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Mayor launches major Action Plan to get more Londoners cycling

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The Mayor of London and Transport for London (TfL) have unveiled an ambitious plan to create a unified, London-wide cycle network across London, with new quality standards for the building of new cycling infrastructure. The Cycling Action Plan sets out... (Continue reading)

Protecting essential public services

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The Scottish Budget delivers a total funding package amounting to £11.1 billion for local government. This provides local authorities with a £197.5 million increase for day to day spending on essential public services in 2019-20, alongside a £207.6 million increase... (Continue reading)

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Wearable technology for injury prevention

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DASA is launching a £1m competition to help prevent injury in service personnel. The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) is seeking novel ways to use data science to prevent injury in service personnel, after a successful event to assess market... (Continue reading)

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Gove launches landmark blueprint for resources and waste

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Businesses and manufacturers will pay the full cost of recycling or disposing of their packaging waste, under a major new government strategy unveiled by the Environment Secretary today (Tuesday 18 December 2018). The move will overhaul England’s waste system, putting... (Continue reading)

Bournemouth and Preston in the running for major transport funding

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Commuters around Bournemouth and Preston will benefit from faster and easier journeys thanks to a share of a £2.5 billion government fund. Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole plus Preston will receive £50,000 to develop a business case. They join 10 other... (Continue reading)

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Future vehicles powered by low carbon tech: apply for funding

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A £20 million funding competition by the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) will invest in business projects that support the design, build and manufacture of zero and low emission vehicles and technologies. This is the latest in a series of funding... (Continue reading)

Winfrith land transfer secures £1.7 million savings

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The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority has secured savings of almost £1.7 million through the sale of land at Winfrith to a waste processing specialist. Tradebe Inutec, an existing tenant, has operated a facility at the Dorset site for more than 30... (Continue reading)

John Tizard: Festive public procurement crackers

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Even public sector procurement officials will be taking some time off over the next couple of weeks to sit around their Christmas trees, perhaps with a glass in their hands. Like all public sector officials, they deserve a rest and... (Continue reading)

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LGA responds to special needs funding announcement

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Cllr Anntoinette Bramble, Chair of the Local Government Association’s Children and Young People Board, responds to the announcement by the Department for Education of funding to support children with special educational needs and disabilities. Cllr Anntoinette Bramble said; “The LGA... (Continue reading)

£2m to assist Glasgow’s fire recovery

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Around £1.85 million of the Scottish Government’s Fire Recovery Fund is to be used by Glasgow City Council to provide business rates relief and support business recovery. Every business in the immediate fire cordon area and eligible businesses in the... (Continue reading)

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