Posts Tagged ‘opportunity’

UK risks losing £15m Veronese drawing

Comments Off | 03-30-2016

A 400-year-old drawing by Paolo Veronese is at risk of being exported from the UK unless a buyer can be found to match the asking price of £15,400,000 (plus VAT of £154,000). To provide an opportunity to keep it in the UK, Culture Minister Ed Vaizey has placed a temporary export bar

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UK Social Mobility: Lessons Learnt from International Development

Comments Off | 02-22-2016

Good afternoon.
It’s a real pleasure for me to have the opportunity to speak to you today under the auspices of the Centre for Social Justice.
This is an organisation dedicated to putting social justice at the heart of British politics and policy.
And it’s great to be speaking here at 2nd Chance, which does fantastic work giving

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Christmas message from Communities Secretary Greg Clark

Comments Off | 12-24-2015

This time of year offers the opportunity to reflect on the special place the Christian faith has at the heart of our national life, and to remember the reason why Christians come together at this time – the birth of Jesus Christ.
But it also gives people of all faiths and none the chance to share

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Over a million more people given the chance to own their own home

Comments Off | 05-26-2015

Communities Secretary Greg Clark is to announce landmark changes to spread home ownership to millions, as part of the government’s commitment to working people.
Communities Secretary Greg Clark said:
Our Housing Bill will offer over a million people a helping hand onto the housing ladder. That is what a government for working people is about – making

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£1.4 Million resurfacing investment on M5 between Junction 9 and 10

Comments Off | 02-7-2015

The work, starting on the night of Monday, 9 February, will take place along approximately a three mile stretch of the sothbound motorway. It will be carried out at night between 8.00pm and 6.00am and will require various lane closures. The southbound entry sliproad at Junction 9 will also need to be closed on occasion.

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Children’s music and arts initiatives receive £109 million boost

Comments Off | 01-26-2015

A range of projects that support children’s music, filmmaking, dance and local-heritage activities are to receive funding worth more than £109 million in the 2015 to 2016 financial year, Education Secretary Nicky Morgan and Culture Secretary Sajid Javid announced yesterday (25 January 2015).
Access to music and the arts is an important part of this government’s

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Nick Clegg speech at Leeds Economic Conference

Comments Off | 07-6-2014

Across Yorkshire, you can feel the excitement building about tomorrow’sGrand Départ. Every city, town and village in this region is determined to give the Tour De France the best send-off it’s ever seen. Right from the start, they’ve been committed to making the most of this fantastic opportunity for the future.
Economically, it’s estimated that the

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State Pension top ups: pensions can be increased by up to £25 a week

Comments Off | 04-3-2014

Pensioners and those who reach pension age in the next 2 years will be able to acquire up to £25 of additional State Pension a week under plans set out today (2 April 2014) by the Pensions Minister.
The State Pension top up will be available from October 2015 to all those reaching State Pension age

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