March, 2018


£1.1m grant aid scheme for small and medium size slaughterhouses

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Cabinet Secretary for Energy, Planning and Rural Affairs Lesley Griffiths yesterday [Wednesday 21 March] announced a new £1.1 million Food Business Investment scheme package of grant aid for small and medium sized slaughterhouses in Wales. The package of support will... (Continue reading)

CCS to go ahead with Digital Outcomes and Specialists this year

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Crown Commercial Service has confirmed that a third iteration of Digital Outcomes and Specialists will open for supplier applications later this year. Following the news that G-Cloud 10 will open for bids in April, it has now been revealed that... (Continue reading)

Multi-million pound Industrial Strategy boost for next generation of faster, cleaner aircraft engines


Government invests £24 million to support four Rolls-Royce led R&D projects that will develop the next generation of aircraft engines. Funding support for pioneering aerospace projects, including X-Ray imaging technology that will help develop faster and cleaner aircraft engines, as... (Continue reading)

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£215 million boost for council homelessness services

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Councils across the country are set to receive a share of over £215 million from 2019 to prevent homelessness, Homelessness Minister Heather Wheeler confirmed today (Thursday 22 March 2018). This includes a £15 million fund for London councils to support... (Continue reading)

Welsh Government invests £6m in success of Cardiff Airport


Welsh Government is to acquire £6m of shares in Cardiff Airport following news the transport hub has reached its targets ahead of schedule – bringing closer the date private equity might be introduced. A range of capital works in and... (Continue reading)

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Jobs announcement for Glasgow

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A new specialist recruitment facility will bring 200 jobs to Glasgow this year. The Centre of Excellence is being opened by international recruitment firm SThree, which provides specialist recruitment services for the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) industries and... (Continue reading)

Government investment to unlock more homes across England

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Almost £300 million government investment in Greater Manchester, the West of England and Oxfordshire is set to help deliver thousands of much-needed new homes for local communities, Housing Secretary Sajid Javid announced yesterday (21 March 2018). Greater Manchester is set... (Continue reading)

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Multi-million-pound contract to enhance Royal Navy Type 45 fleet resilience

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The Ministry of Defence has announced a £160 million contract with BAE Systems to update the power and propulsion system fitted to the Royal Navy’s Type 45 destroyers. The Power Improvement Project (PIP) will enhance the resilience of the Type... (Continue reading)

Fintech Sector Strategy launched at International Fintech Conference

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A new cryptoassets task force, the next steps in ‘robo-regulation’ to make it faster and easier for fintech firms to follow complex regulations, and a new UK-Australia ‘fintech bridge’ to help UK firms expand internationally, are some of the innovations... (Continue reading)

Tackling food poverty

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Projects that help people move away from emergency food support and get access to healthy, nutritious food will be offered funding for a further year. The £1 million a year Fair Food Fund is being continued in 2018-19 to enable... (Continue reading)

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