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.
In another boost to the government’s plans to get Britain building, this initial deal will be crucial to unlocking private investment that will finance this new infrastructure project.
Digital initiatives such as Callido make it possible for the average student to develop thinking, problem solving and communication skills. In doing so, they appear to break the link between student-teacher ratios and quality of education.
Matt Hancock today revealed that the government has reduced the size of its estate by the equivalent of 336 football pitches since 2010. He has called on local authorities to increase transparency by publishing their own estate rationalisation data.
Welsh language broadcaster S4C received £400,000 today as Culture Secretary John Whittingdale confirmed new Exchequer funding from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport for 2016/17.
This means that the S4C budget in 2016/17 will be maintained at the levels set out in 2015/16.
Work on a series of ponds being provided as an integral feature of the new A556 Knutsford to Bowdon dual carriageway, is underlining the environmental credentials of the £192 million Highways England project.
An extra £16.7 million is being provided to improve roads and stop potholes appearing across East Riding, Transport Minister Andrew Jones announced today (2 February 2016).
The A1079, A63 and A161 will all benefit in the first 12 months of the 5 year maintenance work on East Riding council’s 233 miles of A roads.
The new Fixed Wing flying training system will provide modern training aircraft as well as up-to-date ground based training devices such as simulators and classroom learning for aircrew across the Royal Air Force, Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm and Army Air Corps.
High streets and city centres are set to benefit from government plans to devolve Sunday trading laws, Business Secretary Sajid Javid has announced today (2 February 2016).
The VOA is in the process of updating the rateable values of all business properties. This is known as a revaluation. If you register your email details with us now we will email you when the draft rateable values are available to view on gov.uk in October 2016.
Ministers have today (1 February 2016) called upon the construction industry to remove barriers to get more young people to consider careers in construction and develop an ambitious action plan to address the skills pressures and other constraints that are limiting housebuilding and infrastructure development.
A multi-million pound package ensuring thousands of children with special educational needs and disability (SEND) have the same opportunities as any other child has been announced today (29 January 2016).
On the 28 January 2016, Shrewsbury Magistrates Court fined the defendant £1,320, ordered him to pay £10,652 in compensation to the Environment Agency, £4,805.63 in costs, along with a £120 victim surcharge.
The company went into administration in November 2013, disclosing liabilities in excess of £13m.
A survey of 1,500 participants of the New Enterprise Allowance (NEA) published today (28 January) shows that 80% of ventures started withNEA support are still trading – with more than 9 in 10 of these going for more than 12 months.
The agreement will be Scotland’s second UK City Deal, following Glasgow’s arrangement agreed in 2014, and will again see equal funding commi
Innovate UK’s Energy Game Changer fund, announced last year, now stands at £2 million including NDA’s contribution. It will be distributed to innovative Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) outside the energy sector.
Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said:
On Holocaust Memorial Day, we reflect on the terrible events of the Holocaust and pay tribute to those who work tirelessly to ensure that this remains forever in our memories.
This year’s theme ‘don’t stand by’ prompts us to remember that the Holocaust and subsequent genocides happened because people stood by while prejudice grew into discrimination and discrimination into mass extermination.
Highways England is providing new traffic lights, pedestrian crossings and cycle lanes, linking villages, schools and businesses on either side of the busy A56. The roundabout – which links the A56 to the A680 Blackburn Road – will also be resurfaced and new lights will be installed.
Organisations across England could benefit from the European Social Fund (ESF). HMP Styal is receiving ESF funding to help female prisoners get ready for the world of work.
The UK’s creative industries are now worth a record £84.1 billion to
A portrait by one of Rembrandt’s most talented apprentices is at risk of being exported from the UK unless a buyer can be found to match the asking price of £5,189,000 (plus VAT of £137,800), Culture Minister Ed Vaizey announced today. The government has placed a temporary export bar on Portrait of a Boy by Ferdinand Bol to provide an opportunity to save it for the nation. Ferdinand Bol’s Portrait of a Boy set a new record for the artist when it was sold in July 2015 at almost twice the estimated asking price.