June, 2018

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State of the Economy report

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Following a stronger year of growth in 2017, Scotland’s economy has continued to strengthen in 2018 with further output growth and a strong labour market performance. Independent forecasts expect positive growth to continue over the course of the year against... (Continue reading)

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Open call for sponsors and partners for the World Expo 2020 Dubai, UAE

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DIT is looking for sponsors and partners to help deliver the UK Pavilion at World Expo 2020 Dubai from 20th October 2020 to 10th April 2021. This is a unique and high profile opportunity to partner with us at Expo... (Continue reading)

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Mayor launches new help for rough sleepers

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The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has today published City Hall’s first ever Plan of Action to tackle rough sleeping, demanding the Government invests £574 million over five years to provide a long-term, sustainable route off the streets for all... (Continue reading)

Additional £1.625m funding announced for Scottish Canals

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The Scottish Government yesterday, Thursday June 28 2018, announced an additional £1.625m funding for Scottish Canals, to enable repairs and improvements to Bonnybridge and Twechar bridges on the Forth and Clyde Canal, and to carry out further repair work at Ardrishaig Pier.... (Continue reading)

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Work to begin on site for new homes and businesses in Caerphilly

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Work to prepare a site in Caerphilly for 200 new homes and more than 6000 sq m of employment space will begin next week, Economy Secretary Ken Skates has said. The Economy Secretary confirmed that following the granting of outline... (Continue reading)

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Wales leading the way towards becoming a circular economy

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A study of the UK nations’ progress in adopting policies to become ‘circular economies’ has found that Wales scores above the rest of the UK. Of 16 key indicators used in the study, Wales was found to meet 14 of... (Continue reading)

Improving productivity for businesses: apply for funding

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Businesses can apply for a share of up to £2 million to test ideas for increasing the adoption of practices that improve productivity. The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has up to £2 million to invest in... (Continue reading)

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Green light given to ambitious £300m regeneration plan for Royal Docks

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Ambitious plans by the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, and Mayor of Newham, Rokhsana Fiaz, for the £314 million regeneration of the Royal Docks in east London over the next five years have been given the green light. The Royal... (Continue reading)

£40m investment fund launched for Cornwall and Isles of Scilly SMEs

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The British Business Bank has today (Thursday June 28 2018) launched the £40m Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Investment Fund (CIOSIF), aimed at boosting the local economy by providing debt and equity finance to help growing small businesses across the... (Continue reading)

John Tizard: A responsible government would pause and review outsourcing – and ideally stop it

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Only a matter of a few months after the collapse of Carillion and the resultant mayhem and following a sleuth of public service outsourcing failure, the Cabinet Office Minister, David Lidington, has announced that the Government will press ahead with... (Continue reading)

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