March, 2018

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Manufacturing better buildings: apply for funding

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Innovate UK has up to £72 million to invest in establishing a core innovation hub to support collaboration between industry and academia and transform the construction sector (March 26th). The funding is for UK-based research and technology organisations that already... (Continue reading)

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Plans for basic income pilots move a step closer

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Moves to look at innovative ways of providing Scots with a basic income came a step closer on Friday March 23rd. Basic income pilots are already running successfully in countries including Finland, Netherlands and Canada. Although there are many different... (Continue reading)

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£56m programme to strengthen Wales’ flood and coastal defences

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The Minister for Environment, Hannah Blythyn, will today announce a £56m programme to improve flood and coastal erosion defences and support flood risk management activities across Wales over the next financial year (March 26th). The Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk... (Continue reading)

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New greener police cars to run on hydrogen

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Police cars and taxis will be among nearly 200 new hydrogen powered vehicles switching to zero emission miles, thanks to a multi-million pound government boost (March 26th). The zero emission vehicles are part of a project that has won £8.8... (Continue reading)

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£260 million of clean air funding launched by government

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A package of funding worth more than £260 million has today been launched by the government to help improve air quality in some of the most polluted areas (March 23rd). The UK Plan for Tackling Roadside Nitrogen Dioxide Concentrations was... (Continue reading)

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Pothole fund boosted to repair roads after winter damage

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Local roads badly affected by recent winter weather will benefit from a further £100 million to help repair any potholes and other storm damage, Transport Secretary Chris Grayling announced today (26 March 2018). This money will help repair almost 2... (Continue reading)

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Blackpool, Bradford and Lake District to benefit from £15 million Northern Cultural Regeneration Fund

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Three major cultural projects across the North of England will receive a share of the £15 million Northern Cultural Regeneration Fund, Arts, Heritage and Tourism Minister Michael Ellis announced today (Friday 23 March 2018). The fund, which was created to... (Continue reading)

Supporting agricultural innovation in Colombia: apply for funding

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UK businesses and research organisations can apply for a share of £3 million to work with Colombian partners to help farmers adopt new technologies faster. Innovate UK, through the Colombian Prosperity Fund Programme, is to invest up to £3 million... (Continue reading)

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Multi-million pound road upgrade will cut Milton Keynes congestion

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Milton Keynes to benefit from A421 dual carriageway upgrade. A vital road upgrade, supported by £22.5 million in government funding, will ease traffic in and around Milton Keynes as well as unlocking thousands of jobs and new homes. Transport Secretary... (Continue reading)

Environment Minister announces £600,000 for new Wales Coastal Monitoring Centre

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Minister for Environment Hannah Blythyn yesterday (Thursday March 23 2018) announced £600,000 of funding towards a new national Coastal Monitoring Centre. The Minister made the announcement at a meeting of the Welsh Assembly’s Climate Change and Rural Affairs Committee. The... (Continue reading)

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