Sue Robb of 4Children talks to Julie Laughton and Alison Britton from the Department for Education about the role of childminders in delivering the 30 hours free entitlement.
A government scheme using longer semi-trailers to transport goods has saved up to 10.6 million vehicle kilometres, meaning cleaner public air.
Up to 90,000 lorry journeys have been cut under a pilot scheme, causing reduced congestion and expecting to save over 3,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions.
The economic benefits of the project are estimated at £33 million over the next 10 years, with British hauliers saving up to one in 9 journeys with their lorries that are up to 15 per cent longer than standard 13.60 metre vehicles, cutting costs.
John Hayes, Transport Minister, said: “Lorries are the engine of our economy and this pilot scheme is helping hauliers deliver the day-to-day goods we need more efficiently.
“This is good news for consumers, a boost for motorists as it is helping cut congestion with fewer vehicles on the road and it is also helping the environment.”
Emma Hammett discusses how first aid training has the ability to empower an organisation’s staff with the skills to help in an emergency