Posts Tagged ‘Inflation’

Financial stability in the social housing sector continues

Comments Off | 03-3-2016

The social housing sector remains in a strong financial position with access to sufficient finance, according to the latest quarterly survey published by the Homes and Communities Agency today (2 March 2016).
The survey shows registered providers’ financial position on the 31 December 2015 and includes forecasts up to 31 December 2016. The quarterly

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FCO Minister opens Seminar on Freedom of Religion and Economic Prosperity

Comments Off | 03-3-2016

Good morning everybody. May I begin by thanking Louise Ellman MP, Chair of the APPG on the Baha’i Faith for organising this event; and Jim Shannon MP, Chair of the APPG on International Freedom of Religion or Belief for his kind words of welcome.
This morning I would like to set out

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Catterick villagers invited to discuss new £6m flood protection scheme

Comments Off | 03-3-2016

Construction of a £6 million water storage reservoir to protect Catterick Village and the A1 motorway from flooding will start this Spring.
Details of the Environment Agency scheme, which is jointly funded with Highways England and North Yorkshire County Council, will be outlined at a public drop-in meeting at the Booth Memorial

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Boost for family finances as Easter getaway begins

Comments Off | 03-3-2016

Families planning an Easter break will get a boost today when the cost of their foreign holidays are slashed as children under 16 will join under 12s in being exempt from paying Air Passenger Duty (APD) in economy class.
This change, which was announced by Chancellor George Osborne in the Autumn Statement 2014 and

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Homebuyers save hundreds of millions from stamp duty reform

Comments Off | 03-3-2016

Over 780,000 homebuyers saved an estimated £657 million on Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) in the year since the tax was reformed, the Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne announced today.
Transactions levels at the top end of the market remained constant under the new regime and stamp duty receipts from homes costing more

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Royal Navy’s newest sub test fires torpedo using £50 million UK-made advanced Combat System

Comments Off | 03-3-2016

The firing tested the BAE Systems designed Common Combat System (CCS) on board, which functions as the digital ‘brain’ of the boat controlling its ‘eyes’, ‘ears’ and ‘nervous system’. Using the torpedo test, the cutting-edge system was able to interpret sonar readings, and then attack a moving target with a practice

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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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£1.67 million awarded to planetary exploration projects

Comments Off | 03-23-2015

The UK Space Agency is pleased to announce that 7 proposals have been awarded funding, totalling £1.67 million, for research related to ESA’s planetary exploration programme.
A high volume of bids of an excellent standard were received, highlighting the diverse and skilled nature of the UK’s internationally recognised planetary science.
The successful applicants include Prof Andrew Coates

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