the dedicated schools grant (DSG), the education services grant (ESG) and the pupil premium.
The distribution of the DSG to local authorities will continue to be set out in 3 spending blocks for each authority: a schools block, a high needs

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UK Transport Minister opens new £7 million search and rescue base at Prestwick Airport

Comments Off | 12-20-2015

UK government Minister of State for Transport Robert Goodwill opened a new £7 million coastguard search and rescue (SAR) helicopter base at Prestwick Airport during a visit to Scotland today (17 December 2015).
The minister officially launched the new civilian SAR service at Prestwick Airport, which will be operated on behalf of the UK Coastguard by Bristow

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£5 million to support water rescue

Comments Off | 11-19-2014

Transport Minister John Hayes today (19 November 2014) announced £5 million funding to support the work of the life-saving charities that run rescue boats on rivers, lakes and other inland waterways.
Charities around the UK are set to benefit from the money which will go towards enhancing the resources available to improve safety on the water.
John

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