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BMW wants to turn street lights into electric car charging stations

BMW wants to turn street lights into electric car charging stations | Uk Education | Scoop.it
A new technology that allows electric car drivers to charge their vehicles directly from street lights has been showcased by the BMW Mini team at the annual Low Carbon Oxford Week event in the UK. Called 'Light and Charge', these prototype street...

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UK Polling Report

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UK - YouGov poll in tomorrow’s Sunday Times:

Labour 37%
Conservatives 36%

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Twitter / Conservatives: The #benefitcap means no-one ...

Twitter / Conservatives: The #benefitcap means no-one ... | Uk Education | Scoop.it
The #benefitcap means no-one can claim more than the average family earns. Show your support by sharing this image. http://t.co/Fp3Xth2HG6
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Electric Cars Are Doing Better Than Hybrids Did in Their First Three Years | MIT Technology Review

Electric Cars Are Doing Better Than Hybrids Did in Their First Three Years | MIT Technology Review | Uk Education | Scoop.it
The history of electric cars is long and full of false starts. But it looks like the latest wave won’t be turned back.

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4 Key Communication Skills for Business Leaders

4 Key Communication Skills for Business Leaders | Uk Education | Scoop.it

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Sharper Business's curator insight, August 9, 2013 4:14 PM

Leadership is natural and shaped by experience.

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It can be a challenge with intercultural business relationships.
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Our solution has been designed keeping in mind the requirements of Small and Medium scale business enterprises, to help them tackle everyday work challenges as they follow the path of expansion and growth.

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Conservatives feel benefit of economic bounce - Telegraph

Conservatives feel benefit of economic bounce - Telegraph | Uk Education | Scoop.it
House prices and manufacturing help kick-start growth and Conservatives believe they are on "glide path" to victory.

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UK: Onlincolnshire broadband project reaches 100,000 homes | Lincolnshire Echo

UK: Onlincolnshire broadband project reaches 100,000 homes | Lincolnshire Echo | Uk Education | Scoop.it

A project to deliver superfast fibre broadband across Lincolnshire has reached 100,000 homes.

Lincolnshire County Council's broadband partnership with BT, Onlincolnshire, has announced that the project has now reached more than 100,000 homes and businesses, and RAF Scampton, home of the famous Red Arrows, is one of the latest areas to benefit from the countywide upgrade.

A new fibre broadband cabinet which serves the RAF base has been installed and switched on, meaning military families living there can now access download speeds of up to 80 megabits per second.

Wing Commander Mike Harrop, station commander at RAF Scampton, said: “Essential investment like this in the county's infrastructure has complemented recent on-station investment at Scampton and has undoubtedly improved the quality of life for the military families living in this part of the county."

 

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Upcoming Cardboard Boat Races the 'Ultimate Recycling Project' - PotomacLocal.com

Upcoming Cardboard Boat Races the 'Ultimate Recycling Project' - PotomacLocal.com | Uk Education | Scoop.it
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Help @ChrisBryantMP understand the immigration facts - share this graphic showing how we’re clearing up #laboursmess. http://t.co/4sbUTMtxDQ
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Revealed: How 500,000 immigrants have been given social housing in last decade as number of families on waiting list hits record high

Revealed: How 500,000 immigrants have been given social housing in last decade as number of families on waiting list hits record high | Uk Education | Scoop.it

1.8million families are now on the waiting list on social housing Nearly 470,000 of the 4million migrants who arrived in the last ten years were given council homesDavid Cameron launched plans to give local people priority on waiting lists
Clampdown will see migrants only become eligible for social housing after two years in the UK

 

Nearly half a million immigrants have been given taxpayer-funded homes over the past decade.

The revelation comes as the number of families on the waiting list for social housing hits a record 1.8million. Most are British born.

Of the four million migrants who arrived between 2001 and 2011, 469,843 were allocated council or housing association properties.

Around 1.2million foreigners now live in social housing – one in eight of the total. In London the figure is thought to be as high as one in five. 

The national census statistics, which were released yesterday, highlight fears about increased pressure on public services when Romanians and Bulgarians win free access to jobs in this country in January.

The figures also show the effects of the large-scale immigration encouraged by the Tony Blair and Gordon Brown governments. 

According to the census, 105,506 of the immigrants who found social housing after 2001 were from Eastern European states that joined the EU in 2004, most of them Poles.

In the mid-2000s, Whitehall officials estimated that the cost to taxpayers of maintaining a single social housing unit was £620 a year. 

Assuming each unit is occupied by four people, that would put the housing costs of post-2001 migrants at between £5billion and £8billion.

Sir Andrew Green, of the MigrationWatch think-tank, said: ‘The figures serve to underline the huge costs of mass immigration – costs often ignored by the immigration lobby.’

In 2009, a report by the Equality and Human Rights Commission claimed there was ‘no evidence to support the perception that new migrants are getting priority over UK-born residents’.

The research found no evidence of abuse of the system such as queue jumping or providing false information.

But in March David Cameron announced a clampdown, including plans for a local residence test. 

Local people will be given priority on waiting lists for social housing and migrants will become eligible only after two years.

Councils say the fundamental flaw in the plan is they will still be obliged to help any EU migrants who present themselves as homeless. 

Mike Jones, of the Local Government Association, says: ‘If we don’t house them that means we are going to have to deal with them under the homeless laws which cost us a great deal more.’

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Ten Simple Things You Can Do to Be Happier, Backed by Science

Ten Simple Things You Can Do to Be Happier, Backed by Science | Uk Education | Scoop.it

Happiness is so interesting, because we all have different ideas about what it is and how to get it.  The author would love to be happier so she thought it would be interesting to find some ways to become a happier person that are actually backed up by science.

 


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Revealed: How 500,000 immigrants have been given social housing in last decade as number of families on waiting list hits record high

Revealed: How 500,000 immigrants have been given social housing in last decade as number of families on waiting list hits record high | Uk Education | Scoop.it

1.8million families are now on the waiting list on social housing Nearly 470,000 of the 4million migrants who arrived in the last ten years were given council homesDavid Cameron launched plans to give local people priority on waiting lists
Clampdown will see migrants only become eligible for social housing after two years in the UK

 

Nearly half a million immigrants have been given taxpayer-funded homes over the past decade.

The revelation comes as the number of families on the waiting list for social housing hits a record 1.8million. Most are British born.

Of the four million migrants who arrived between 2001 and 2011, 469,843 were allocated council or housing association properties.

Around 1.2million foreigners now live in social housing – one in eight of the total. In London the figure is thought to be as high as one in five. 

The national census statistics, which were released yesterday, highlight fears about increased pressure on public services when Romanians and Bulgarians win free access to jobs in this country in January.

The figures also show the effects of the large-scale immigration encouraged by the Tony Blair and Gordon Brown governments. 

According to the census, 105,506 of the immigrants who found social housing after 2001 were from Eastern European states that joined the EU in 2004, most of them Poles.

In the mid-2000s, Whitehall officials estimated that the cost to taxpayers of maintaining a single social housing unit was £620 a year. 

Assuming each unit is occupied by four people, that would put the housing costs of post-2001 migrants at between £5billion and £8billion.

Sir Andrew Green, of the MigrationWatch think-tank, said: ‘The figures serve to underline the huge costs of mass immigration – costs often ignored by the immigration lobby.’

In 2009, a report by the Equality and Human Rights Commission claimed there was ‘no evidence to support the perception that new migrants are getting priority over UK-born residents’.

The research found no evidence of abuse of the system such as queue jumping or providing false information.

But in March David Cameron announced a clampdown, including plans for a local residence test. 

Local people will be given priority on waiting lists for social housing and migrants will become eligible only after two years.

Councils say the fundamental flaw in the plan is they will still be obliged to help any EU migrants who present themselves as homeless. 

Mike Jones, of the Local Government Association, says: ‘If we don’t house them that means we are going to have to deal with them under the homeless laws which cost us a great deal more.’

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