December, 2017

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Supporting premature babies

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£1.5 million Family Fund to help meet costs (December 22nd). Parents of premature babies in NHS care will now be able to get extra support with the financial cost. Through the Scottish Government’s 2018/19 draft budget the new £1.5 million... (Continue reading)

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Historic day for east Battersea as design for new Northern Line tube station is given green light

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The historic day that Northern Line tube trains start running to Battersea has moved a step closer with the approval of designs for a new London Underground station at Battersea Power Station (December 21st). Wandsworth Council’s planning committee has voted... (Continue reading)

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Lincolnshire to get £14m cash boost as part of pilot scheme

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Lincolnshire is set to get a £14 million cash injection as part of a central Government-led pilot scheme (December 21st). District councils in the county will now keep 100 per cent of the cash raised from business rates from April... (Continue reading)

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Croydon could get two new multi-million-pound football ‘hubs’

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Football in Croydon could get a huge boost if council plans to build two new state-of-the-art soccer-hub facilities can be realised (December 22nd). After Sport England and the Football Association last year invited local authorities to bid for their new... (Continue reading)

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Welsh Government maps out latest transport finance plans

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Updated funding plans for several major transport infrastructure projects have been published by the Welsh Government (December 21st). The National Transport Finance Plan (NTFP) was published in 2015 and set out how the government proposed to deliver the outcomes set... (Continue reading)

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Council to spend £1.13 million on classrooms

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Councillors have agreed to spend £1,130,000 to provide extra classrooms to accommodate pupils at Burnbrae, Mayfield and St David’s primary schools for the next school year. At the full council meeting on Tuesday, councillors heard the three schools are among... (Continue reading)

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Nottingham City Council launches innovative solar framework

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Nottingham City Council has launched a renewable energy framework which will help boost the growing number of solar projects in the city – and elsewhere around the country. Building on its reputation as the UK’s Smartest City for energy the... (Continue reading)

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The build of the new bus station will begin in the New Year

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Work on Cardiff’s new bus station will start in the New Year after the Council’s Cabinet approved a new scheme and new funding approach on Wednesday, December 20. The approval will see a modern transport interchange that meets the needs... (Continue reading)

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Multimillion-pound contracts awarded for apprenticeship training

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Hundreds of training organisations across the country are being given a boost as government begins awarding contracts tomorrow (21 December) worth nearly £500m to provide apprenticeship training for learners and small businesses. The Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) is... (Continue reading)

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Queens Quay energy centre to make Clydebank Scotland’s greenest town

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A new energy centre at the £250m regeneration project in Clydebank has been granted planning permission (December 21st). Construction of the energy centre for the District Heat Network will being in early 2018, with the network being commissioned and generating... (Continue reading)

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