Posts Tagged ‘invest’

Building flood resilience: minister visits innovative projects in Sheffield

Comments Off | 04-5-2016

In his role as chair of the National Flood Resilience Review, Oliver Letwin saw first hand how these projects are delivering huge benefits in the area through better flood protection.
Representatives from the Environment Agency, Natural England and Sheffield Council accompanied the minister as part of a wider fact-finding mission in Yorkshire.

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Britain’s choice: economic security with the EU, or a leap into the dark

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Imagine a world where a British airline wasn’t allowed to fly between Rome and Paris; where British farmers were slapped with a tariff if they wanted to export more beef to Europe; and where great British telecoms companies and car manufacturers faced new barriers when trying to sell their goods and

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Electric company to pay £21,000 for release of F-gas

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Schneider Electric Ltd has today (Fri 1 April) been fined £3,000 for failing to recover a greenhouse gas that was released to the air at Stanford-le-Hope, Essex in 2013.
Basildon Magistrates’ Court also ordered the company to pay £18,368 costs.
The case concerned the release of sulphur hexafluoride (SF6) gas from high voltage switchgear

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New £1.5 million funding to bring communities together

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The Near Neighbours programme – that brings together diverse communities and different faiths through a range of activities – has been awarded an additional £1.5 million of funding, Baroness Williams of Trafford announced today (4 April 2016).
Using the infrastructure of the Church of England, Near Neighbours provides small grants and support to

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UK risks losing £1.5m Florentine table tops

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A pair of ornate Florentine pietre dure table tops are at risk of being exported from the UK unless a buyer can be found to match the asking price of £1,500,000. Culture Minister Ed Vaizey has placed a temporary export bar on the pair so a buyer can be found to keep

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Defence budget increases for the first time in six years

Comments Off | 04-2-2016

In last summer’s Budget the government committed to increase defence spending by 0.5% above inflation every year until 2021 and continue to meet NATO’s target to spend 2% of GDP on defence for the rest of the decade.
1 April 2016 marks the first day that these commitments come into effect with

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Defence Secretary announces £40m Cyber Security Operations Centre

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In a move to further strengthen the UK’s cyber defences, the Defence Secretary Michael Fallon has announced that over £40 million will be spent on a new Cyber Security Operations Centre (CSOC). The preferred location for the centre will be at MOD Corsham.
The CSOC will be a dedicated facility staffed by experts

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Secretary of State pushes forward with growth deal for North Wales

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More than 20 heads of councils, business organisations and major employers have met with Wales Office Ministers to push forward the agenda for a growth deal in North Wales.
Chaired by Alun Cairns and Guto Bebb, the round table at Glyndwr University in St Asaph was designed to explore what the region wants

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Government Chemist represented at Food Law in Practice Conference

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The Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation (OFSI) was established within the Treasury today (31 March 2016).
OFSI will provide a high-quality service to the private sector, working closely with law enforcement to help ensure that financial sanctions are properly understood, implemented and enforced.
This will ensure financial sanctions make the fullest possible contributions to the

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New body to support financial sanctions implementation launched

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The Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation (OFSI) was established within the Treasury today (31 March 2016).
OFSI will provide a high-quality service to the private sector, working closely with law enforcement to help ensure that financial sanctions are properly understood, implemented and enforced.
This will ensure financial sanctions make the fullest possible contributions to the

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