Highlights for the 3 month period August to October 2015, compared to the same period a year earlier include:
Environment Agency fisheries officers restocked over 7,000 fish, including dace, chub, roach, and barbel, in the River Medway near Barming and the Greater Stour near Ashford.
Out of the 469 respondents, over 85% were positive about the effectiveness of our role in funding FE skills training and over 75% of respondents thought that actions we have taken over the last 12 months have improved how we operate.
The Chancellor has appointed Phil Graham as CEO of the National Infrastructure Commission. He joins the National Infrastructure Commission from the Department for Transport, where he has worked on many of the UK’s most important infrastructure projects.
Crewe’s economic transformation got a major boost today (21 December 2015) as the Transport Secretary opened a £26.5 million highway that will improve journeys and support jobs.
Deals between collaborating parties are the lifeblood of the life science sector. For many scientists, investors and companies, closing a deal is a major validation of a technology or innovation and an important milestone in the evolution of a research project or company.
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.
Compensation payments from the Child Survivor Fund for victims of the Holocaust will be added to the current list of schemes exempt from inheritance tax, the Financial Secretary to the Treasury David Gauke confirmed today.
I believe our gloriously diverse country will prosper more if the districts, counties, towns and cities that make it up have more power.
Today I am announcing details of school revenue funding for 2016 to 2017. My announcement includes the dedicated schools grant (DSG), the education services grant (ESG) and the pupil premium.
UK government Minister of State for Transport Robert Goodwill opened a new £7 million coastguard search and rescue (SAR) helicopter base at Prestwick Airport during a visit to Scotland today (17 December 2015).
Innovate UK is to invest up to £2 million in innovative business studies into new surface engineering and coating technologies that will help the UK to lead the way in advanced manufacturing.
Universities and Science Minister Jo Johnson today (16 December 2015) launched a UK-wide review of university research funding to cut red tape so that universities can focus more on delivering the world-leading research for which the UK is renowned.
The money will also help challenged hospitals to achieve financial balance while focusing on changing the way they provide high quality care for patients, the Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt announced today.
Economic Secretary to the Treasury Harriett Baldwin, today (15 December) announced that more than five million people will be able to sell their annuity from 6 April 2017, as the government outlined plans to extend its landmark pension freedoms and create a new secondary annuity market.
An investigation by The Insolvency Service found that Mr Rushton had failed to account for more than £90,000 assets purchased by his company and had transferred in excess of £122,000 to his partner at a time when he knew the company owed customer money it had received erroneously and had no prospect of repaying. The customer in question had notified him of the erroneous payments.
She was also ordered to pay a contribution towards the prosecution costs of £1,000.00. This was following a hearing at Aylesbury Crown Court after pleading guilty to transferring a residential property for no consideration to a man she married 10 months later and failing to disclose that disposal of property to the Official Receiver.
Ms Sykes conviction follows an initial investigation by the Insolvency Service and a full criminal investigation and prosecution by the Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS).
We are improving signs and markings at the A11/A1307 northbound entry slip road at Chippenham. This work will improve safety for drivers by improving visibility. We will be working between 9.30am and 3.30pm from Monday 14 December to Monday 21 December.
Government departments, councils and the Environment Agency are working together to do everything they can to help communities recover from the extreme weather during December 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.
More than 80% of residents responding to a Highways England consultation agreed that the Little Eaton, Markeaton and Kingsway islands need improvements.
Project manager Monica Corso-Griffiths explained:
The building, home to Headquarters Company and 118 Recovery Company of 104 Battalion, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME), required refurbishment to improve the operational and training capability of the battalion.