Posts Tagged ‘expected’

Highways England awards first two new-style contracts worth over £325m in the East Midlands

Comments Off | 03-26-2016

A maintenance and response contract expected to be worth more than £300 million and running for up to 15 years has been awarded to Amey as part of Highways England’s new delivery arrangements in the East Midlands.
The contract, which will run from 1 July 2016, will see Amey delivering routine highway

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Sunday trading set to benefit economy to the tune of £1.5 billion

Comments Off | 03-13-2016

New figures published today (9 March 2015) show that extended Sunday trading hours would benefit the UK economy by an estimated £1.5 billion over 10 years.
The £1.5 billion figure could be even higher, depending on the decisions made by local authorities once the powers have been devolved.
The saving from being able to

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£1.5 million bridge maintenance on A14 in Suffolk

Comments Off | 02-23-2016

The work, which begins on Tuesday 8 March and is expected to finish in the summer, will involve replacing vital components on the bridge known as expansion joints.
Most of the work to the bridge will be carried out overnight from 8pm and 5am and a temporary 24/7 40mph speed limit will be in place for

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UK Social Mobility: Lessons Learnt from International Development

Comments Off | 02-22-2016

Introduction
Good afternoon.
It’s a real pleasure for me to have the opportunity to speak to you today under the auspices of the Centre for Social Justice.
This is an organisation dedicated to putting social justice at the heart of British politics and policy.
And it’s great to be speaking here at 2nd Chance, which does fantastic work giving

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New highway delivering boost to South Devon economy

Comments Off | 02-22-2016

new £110 million highway expected to create hundreds of new jobs in south Devon
the 3.5 mile road between Torbay and Newton Abbot also expected to boost tourism
Roads Minister Andrew Jones opens highway expected to carry 35,000 vehicles a day

A new £110 million bypass that is expected to carry 35,000 vehicles a day has been opened,

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UK to invest an extra £1.2 billion supporting Syria and the region

Comments Off | 02-4-2016

The UK will invest at least an extra £1.2bn in international aid to support Syria and the region, Prime Minister David Cameron announced today.
The pledge was made on the day high-level representatives from 70 countries and international organisations around the world were due in London to debate support for the world’s biggest humanitarian crisis.
His Royal Highness

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£40 million government guarantee paves way for brand new student village in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

Comments Off | 02-4-2016

In another boost to the government’s plans to get Britain building, this initial deal will be crucial to unlocking private investment that will finance this new infrastructure project.
It’s the first time that a guarantee has been given to a privately-financed university accommodation project and construction can now begin on thevillage which will have over 570

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£1.1 billion investment by MOD in future military flying training

Comments Off | 02-2-2016

The new Fixed Wing flying training system will provide modern training aircraft as well as up-to-date ground based training devices such as simulators and classroom learning for aircrew across the Royal Air Force, Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm and Army Air Corps.
A £1.1 billion contract has been placed with Ascent Flight Training to design, deliver

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£40 million to help rebuild flood-hit roads for people in Cumbria and Lancashire

Comments Off | 12-28-2015

Highways England experts, backed by £40 million of emergency government funding, will help communities recovering from floods by assisting with repairs to damaged transport links, Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin announced today (27 December 2015).
The Department for Transport (DfT) will provide the funding to help communities in Cumbria and Lancashire recover from the effects of Storm

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Government broadband rollout passes 3.5 million milestone

Comments Off | 12-28-2015

Almost nine out ten UK homes now able to get superfast speeds, up from 0% in 2009
Every home and business in the UK now guaranteed speeds of at least 2Mbps
UK broadband rollout the fastest of its kind anywhere in the world

Thanks to the work already completed by the Government’s broadband delivery arm (BDUK) and the

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