Posts Tagged ‘growth’

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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Fees changes in April

Comments Off | 02-22-2016

Plans to drive growth, create jobs and secure the economic future of Tees Valley took a major step forward today (19 February 2016) as local leaders were put in pole position to transform the former SSI steelworks site.
Former Deputy Prime Minister Lord Heseltine revealed plans would go full-steam ahead for a new Mayoral Development Corporation

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UK to invest an extra £1.2 billion supporting Syria and the region

Comments Off | 02-4-2016

The UK will invest at least an extra £1.2bn in international aid to support Syria and the region, Prime Minister David Cameron announced today.
The pledge was made on the day high-level representatives from 70 countries and international organisations around the world were due in London to debate support for the world’s biggest humanitarian crisis.
His Royal Highness

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£40 million government guarantee paves way for brand new student village in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

Comments Off | 02-4-2016

In another boost to the government’s plans to get Britain building, this initial deal will be crucial to unlocking private investment that will finance this new infrastructure project.
It’s the first time that a guarantee has been given to a privately-financed university accommodation project and construction can now begin on thevillage which will have over 570

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Boost for aspiring self-builders

Comments Off | 02-4-2016

Digital initiatives such as Callido make it possible for the average student to develop thinking, problem solving and communication skills. In doing so, they appear to break the link between student-teacher ratios and quality of education.
(PressReleasePoint) - “Employers today look for employees who have clarity of thought, can solve problems and communicate clearly. In Mumbai, not

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East Riding’s roads get £16.7 million maintenance boost

Comments Off | 02-2-2016

An extra £16.7 million is being provided to improve roads and stop potholes appearing across East Riding, Transport Minister Andrew Jones announced today (2 February 2016).
The A1079, A63 and A161 will all benefit in the first 12 months of the 5 year maintenance work on East Riding council’s 233 miles of A roads.
Delivering extra targeted

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£1.1 billion investment by MOD in future military flying training

Comments Off | 02-2-2016

The new Fixed Wing flying training system will provide modern training aircraft as well as up-to-date ground based training devices such as simulators and classroom learning for aircrew across the Royal Air Force, Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm and Army Air Corps.
A £1.1 billion contract has been placed with Ascent Flight Training to design, deliver

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High streets and city centres to benefit from Sunday trading devolution

Comments Off | 02-2-2016

High streets and city centres are set to benefit from government plans to devolve Sunday trading laws, Business Secretary Sajid Javid has announced today (2 February 2016).
New powers to devolve Sunday trading laws to local authorities will allow councils to “zone” any relaxation so they will be able to prioritise high streets and city centres.

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