June, 2018


Multi-million pound fund launched to help colleges improve


An innovative multi-million pound fund to boost the quality of education offered across the further education sector has been launched by Skills Minister Anne Milton today (28 June). Speaking at the Association of Colleges conference, the Minister announced the main... (Continue reading)

Invitation to tender for the Cardiff to Anglesey PSO air service launched

Government Opportunities

Transport for Wales has launched the procurement process on behalf of the Welsh Government for the Cardiff to Anglesey Public Service Obligations (PSO) air service. The Invitation to Tender (ITT) has been advertised on the Sell2Wales ePortal. The PSO air... (Continue reading)

Support for Scottish shipbuilding

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The Scottish Government will support commercial shipbuilding with a £30 million loan to provide working capital, alongside investment from Clyde Blowers Capital, to help Ferguson Marine Engineering Limited (FMEL) diversify its business. The loan will enable the shipyard to target... (Continue reading)

First Minister completes her ministerial team


First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has nominated nine new ministers for appointment to the Scottish Government. In a wide-ranging refresh of her ministerial team, the First Minister is bringing frontline experience in a number of key areas, such as health and... (Continue reading)

Support for game-changing ideas: apply for an innovation loan

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SMEs can apply for a loan of up to £1 million to support projects that will help them to grow by developing highly innovative new products and services. Innovate UK has up to £10 million in innovation loans to support... (Continue reading)

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New deal with industry to secure UK civil nuclear future and drive down cost of energy for customers


An ambitious deal with the nuclear sector to ensure that nuclear energy continues to power the UK for years to come through major innovation, cutting-edge technology and ensuring a diverse and highly-skilled workforce, was announced today (28 June 2018) by... (Continue reading)

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UK businesses urged to benefit from belt and road opportunities

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Minister for Trade and Export Promotion, Baroness Fairhead is leading a delegation of British businesses at the 2018 Belt and Road Summit in Hong Kong today (Thursday June 28 2018). The summit will bring together key figures from business, government... (Continue reading)

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Ending homelessness – £21 million for rapid rehousing and Housing First

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People who are living in temporary accommodation or at risk of homelessness are to be supported quickly into permanent homes through new investment of up to £21 million. Homelessness organisations and local authorities will use the funding, which is part... (Continue reading)

East Asia mission

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External Affairs Secretary Fiona Hyslop will undertake a five day visit to Japan and the Republic of Korea next week to strengthen economic and cultural links. Ms Hyslop will meet with key investors across the renewables, subsea engineering and life... (Continue reading)

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Registration opens for Europe’s largest nuclear decommissioning supply chain event

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Registration is now open for the 8th Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) Estate Supply Chain Event, the largest of its kind in Europe, which will be held in Manchester on 1 November 2018. Last year saw a record number of visitors... (Continue reading)

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