July, 2017

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Hammond: UK to maintain European tax levels post-’Brexit’

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Britain will not lower taxes far below the European average to be competitive, Philip Hammond MP has said (July 31st). The UK’s economy will be “recognisably European” and tax raised is likely to remain at the current level, according to... (Continue reading)

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UK space companies to develop international relations in bid to tackle global challenges

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The UK Space Agency is working with research institutions, industry and non-profit organisations to develop strong international partnerships to help tackle economic, societal and environmental issues using satellite technology (July 31st). The Agency will award funding through its International Partnership... (Continue reading)

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Boost for Scotland’s food and drink

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Funding to support expansion for 13 producers (July 31st). 13 Food and drink producers have been awarded grants totalling almost £3.5 million to diversify and expand operations. Recipients include Douglas Laing & Co Ltd who have been awarded over £855,000... (Continue reading)

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£200 million boost for rural England

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Grants expected to generate more than 6,000 new jobs overall and support growth of rural businesses and broadband projects (July 31st). Funding for rural businesses that will generate thousands of jobs and provide new support to expand and improve their... (Continue reading)

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Universal broadband to reach every part of the UK 

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Homes and businesses from all parts of the UK are set to benefit from universal high speed broadband, Culture Secretary Karen Bradley MP announced July 31st. BT has put forward an offer to voluntarily provide this service across the country,... (Continue reading)

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London Mayor’s new £42 million fund to help cabbies ditch dirtiest diesel taxis

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In the latest in a series of hard-hitting measures to clean up London’s toxic air, the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, and TfL have launched a £42m fund to encourage the owners of the oldest, most polluting diesel black cabs... (Continue reading)

New strategy to help Leeds grow

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An innovative new growth strategy aimed at giving the whole of Leeds a chance to make the most of the city’s economic boom has been launched (July 28th). The consultation draft of the Leeds Inclusive Growth Strategy was recently approved... (Continue reading)

‘Brexit’ Minister concludes two day tour of Scotland

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The visit comes as the UK Government has stepped up its engagement with businesses from all parts of the UK (July 28th). Reaffirming the Government’s commitment to work with all parts of the UK as we leave the EU, Minister... (Continue reading)

Home Secretary visits new coastal patrol vessel in Scotland

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The Home Secretary today (July 27th) took to the waters in Troon to see first-hand how Border Force is working with regional partners to protect Scotland’s coastline. Amber Rudd met with crew members on the coastal patrol vessel NIMROD and... (Continue reading)

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New station boost for English & Welsh passengers thanks to £16 million government investment

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Five new stations to be built across England and Wales (July 28th). Rail passengers are set for better journeys with 5 new stations to be built across England and Wales, the government announced today (28 July 2017). The Department for... (Continue reading)

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