Posts Tagged ‘funding’

600,000 jobs in UK drinks industry safer in reformed EU

Comments Off | 03-26-2016

Almost 600,000 jobs in the UK alcohol industry will be safer in a reformed European Union, the Prime Minister vows today.
Britain’s wine and spirits industry made £1.8 billion in EU exports for the UK economy last year.
The country’s booming alcohol industry also makes hundreds of millions a year from 35 free trade deals struck by

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2016 to 2017 funding allocations – positive news for the sector

Comments Off | 03-26-2016

The Skills Funding letter for 2016 to 2017 sets out our budget and priorities for the forthcoming spending review period. This year’s letter confirmed that the spending review settlement for the FE sector was positive. It also focused on apprenticeship growth, localisation of funding, simplification and stability.
We have now issued provider allocations

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Independent review of UK economic statistics: government response

Comments Off | 03-17-2016

Last summer, the Chancellor of the Exchequer and the Minister for the Cabinet Office commissioned Professor Sir Charles Bean to carry out an independent review of UK economic statistics.
The review set out to establish:

the UK’s future statistics needs
the capability of the Office for National Statistics (ONS) in delivering statistics
the most appropriate governance framework

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Full steam ahead for Midlands Engine, as Business Secretary confirms Budget support to drive growth for the region

Comments Off | 03-17-2016

Business Secretary Sajid Javid will today visit Birmingham City University and a former Typhoo tea factory in Birmingham, which will be renovated into a creative innovation centre.
The government will invest £14 million in STEAMhouse in Digbeth to bring together arts and culture with science, technology, engineering and maths, and drive innovation

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£700m boost for flood defences brings £150m more for Yorkshire and Cumbria

Comments Off | 03-17-2016

An extra £700m in flood defence funding will help deliver the government’s commitment to ensure communities are protected against increasingly extreme weather.
This comes on top of the £2.3bn of planned spending up to 2021 – exceeding the Government’s manifesto commitment to build 1,500 flood defence schemes and representing a real terms

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Fairer school funding plan revealed

Comments Off | 03-10-2016

Historic reforms that will bring an end to the unfairness in the school funding system have been outlined today (7 March 2016) by Education Secretary Nicky Morgan.
Providing educational excellence everywhere is a key part of the government’s mission to extend opportunity to every child. This includes delivering on the manifesto commitment

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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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