Posts Tagged ‘experts’

£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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Oxford flood alleviation scheme events increase information flow

Comments Off | 06-17-2015

The Environment Agency and its partners have announced events to explain how they plan to reduce the risk of flooding in the city.
Over 6 days from 23 June to 3 July the Environment Agency and its partners are running a series of ‘drop-in’ sessions at various locations in and around Oxford. There will be information

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Regulator to investigate finances at Essex teaching hospital

Comments Off | 06-3-2015

The health regulator is concerned by the deterioration in Southend’s finances after the trust recorded a larger deficit (£9.8 million) for 2014/15 than planned (£7.8 million). Monitor is also worried that the trust does not have a realistic plan to recover from this situation.
Monitor’s investigation will look into the state of Southend’s finances, assess the

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New measures to help NHS foundation trusts adopt best financial practice

Comments Off | 06-3-2015

The regulator proposes to increase its scrutiny of financial performance so it can take action sooner against providers that are not providing value for money for their patients.
This enhanced challenge to the track record of foundation trusts will be supplemented by a significant upgrade in the practical support Monitor offers to improve operational performance, through

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Procurement tips to boost competition and the Northern Ireland economy

Comments Off | 06-3-2015

Government contracts account for over £2.5 billion of public expenditure in Northern Ireland every year and the seminars led by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) on 5 June will help buyers and suppliers understand how competition law works for taxpayers and consumers.
John Kirkpatrick, CMA Senior Director Research, Intelligence and Advocacy, said:
Fair competition in public procurement benefits

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Thousands more patients to benefit from additional £160 million for cancer drugs

Comments Off | 08-29-2014

The fund has helped more than 55,000 cancer patients since it was set up four years ago to provide pioneering drugs to those who need them most. It will now be increased from £200m a year to £280m a year – meaning many more patients with rare conditions will benefit from life-extending drugs recommended by

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Key milestone in scaling up private sector climate finance

Comments Off | 06-5-2014

Governments and international partners from the private sector have come together in London today in a clear step forward in tackling climate change.
During a two-day Clean Energy Finance Summit held on 3rd and 4th June, experts from across the international financial sector will work alongside Governments to consider new options for raising the private finance

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DFID boosts economic development expertise with new appointments

Comments Off | 05-25-2014

A team of independent experts will advise the Department for International Development on how to work with the private sector to create jobs and sustainable growth.
In addition, David Kennedy has been appointed as DFID’s first Director General for Economic Development to lead the organisation’s growing work in this area.
The appointments follows Justine Greening’s announcement that

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