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Construction firms to benefit from A9 works

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Framework agreement for A9 dualling advance works (March 29th). The first contract to be awarded under Transport Scotland’s framework agreement to dual the A9 was awarded to Perth-based civil engineering firm, I & H Brown Limited, for demolition works on... (Continue reading)

Construction employers call on EU migrant workers to stay

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With exactly one year until ‘Brexit’, construction employers in the UK are praising the quality of their EU workers and encouraging them to stay, according to the Federation of Master Builders (FMB). The key findings from the FMB’s research on... (Continue reading)

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Trade and skills top of small business wish list as ‘Brexit’ countdown hits one year

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With a year left on the ‘Brexit’ clock until the official UK departure from the European Union on March 29th 2019, small businesses are urging the Government to inject much needed momentum into agreeing the future economic partnership with the... (Continue reading)

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UK to lead second revolution in quantum technologies

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The next generation of navigation systems that could operate without GPS, cameras that can see round corners and truly trust-worthy methods of exchanging data are 3 of the devices and systems that could be developed in the next quantum revolution,... (Continue reading)

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Government announces £48 million for cleaner, greener buses

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Passengers across the country will benefit from a multi-million pound government investment which will help councils and bus companies put more environmentally-friendly buses on the roads. Transport Minister Nusrat Ghani MP has today (28 March 2018) announced a new Ultra-Low... (Continue reading)

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Improving digital skills

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£200,000 funding to increase inclusion (March 28th). An additional £200,000 will be invested to help reduce isolation and improve job opportunities through the teaching of digital skills. The Digital Participation Charter Fund has supported 143 organisations to help 15,000 vulnerable... (Continue reading)

Continued funding for British Transport Police

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Economy Secretary Ken Skates has announced £1.2m to continue funding the “Tripartite Agreement” between Welsh Government, Arriva Trains Wales and the British Transport Police and to expand the neighbourhood policing scheme (March 27th). The continuing revenue grant funding will see... (Continue reading)

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Flood scheme boost with £36m of funding

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From Hull to Bath and Wolverhampton to the Wirral, communities up and down England are set to benefit from a government cash boost that will protect thousands of homes from flooding, enhance the environment and bolster economic growth and tourism.... (Continue reading)

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NHS Digital awards £1.4m to tackle delayed transfers of care

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NHS Digital have awarded £1.4m to projects that help ease the process of moving patients from hospitals to social care (March 28th). The digital partner of the health and care system has announced the local authority and NHS partnerships that... (Continue reading)

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NHS gets funding green light for new buildings, wards and beds

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The funding was announced today (March 28th) by Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Jeremy Hunt MP. It is the biggest investment of its kind in the NHS in over 10 years. The NHS will spend the money on... (Continue reading)

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