Posts Tagged ‘purchase’

Help to Buy creates surge in new homes built and bought

Comments Off | 02-16-2016

New research has found that 43% of new homes built under the Help to Buy: equity loan scheme since 2013 would have not been built without introduction of the scheme.
A report published today also found that 82% of buyers under Help to Buy: equity loan would not have been able to purchase their home without the

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CMA provisionally clears foundation trust hospitals merger

Comments Off | 08-14-2015

Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (ASP) and Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (RSC) provide clinical services from their sites in Ashford, Chertsey and Guildford.
The proposed merger was referred for an in-depth phase 2 inquiry in February after an initial Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) investigation found that the proposed acquisition might

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M6 speed limit returns to 70mph near Sandbach

Comments Off | 08-14-2015

Contractors for Highways England began work on the bridges in January this year and a 50mph limit was introduced for safety reasons, due to the temporary narrow lanes on the motorway.
The northbound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, on Tuesday 18 August between junction 16 at Crewe and junction 18 at Middlewich

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Derailment of a container train, Washwood Heath – Update

Comments Off | 08-14-2015

At 08:03 hrs, the failure of signalling equipment in the vicinity of Washwood Heath West Junction, following the passage of train 4O14, alerted the Network Rail signaller to a possible problem with that train. It was subsequently discovered that the train had derailed and then re-railed when crossing from the Up Derby Slow line to

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County Durham directors receive lengthy bans after overstating sales by over £1bn

Comments Off | 08-14-2015

John and Carmel Billany were disqualified as directors for nine years and three years six months respectively after they had inflated the company’s turnover from around £3 million, to an annual turnover of £1.2 billion in order to obtain finance.
The company, which supplied hydraulic components, became insolvent in September 2013 after owing money to a

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River Thames boaters to carry on cruising thanks to £1 million investment from Environment Agency

Comments Off | 08-14-2015

The Environment Agency confirmed yesterday (Tuesday 11 August) which of its 45 locks on the non-tidal River Thames are in line for improvement works during the remainder of this financial year.
In all, 8 lock sites will have a total of more than £1 million spent on them. The seven-figure investment will ensure the locks and

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Welsh search and rescue charities awarded £230k by UK Government

Comments Off | 01-30-2015

Two Welsh search and rescue charities have been awarded almost £230,000 in funding from the UK government to improve safety across Wales’s waterways, coastlines and mountains, it was announced today (29 January).
The Severn Area Rescue Association in Monmouthshire and the North Wales Mountain Rescue Association in Conwy were awarded £221,046 and £6,000 respectively to purchase

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£80 million boost for leasing finance as British Business Bank focuses on alternative lending for small business

Comments Off | 10-10-2014

Shire Leasing, which specialises in lease finance to small businesses, has received an £80 million boost thanks to an investment by the British Business Bank and the private sector.
Leasing finance and asset finance are increasingly important sources of finance for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). It allows them to invest in assets or equipment for growth

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UK Export Finance invites partners to help deliver £3 billion of export credit loans

Comments Off | 09-2-2014

The government department, which during the last five years has provided over 1,500 guarantees and insurance policies with an exposure value in excess of £14 billion, is setting up a panel of suitably qualified partner banks and/or financial organisations to help arrange and administer the direct lending facility (DLF) export credit loans.
Under the DLF, UK

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