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Recovery fund for flood-affected farmers opens

Comments Off | 12-20-2015

An emergency fund to help farmers affected by Storm Desmond to restore damaged agricultural land launches today (Friday 18 December 2015), Farming Minister George Eustice announced.
Flood-affected farmers in Cumbria, Lancashire and Northumberland who have suffered uninsurable losses can apply for Farming Recovery Fund grants of up to £20,000 via the Rural Payments Agency (RPA) to

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Equitable Life Payments Scheme payouts approach £1.08 billion

Comments Off | 11-14-2015

The scheme was set up by the government in 2011 to make fair and transparent payments to policyholders who suffered financial losses as a result of government maladministration which occurred in the regulation of Equitable Life.
Since the last progress report in June 2015, the scheme has issued payments to a further 13,000 policyholders, meaning that over 915,000

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£10m Internet of Things competition for UK cities launched

Comments Off | 07-19-2015

UK cities and businesses are being encouraged to apply for a £10m fund in a competition that will revolutionise the way the Internet of Things (IoT) benefits citizens by offering environmental improvements, economic opportunities, and more efficient and effective delivery of services such as transport, healthcare and energy.
The Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS)

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Details of £150 million roads plan for Cumbria and north Lancashire

Comments Off | 07-19-2015

The investment will see improvements and repairs along a series of motorways and major A roads between now and 2020, giving road users simpler, faster and more reliable journeys. It will also boost the area’s economy and help to bring the country closer together.
The work is part of the government’s ‘Road Investment Strategy’ to triple

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£860,000 of investment on M4 bridge in South Gloucestershire

Comments Off | 07-19-2015

The bridge has suffered from water damage in recent years and the bridge deck now needs replacing to ensure this section of the M4 remains safe and reliable for many years to come.
The work starts on Monday, 20 July and will require a complete closure of the B4057, which runs under the bridge. Work will

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Tech City start-up wins £2 million investment

Comments Off | 05-26-2015

Funding Options is a business that uses modern web technology to match small businesses with the right finance and finance providers.
Founder and chief executive Conrad Ford launched the business in 2011 after winning £100,000 in Innovate UK’s Tech City Launchpad competition and then securing the same in private funding.
The business has since grown to employ

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Farmers get £62 million yearly boost as tractor weight and speed limits increased

Comments Off | 10-20-2014

Britain’s farmers will get a bumper harvest as the government slashes red tape to boost tractor weight and speed limits, Transport Minister Claire Perry has announced.
The government will cut outdated regulation to allow higher tractor speedsand heavier tractor and trailer combinations from spring 2015. The government has also committed to develop detailed proposals for a roadworthiness test

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Standardised packaging can save lives and boost local economies

Comments Off | 08-8-2014

New Public Health England (PHE) figures reveal the potential benefits that standardised packaging of tobacco products could bring, not only for health, but in savings of around £500 million – providing a real economic boost to the most deprived communities.
The new figures come following recent official data from Australia, where standardised packaging was introduced in

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Extra £2 million of support available for adoptive families

Comments Off | 06-30-2014

Over £2 million of new funding is being made available today to help adopted children settle into their new families by accessing crucial support services.
Ten councils across the country will use the new money to test drive the new Adoption Support Fund, giving families better access to essential therapy services as and when they need

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Equitable Life Payment Scheme payouts pass £900 million

Comments Off | 04-10-2014

The government’s Equitable Life Payment Scheme (ELPS) has now paid out £901 million.
Since January 1 2014, the scheme has issued payments to a further 143,372 policy holders. This equates to almost 1,600 policy holders being paid every week since January and means that over 860,000 out of 1 million eligible policyholders have now received the

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