Posts Tagged ‘evidence’

Help to Buy creates surge in new homes built and bought

Comments Off | 02-16-2016

New research has found that 43% of new homes built under the Help to Buy: equity loan scheme since 2013 would have not been built without introduction of the scheme.
A report published today also found that 82% of buyers under Help to Buy: equity loan would not have been able to purchase their home without the

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Government concerned at ’shocking’ evidence of the inaccessibility of the British high street to disabled people, despite their £200 billion spending power this Christmas

Comments Off | 12-11-2014

The Minister of State for Disabled People is urging shops and restaurants to improve their accessibility, as evidence has emerged that thousands of public places have barriers in place that make it difficult for disabled people to lead ordinary lives.
The news comes as Britain’s 12 million disabled people begin their Christmas shopping and head out

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Disadvantaged primary pupils to benefit from extra £22.5 million

Comments Off | 11-12-2014

Disadvantaged primary school pupils will benefit from an extra £22.5 million to help them close the gap on their peers, Schools Minister David Laws announced today (11 November 2014).
The increased pupil premium funding for primary schools for 2015 to 2016 will provide additional resources for teachers to support the most disadvantaged pupils from the very

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Improved help for the financially vulnerable targeted

Comments Off | 08-8-2014

The Insolvency Service has issued a call for evidence on increasing the bankruptcy debt threshold which was set at £750 almost three decades ago. It is also seeking views on how debt relief orders (DROs), introduced five years ago for those trapped with debts of less than £15,000 and no means of paying it off,

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£12 million boost to local victims’ services

Comments Off | 07-6-2014

Successful projects put forward for funding by Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) include:

body-worn cameras to support victims of racial hate crime and capture evidence of new incidents
a specially designed audiovisual system to comfort young victims of sexual abuse during medical examinations
dedicated counselling for victims of female genital mutilation (FGM)

Most of the successful bids will support

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PM marks £1 billion investment boost for UK SMEs

Comments Off | 06-2-2014

The Prime Minister has visited a construction site in London to mark a £1 billion investment boost for the UK’s small and medium businesses (SMEs) by Balfour Beatty.

Balfour Beatty say that this investment – the largest ever spend by a UK construction contractor – is expected to support around 50,000 extra jobs in comparison to

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Pension savings – 9 million newly saving or saving more, says Pensions Minister

Comments Off | 04-13-2014

Around 9 million pension savers will save for the first time or save more, due to reforms of workplace pensions with the introduction of automatic enrolment, around one million more than previously forecast.
Latest evidence on opt outs has resulted in the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) greatly reducing its forecast from a cautious initial

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Contribution of UK universities to national and local economic growth

Comments Off | 04-9-2014

Universities and higher education are worthwhile in their own right. They transform the lives of individuals and shape our society for the better. But today we are putting those benefits to one side. We are focusing on the fact that universities are also powerhouses for economic growth. They are a vital part of the government’s

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