Posts Tagged ‘forced’

Banks offer better deal on mortgages for Armed Forces personnel

Comments Off | 01-18-2016

The commitment from the UK’s biggest high street banks will benefit almost 265,000 people in the UK and abroad, including Forces families. The move comes ahead of an Armed Forces Covenant roundtable meeting of banking chiefs and Ministers at No.10 Downing Street yesterday (Thursday 14 January) where a range of further

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Financial performance and quality must work together

Comments Off | 01-18-2016

Chief Executive-designate of NHS Improvement, Jim Mackey, and the Care Quality Commission’s (CQC) Chief Inspector of Hospitals, Professor Sir Mike Richards have written to all 255 NHS hospital trusts in England to ask them to consider quality and finances on equal footing in their planning decisions.
NHS providers have been under great pressure

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There’s real momentum in the green finance sector’, says Economic Secretary

Comments Off | 01-18-2016

Thank you, Lord Mayor, for your kind words of introduction and for hosting us here at Mansion House. It is always a pleasure to be here in such wonderful surroundings.
We have heard – and will hear – a lot today about 2016 being the year of green finance, and I very much

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Winners of £2 million autonomy and big data funding announced

Comments Off | 01-18-2016

The Ministry of Defence (MOD) has selected the second round of winners of the Defence Growth Partnership (DGP) Innovation Challenge, including 16 contracts with small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).
In the largest ever Centre for Defence Enterprise-run funding competition, 24 projects have been selected that aim to address the challenges associated with using autonomy and big

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UK pledges £115m as PM calls on EU to provide more aid for Syrian conflict

Comments Off | 01-18-2016

This includes a further £100 million in response to the Syria conflict and £14.5 million to tackle migration challenges more widely.
The announcement comes as the Prime Minister attends an emergency meeting of the European Council, where he will call on other EU leaders to provide new funding to help meet urgent humanitarian

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Syria refugees: UK government response

Comments Off | 09-16-2015

In the first 6 months of 2015, more than 220,000 people were detected crossing the Mediterranean to Europe. Many of these are fleeing the conflict in Syria: the conflict has killed over 220,000 and forced more than 11 million to flee their homes.
The UK government is taking part in the UN’s programme to resettle refugees

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£15m British boost for humanitarian efforts in Ukraine

Comments Off | 02-25-2015

There are now more than one million people in Ukraine who have been forced from their homes and five million living in conflict-affected areas. The capacity of host communities to provide shelter is exhausted and humanitarian access to those in need remains challenging.
The UK’s announcement comes as the UN and the Government of Ukraine prepare

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Extra £2 million in UK aid for the displaced of Gaza

Comments Off | 08-6-2014

With more than a quarter of the entire population of Gaza now displaced, International Development Secretary Justine Greening has announced fresh support for those forced to flee their homes by the conflict.
The UK will provide an additional £2 million in emergency assistance for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency’s (UNRWA) Gaza Flash Appeal. The

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