Cash in lieu increase
Concessionary Fuel Update Cash in lieu rates have increased this year in line with the heating and light element of the Retail Price Index and the new rates are effective from 1 October 2014. All beneficiaries who receive their allowance funded by the Department of Energy and Climate Change have s

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UK Coal Secure 4m Loan
UK Coal Secure £4m Loan UK Coal has confirmed funding for the managed closure of its deep mining business. They say the deal includes a commercial loan of £4m from government as well as support from other partners which will allow the company to safely close Kellingley Colliery in Yorks

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Hatfield
INVEST IN COAL NOW The National Union of Mineworkers Yorkshire Area Trust, with the agreement of the NUM National Executive Committee, Yorkshire Area Council and Yorkshire Area Trust Trustees and after taking legal and financial advice have agreed to invest £4 million in the Hatfield Colliery

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Value For Money
Value for money? With regard to supporting the coal industry Vince Cable says that they have “taken the view that it wouldn't be good value for money". Wind farms take £1.2billion a year in subsidies paid for by a supplement on consumer electricity bills. Royal Bank of Scotland is 80

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