Posts Tagged ‘length’

Enterprise Nation government exchange event: Matt Hancock speech

Comments Off | 11-19-2015

It’s a pleasure to be back in front of a small business audience.
Before I got into politics I worked for my family’s own small business, a software firm near Chester, employing just under 40 people. That’s why I’m so passionate about making Britain the best place to start and grow a business.
Now I help run

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Measures to introduce mandatory right to work checks on taxi and private hire drivers

Comments Off | 11-19-2015

The proposals mean licensing authorities must conduct checks on applicants to ensure they are in the UK lawfully, and that they have permission to work before granting a licence.
Under the plans, driver and operator licences can’t be issued for a period any longer than the length of a person’s permission to live and work in

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Up to £28.5 million improvements for East roads

Comments Off | 02-10-2015

This is the value of work either beginning or already taking place on the Highways Agency’s regional network in the run up to the end of the financial year (April 2015), with completion dates varying depending on the length of each scheme.
The focus of the work has been to improve safety and increase the capacity

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£6 billion funding to tackle potholes and improve local roads

Comments Off | 12-26-2014

A record £6 billion will be spent on tackling potholes and improving local roads between 2015 and 2021, Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin announced today (23 December 2014).
The investment amounts to £976 million a year, enough to fix around 18 million potholes across the country.
It is the first time councils have been given locked-in funding over

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£16.5 million improvements along Yorkshire and Humber’s road for Christmas

Comments Off | 10-30-2014

Between now and Christmas, teams of roadworkers will be working across Yorkshire and Humber, repairing and maintaining the region’s 326 miles of motorways and trunk roads.
Highways Agency North East Regional Director, Vanessa Gilbert, said:
This is really good news for road users across Yorkshire because it will ultimately mean more reliable journey times and improved safety.

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Government commits £15m to kickstart new regulator in response to Wood Review

Comments Off | 07-18-2014

The Government today announced it would contribute short term funding of £15 million over five years to help kickstart the establishment of a new arm’s length regulatory body in the official response to Sir Ian Wood’s review into improving efficiencies in the UK’s offshore oil and gas industry.
The Government’s one-off contribution to help fund the

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Broadband boost for rural Scotland

Comments Off | 07-18-2014

More than 90,000 homes and businesses in 18 local authority areas across Scotland will be next to get fibre broadband in the latest phase of the £410 million Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband programme.
Scottish Secretary Alistair Carmichael welcomed the news, describing it as an important step in connecting communities.

Find out which communities will benefit from the

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£111 million of work buoys UK’s boat support industry

Comments Off | 06-17-2014

Six UK companies will benefit from a 5-year contract that will involve support for 1,450 boats used by the Royal Navy, Royal Marines, British Army, and the Ministry of Defence (MOD) Police. They are:

Devonport Royal Dockyard Ltd, based in Bristol and Devonport
UK Docks Tyne Slipway and

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