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unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>Reaching the 2.4% ambition will require concerted effort both for government and for business. Since 2010, businesses and overseas investors have been responsible for an average of two thirds of gross investment in R&amp;D. The Department is working with UKRI and other key partners to stimulate private investment in R&amp;D, harness the latest trends in innovation and make the UK a great place to grow an innovative business.</p><p> </p> more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Freyberg more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>There is no definitive source for the number of households that are not connected to the gas supply network; BEIS estimates these figures by subtracting the number of domestic gas meters from the estimated number of households.</p><p> </p><p>The table below shows the latest estimates of households not connected to the gas network by country of the UK. These estimates are also published down to GB local authority level within BEIS’ ‘Sub-national estimates of households not connected to the gas network’ dataset, most recently published in 2018.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Nation</p></td><td><p>Number of households<sup>1</sup></p></td><td><p>Estimated number of households not connected to the gas network<sup>1</sup></p></td><td><p>%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>England</p></td><td><p>23,229,000</p></td><td><p>3,024,000</p></td><td><p>13%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Scotland</p></td><td><p>2,452,000</p></td><td><p>495,000</p></td><td><p>20%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Wales</p></td><td><p>1,342,000</p></td><td><p>225,000</p></td><td><p>17%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Northern Ireland</p></td><td><p>730,000<sup>2</sup></p></td><td><p>497,000<sup>3</sup></p></td><td><p>68%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Total</p></td><td><p>27,753,000</p></td><td><p>4,241,000</p></td><td><p>15%</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>Source: (1) Sub-national estimates of households not connected to the gas network, BEIS, updated 2018, except for NI see footnote 3; (2) Live tables on household projections, United Kingdom, 1961-2039, MHCLG 2016 estimate; (3) Transparency Reports 2017, NI Utility Regulator</p>
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Kennedy of Cradley more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>On 4 June 2019, the UK Space Agency announced its intention to award up to £7.85 million, subject to business case, to Spaceport Cornwall and US operator Virgin Orbit to develop facilities and operational capabilities that would enable small satellite launch from Cornwall in the early 2020s.</p><p> </p><p>In May 2019, the UK Space Agency also opened a £2 million Horizontal Spaceport Development Fund to assist future horizontal spaceports with their plans for small satellite launch and sub-orbital flight. The deadline for applications closed on 17 July, and the UK Space Agency is currently reviewing submitted proposals. Grant awards will be announced in due course.</p> more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Moynihan more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>Government alone cannot deliver the 2.4% target. The Department is working with UKRI and other key partners to develop a roadmap that sets out how government and industry will work together to achieve this ambition.</p><p> </p> more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Freyberg more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The Government has noted the findings presented in the Zero Carbon Homes report and is preparing to consult on options to deliver the Government’s ambitious commitments for future housing.</p> more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tim Farron more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The UK Research Partnership Investment Fund is a competitive research capital programme to support strategic research and development collaborations between universities, businesses and charities. It is managed by Research England, working with counterparts from devolved funding bodies, and only supports large scale infrastructure projects which are built on demonstrable research excellence, value for money, and can generate at least double in private co-investment.</p><p> </p><p>Since 2012 over £900m of science and research capital has been committed from the Fund to 54 projects which have secured an initial commitment of over £2bn in private investment. No projects were awarded to universities in Scotland from the latest round. In the first 5 rounds, £58.98m was committed to 5 projects in Scotland which collectively secured over £121m of private co-investment. This represents 6.5% of total funding allocated and 5.5% of the initial private co-investment.</p> more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Kirstene Hair more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The UK Research Partnership Investment Fund is a competitive research capital programme to support strategic research and development collaborations between universities, businesses and charities. It is managed by Research England, working with counterparts from devolved funding bodies, and only supports large scale infrastructure projects which are built on demonstrable research excellence, value for money, and can generate at least double in private co-investment.</p><p> </p><p>Since 2012 over £900m of science and research capital has been committed from the Fund to 54 projects which have secured an initial commitment of over £2bn in private investment. No projects were awarded to universities in Scotland from the latest round. In the first 5 rounds, £58.98m was committed to 5 projects in Scotland which collectively secured over £121m of private co-investment. This represents 6.5% of total funding allocated and 5.5% of the initial private co-investment.</p> more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Kirstene Hair more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>Local Industrial Strategies are developed locally and agreed with government. In the <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/local-industrial-strategies-policy-prospectus" target="_blank">policy prospectus</a> published in October 2018, we set out that Local Industrial Strategies should be the product of consultation with businesses, a broad range of public partners and civil society. In addition to this, the <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/strengthened-local-enterprise-partnerships" target="_blank">‘Strengthened Local Enterprise Partnerships’ Review</a> published in July 2018 made clear that Local Enterprise Partnerships should operate to the highest standards of accountability and transparency and ensure the communities they represent can influence the economic plans for the area.</p><p> </p><p>To be successful, Local Industrial Strategies must be developed from the bottom up and led by those who best know the needs of local economies. This locally led approach means Local Enterprise Partnerships and Mayoral Combined Authorities should choose how they work in partnership with both public and private stakeholders and determine the best way to consult the public. Places have taken different approaches to public consultation; the <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/west-midlands-local-industrial-strategy" target="_blank">West Midlands</a>, <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/greater-manchester-local-industrial-strategy" target="_blank">Greater Manchester</a>, <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/oxford-cambridge-arc-local-industrial-strategies" target="_blank">Oxford-Cambridge Arc</a> and <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/west-of-england-local-industrial-strategy" target="_blank">West of England</a> Local Industrial Strategies, published recently, demonstrate this.</p>
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unstar this property label Biography information for Layla Moran more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>Local Industrial Strategies are developed locally and agreed with government. In the <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/local-industrial-strategies-policy-prospectus" target="_blank">policy prospectus</a> published in October 2018, we set out that Local Industrial Strategies should be the product of consultation with businesses, a broad range of public partners and civil society. In addition to this, the <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/strengthened-local-enterprise-partnerships" target="_blank">‘Strengthened Local Enterprise Partnerships’ Review</a> published in July 2018 made clear that Local Enterprise Partnerships should operate to the highest standards of accountability and transparency and ensure the communities they represent can influence the economic plans for the area.</p><p> </p><p>To be successful, Local Industrial Strategies must be developed from the bottom up and led by those who best know the needs of local economies. This locally led approach means Local Enterprise Partnerships and Mayoral Combined Authorities should choose how they work in partnership with both public and private stakeholders and determine the best way to consult the public. Places have taken different approaches to public consultation; the <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/west-midlands-local-industrial-strategy" target="_blank">West Midlands</a>, <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/greater-manchester-local-industrial-strategy" target="_blank">Greater Manchester</a>, <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/oxford-cambridge-arc-local-industrial-strategies" target="_blank">Oxford-Cambridge Arc</a> and <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/west-of-england-local-industrial-strategy" target="_blank">West of England</a> Local Industrial Strategies, published recently, demonstrate this.</p>
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unstar this property label Biography information for Layla Moran more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>Approximately 20% of the lightbulbs currently in use in households in the UK are LED.</p> more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Seema Malhotra more like this