Posts Tagged ‘infrastructure’

Workless households fall by more than three-quarters of a million since 2010

Comments Off | 03-30-2016

According to new independent figures released today (30 March 2016), there are now 764,000 fewer workless households in this country compared to 5 years ago – a fall of 20%.
The figures also show there are 449,000 fewer children living in workless households.
And the number of households where no one has ever worked is

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Company and director to pay over £30,000 for waste offences

Comments Off | 03-30-2016

D Jordan Road Brush Hire Ltd, of Cockshot Farm, Cockshot Lane, Dormston, Worcester was sentenced for 2 offences of storage, treatment and the disposal of waste without an environmental permit. The company was fined £6,660 and ordered to pay costs of £9,767.75 and a victim surcharge of £120. It was also

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Planned roadworks in Bristol, Gloucestershire, Somerset, BANES, Wiltshire, West Dorset and Devon: weekly summary for Monday 7 March to Sunday 13 March 2016

Comments Off | 03-6-2016

The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of the above date but could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances. All our improvement work is carried out with the aim of causing as little disruption as possible.
Bristol
M32

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A Smart Power Revolution could save consumers £8 billion a year – Adonis

Comments Off | 03-6-2016

In October 2015, the National Infrastructure Commission was asked to consider how the UK can better balance supply and demand, aiming towards an electricity market where prices are reflective of costs to the overall system.
Today (Friday 4 March), the Commission publishes that analysis.
The Commission’s central finding is that smart power – principally

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Government to invest record £26.3 billion in UK’s world-class science until 2021

Comments Off | 03-6-2016

Universities and Science Minister Jo Johnson has today (4 March 2016) set out the government’s commitment to put the UK at the forefront of research to tackle some of the planet’s greatest challenges such as flooding, famine and viral diseases like Ebola.
Announcing a record £26.3 billion budget for science for the next

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Government going further to cut red tape by £10 billion

Comments Off | 03-6-2016

Comprehensive measures that will help deliver the government’s commitment to cut a further £10 billion of red tape were unveiled today (3 March 2016) at the BCC annual conference by Business Secretary Sajid Javid.
The UK already has the lowest burden of regulation in the G7, according to the World Economic Forum. Businesses

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Defence Secretary announces £642 million investment in next generation nuclear submarines

Comments Off | 03-6-2016

Defence Secretary Michael Fallon has today announced £642 million of investment for the Successor submarine programme. The funding will help to progress work on the four new submarines that will begin replacing the Vanguard class, from the 2030s. The funding will go towards new parts and facilities, as well as further design

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£200m roadbuilding investment on course to deliver Central Bedfordshire economic boost

Comments Off | 03-6-2016

The 2 linked projects, which are a key part of the government’s long term economic plan for Bedfordshire, are passing their one year milestone this spring and will be completed in spring 2017.
The 2.8 mile, £162million A5-M1 Link scheme is being delivered by Highways England, while the £38million, 1.8 mile Woodside Link

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New highway delivering boost to South Devon economy

Comments Off | 02-22-2016

new £110 million highway expected to create hundreds of new jobs in south Devon
the 3.5 mile road between Torbay and Newton Abbot also expected to boost tourism
Roads Minister Andrew Jones opens highway expected to carry 35,000 vehicles a day

A new £110 million bypass that is expected to carry 35,000 vehicles a day has been opened,

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Chief Executive leaves HCA for infrastructure role

Comments Off | 01-12-2016

In April, Andy will become Chief Executive of GIIA, a global advocacy association that represents equity investors in global infrastructure.
Mr Rose joined the HCA in April 2013, at a time when the housing development industry was still recovering from the global downturn. He established a new investment function within the HCA, to help unlock stalled sites and

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