Archive | March, 2009

Managing impacts of Migration

20. March 2009

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Managing impacts of Migration

Communities Secretary Hazel Blears and Home Secretary Jacqui Smith this week announced details of a new multi million fund to support communities in managing local pressures from migration. The long term benefit to the UK economy from migration is significant and will be vital to ensuring the UK’s economic recovery. Nonetheless the Government recognises that [...]

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Real Help for the Unemployed

20. March 2009

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Real Help for the Unemployed

This week’s figures show the human impact of the global recession and the redundancies made at the beginning of the year. Behind the statistics is really bad news for individuals and their families and that is exactly why as unemployment rises the government is increasing the help it gives people losing their jobs. The government [...]

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Boost for Local Schools

6. March 2009

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Boost for Local Schools

Every school in Hull West & Hessle will benefit as nearly £2 million of funding is brought forward from next year to this year – a total of over £6 million of spending this year. The funding will go direct to headteachers and schools can choose how to spend the money as they see fit, [...]

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Real help for new mums

6. March 2009

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Real help for new mums

Having a baby is an exciting time for mums and their families. But it is also an expensive time. To help pay some of the costs, the Government are giving a cash boost of £190 that mums-to-be can claim. From April 2009, mums will get tax-free payment from the Government to help if they are at least [...]

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PM’s speech to US Congress

6. March 2009

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PM’s speech to US Congress

A full copy and video of the Prime Minister’s speech to both houses of the US Congress is available by clicking here

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Gaza: Reconstruction & Relief

6. March 2009

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The International Development Secretary, Douglas Alexander, has pledged £30m to help rebuild damaged and destroyed homes, schools, and hospitals in Gaza. The money will support the first phase of rebuilding Gaza which is still devastated from the recent fighting. It will include the repair of essential infrastructure including water, sewage and electricity supplies. This brings [...]

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Tackling Gun Crime

2. March 2009

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Tackling Gun Crime

Home Secretary Jacqui Smith today officially opened the new £8 million national ballistics service – providing new ways to help the police solve gun crimes. The National Ballistics Intelligence Service (NABIS) provides a specialist ‘CSI-style’ analysis of all ballistics – effectively giving guns and bullets a ‘fingerprint’ which can be tracked. Police across England and [...]

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