September, 2018


Foreign Secretary celebrates Commonwealth progress

Government Opportunities

In his first major Commonwealth event since becoming Foreign Secretary, Jeremy Hunt hosted a reception for the 52 Foreign Ministers of the Commonwealth in the margins of the UN General Assembly in New York on 25 September 2018. Mr Hunt... (Continue reading)

Further £3m support for fisheries, environment and food industry to prepare for Brexit


The Cabinet Secretary for Energy, Planning and Rural Affairs, Lesley Griffiths, has today announced a further five new projects will receive £3.2 million through the EU Transition Fund to help prepare for the challenges Brexit presents, bringing the total portfolio... (Continue reading)

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Cupar Digital Improvement Pilot

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Cupar will become a Digital Improvement District, a first for Scotland, fulfilling the Programme for Government commitment to fund a business improvement district dedicated to digital improvement. It will soon have town centre WiFi and act as a potential model... (Continue reading)

New UKRI system needs community input on Horizon 2020 grants

UK Public Contracts Regulations 2015

A new system is being rolled out today (27 September 2018) as a first step towards supporting the continuity of funding for UK organisations which have been awarded grants from the European Union’s flagship programme for science and innovation, Horizon... (Continue reading)

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Raising ambitions in UK aerospace: funding for innovative ideas

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Organisations can submit ideas to help raise the UK’s profile, innovation and manufacturing capability in civil aerospace. The UK aerospace research and technology programme is a £3.9 billion joint investment between government and industry to grow the UK’s position in... (Continue reading)

Cleaner and more efficient railways: apply for contracts

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Businesses can apply for a share of £3.5 million to demonstrate new ways to reduce carbon on the railways and improve customer experiences in stations. The £3.5 million funding opportunity for businesses will encourage innovation in the UK rail sector,... (Continue reading)

IBioIC receives £11m of Scottish Government funding


Glasgow’s Industrial Biotechnical Innovation Centre (IBioIC) has celebrated being awarded £11 million of funding from the Scottish Government. The centre, which is an academic partner of the University of Glasgow, University of Strathclyde and Glasgow Caledonian University, will receive the... (Continue reading)

British Business Bank invites applicants for the National Security Strategic Investment Fund Programme to support development of advanced dual-use technologies

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The British Business Bank is inviting early-stage venture and growth capital fund managers to apply for the National Security Strategic Investment Fund (NSSIF) Programme, and for other investors to explore how they might invest alongside the Bank in the programme.... (Continue reading)

Wales leads the way in helping people access crucial council tax discount

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Finance Secretary Mark Drakeford will today, Wednesday September 26 2018, reinforce his commitment to improving take-up of council tax support available to households across Wales when he meets The Welsh Government has been working to tackle low rates of... (Continue reading)

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Prime Minister takes message on investment in Africa to the UN

Theresa May

On her first day at the UN General Assembly in New York the Prime Minister Theresa May, will join Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada, President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana and President Paul Kagame of Rwanda to convene investors, businesses... (Continue reading)

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