August, 2018


Contract for further A737 improvement awarded

Government Opportunities

Further work to improve the A737 moved a step closer today with the announcement that Transport Scotland intends to award the construction contract as part of a £9m project to realign a stretch of this key route (August 29th). Interserve... (Continue reading)

Old coal mine to become green heat research hub

Government Opportunities

Old coal mines in Scotland are set to become a leading research hub for renewable heat technologies, after plans were approved today by Glasgow City Council and South Lanarkshire Council (August 29th). Work on the £9m Glasgow Geothermal Energy Research... (Continue reading)

Investing in entrepreneurship


£650,000 funding to support the next generation of entrepreneurs (August 29th). Scotland is known for its vision as a world-leading entrepreneurial and innovative nation, one in which growth and innovation go hand-in-hand with fair work and delivering in a way... (Continue reading)

Transport Scotland set to award A9 Dualling: Luncarty to Pass of Birnam construction contract to Balfour Beatty

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Transport Scotland has today (Wednesday 29th August) announced its intention to award the construction contract for the next major section of the £3billion A9 Dualling Programme to Balfour Beatty. This construction contract forms part of the £96million project to dual... (Continue reading)

Combined Authority Approves £20m for new Cruise Liner Terminal


Liverpool City Region Combined Authority has approved £20m funding from its Single Investment Fund for a new Liverpool Cruise Liner Terminal. The £20m will contribute to the construction of a new terminal building to replace the current temporary terminal on... (Continue reading)

Mayor to invest £82 million in skills training for Londoners

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Further education colleges and training providers across the capital are being invited to bid for a share of £82 million from the Mayor of London to help thousands more Londoners, particularly young people, get the skills and jobs they need... (Continue reading)

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Bidding launched for £1bn Welsh framework

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Contractors are being sought for a new £1bn construction framework covering schools and public buildings in Wales (August 28th). Bidding has now been launched for the south-east and mid-Wales Collaborative Construction Framework (SEWSCAP), which will run for four years from... (Continue reading)

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£95 million “Full Fibre” Broadband Boost for Local Authorities

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Last year, the Chancellor announced more than £1 billion of funding to stimulate further and faster roll-out of full fibre networks, and drive the next generation of mobile connectivity. As part of this, Government’s £190 million Local Full Fibre Networks... (Continue reading)

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New £1.6million investment in projects in North Yorkshire


New programmes worth £1.6 million will support young people and their families living on the North Yorkshire Coast with practical help to boost early learning at home and improve access to extra-curricular activities (August 28th). Parents who struggle to help... (Continue reading)

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Finance Secretary announces extra £17m EU funds to help young people in South East Wales unlock their career potential


An extra £17m EU funds will be invested to help over 7,000 young people across South East Wales improve their employment prospects, the Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Mark Drakeford will announce today [28 August]. ‘Inspire2Achieve’, led by Blaenau Gwent and... (Continue reading)

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