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Highways England
HIGHWAYS ENGLAND (formerly the HIGHWAYS AGENCY) is a government-owned company with responsibility for the operation, maintenance and improvement of the motorways and trunk roads in England. It operates information services through the provision of on-road signage and its Traffic England website, provides traffic officers to deal with incidents on its network, and manages the delivery of improvement schemes to the network. Founded as an executive agency , it was converted into a government-owned company on 1 April 2015. As part of this transition, government set out its vision for the future of the strategic road network in its Road Investment Strategy. Highways England
Highways England
is now undertaking £15 billion of investment between 2015 and 2020 to improve the network in response to this
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List Of Business Entities
A BUSINESS ENTITY is an entity that is formed and administered as per commercial law in order to engage in business activities, charitable work, or other activities allowable. Most often, business entities are formed to sell a product or a service. There are many types of business entities defined in the legal systems of various countries. These include corporations , cooperatives , partnerships , sole traders , limited liability company and other specifically permitted and labelled types of entities. The specific rules vary by country and by state or province. Some of these types are listed below, by country
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State-owned Enterprise
A STATE-OWNED ENTERPRISE (SOE) is a legal entity that undertakes commercial activities on behalf of the state, its owner. The legal status of SOEs varies from being a part of the government to being stock companies with the state as a regular stockholder . The defining characteristics of SOEs are that they have a distinct legal form and are established to operate in commercial affairs and commercial activities. While they may also have public policy objectives (e.g., a state railway company may aim to make transportation more accessible), SOEs should be differentiated from other forms of government agencies or state entities established to pursue purely nonfinancial objectives. Government-owned corporations are common with natural monopolies and infrastructure, such as railways and telecommunications, strategic goods and services (mail, weapons), natural resources and energy, politically sensitive business, broadcasting, banking, demerit goods (e.g
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Highway Authority
A HIGHWAY AUTHORITY is a name given to a body responsible for the administration of public roads. CONTENTS * 1 India * 2 Malaysia * 3 Pakistan * 4 United Kingdom
United Kingdom
* 4.1 Who are the highway authorities? * 4.2 Duties of a highway authority * 5 United States INDIAThe National Highways Authority of India is the national authority for the management of a network of over 60,000 km of national highways in India. The Authority is a part of the Ministry of Shipping, Road Transport and Highways. MALAYSIALembaga Lebuhraya Malaysia (LLM) or Malaysian Highway Authority is a government agency under the Malaysian Ministry of Works. The agency was founded in 1980 to build the North-South Expressway, but now the main function of Malaysian Highway Authority is to monitor the works and administration of expressways in Malaysia as subject to Federal Roads Act (Private Managements) 1984
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Guildford
GUILDFORD /ˈɡɪlfərd/ ( listen ) is a large town in Surrey , England , located 27 miles (43 km) southwest of central London on the A3 trunk road midway between the capital and Portsmouth . The town has a population of just over 137,000 and is the seat of the wider Borough of Guildford which had an estimated 146,100 inhabitants in 2015. Guildford has Saxon roots and historians attribute its location to the existence of a gap in the North Downs where the River Wey was forded by the Harrow Way . By AD 978 it was home to an early English Royal Mint . On the building of the Wey Navigation and Basingstoke Canal Guildford was connected to a network of waterways that aided its prosperity. In the 20th century, the University of Surrey and Guildford Cathedral , an Anglican cathedral, were added
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Colin Matthews (businessman)
COLIN STEPHEN MATTHEWS CBE FREng (born 20 April 1956) is a British businessman, and the Chairman of Highways England
Highways England
, a position he has held since 2014. CONTENTS * 1 Early life * 2 Career * 2.1 General Electric * 2.2 British Airways * 2.3 BAA * 2.4 Highways England
Highways England
* 3 Personal life * 4 See also * 5 References * 6 External links EARLY LIFEHe attended the independent Oundle School in north Northamptonshire . He is the son of Sir Peter Matthews, the former boss of Vickers
Vickers
, and was born in Canada. He holds dual Canadian-British nationality. In 1977 he gained a First Class MA degree in Engineering from the University of Cambridge . In 1984 he gained an MBA from INSEAD , a famous business school in France. He became a Chartered Engineer
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HM Government
HER MAJESTY\'S GOVERNMENT (HMG; Welsh : Llywodraeth Ei Mawrhydi), commonly referred to as the UK GOVERNMENT or BRITISH GOVERNMENT, is the central government of the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
of Great Britain
Great Britain
and Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland
. The government is led by the Prime Minister , who selects all the remaining ministers . The prime minister and the other most senior ministers belong to the supreme decision-making committee, known as the Cabinet . The government ministers all sit in Parliament , and are accountable to it
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Highways England Traffic Officer Service
The HIGHWAYS ENGLAND TRAFFIC OFFICER SERVICE (HETOS) is an operational unit within the Highways England
Highways England
in England. In April 2004, HIGHWAYS AGENCY TRAFFIC OFFICERS (HATOS) began working alongside police on motorways in the West Midlands . The roll-out of traffic officers was completed on 18 July 2006 and they now cover all of the motorway network within England, i.e. that which is owned or managed by Highways England, and some of the all-purpose trunk road (APTR) network. The introduction of the officers was aimed to reduce the 25% of delays caused by collisions by around 5%. On 1 April 2015 the Highways Agency
Highways Agency
became Highways England, a government-owned company. Summer 2016 sees The National Infrastructure Constabulary being decided on by Parliament
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Executive Agency
An EXECUTIVE AGENCY is a part of a government department that is treated as managerially and budgetarily separate, to carry-out some part of the executive functions of the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
government , Scottish Government , Welsh Government or Northern Ireland Executive . Executive agencies are "machinery of government" devices distinct both from non-ministerial government departments and non-departmental public bodies (or "quangos "), each of which enjoy a real legal and constitutional separation from ministerial control. The model was also applied in several other countries
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Department For Transport
The DEPARTMENT FOR TRANSPORT (DFT) is the government department responsible for the English transport network and a limited number of transport matters in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland that have not been devolved . The department is run by the Secretary of State for Transport , currently (since 14 July 2016) Chris Grayling . CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Role * 3 Ministers * 4 2017 Judicial Review * 5 Executive agencies * 6 Non-departmental public bodies * 7 Devolution * 8 See also * 9 References * 10 External links HISTORY For List of Ministers, see Secretary of State for Transport
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Spending Review
A SPENDING REVIEW or occasionally COMPREHENSIVE SPENDING REVIEW is a governmental process in the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
carried out by HM Treasury to set firm expenditure limits and, through public service agreements, define the key improvements that the public can expect from these resources. Spending Reviews typically focus upon one or several aspects of public spending while Comprehensive Spending Reviews focus upon each government department's spending requirements from a zero base (i.e. without reference to past plans or, initially, current expenditure). The latter are named after the year in which they are announced – thus CSR07 (completed in October 2007) applies to financial years 2008–2011. Other developed countries have similar review processes, e.g
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Danny Alexander
SIR DANIEL GRIAN ALEXANDER (born 15 May 1972) is a Scottish former Liberal Democrat politician who was Chief Secretary to the Treasury between 2010 and 2015. He was the Member of Parliament (MP) for the Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch "> With the 2010 General Election producing a hung parliament , he was one of the four man Liberal Democrat negotiating team in the drawing up of the coalition document for the new Coalition Government with the Conservative Party . Alexander was initially appointed Secretary of State for Scotland , but at the end of May 2010, he was promoted to Chief Secretary to the Treasury
Chief Secretary to the Treasury
, following the resignation of David Laws . He was knighted in the 2015 Dissolution Honours Lists on 27 August 2015
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Chief Secretary To The Treasury
The CHIEF SECRETARY TO THE TREASURY is the second most senior ministerial position in HM Treasury , after the Chancellor of the Exchequer . It was created in 1961, to share the burden of representing the Treasury with the Chancellor of the Exchequer . Between 1961 and 2015 the holder of the post of Chief Secretary to the Treasury was automatically a member of the Cabinet making the Treasury the only Department to have two ministers automatically serving in the Cabinet. Since 2015, however, the status of the Chief Secretary to the Treasury has been reduced to an "also attending Cabinet" role. The position's responsibilities include negotiating with departments about budget allocations, public sector pay, and procurement policy
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Regions Of England
The REGIONS (formerly known as the GOVERNMENT OFFICE REGIONS; GORS) are the highest tier of sub-national division in England . Between 1994 and 2011, nine regions had officially devolved functions within Government. While they no longer fulfil this role, they continue to be used for statistical and some administrative purposes. They define areas (constituencies) for the purposes of elections to the European Parliament . Eurostat also uses them to demarcate first level Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics (NUTS) regions ("NUTS 1 regions") within the European Union . The regions generally follow the boundaries of the former standard regions , established in the 1940s for statistical purposes. The London region (also known as Greater London ) has a directly elected Mayor and Assembly . Six regions have local authority leaders\' boards to assist with correlating the headline policies of local authorities
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DBFO
The PRIVATE FINANCE INITIATIVE (PFI) is a way of creating "public–private partnerships " (PPPs) by funding public infrastructure projects with private capital. Developed initially by the governments of Australia
Australia
and the United Kingdom , and used extensively there and in Spain
Spain
, PFI and its variants have now been adopted in many countries as part of the wider programme of privatisation and financialisation , and presented as a means for increasing accountability and efficiency for public spending. PFI has also been used simply to place a great amount of debt "off-balance-sheet ". PFI has been controversial in the UK; the National Audit Office felt in 2003 that it provided good value for money overall. However, in 2011 the Parliamentary Treasury Select Committee found that "PFI should be brought on balance sheet
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Cornwall
CORNWALL (/ˈkɔːrnwɔːlˌ -wəl/ , locally /ˈkɔːnwɔːl, -wəl/ ; Cornish : _Kernow_ ) is a ceremonial county and unitary authority area of England
England
within the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
. It is bordered to the north and west by the Celtic Sea
Celtic Sea
, to the south by the English Channel , and to the east by the county of Devon
Devon
, over the River Tamar . Cornwall
Cornwall
has a population of 556,000 and covers an area of 3,563 km2 (1,376 sq mi). The administrative centre , and only city in Cornwall, is Truro
Truro
, although the town of Falmouth has the largest population. Cornwall
Cornwall
forms the westernmost part of the south-west peninsula of the island of Great Britain, and a large part of the Cornubian batholith is within Cornwall
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