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Tories pledge paid volunteering leave

Tories pledge paid volunteering leave

David Cameron has promised to deliver a programme that would enable some UK employees to undertake paid volunteering leave If the Conservative government stays in...
Council gains funding for brownfield homes

Council gains funding for brownfield homes

Cheshire East Council has announced it has secured a government grant to build new homes on brownfield land in Macclesfield... The Department for Communities and...
Biggest fall in household incomes in Northern Ireland

Biggest fall in household incomes seen in Northern Ireland

A think-tank has revealed that households in Northern Ireland have the lowest incomes of anywhere in the UK... The Resolution Foundation found the average household...
Discovery of potential UK oil is 'significant'

Discovery of potential UK oil is ‘significant’

An exploratory well in Surrey could deliver up to 100 billion barrels of oil, according to exploration firm UK Oil & Gas Investments... An analysis...
A Polish agriculture transformation

A Polish agriculture transformation

Following Poland’s accession in 2004, their agriculture sector has seen a transformation in terms of growth, but the desire for improvement continues. AG outlines...
Co-operative Group made £124m profit last year

Co-operative Group made £124m profit last year

After making a loss in 2013, the Co-operative Group has announced a return to profit in 2014... The Co-operative Group has announced profits were up...
University of Bath tops annual survey

University of Bath tops annual survey

In an annual survey conducted by the Times Higher Education, the University of Bath is said to offer the best university experience in the...
Scottish party leaders on the campaign trail

Scottish party leaders on the campaign trail

The Scottish election campaign is set to focus on the rural economy, apprenticeships, and opportunities for women... It is expected that both the Scottish Conservatives...
Horizon 2020 will address major societal challenges

Horizon 2020 addresses societal challenges

Sarah Collen-Godman, Senior Policy Manager – NHS European Office at the NHS Confederation discusses how the Horizon 2020 programme will help to address major societal...
Labour announces Yorkshire devolution deal

Labour announces Yorkshire devolution deal

Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls has announced his party will commit to a multi-billion pound devolution deal for Yorkshire if Labour wins the upcoming General...
A fuel poverty crises – why only infrastructure will do

The facts behind fuel poverty

Bryn Kewley, Campaigner at the Energy Bill Revolution explores the facts behind our fuel poverty crises and calls on the next government to make...
SNP will help Ed Miliband become prime minister

SNP will help Ed Miliband become prime minister

First Minister and leader of the Scottish National Party (SNP) Nicola Sturgeon has said she will help make Ed Miliband PM if the Conservatives...
Young people give up on homeownership

Young people give up on homeownership

A new survey has revealed that young people in the UK are increasingly giving up the prospect of owning their own home... “Generation Rent”, a...
Community service orders double in Edinburgh

Community service orders double in Edinburgh

New figures reveal the number of community service orders given out by courts in Edinburgh has doubled during the last two years... Almost 84,000 hours...
New pension rules come into force

New pension rules come into force

People over the age of 55 can now cash in their entire pension pot under new rules that came into play yesterday... The reform to...
Traffic management scheme to start in Dorset

Council to start traffic management scheme

Work is set to get underway in West Bay, Dorset, to make changes to traffic management in the local area... Following changes agreed by West...
UK economy grew in the first quarter

UK economy grew in the first quarter

Business group CBI has said the UK economy picked up in the first quarter and looks set to gain momentum in the current period... It...
Delivering services online

Delivering services online

John Chilver, Deputy Cabinet Member for Finance and Resources at Buckinghamshire County Council, tells why it is vital that the fight continues to convince taxpayers...
NICVA says hundreds of job losses are likely

NICVA says hundreds of job losses are likely

The Northern Ireland Council for Voluntary Action has warned that hundreds of jobs could be lost due to significant funding cuts... Chief Executive Seamus McAleavey...
Boosting trade growth worldwide

Boosting trade growth worldwide

In an interview with AG, Keith Rockwell from the World Trade Organization explains how they help countries to expand trade and boost economic growth worldwide… Trading...

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