November, 2018


WYG: ‘How a Planning Bill could secure vital investment in Scottish infrastructure’

New ideas on infrastructure funding to support development are sorely needed, argues WYG director Stefano Smith but the introduction of a local infrastructure levy could allow planning departments to regain confidence in delivery and make it easier to secure funding... (Continue reading)

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Contractor chosen to deliver £16million Stonehaven Flood Protection Scheme


A contractor has been appointed to deliver a flood protection scheme for Stonehaven which will offer comfort and security to local residents and businesses (November 30th). Northern Ireland-based McLaughlin and Harvey Ltd will carry out the work on behalf of... (Continue reading)

Minister confirms £15m investment to support carers and adults with care needs


Respite services for carers and services to support adults with care needs to remain independent in their own homes will receive a £15m funding boost next year, Social Care Minister, Huw Irranca-Davies announced today (November 30th). The Minister made the... (Continue reading)

Michelin Dundee


Joint agreement to develop Dundee site (November 30th). A joint commitment to deliver large-scale employment opportunities and a long-term future use for the Michelin Dundee site will be signed between the Scottish Government, working group partners and Michelin Group management.... (Continue reading)

Northern Isles ferry investment

Government Opportunities

Passengers using the Northern Isles Ferry Services are set to benefit from improved on board facilities with investment worth more than £2 million from the Scottish Government (November 29th). The programme of upgrades will include the introduction of 66 new... (Continue reading)

Ireland: EUR 30 million EIB backing for Nuritas


The European Investment Bank today (November 29th) agreed a EUR 30 million facility to support investment by Dublin based biotech company, Nuritas, to further increase and accelerate development of artificial intelligence and DNA analysis to improve global healthcare. Representing the... (Continue reading)

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Health and Social Care Secretary commits £12 million to get South East Coast ambulances back on the road more quickly

Government Opportunities

Patients in South East England will benefit from £12.28 million in new funding to support paramedics to get on the road faster, Matt Hancock confirmed (November 29th). The South East Coast Ambulance Service will benefit from government capital funding, including... (Continue reading)

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Strategy aims to boost economic growth

Government Opportunities

A new ambitious forest industries strategy published today aims to double the sector’s economic growth to £2 billion a year by 2030 (November 29th). Launched by the Scottish Forest and Timber Technologies Industry Leadership Group (ILG), the “Roots for Further... (Continue reading)

Over 240 new homes given green light by Planning Committee

Government Opportunities

Plans for a new development of over 240 homes in Drumahoe have been given the go ahead today at a meeting of Derry City and Strabane District Council’s Planning Committee (November 29th). Full planning permission was granted for the construction... (Continue reading)

Council approves almost £8million to support private housing repairs in Glasgow

Government Opportunities

Almost £8million funding for the financial year 2018/19 is being allocated for the repair of the private sector housing stock and adaptation works for disabled people in Glasgow following a council committee decision today (29 November). Under the council’s Private... (Continue reading)

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