Posts Tagged ‘Future’

UK Social Mobility: Lessons Learnt from International Development

Comments Off | 02-22-2016

Introduction
Good afternoon.
It’s a real pleasure for me to have the opportunity to speak to you today under the auspices of the Centre for Social Justice.
This is an organisation dedicated to putting social justice at the heart of British politics and policy.
And it’s great to be speaking here at 2nd Chance, which does fantastic work giving

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UK employment reaches record high

Comments Off | 02-21-2016

There are now a record 31.4 million people in work – up 521,000 compared with this time last year, fuelled by a rise in full-time employment – and there are a record 776,000 job vacancies, reflecting the economy’s strong performance.
The unemployment rate is the lowest in a decade, at 5.1%, and the proportion of young

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Grants to non-charities must be in line with your charity’s purposes

Comments Off | 02-21-2016

The Charity Commission, the independent regulator of charities in England and Wales has published guidance for trustees of charities wanting to makegrants to non-charitable organisations.
The guidance brings together existing commission guidance that sets out the key principles that trustees must follow when making decisions about grant funding non-charitable organisations. It complements the commission’s existing guidance

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£7 million junction improvements for A43 in Northamptonshire

Comments Off | 02-21-2016

Highways England is carrying out the scheme to increase capacity and cut journey times by adding extra lanes to the roundabout junction approaches, improving the layout, installing new traffic lights and upgraded pedestrian crossings.
The scheme will also give the roundabout the capacity it needs for the future, supporting thousands of new homes and jobs in

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Enterprise Nation government exchange event: Matt Hancock speech

Comments Off | 11-19-2015

It’s a pleasure to be back in front of a small business audience.
Before I got into politics I worked for my family’s own small business, a software firm near Chester, employing just under 40 people. That’s why I’m so passionate about making Britain the best place to start and grow a business.
Now I help run

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Don’t let this beautiful bird bowl fly the nest: Rare £92k Hans Coper bowl at risk of leaving UK

Comments Off | 11-14-2015

A rare bowl by one of the most celebrated ceramic artists of the 20th century is at risk of being exported from the UK unless a buyer can be found to match the asking price of £92,291.14.
Culture Minister Ed Vaizey has placed a temporary export bar on the bowl made by renowned ceramicist Hans Coper,

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Thames Tideway Tunnel to bring benefits worth up to almost £13bn

Comments Off | 11-14-2015

The new state-of-the-art Thames Tideway Tunnel is set to bring environmental benefits worth up to almost £13bn, the Environment Minister Rory Stewart has announced.
New figures show the benefits of the tunnel, which include preventing millions of tonnes of sewage flowing into the river every year, improving water quality to better protect our precious marine wildlife

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Chance to find out more about £7 million roundabout upgrade near Silverstone this weekend

Comments Off | 11-14-2015

Highways England is carrying out the £7 million scheme to improve capacity and journey times by widening the roundabout junction, upgrading the layout, approaches, signals and crossing facilities.
The scheme will also give the roundabout the capacity it needs for the future, supporting thousands of new homes and jobs in the area and an expected increase

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£1m boost to keep Great Western Air Ambulance flying announced

Comments Off | 12-14-2014

The funding will allow the Great Western Air Ambulance charity to run its EC135 helicopter for a year. The helicopter is based in Filton, just north of Bristol, and is part of the regional 999 emergency response service.
The helicopter provides a critical care service for emergencies across Bristol, Bath and North Somerset, Gloucestershire and parts

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New multi-million-pound missiles secure 300 UK jobs

Comments Off | 07-17-2014

The next-generation precision future anti-surface guided weapon (FASGW) (heavy) and FASGW (light) missiles will be integrated, tested and installed on 28 Wildcat helicopters by 2020. Capable of targeting small boats, fast attack craft and targets on land, each airframe is able to carry up to 20 missiles.
The FASGW programme has protected over 300 jobs across the United

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