Posts Tagged ‘growing’

£25 million injection to help ‘life-changing’ children’s services

Comments Off | 04-1-2015

The Department for Education’s voluntary and community sector (VCS) grants will be used to reform or deliver life-changing services over the next year.
After a competitive application process, the department has chosen 94 projects that will make the biggest impact on children, young people and their families.
For the first time the department has separately identified mental

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Cold water could heat one million homes

Comments Off | 04-1-2015

At least one million homes and businesses across England could be tapping into clean renewable heat hidden in our waterways, a new online tool for communities has revealed.
The innovative and interactive online map has revealed the secret energy in over 4,000 rivers, estuaries, canals and coastal sites across the country that together could provide over

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OECD Social Impact Investment report: Rob Wilson speech

Comments Off | 04-1-2015

It is great to be here with you today to launch this important report on social investment.
I want to begin by saying thank you and congratulations both to the OECD, for putting this report together, and to all of you who have helped make it happen.
I particularly want to thank Sir Ronald Cohen who has done so

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Bedfordshire recycling company to pay £23,000 for dirty waste

Comments Off | 03-19-2015

A scheme that helps mothers secure high-quality, part-time and flexible jobs is set to get £100,000 of government funding. The Timewise Councils’ accreditation scheme is currently helping 6 local authorities create work for men and women who need to balance work and family. The funding will allow 10 additional local authorities to launch pilots in

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Boater to pay £4,567

Comments Off | 03-19-2015

An inconsiderate boater whose reckless skippering caused thousands of pounds of damage to other vessels during last year’s Henley Festival was hit in his own pocket today, Monday 16 March, at Oxford Magistrates Court. Malcolm Howell, 29, of no fixed abode, pleaded guilty to failing to navigate his boat ‘Attention Seeker’ at a safe speed

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£6m rail innovation competition open for bids

Comments Off | 03-19-2015

Rail Minister Claire Perry today (17 March 2015) launched an industry-wide competition to spur innovation among train operators to meet the challenges of growing demand for rail travel and drive up standards.
The Train Operator Competition (TOC’15) is funded with £6 million from the Department for Transport and organised by FutureRailway, an expert body set up by the

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UK Space Agency to invest up to £32 million in global space industry partnerships

Comments Off | 11-17-2014

The UK Space Agency is investing up to £32 million to open opportunities for the UK space sector to share expertise in real-world satellite technology and services overseas.
Grants will be awarded to British companies to work with international partners developing satellite technology to tackle issues like flooding, deforestation and humanitarian crises in emerging economies. These

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Big export opportunities for UK companies in South Korea

Comments Off | 08-29-2014

Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Republic of Korea, Scott Wightman, is visiting the UK in September to speak at business events during a 2 city tour. He will be accompanied by David Lee, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the British Chamber of Commerce in Korea.
The ambassador will provide advice on the vast business opportunities available

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UK music exports hit a high note with government support

Comments Off | 08-8-2014

Fifteen talented British music acts to receive financial support for touring overseas.
British music companies behind some of the UK’s most hotly-tipped artists are to receive government funding to support the promotion of the nation’s music around the world.
Award-winning multi-instrumentalist, Imogen Heap, and the support band for AC/DC’s famous Black Ice World Tour, Belfast’s The Answer,

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Welsh Secretary welcomes new IMF figures that show UK is fastest growing major economy

Comments Off | 07-26-2014

The Secretary of State for Wales Stephen Crabb MP today (25 July) welcomed the announcement from the IMF that the UK is the fastest growing major economy in the world this year.
Mr Crabb said:
Today’s announcement that UK GDP is now higher than pre-recession levels is good news for hardworking families and businesses across Wales.
Thanks to

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