Budget announced changes to improve the generosity, simplicity and reach of the Enterprise Investment Scheme

Measures include accelerating the release of public sector land

UK to become the first to introduce a carbon price floor for the power sector

State pension system also to be addressed

New facilities include Babraham Research Campus in Cambridge and the International Space Innovation Centre at Harwell

Funding will create or safeguard at least 1600 jobs

Funding could deliver new training to boost innovation and productivity

Love Clean London allows people to upload photographs onto an online map of environmental issues

Research shows that most of the savings comes from using raw materials more efficiently and generating less waste

Changes include small business will no longer have to independently audit accounts

The change is a step by the government to return power to local residents and their representatives

Councils will assess how they best manage costs overall from their own resources

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