Posts Tagged ‘increase’

£372 million investment for Hawk support sustains 700 UK jobs

Comments Off | 03-28-2016

The fleet of Hawk TMk1 and TMk2 aircraft are used by the UK armed forces for military flying training prior to conversion onto frontline fast jet aircraft, such as Typhoon or the future F35 Lightning II, and for a variety of other Royal Navy and Royal Air Force training requirements. They

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Media reports on UK aid projects: setting the record straight

Comments Off | 03-28-2016

DFID statement
A number of recent newspaper articles have reported claims that misrepresent or inaccurately portray projects supported by the Department for International Development (DFID), or focus on projects that are no longer funded.
UK aid is spent where it is most needed and is subject to rigorous internal and external checks and

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UK trebles funding to tackle Zika virus

Comments Off | 03-22-2016

UK funding for rapid research into tackling the Zika virus is set to increase to £4million, the government has announced today (21 March 2016), as British scientists continue to lead the way in tackling this global emergency.
The development of an online database to allow visual information on cases to be studied

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Sunday trading set to benefit economy to the tune of £1.5 billion

Comments Off | 03-13-2016

New figures published today (9 March 2015) show that extended Sunday trading hours would benefit the UK economy by an estimated £1.5 billion over 10 years.
The £1.5 billion figure could be even higher, depending on the decisions made by local authorities once the powers have been devolved.
The saving from being able to

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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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CMA fines pharma companies £45 million

Comments Off | 02-12-2016

The CMA’s decision relates to conduct and agreements between 2001 and 2004 in which GlaxoSmithKline plc (GSK), the supplier of branded paroxetine (an anti-depressant medicine), agreed to make payments and other value transfers totalling over £50 million to suppliers of generic versions of paroxetine. The CMA has found that these payments and other value transfers

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Supporting Women in the Scottish Economy – UK Government response

Comments Off | 02-12-2016

Scotland Office Minister Andrew Dunlop has today published the UK Government’s formal response to the Sawers Review on the role of women in the Scottish economy.
The publication comes as the UK Minister for Women and Equalities, Nicky Morgan, announced a package of measures to close the pay gap.
In the response to Professor Sawers’ report, Lord

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Monitor and NHS England seek views on 2016/17 NHS payment system

Comments Off | 02-12-2016

The proposals are aimed at giving commissioners and NHS providers the space to manage increasing demand, restore financial balance, and to make ambitious longer term plans to improve patient care.
The basis of the proposals is the 2015/16 Enhanced Tariff Option (ETO). There will be additional enhancements for providers and local commissioners that will lead to an

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Export Hub tour aims to boost Welsh trade overseas

Comments Off | 02-12-2016

Businesses in Wales seeking to explore global exporting opportunities will be able to capitalise on the advice of international business owners and entrepreneurs when the Exporting is GREAT Export Hub motors into town next week (15-26 February).
The 32 tonne, 40ft long lorry will play host to a series of seminars, drop-in sessions and one-to-one meetings

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Government introduces Policing and Crime Bill

Comments Off | 02-12-2016

The Home Office has introduced new legislation which will aim to finish the job of police reform.
The purpose of the Policing and Crime Bill is to enhance the democratic accountability of police forces, and fire and rescue services, improve the efficiency and effectiveness of emergency services through closer collaboration and build public confidence in policing.
It

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