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UK Plug-in car grant extended to vans

The Plug-In Van Grant, available to both private and business buyers across the UK, will provide a point of purchase discount of 20%, up to a maximum value of £8,000, for the purchase of eligible new ultra-low emission vans. http://www.dft.gov.uk/news/statements/baker-20120117  

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Finding an alternative to the Warm Front scheme

If you were hoping for help from Warm Front to insulate your home, you may be disappointed. The announcement this week that the grant programme is being suspended will leave many people unable to afford insulation. However, there are alternatives that may help, if you know where to look. Plenty of people need to take them. Less than half of …

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What money can you get? Students 2012/13

Students who start university or college on or after 1 September 2012 (academic year 2012/13) will be on a new student finance scheme. The main changes are: universities and colleges can charge tuition fees of up to £9,000 Tuition Fee Loans will go up to cover the higher fees you don’t start repaying your loan until you earn £21,000 (up …

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Grants for students

Grants are available to full-time students to help with living and study costs. You don’t pay grants back. There are two different types of grants  you can apply for, it could be Maintenance Grant or Special Support Grant. There are Maintenance and Special Support Grants available to full-time students starting their course after 1 September 2012 (academic year 2012/13). If …

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Install a Wind Turbine at Your Home

Wind turbines are a great way, in the right conditions, to harness “free” energy from the wind. Their operation is simple, the wind turns the blades which are connected to a shaft which turns a generator which in turns produces electricity. They can be connected to the mains power supply for properties on the National Grid or can power batteries …

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Grants and bursaries for adult learners

Depending on your circumstances and the course you’re doing, you may be able to get financial help through a grant. Grants don’t have to be paid back. Bursaries are similar to grants but are usually linked to a particular career or type of course – like Dance and Drama Awards or residential bursaries. Grants Adult Learning Grant (ALG) You could …

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Use these government monies to expand your business

Whether you need £100 or £100,000, do not let the opportunity to make use of available government grants & small business loans pass your small business by. Use these funding programmes to develop your new business, or give your established small business the boost it needs, and all of that starts by knowing where to look for the necessary information. …

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Government Funding Available Now

Need money to finance your developing or established UK business? Want to get a grant or a loan for new equipment, fixtures, renovations, training and advertising or to hire staff? See examples of grant and loan recipients from your region in our grant recipients section.

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Feed-in tariff cuts – the legal angle

The government’s appeal against the High Court ruling, which stated its early cuts to the Feed-in Tariffs (FiTs) were illegal, has been thrown out. The Court of Appeal ruled that the government’s controversial plans to effectively back date deep cuts to solar PV feed in tariffs were unlawful.The proposed cuts would have gone beyond DECC’s powers in the Energy Act …

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Warm Front abolished for this year – and cut back in the future

Heating grants for low income families, pensioners and the disabled have been suspended this week after the Government blew the budget.  When the scheme is restored next year, its budget will be drastically smaller. The Department for Energy and Climate Change confirmed that it had suspended payments after the £345 million annual budget for the Warm Front scheme was allocated …

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