Posts Tagged ‘export’

Building flood resilience: minister visits innovative projects in Sheffield

Comments Off | 04-5-2016

In his role as chair of the National Flood Resilience Review, Oliver Letwin saw first hand how these projects are delivering huge benefits in the area through better flood protection.
Representatives from the Environment Agency, Natural England and Sheffield Council accompanied the minister as part of a wider fact-finding mission in Yorkshire.

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Britain’s choice: economic security with the EU, or a leap into the dark

Comments Off | 04-5-2016

Imagine a world where a British airline wasn’t allowed to fly between Rome and Paris; where British farmers were slapped with a tariff if they wanted to export more beef to Europe; and where great British telecoms companies and car manufacturers faced new barriers when trying to sell their goods and

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UK risks losing £5m portrait by Rembrandt apprentice

Comments Off | 01-26-2016

A portrait by one of Rembrandt’s most talented apprentices is at risk of being exported from the UK unless a buyer can be found to match the asking price of £5,189,000 (plus VAT of £137,800), Culture Minister Ed Vaizey announced today.
The government has placed a temporary export bar on Portrait of a

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£35 million Rembrandt painting at risk of leaving the UK

Comments Off | 10-17-2015

One of Rembrandt’s greatest late portraits is at risk of being exported from the UK unless a buyer can be found to match the asking price of £35 million.
In order to provide a last chance to save it for the nation, Culture Minister Ed Vaizey has placed a temporary export bar on a painting by

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Chancellor announces £4½ billion of measures to bring down debt

Comments Off | 06-5-2015

Making an early start on tackling the public finances in this Parliament, the Chancellor today announced £4½ billion of new measures which will bring down public debt this year, including a major boost to the Exchequer from completing the privatisation of the Royal Mail.
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Addressing MPs as part of the Queen’s Speech debate on the

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Thames Water’s £250,000 fine is upheld by the Court of Appeal

Comments Off | 06-5-2015

The sentencing decision took into account the profit made by the company to ensure the fine is proportionate.
Thames Water had allowed untreated sewage to enter a 143 acre nature reserve owned by the National Trust within an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a site of important nature conservation, popular with walkers, schools and naturalists.

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World’s biggest tidal array to bring energy and jobs boost to North Scotland

Comments Off | 08-22-2014

The world’s biggest tidal array is to be built in North Scotland bringing jobs and energy security to the Pentland Firth region, it’s been announced today.
The UK Government has provided £10 million worth of grant funding to the Meygen project, which will provide enough electricity to power 175,000 homes and provide up to 100 jobs

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UK company Chinook Sciences wins UAE deal with a total value of over £300 million

Comments Off | 05-25-2014

An estimated 850 UK jobs will be created or secured at Chinook Sciences and its UK supply chain by recent new orders, significantly accelerated by winning a major infrastructure deal from the UAE.
Trade Minister Lord Livingston made the announcement today (23 May 2014) on a visit to the company’s Nottingham headquarters.
The deal to build the world’s

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