Posts Tagged ‘increasing’

£10m Internet of Things competition for UK cities launched

Comments Off | 07-19-2015

UK cities and businesses are being encouraged to apply for a £10m fund in a competition that will revolutionise the way the Internet of Things (IoT) benefits citizens by offering environmental improvements, economic opportunities, and more efficient and effective delivery of services such as transport, healthcare and energy.
The Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS)

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Details of £150 million roads plan for Cumbria and north Lancashire

Comments Off | 07-19-2015

The investment will see improvements and repairs along a series of motorways and major A roads between now and 2020, giving road users simpler, faster and more reliable journeys. It will also boost the area’s economy and help to bring the country closer together.
The work is part of the government’s ‘Road Investment Strategy’ to triple

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£860,000 of investment on M4 bridge in South Gloucestershire

Comments Off | 07-19-2015

The bridge has suffered from water damage in recent years and the bridge deck now needs replacing to ensure this section of the M4 remains safe and reliable for many years to come.
The work starts on Monday, 20 July and will require a complete closure of the B4057, which runs under the bridge. Work will

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£3.2 million funding to help victims of domestic violence and abuse

Comments Off | 07-19-2015

The government has underlined its commitment to support the victims of domestic violence and abuse through a £3.2 million fund to boost the provision of services including refuges.
The fund will be open to proposals from local partnerships that demonstrate how the needs of victims could be met in innovative ways, working through collaboration and helping

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“The protection of journalists, both in conflict or in peace, is an essential tenet of any functioning society”

Comments Off | 05-31-2015

Thank you Minister, Mr President, for convening this open debate.
I welcome the adoption of Resolution 2222, the first in nine years on this important issue, and congratulate you on the leadership Lithuania has shown in moving the issue forward.
I would like to thank the Deputy Secretary-General for his insightful briefing, and Secretary-General Deloire and Ms.

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Household income increases in Wales

Comments Off | 05-31-2015

Wales saw the biggest increase in disposable household income of any region of the UK between 2010–13, according to newly-released figures published today (27 May).
Disposable income per head in Wales grew by 7% over the period, ONS statistics show.
Secretary of State for Wales Stephen Crabb said:
Rewarding work by helping people keep more of the money

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Specialist advisers protect £400 million of UK businesses’ intellectual property

Comments Off | 03-16-2015

New figures published today (12 March 2015) show that 4 UK Intellectual Property (IP) advisers – based in China, Brazil, South East Asia and India – have helped to protect £400 million worth of IP assets for UK businesses.
Since 2011 these advisers (IP attachés), who provide support for UK businesses seeking advice on local IP matters in

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Government fund to support thousands more custom builders

Comments Off | 03-16-2015

A multi-million pound fund will help aspiring custom builders get their projects off the ground more quickly, Housing Minister Brandon Lewis said today (12 March 2015).
The minister announced that the next phase of a £150 million fund is now open to bidders. It will create up to 10,000 so-called ‘serviced plots’ – land prepared for

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Extra funding for station improvements

Comments Off | 03-16-2015

Rail passengers are set to benefit from better journeys after the government today (12 March 2015) announced £60 million of extra funding to transform rail stations around the UK.
Train operators and local authorities will be able to bid for a share of the money, which can be put towards improvements such as car parks, ticket

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Government modernises 100 year-old insurance rules

Comments Off | 02-13-2015

The government’s Insurance Bill, which modernises 100 year-old rules governing insurance contracts between businesses and insurers, received Royal Assent today (12 February 2015).
The bill will benefit both insurers and their business customers by increasing transparency and certainty over the rules that govern how they do business with each other, reducing the number of legal disputes

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