Posts Tagged ‘expertise’

Government creates new body to help manage and deliver major projects for UK economy

Comments Off | 11-19-2015

The government has today announced that Infrastructure UK (IUK) and the Major Projects Authority (MPA) are to merge, bringing the government’s expertise, knowledge and skills at managing and delivering major economic projects under one roof for the first time.
The new organisation, which will be called the Infrastructure and Projects Authority, will bring together government expertise in the

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£25 million injection to help ‘life-changing’ children’s services

Comments Off | 04-1-2015

The Department for Education’s voluntary and community sector (VCS) grants will be used to reform or deliver life-changing services over the next year.
After a competitive application process, the department has chosen 94 projects that will make the biggest impact on children, young people and their families.
For the first time the department has separately identified mental

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Cold water could heat one million homes

Comments Off | 04-1-2015

At least one million homes and businesses across England could be tapping into clean renewable heat hidden in our waterways, a new online tool for communities has revealed.
The innovative and interactive online map has revealed the secret energy in over 4,000 rivers, estuaries, canals and coastal sites across the country that together could provide over

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OECD Social Impact Investment report: Rob Wilson speech

Comments Off | 04-1-2015

It is great to be here with you today to launch this important report on social investment.
I want to begin by saying thank you and congratulations both to the OECD, for putting this report together, and to all of you who have helped make it happen.
I particularly want to thank Sir Ronald Cohen who has done so

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£89 million new investment in UK Catapult network

Comments Off | 12-4-2014

New funding announced in today’s Autumn Statement will help businesses create the next generation of products in innovative areas from robotic tools and printable electronics to carbon fibre composites.

£61 million will be invested across the High Value Manufacturing Catapult centres whose cutting-edge equipment and expertise is helping around 2,250 manufacturers create innovative technologies and products
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UK Space Agency to invest up to £32 million in global space industry partnerships

Comments Off | 11-17-2014

The UK Space Agency is investing up to £32 million to open opportunities for the UK space sector to share expertise in real-world satellite technology and services overseas.
Grants will be awarded to British companies to work with international partners developing satellite technology to tackle issues like flooding, deforestation and humanitarian crises in emerging economies. These

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£13 million to boost national school leaders network

Comments Off | 09-10-2014

One hundred exceptional school leaders are being recruited to help turn around some of England’s most challenging schools, Schools Minister David Laws announced today (10 September 2014).
The government’s Talented Leaders programme aims to recruit the nation’s best and brightest school leaders and match them with schools that are facing some of the toughest challenges –

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£348 million warship contract delivers Clyde jobs boost

Comments Off | 08-12-2014

The offshore patrol vessels (OPVs), which will be used by the Royal Navy to undertake various tasks in support of UK interests both at home and abroad, will be built at BAE Systems’ shipyards in Glasgow.
Featuring a redesigned flight deck to operate the latest Merlin helicopters as well as increased storage and accommodation facilities, the OPVs

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€300m in Euro funding for UK carbon capture project

Comments Off | 07-17-2014

A UK carbon storage project that would support up to 2,000 jobs and provide clean electricity to more than 630,000 homes today received a funding boost of €300m from the European Commission.
The White Rose project, based at Britain’s largest coal-fired power station, the Drax plant in Yorkshire, is one of Europe’s first carbon capture and

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