Posts Tagged ‘package’

Financial Secretary’s speech to the ABI biennial conference

Comments Off | 11-14-2015

Good morning – I’m very pleased to be here with you today.
UK insurance has a long and proud history, stretching back to the London coffee houses of the 17th century. But there is nothing old-fashioned about today’s industry. It is a great UK strength and an industry we are proud of.
It is good news for

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Contractor announced for £3 million improvements in Essex

Comments Off | 11-14-2015

Improvements on the A12 and A14 have moved a step closer today (Monday 2 November) with the appointment of a contractor for the scheme.
Tarmac working on behalf of Highways England will be carrying out a package of works on the A12 and A14 through Marylands interchange, Copdock Mill and Seven Hills interchange.
The work will involve

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UK Government announces Scotland Bill amendments

Comments Off | 11-14-2015

Government amendments laid today (Monday 2 November) to strengthen Scotland Bill.
New amendment on carers will give Scottish Parliament extra flexibility.
Multi-billion pound tax and benefit powers will make Holyrood one of the most powerful devolved parliaments in the world.

The UK Government will today (Monday) lay a package of substantive amendments to the Scotland Bill which will strengthen

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Measures to ensure people receive fair pay announced

Comments Off | 09-11-2015

A package of measures to ensure hardworking people receive the pay they are entitled to is being announced today (1 September 2015).
The measures include:

doubling the penalties for non-payment of the National Minimum Wageand the new National Living Wage
increasing the enforcement budget
setting up a new team in HMRC to take forward criminal prosecutions for those who deliberately do not

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Thousands get ready to claim Basic Payment Scheme 2015

Comments Off | 01-21-2015

The Rural Payments Agency (RPA) is inviting thousands more farmers and landowners throughout England to take the first online step towards claiming this year’s new scheme payments.
RPA CEO Mark Grimshaw, speaking at the NFU Council on Tuesday (20 January), announced a significant ramping up of the numbers invited to register on the new rural payments

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£32 million of compensation available for victims of asbestos related cancer

Comments Off | 12-1-2014

The new compensation scheme for diffuse mesothelioma, a cancer caused by exposure to asbestos, has paid out over £15 million in its first 7 months. But the Department for Work and Pensions says there are hundreds more victims who may be eligible for compensation and is calling for them to come forward, estimating that £32

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£440 million to be spent on green transport

Comments Off | 07-18-2014

Dozens of sustainable transport schemes got the green light this week, Transport Minister Baroness Kramer has announced.
The successful schemes will bring environmental, health and economic benefits to communities across England. The range of schemes will include improved infrastructure for cyclists and pedestrians, better bus journeys and new and upgraded transport interchanges allowing people to easily

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