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Budget 2016: some of the things we’ve announced

Comments Off | 03-16-2016

1. A surplus by 2019-20
This year the deficit will have been cut by almost two thirds from its peak. Over the next 4 years, the deficit will have been eliminated and the government will be running a surplus – where more tax is raised than is spent.
To help achieve this, there will

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£6 billion funding to tackle potholes and improve local roads

Comments Off | 12-26-2014

A record £6 billion will be spent on tackling potholes and improving local roads between 2015 and 2021, Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin announced today (23 December 2014).
The investment amounts to £976 million a year, enough to fix around 18 million potholes across the country.
It is the first time councils have been given locked-in funding over

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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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£30 million road improvements for Cumbria

Comments Off | 11-16-2014

The £30 million represents a figure for already-planned schemes the Highways Agency is already committed to delivering – with even more investment before the end of the decade as part of the Government’s £24 billion Action for Roads programme by 2021.
Around £13.5 million will have been spent on repairs, maintenance and improvements by Easter alone.

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Chesterfield scrap metal firm fined £16,000 for illegal fires

Comments Off | 04-22-2014

A Chesterfield skip hire and scrap metal firm has been fined £16,000 for illegally disposing of waste by burning it.
Richard Fletcher (Metals) Ltd, based at Newbridge Lane, Old Whittington, Chesterfield, was sentenced by North East Derbyshire & Dales Magistrates on 16 April following an Environment Agency investigation.
It was on Bonfire Night last year that the

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