Posts Tagged ‘Research’

UK trebles funding to tackle Zika virus

Comments Off | 03-22-2016

UK funding for rapid research into tackling the Zika virus is set to increase to £4million, the government has announced today (21 March 2016), as British scientists continue to lead the way in tackling this global emergency.
The development of an online database to allow visual information on cases to be studied

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Government boost for jet engines with £10 million investment for next generation technology

Comments Off | 02-6-2016

Business Minister Anna Soubry today (5 February 2016) announced thatLoughborough University has been awarded nearly £10 million of government funding to create a new open access National Centre of Excellence in Gas Turbine Combustion Aerodynamics. The centre will allow UK industry to access state-of-the-art facilities and will lead research and technology development in gas turbine

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Government launches review to improve university research funding

Comments Off | 12-16-2015

Universities and Science Minister Jo Johnson today (16 December 2015) launched a UK-wide review of university research funding to cut red tape so that universities can focus more on delivering the world-leading research for which the UK is renowned.
Following the decision to protect the £4.7 billion annual science and research budget in real terms during

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Government invests £350 million to create world-class public health labs in Harlow

Comments Off | 09-23-2015

The investment will see part of Public Health England move from its existing ageing facilities at Porton Down into the new labs at Harlow, to continue their vital work in tackling some of the biggest issues in public health.
The new facilities, based on the site currently owned by GSK (GlaxoSmithKline), will create a leading centre

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Repayment of £2.6 billion historical debt to be completed by government

Comments Off | 04-3-2015

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, is today (27 March 2015) announcing that the government will redeem the last four undated bonds in the government’s portfolio, completing the repayment of £2.6 billion of historical debt.
Following the passage of the Finance Act 2015, the remaining four undated gilts – 2¾% Annuities, 2½% Annuities, 2½% Consolidated

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Burnley Hospital allocated £15.6 million by government

Comments Off | 04-3-2015

The government has agreed in principle to allocating £15.6 million to refurbish Burnley General Hospital, subject to a normal business case assessment, Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander has announced.
The funding will be used to greatly improve the hospital’s surgical centre, as well as create a new outpatients unit and ophthalmology centre.
Once the business

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£5.75 million driver information improvements near completion

Comments Off | 04-3-2015

Improvements worth more than £5.75 million – with extended CCTV coverage of the region’s motorways and new electronic variable message signs (VMS) – are being delivered by the Highways Agency as part of the Government’ £317 million pinch point programme.
Work on installing new electronic signs and CCTV cameras – which will give Highways Agency traffic

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£32 million boost for UK biomedical projects

Comments Off | 04-3-2015

38 universities and companies from Aberdeen to Somerset will receive funding awards through the seventh round of the Biomedical Catalyst, a partnership between the Medical Research Council (MRC) and Innovate UK.
Life changing ideas
Among the projects supported in this round are:

the first human trial of a drug that targets one of the defects in the brain linked

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Biotechnology: £20 million funding boost for UK projects

Comments Off | 04-3-2015

The Catalyst was set up in January 2014 to support UK researchers and companies to work together to bring their biotechnology innovations to market and to help cement the UK’s position as a world leader in this sector.
It is funded by Innovate UK, the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research

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Apprenticeships will contribute £34 billion to UK economy this year

Comments Off | 11-29-2014

This figure includes gains to the economy from higher wages, business profits and taxes of £31 billion per year, an estimated reduction in unemployment benefit payments of £370 million per year, and benefits to organisations while training apprentices of £1.9 billion per year (in 2014 prices). The ratio of benefits to costs of apprenticeships is

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