Posts Tagged ‘support’

60k UK Government funding boost for Scottish water rescue charities

Comments Off | 02-21-2016

The awards are part of a series made today across the UK to support water rescue services.
The Scottish winners are:

Moray Inshore Rescue, Findhorn – £5,037
Port William Inshore Rescue Service, Dumfries and Galloway – £12,690
International Rescue Corps, based in Grangemouth – £16,800
Loch Lomond Rescue Boat – £7,340
East Sutherland Rescue Association, Dornoch – £17,408

The UK Government scheme

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Call for Farming Recovery Fund applications

Comments Off | 02-11-2016

Farming Minister George Eustice has urged farmers wanting support to restore farmland damaged by December’s storms to get their applications in as soon as possible before the 1 April deadline in order to access vital funds sooner.
All farmers in Cumbria, Lancashire, Yorkshire, Durham or Northumberland who have suffered losses as a result of flooding caused

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UK to invest an extra £1.2 billion supporting Syria and the region

Comments Off | 02-4-2016

The UK will invest at least an extra £1.2bn in international aid to support Syria and the region, Prime Minister David Cameron announced today.
The pledge was made on the day high-level representatives from 70 countries and international organisations around the world were due in London to debate support for the world’s biggest humanitarian crisis.
His Royal Highness

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Government scheme proves to be the business for job-seeking entrepreneurs

Comments Off | 01-28-2016

A survey of 1,500 participants of the New Enterprise Allowance (NEA) published today (28 January) shows that 80% of ventures started with NEA support are still trading – with more than 9 in 10 of these going for more than 12 months.
Around half of respondents report an expansion in their customer base (55%) or

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The Magna Carta Fund for Human Rights and Democracy

Comments Off | 01-25-2016

The Fund is launched on 18 January 2016 by FCO Minister Baroness Anelay which aims to further British interests overseas by tackling the root causes of human rights violations, strengthening institutions and governance, promoting and protecting human rights, and supporting democracy and the rule of law.
The Fund has three priority themes:

Democratic values and the rule

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£40 million to drive green car revolution across UK cities

Comments Off | 01-25-2016

Four cities have been awarded significant funds today (25 January 2016) to promote green vehicle technology after successfully bidding for a share of a multi-million pot created to support the take-up of plug-in electric cars across the UK.
Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin announced the winners of the Go Ultra Low City Scheme, after the successful cities proposed a

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Prime Minister pledges a revolution in mental health treatment

Comments Off | 01-12-2016

Almost a billion pounds of investment, targeted support for new mums and the first ever waiting time targets for teenagers with eating disorders, will all be announced by the Prime Minister today as he uses a keynote speech to take on the taboo of poor mental health and transform services across the country.
The announcements will

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£50 million more immediate support for homes and business affected by floods

Comments Off | 12-30-2015

Communities Secretary Greg Clark today announced £50 million extra funding that will be available immediately to local authorities to help them support households and businesses affected by the weekend’s devastating floods in Northern England.
This extends the total level of support now pledged by the government for the winter floods to over £100 million, as part

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Government to donate VAT on X Factor charity single

Comments Off | 12-14-2015

Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, has announced that the government will donate VAT on sales of the X Factor winner’s charity single.
Profits from sales of the single will be donated to two children’s charities, Together for Short Lives and Shooting Star Chase.
In recognition of the support both charities provide through their work with children

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Government confirms consumers who bought vehicles in good faith will not incur additional tax costs

Comments Off | 10-4-2015

The government has announced today, 2 October 2015, that UK taxpayers will not incur higher Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) if their existing vehicles are found to be fitted with illegal software that manipulates emissions tests.
Following VW’s admission of using ‘defeat devices’ in diesel cars, there is an ongoing UK government investigation which began last week into the extent

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