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£8 million funding scheme for customs intermediaries and traders open

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Customs intermediaries and traders completing customs declarations can now apply for grants to support training and IT under a £8 million investment from government, as applications opened yesterday (4 December). The government has engaged extensively with industry bodies and key... (Continue reading)

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£1.3 billion industry/government investment in UK economy and new partnership driving early disease detection

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Tens of thousands of lives could be saved by pioneering research to detect deadly diseases before symptoms even appear, thanks to a new collaboration between the government and the Life Sciences Industry. The deal will also announce that global biopharmaceutical... (Continue reading)

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Innovative solutions to protect environment

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A global project to identify innovative ways of protecting the environment in a profitable way is being backed with £1 million Scottish Government funding. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced the support for the Solar Impulse Foundation’s efforts to identify... (Continue reading)

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North of Tyne’s £12m bid to deliver a full-fibre future

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Thousands of homes and businesses could benefit from a multi-million pound scheme to rollout ultrafast broadband across the North of Tyne area. The North of Tyne Combined Authority is seeking £12m from the Government to upgrade its digital infrastructure, leverage... (Continue reading)

£3.6 million contract award for A9 dualling

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Two consecutive sections of the A9 to be dualled are included in the latest ground investigation contract for the A9 Dualling programme awarded today (Tuesday 4 December 2018). Fugro GeoServices Ltd will undertake the £3.6 million contract for the Glen... (Continue reading)

British Business Bank announces investment in dedicated £30m Northern Ireland Growth Finance Fund

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The British Business Bank, the UK government-owned economic development bank, has today announced a £10.5m commitment to WhiteRock Capital Partners LLP’s new Growth Finance Fund. This is the first time that the Bank has invested in a fund aimed exclusively... (Continue reading)

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UN climate change conference

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A further £200,000 for action addressing climate change has been announced by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. The money will be provided to the Marrakech Partnership for Global Climate Action – the body supporting the implementation of the Paris Agreement –... (Continue reading)

Thousands of new places created in Outstanding schools

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Selective schools are to introduce a range of measures to improve access for disadvantaged children after being given permission to expand, Education Secretary Damian Hinds announced yesterday (Monday 3 December). The first 16 schools to receive funding from the £50m... (Continue reading)

Work with Israeli businesses on innovative ideas: new funding

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Israel is increasingly challenging Silicon Valley in the high-tech space, with a 2018 report showing Tel Aviv to have more start ups per capita than anywhere else in the world. It also performs well for global connectedness and product development.... (Continue reading)

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British firms on track to score World Cup deals worth £1.5 billion

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British companies will play a major role in ensuring a successful 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar and are expected to be involved in many aspects of the tournament from building new stadiums to cutting the grass and providing pitch-side... (Continue reading)

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