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The boom in technology in recent years has sparked the necessity to educate the next generation in computer coding. There are currently talks to integrate such courses into the educational curriculum.
But with technology moving at a phenomenal pace, what can be done in order to assist and educate those who are already working within digital industries?
Agile working and coding
A rebranded Civil Service recruitment scheme has been established in order to support those who are currently …Read more
For many parents, the start of the school year means packed lunches, new shoes and grazed knees however, a new study has revealed a host of pressures facing parents and motorists during the school run.
The vehicle remarketing company, British Car Auctions (BCA) surveyed both parents and non-parents and it has become evident that the school run has unanimously become a pinch-point for motorists.
Parents and non-parents on the school-run
The research by BCA compared the views of parents and …Read more
The city of London is going through quite a face-lift with Boris Johnson recently announcing a £12 million eco project to refine the city’s green ethos and now BAM construction will soon be working on a £28 million commercial project in central London.
BAM the contractor have been awarded a pre-construction services agreement by developer Great Portland Estates (GPE) for St Lawrence House in Soho.
The product of the project will feature six levels of high-quality office …Read more
More good news for the transport and construction sectors as the Department of Transport has agreed to fund a new bridge that will improve links to three of the West Midlands’ economic powerhouses.
Construction of the new A45 South Bridge in Solihull is due to start after the government agreed to provide over £8 million in funding.
The transport link currently carries 50,000 vehicles per day; the new bridge is set to improve travel for these individuals.
The structure itself will …Read more
Balfour Beatty’s UK construction business has announced the award of £75 million towards the A63 Castle Street Hull improvement scheme under an Early Contractor Involvement (ECI) design and build contract.
It aims to improve journey times
The 1.5 kilometre scheme in the centre of Hull will improve journey times for road users through conversion of a major interchange into a split level junction with a two-lane dual carriageway carrying east-west traffic below north-south traffic …Read more
Drivers of diesel vehicles could be charged around £10 to enter central London as a new initiative to cut air pollution is launched.
The plans announced by London Mayor, Boris Johnson, will see pre-Euro-6 diesel cars and vans pay an extra £10 for entry to the ultra-low emission zone (ULEZ) in London by 2020. This levy would be on top of the current £11.50 congestion charge for driving into the centre of the capital.
Only diesel vehicles meeting the Euro 6 emissions standard …Read more
Even during the time of a recovering recession there are many Brits striving to set up their own businesses.
The majority of start-up ventures, whether they are large or small, face many obstacles when setting up a business and the most common issue facing them stem from funding. More than half of SMEs and business start-ups seeking funding are rejected the first time around.
However, today Chancellor George Osborne presents an initiative to make it easier for small businesses to find …Read more
Europe's long-term lending institution, the European Investment Bank, has agreed to provide £100m support investment to UK based small and medium sized companies (SMEs) over the next two years.
The dedicated lending programme, that includes a matching contribution from Societe Generale Equipment Finance, is expected to help firms invest in transport, high-tech and industrial equipment by providing lower cost financing for up to eight years.
It’s hoped that this new lending …Read more
A unique project which rewards people for deciding to make energy saving improvements to their home has seen more than £43 million worth of vouchers issued in its first six weeks and well over £50 million applied for.
It appears more and more homeowners are looking to do their bit for the planet and the starting point for a lot of people is making environmentally friendly changes to their home.
In fact, the incredible public and industry response to the government’s Green …Read more
Changes to a 50 year-old speed limit for lorries on single carriageway roads in England and Wales could bring a massive lift to the haulage industry.
Heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) over 7.5 tonnes are currently stuck at 40 mph on single carriageway roads, a speed limit set in the 1960s. However, the new plans will see the speed limit raised to 50mph with the government estimating an £11 million total boost for hauliers.
The plans are part of a package of measures to cut congestion, …Read more