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Council to buy Liverpool Central Shopping Centre

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Liverpool City Council is set to buy Liverpool Central Shopping Centre in a bid to earn £4.3m over the first five years (May 23rd). The purchase – which will generate a profit for the council over the loan repayment period... (Continue reading)

£1.35m for museums, archives and libraries in Wales

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During a visit to Glamorgan Archives today, the Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism, Lord-Elis-Thomas, announced that museums, archives and libraries in Wales will benefit from over £1.35 million Welsh Government capital funding to develop and enhance their facilities and... (Continue reading)

Expressions of Interest sought from third party owners for City Deal Quay Wall funding

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Almost £50 million of funding from the Glasgow City Region City Deal will be used to further the development of the Clyde Waterfront through improvements to the river’s edge (May 23rd). As part of this funding, Glasgow City Council is... (Continue reading)

Local councils urged to bid for EU wi-fi funding before ‘Brexit’

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Town and city councils are being urged to bid for an EU grant to install public wi-fi before ‘Brexit’ comes into effect (May 24th). Nuvias and Nokia are reminding local authorities that they can still register to receive a grant... (Continue reading)

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£102 million to make UK prosper from the energy revolution

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The launch of a £102 million investment programme in new local energy approaches has been completed today with the announcement of a new research consortium.  The development of a network of the best UK research and expertise in energy from... (Continue reading)

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Up to £160m to unlock stalled sites for SME house builders

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A multi-million pound Welsh Government loan fund will support small and medium sized builders to unlock stalled sites and build more houses across Wales (23/05/18). Housing and Regeneration Minister Rebecca Evans announced the fund at the SME Builder Breakfast Roadshow... (Continue reading)

Government review to help business embrace new technology and boost wages and profits

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In a bid to increase productivity and with it the nation’s wages and profits, Chancellor Philip Hammond yesterday (Tuesday 22 May) announced a Call for Evidence on the UK’s productivity, seeking views on how to boost the performance of Britain’s... (Continue reading)

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Backing for small business

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Almost 80% of public sector contract awards go to SMEs. (22/05/18) Nearly eight out of ten public sector contracts in Scotland are now awarded to small and medium businesses as a result of Scottish Government legislation. In 2017/18, of the... (Continue reading)

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Darwin Initiative: £10 million for international conservation projects

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On International Day for Biological Diversity (22 May) the UK Government has announced the latest round of successful funding bids from the Darwin Initiative to deliver on flagship commitments set out in the 25 Year Environment Plan. Environment Secretary, Michael... (Continue reading)

VolkerRail’s on-track tamping contract renewed by Network Rail

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UK infrastructure contractor VolkerRail, part of Dutch construction firm VolkerWessels, has announced it has secured another national on-track tamping contract from Network Rail (May 22nd). Two ballast regulators and 10 tamping machines as well as experienced machine operators and management... (Continue reading)

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