Posts Tagged ‘progress’

Great progress in developing a simplified funding system

Comments Off | 12-21-2015

Out of the 469 respondents, over 85% were positive about the effectiveness of our role in funding FE skills training and over 75% of respondents thought that actions we have taken over the last 12 months have improved how we operate.
Our simplification work has been recognised – 73% of respondents were positive about our simplified

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Statement on Northern Ireland political situation

Comments Off | 09-11-2015

A Downing Street spokesperson said:
The Prime Minister and Taoiseach spoke yesterday afternoon about the situation in Northern Ireland. They agreed that the current situation in Northern Ireland is serious and without urgent progress there is a real threat to the stability of the devolved institutions.
The Prime Minister has also had separate discussions with the First and

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New photos show progress on A21 major improvements in Kent

Comments Off | 06-7-2015

The pictures show recent progress on work to upgrade a 2.5 mile section of the A21 between Tonbridge and Pembury in Kent from single to dual carriageway, adding a lane in each direction, upgrading junctions and improving the road layout. The major road scheme will make journeys on the A21 safer and more reliable and

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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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Minister for Portsmouth opens new £4 million Maritime Intelligence Centre

Comments Off | 11-17-2014

new centre will develop unmanned autonomous boats and submarines
3,700 permanent jobs set to be created thanks to new progress on City Deal
Highbury College to form part of first national UK Shale College

Minister for Portsmouth Matthew Hancock will today (17 November 2014) officially open a new cutting edge centre for research into unmanned autonomous boats, submarines

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£1.5 million jobs boost for Stockton

Comments Off | 10-19-2014

Simon Hughes, Minister of State for Justice and Civil Liberties, has today (16 October 2014) visited Chemoxy International to see progress first-hand of the company’s £6 million expansion project at its site in Billingham, Stockton.
Chemoxy International – which manufactures a range of chemicals, including environmentally friendly, low emission latex paint additives – was awarded £1.5

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Schools win funds to develop and share new ways of assessing pupils

Comments Off | 08-13-2014

A new package of pupil assessment methods, developed by teachers for teachers, was today (1 May 2014) unveiled by the government.
The new methods, one of which will use in-class apps, will help schools easily and accurately chart pupils’ attainment and progress so they can provide effective, targeted support where it is needed, and will give

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Transport Secretary visited a major infrastructure investment project in Birmingham

Comments Off | 04-22-2014

Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin visited Birmingham New Street today (22 April 2014) to see progress on a £600 million project to transform it into one of the country’s flagship rail stations and help highlight more than 200 more infrastructure projects due to start this year.
The Transport Secretary was given a tour of redevelopment works, which

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Investing in rail, investing in Derby

Comments Off | 04-11-2014

Thanks for that welcome.
And thanks for inviting me today (10th April 2014).
It’s an absolute pleasure to be at Derbyshire County Cricket Club once again for the Rail Forum conference.
A year ago I stood here and talked about some of the challenges, and opportunities, we face. First, as a government. Second, as an industry.
I explained how

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