The Ministry of Defence through the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory and in partnership with a number of associations and industry bodies is making funding available through four initiatives each addressing different areas of maritime autonomy.
Monitor, the NHS Trust Development Authority and the Foundation Trust Network are offering a 1 day, interactive event at no cost. This is in response to feedback from chairs and chief executives who said that leading change in local health economies, strategic planning and competition rules and processes are 3 priority areas where development opportunities and further information would be helpful.
The number of company liquidations in England and Wales decreased compared with April to June 2013. Administrations, company voluntary arrangements and receiverships were also lower than a year ago.
The UK will provide an additional £2 million in emergency assistance for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency’s (UNRWA) Gaza Flash Appeal, International Development Secretary Justine Greening announced today, bringing to £7 million the amount released this week to help Gaza.
International Development Secretary Justine Greening said:
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.
Minister for Universities and Science Greg Clark today (25 July 2014) announced the appointment of Professor Jane Elliott as Chief Executive and Deputy Chair of the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).
Greg Clark said:
The Secretary of State for Wales Stephen Crabb MP today (25 July) welcomed the announcement from the IMF that the UK is the fastest growing major economy in the world this year.
Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne MP, today (24 July 2014) welcomed the announcement by RB (Reckitt Benckiser) to invest £100 million in its consumer health R&D (research and development) operations, with the creation of a state of the art Centre of Scientific Excellence to be based in the UK.
The UK economy has seen a trade and industry boost in excess of £14 billion following the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, beating the four year target of £11 billion in half the time.
The new Minister for Portsmouth, Matthew Hancock, made his first visit to the city today (23 July 2014) and announced a £5 million fund to help companies develop cutting-edge technology for unmanned boats and submarines.
£400 million of potential new business for the British food industry was announced today (21 July) by Prime Minister David Cameron and Environment Secretary Elizabeth Truss, as part of the government’s long-term economic plan to back British businesses.
Speaking at the Commonwealth Games Business Conference in Glasgow today (22 July 2014), the Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, announced an additional £5 million of funding from the UK government to the Glasgow School of Art (GSA).
Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne MP, has announced new funding for the life sciences and a new centre for business as part of the Glasgow City Deal. The announcement was part of the Chancellor’s speech at the Commonwealth Games Business Conference in Glasgow.
Under plans to partner with one of the largest independent network of payment agents in the UK, drivers will be able to pay their Dart Charge at one of thousands of convenient retail outlets across the country with a Payzone terminal.
Proposals set out by Monitor and NHS England for the 2015/16 national tariffwould also encourage a speedier expansion of innovative patterns of care to meet the needs of patients.
The Government today announced it would contribute short term funding of £15 million over five years to help kickstart the establishment of a new arm’s length regulatory body in the official response to Sir Ian Wood’s review into improving efficiencies in the UK’s offshore oil and gas industry.
Building the A684 bypass in North Yorkshire can start after the Department for Transport agreed to fund over £29 million towards the scheme.
A £300 million investment will see the world-class defence rehabilitation services currently delivered at Headley Court move to a new purpose-built location at Stanford Hall, near Loughborough.
Dozens of sustainable transport schemes got the green light this week, Transport Minister Baroness Kramer has announced.
Through joint funding from the Cabinet Office, Department for Work and Pension and the Ministry of Justice, it aims to support up to 18,000 young people in over 100 schools in England.
The Foreign Secretary has welcomed the unanimous vote at the United Nations Security Council to enable UN aid delivery across Syria borders, without needing the consent of the regime, which will enable immediate access to 1.3 million people in hard to reach areas. As such, it marks a major step forward in the international community’s efforts to respond to the horrendous human suffering in Syria.
More than 90,000 homes and businesses in 18 local authority areas across Scotland will be next to get fibre broadband in the latest phase of the £410 million Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband programme.
Scottish Secretary Alistair Carmichael welcomed the news, describing it as an important step in connecting communities.