Posts Tagged ‘reduce’

Planned roadworks in Bristol, Gloucestershire, Somerset, BANES, Wiltshire, West Dorset and Devon: weekly summary for Monday 7 March to Sunday 13 March 2016

Comments Off | 03-6-2016

The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of the above date but could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances. All our improvement work is carried out with the aim of causing as little disruption as possible.
Bristol
M32

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A Smart Power Revolution could save consumers £8 billion a year – Adonis

Comments Off | 03-6-2016

In October 2015, the National Infrastructure Commission was asked to consider how the UK can better balance supply and demand, aiming towards an electricity market where prices are reflective of costs to the overall system.
Today (Friday 4 March), the Commission publishes that analysis.
The Commission’s central finding is that smart power – principally

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Government to invest record £26.3 billion in UK’s world-class science until 2021

Comments Off | 03-6-2016

Universities and Science Minister Jo Johnson has today (4 March 2016) set out the government’s commitment to put the UK at the forefront of research to tackle some of the planet’s greatest challenges such as flooding, famine and viral diseases like Ebola.
Announcing a record £26.3 billion budget for science for the next

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Government going further to cut red tape by £10 billion

Comments Off | 03-6-2016

Comprehensive measures that will help deliver the government’s commitment to cut a further £10 billion of red tape were unveiled today (3 March 2016) at the BCC annual conference by Business Secretary Sajid Javid.
The UK already has the lowest burden of regulation in the G7, according to the World Economic Forum. Businesses

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Defence Secretary announces £642 million investment in next generation nuclear submarines

Comments Off | 03-6-2016

Defence Secretary Michael Fallon has today announced £642 million of investment for the Successor submarine programme. The funding will help to progress work on the four new submarines that will begin replacing the Vanguard class, from the 2030s. The funding will go towards new parts and facilities, as well as further design

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£200m roadbuilding investment on course to deliver Central Bedfordshire economic boost

Comments Off | 03-6-2016

The 2 linked projects, which are a key part of the government’s long term economic plan for Bedfordshire, are passing their one year milestone this spring and will be completed in spring 2017.
The 2.8 mile, £162million A5-M1 Link scheme is being delivered by Highways England, while the £38million, 1.8 mile Woodside Link

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Government sells further 1% shareholding in Lloyds

Comments Off | 09-26-2015

The government has sold a further 1% shareholding in Lloyds Banking Group through the trading plan launched in December, taking the total raised for the taxpayer to £15 billion and reducing the government’s shareholding to below 12%.
All sales are used to reduce the national debt.
Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne said:
It’s fantastic news that we’ve

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Second Permanent Secretary with responsibility for borders and immigration appointed

Comments Off | 09-23-2015

Mr Robbins will have responsibility for immigration and free movement policy, and oversight of the borders, immigration and citizenship system. He was previously Director General for Civil Service Reform at the Cabinet Office.
Home Secretary Theresa May said:
I am delighted to welcome Oliver Robbins to the Home Office as Second Permanent Secretary. Olly’s wealth of experience

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Birmingham man given £782 penalty for fishing without rod licence

Comments Off | 09-23-2015

On Monday 14 September, Mareks Doniks of Smethwick, West Midlands, was found guilty at Stroud Magistrates’ Court of one charge relating to fishing without a rod licence at the Ripple Fishery on the River Severn, Gloucestershire.
He was ordered to pay a £50 fine, £717 in costs and a £15 victim surcharge.
The court heard that on

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£500,000 to remove A66 bottleneck west of Penrith

Comments Off | 09-2-2015

A single lane carriageway section of the route near Troutbeck is to be widened to provide space for 2 new dedicated right turns which will relieve queuing behind vehicles waiting to turn into local roads and also reduce the potential for shunt style collisions.
The new right turns will serve traffic heading for 2 businesses on

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