Posts Tagged ‘encouraging’

£10 million boost for voter registration

Comments Off | 01-10-2015

The government has today announced that almost £10 million will be given to local authorities and to national activity to boost the number of people registering to vote around the country. This builds on the £4.2 million allocated for the previous financial year and the enormous success of online registration, which has seen over 4

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Multi-million pound fund for cities to take driving seat in green car revolution

Comments Off | 12-31-2014

Local authorities are invited to bid for a share of the £35 million go ultra low city scheme which they can use in a range of ways to support ultra-low emission vehicles (ULEVs), such as installing charge-points for electric cars and introducing low emission zones.
Other measures they can use the fund for include changing planning rules

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Final stage of £5.3 million Chester to Wales road scheme

Comments Off | 12-26-2014

The Highways Agency project at the roundabout linking the A55 to the A483 near Chester will see traffic lights installed as well as road widening improvements made to parts of the junction.
Mark Mosley, Project Manager at the Highways Agency, said:
This is major project to tackle congestion and improve journey times on the route between Chester

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Schools win funds to develop and share new ways of assessing pupils

Comments Off | 08-13-2014

A new package of pupil assessment methods, developed by teachers for teachers, was today (1 May 2014) unveiled by the government.
The new methods, one of which will use in-class apps, will help schools easily and accurately chart pupils’ attainment and progress so they can provide effective, targeted support where it is needed, and will give

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Welsh Secretary welcomes new IMF figures that show UK is fastest growing major economy

Comments Off | 07-26-2014

The Secretary of State for Wales Stephen Crabb MP today (25 July) welcomed the announcement from the IMF that the UK is the fastest growing major economy in the world this year.
Mr Crabb said:
Today’s announcement that UK GDP is now higher than pre-recession levels is good news for hardworking families and businesses across Wales.
Thanks to

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Carmichael hails £100m boost for Scottish businesses

Comments Off | 04-4-2014

Small businesses are set to be the biggest beneficiaries of the UK Government’s employment allowance – a reduction in an employer’s National Insurance Contributions.
Introduced on Sunday, the allowance represents a £2,000 cut in an employer’s National Insurance Contributions (NICs) bill and will provide a boost of £100m to 70,000 businesses across Scotland with 35,000 being

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Lowest paid BIS contractors to benefit from pay rise

Comments Off | 03-30-2014

The lowest paid contracted staff, including cleaners, working at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) will benefit from an above inflation pay rise, Business Secretary Vince Cable announced today (28 March 2014).

From 1 April 2014, the lowest paid contracted staff at BIS offices across the UK will be paid £7.85 per hour,

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