Posts Tagged ‘worth’

£20 million contract to refurbish RAF Valley runway awarded

Comments Off | 02-11-2016

The contract, worth £20 million, is to refurbish the runway as well as link taxiways and provide a new section airside perimeter road, new visual aids, aeronautical lighting and signage. The station is primarily a fast jet training base, with pilots mostly flying Hawk aircraft. The strength of the existing taxiways is sufficient for Hawk

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Bill payers missing out on £2.2BN

Comments Off | 10-10-2015

New data reveals there is a staggering £2.2 billion worth of savings available to households in the UK if they simply switch their energy supplier.
As colder weather sets in, the Government revealed new figures estimating that 11 million households still stand to save £200 or more by switching their gas and electricity supplier.
However a recent

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£10 million support for women facing the threat of domestic violence

Comments Off | 03-10-2015

A £10 million government fund will help support refuges across the country and boost provision for vulnerable victims of domestic violence and their families.
As the world marks International Women’s Day, the government announced the 148 councils that will receive a share of the funding over the next 2 years, to support refuges in their area.
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£100,000 boost for tech innovators seeking to improve disabled people’s lives

Comments Off | 03-10-2015

Vibrating footwear which warns the user of obstacles ahead and 3D printers which can produce prosthetic hands are just 2 of the ground-breaking ideas on the shortlist for the Inclusive Technology Prize, announced today (9 March 2015).
Disabled people across the UK are set to benefit from a £100,000 boost to these innovative technologies thanks to

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£5 million worth of funding now open to boost innovation for farmers

Comments Off | 03-10-2015

Thanks to £5 million worth of government funding, farmers can now access the best new technology to keep the UK farming industry at the forefront of innovation, Farming Minister George Eustice announced today.
With the first phase of the new Countryside Productivity scheme now open, farmers, foresters and land managers across the country are being invited

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Children’s music and arts initiatives receive £109 million boost

Comments Off | 01-26-2015

A range of projects that support children’s music, filmmaking, dance and local-heritage activities are to receive funding worth more than £109 million in the 2015 to 2016 financial year, Education Secretary Nicky Morgan and Culture Secretary Sajid Javid announced yesterday (25 January 2015).
Access to music and the arts is an important part of this government’s

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UK space industry set to rocket with over £200 million of new investment for Europe’s space programme

Comments Off | 12-14-2014

£47.7 million to play a leading role in Europe’s Mars mission and retain leadership of Mars rover development
£49.2 million to give UK researchers access to the $100 billion ISS programme
Increased investment in telecommunications, including £56.9 million for the development of a low-cost, flexible satellite worth over £1 billion to UK industry

This will provide the UK

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£4 million funding available for synthetic biology applications in defence

Comments Off | 10-26-2014

The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory’s (Dstl) Centre for Defence Enterprise (CDE) is looking for innovative applications of synthetic biology for defence and security.
CDE funds innovative research that could lead to a cost-effective capability advantage for UK armed forces and national security through regular themed and enduring challenge competitions. The Synthetic Biology Applications in Defence

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£20 million funding to help children adopted from care

Comments Off | 07-28-2014

All schoolchildren adopted from care are to benefit from £20 million of additional pupil premium money to get the support they need to thrive at school – helping around an extra 10,000 pupils.
The extension of the funding, worth £1,900 per pupil, will help to close the attainment gap and transform pupil’s future life chances across

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£1 billion exports win for UK education in Saudi Arabia

Comments Off | 04-10-2014

UK education providers have won 4 new contracts worth £850 million to establish 12 technical and vocational training colleges in Saudi Arabia, Skills Minister Matthew Hancock announced today (9 April 2014).
In total, 100 colleges are being set up across Saudi Arabia as part of its Colleges of Excellence programme, aimed at improving education and training.
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