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Brokenshire confirms social housing investment boost

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A multi-billion pound boost to social housing across England has been confirmed by Secretary of State for Communities, The Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP. A multi-billion pound boost to social housing across England was confirmed today (26 June 2018) by... (Continue reading)

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Chris Price: Encouraging the youth of today to become the tech leaders of tomorrow

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In technology terms, UK businesses have never had it better. The UK tech sector now accounts for 10 percent of GDP and Tech Nation’s 2018 annual report revealed that the UK firmly leads in Europe, attracting £28bn in technology investment... (Continue reading)

Global centre of rail excellence to come to Wales

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Hot on the heels of news the Wales and Borders rail service contract has been awarded to KeolisAmey, Transport Secretary Ken Skates is revealing plans for a world-leading rail testing complex. After also attracting CAF here to build our first... (Continue reading)

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Action on cyber-resilience

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Scotland’s businesses and charities will be supported to put in place better protections against cyber-attacks. The private and third sector action plans on cyber resilience aim to increase awareness of cyber threats and to promote good practice to defend against... (Continue reading)

Five point pledge on Heathrow ahead of historic vote

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Parliament’s vote on Heathrow expansion will be the biggest transport decision in a generation. The Transport Secretary today (25 June 2018) described Heathrow expansion as the biggest transport decision in a generation, as he made a 5-point pledge to the... (Continue reading)

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Growing exports to Germany

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Steps to increase trade with Scotland’s fourth largest export market are being progressed, despite the ongoing uncertainties caused by Brexit. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is leading a Scottish Development International (SDI) delegation of 12 companies to Berlin, who are looking... (Continue reading)

£11.6 million for university research and innovation

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Scottish universities are getting a funding boost to help them compete for research projects together with industry partners. The Scottish Government is increasing its grant funding for university research and innovation by £11.6 million in 2018/19, bringing the total to... (Continue reading)

UK Space Agency launches multi-million pound drive to improve patient care with NHS England

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Up to £4 million available for as many as four applications of technology originally designed for space that could improve NHS treatment. A search for hi-tech solutions to the major health and care challenges facing the NHS in its 70th... (Continue reading)

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£8 million of extra HS2 funding to benefit local communities and woodlands between Birmingham and Crewe

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New woodlands and safer local roads to be created through additional HS2 funding. More than £8 million of government funding will create new woodlands and deliver safer roads on the route of Britain’s new railway, HS2 Minister Nusrat Ghani announced... (Continue reading)

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Digital tools for prospective students: apply for funding

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Organisations can apply for a share of £125,000 to investigate ideas for new digital tools that will help students make informed choices about where they study. The Department for Education has up to £125,000 to invest in a series of... (Continue reading)

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