2014 December

Additional NHS funds to be linked to efficiency

The health secretary has announced that £1.5bn of the additional funding for the NHS to be announced in the Autumn Statement will only be available to hospitals that provide plans to become more “efficient and sustainable” and “deliver their commitment to a paperless NHS by 2018”. Jeremy Hunt told the Commons yesterday about how the […]

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UK to donate £720m to UN’s Green Climate Fund

Britain will face a disaster if it adopts an “isolationist approach” to the environment, the Energy Secretary, Ed Davey, has warned as he announced the UK is to give £720 million to an international fund to help poor countries cope with climate change. In remarks aimed at rightwing Tories and UKIP supporters, as voters go […]

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Food and drink manufacturers cut water use by over 15 per cent

Food and drink companies have cut their water use by 1.35 million m3 last year, accounting for a 15.6 per cent reduction in collective water use since 2007, according to figures released today by resource efficiency expert WRAP. 70 companies across 284 active sites, including Birds Eye, Heinz and Kellogg’s, have reduced the amount of […]

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