April, 2018


Finance Secretary announces £260m for infrastructure investment


Finance Secretary Mark Drakeford will today announce more than £260m of new capital funding to support flagship Welsh Government commitments (April 30th). The funding announcement comes as the Finance Secretary will publish a mid-point review of the Welsh Infrastructure and... (Continue reading)

Scottish Water announces world-class digital partnership

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A new strategic digital partnership has been announced which will place technology and innovation at the heart of Scotland’s water supply and waste water management (April 30th). Within an ever-changing digital landscape where customer expectations are higher than ever, Scottish... (Continue reading)

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Investment in nurse training

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£6.9m as part of primary care workforce plan (April 30th). Improved nursing care provided closer to home will be made available – thanks to almost £7 million being invested in training. The funding will ensure the existing nurse workforce have... (Continue reading)

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£568m for affordable housing

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Increased funding to ensure councils can deliver more homes (April 30th). More affordable homes will be delivered across Scotland this year following a £35 million increase to council allocations, bringing it to £568 million. The increases will continue over the... (Continue reading)

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Inclusion Scotland: ‘New focus needed to tackle disability employment gap in Scotland’

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Despite millions of pounds being pumped into programmes aiming to assist disabled people into work the employment gap between disabled and non-disabled people in Scotland persists, with disabled people in Scotland being half as likely to be employed as non-disabled... (Continue reading)

Improving lives of disabled Scots


Jobs funding to increase employment rate (April 30th). New funding of £1 million will help employers with support and advice to enable more disabled people to move into work, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced. Disabled people make up 20%... (Continue reading)

‘Time for Aberdeen Football Club to spend local’ say FSB

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FSB reacts to ambitious expansion plans from Aberdeen Football Club (April 26th). Welcoming the news that Aberdeen Football Club plans to award contracts for the construction of its new sports hub to local companies, the Federation of Small Businesses’ (FSB)... (Continue reading)

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Scottish Government invests £1.9 million in north-east decommissioning hub

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The Scottish Government has invested £1.9 million in the Oil and Gas Technology Centre’s (OGTC) new decommissioning hub in Aberdeenshire (April 30th). The National Decommissioning Centre of Excellence in Newburgh will open later this year in partnership with Aberdeen University.... (Continue reading)

Plans to strengthen NHS cyber security announced

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A new multi-million pound Microsoft package will ensure NHS systems have the most up-to-date software with the latest security settings. The deal with Microsoft will ensure all health and care organisations are using the latest Windows 10 software with up-to-date... (Continue reading)

Destination Qatar


Welsh companies looking to build their trade links with the Middle East will be among the first to capitalise on the new daily flights between Cardiff and Doha which begin this week (April 30th). First Minister of Wales, Carwyn Jones,... (Continue reading)

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