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Economy Secretary on Gold Coast to support and promote Wales

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Economy Secretary Ken Skates is on the Gold Coast this week, supporting Team Wales at the Commonwealth Games and promoting Wales as an excellent place to visit and do business. His visit comes one month before the start of daily... (Continue reading)

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Nurturing Scotland’s business community

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New rates changes come into effect. Businesses across Scotland are to benefit from a fairer rates system. The changes introduced in response to the Barclay Review will stimulate the economy, reduce red tape, improve transparency and reduce tax avoidance. From... (Continue reading)

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GP Contract introduced

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Patient care strengthened across Scotland. The new GP contract for Scotland comes into force. Backed by investment of £110 million in 2018-19 and jointly developed with the BMA, it will ensure GPs can spend more time with the patients who... (Continue reading)

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Council unveils plans for affordable homes and workplaces in Fountainbridge

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A former brewery complex in Fountainbridge is to be developed by the City of Edinburgh Council (April 2nd). The project will deliver a vibrant city quarter including over 400 new homes, as well as quality office space which will promote... (Continue reading)

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Minister for Environment announces over £3.4m for improvements to Wales’ Designated Landscapes

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The Minister for Environment, Hannah Blythyn, today announced more than £3.4m for improvements to Wales’ three National Parks and five Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs). The funding will be used to support a wide range of projects across Wales’... (Continue reading)

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The ‘Living Wage’ must be extended, says TUC

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TUC reacts to the increase in the ‘National Living Wage’ from the UK Government. According to TUC, new analysis published by the ‘Living Wage’ Foundation shows that paying minimum wage workers the real ‘Living Wage’ would boost their earnings by... (Continue reading)

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New support for affordable credit

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Help to reduce costs of borrowing (April 2nd). Low income families will have greater access to affordable credit through a new £2 million fund. Announced as part of the Tackling Child Poverty Delivery Plan, the Scottish Government will provide £1... (Continue reading)

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