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£3.2m EU-backed investment to pioneer cutting edge technology

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Finance Secretary Mark Drakeford will today (May 30th) announce a £3.2m initiative to help Welsh businesses pioneer cutting-edge nano and micro technologies. The scheme, which is led by Swansea University’s Centre for Nano Health and Welsh Centre for Printing and... (Continue reading)

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AFOS manufacturing new opportunities world with Worldwide with Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund backing

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A long-standing Humberside manufacturing firm is moving into a new era with the backing of a six-figure investment from NPIF (May 29th) – FW Capital Debt Finance, part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF). AFOS is a world leader... (Continue reading)

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£1m investment in airtime rewards to create jobs

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Manchester’s Airtime Rewards has completed a £1m funding round which saw the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund invest £750,000 (May 29th). Airtime is an innovative digital customer loyalty programme which enables shoppers to be rewarded, with a unique reward currency, that... (Continue reading)

Moves to tackle ‘Fuel Poverty’ in the city

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Over £800,000 is to be spent on the latest phase of the external wall insulation (EWI) programme in Dundee which will provide warmer, more energy efficient homes for another 72 properties, the Neighbourhood Services Committee will hear on Monday (04... (Continue reading)

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Port of Montrose grant to cut thousands of lorry journeys

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Montrose Port Authority lands £1.5m Scottish Government grant (May 29th). More freight will be taken off Scotland’s roads and transported by sea thanks to a £1.5m Ports Mode Shift Grant from the Scottish Government to Montrose Port Authority (MPA). The... (Continue reading)

Fife forges ahead with basic income pilot following successful joint funding bid

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Fife will help shape a basic income pilot following a successful joint bid to the Scottish Government for £250,000 (May 29th). Fife, North Ayrshire, City of Edinburgh and Glasgow City Councils are working together with NHS Health Scotland and the... (Continue reading)

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Plastic-free shopping range launched in Glasgow

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Zero Waste Scotland announces £1m fund for proposals to cut packaging (May 28th). Everything from locally-made herbal shampoo, to a dazzling array of herbs for cooking is available at Locavore, an innovative new ‘super’ market in Glasgow’s Southside – the... (Continue reading)

Homes England partnership to deliver more affordable homes

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A total of four developments – two in the North East, one in Yorkshire and one in the East Midlands – will see much-needed new homes delivered thanks to the partnership (May 29th). Three of the schemes, Brookvale, Dominion and... (Continue reading)

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Businesses Call on PM to Hold Expansion Vote Urgently

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Business groups representing over 500,000 companies have called on the Prime Minister to table a vote on Heathrow expansion (May 27th). Their letter to the Prime Minister, which has been sent to Heathrow and the text copied below, follows an... (Continue reading)

Multi-million pound investment in state of the art facilities for children with special educational needs

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Councils are set to benefit from a £50 million funding boost to create additional school places and state-of-the-art facilities for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), giving families more choice and helping to meet increasing demand. Alongside this,... (Continue reading)

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