January, 2019


Centre of Excellence in Textiles to be created within town’s high school


A Centre of Excellence in Textiles which will help address business critical skills issues in the textiles and knitwear sector will be established in Hawick High School in early 2019. The project has been awarded £610,000 from the Scottish Government... (Continue reading)

Cutting food waste: game-changing fund opens


The Government will today invite food redistribution organisations to apply for the first £5 million round of funding under a multi-million pound pilot scheme to reduce food waste. From today, redistribution organisations in England will be able to bid into... (Continue reading)

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Investment plans for Sheffield neighbourhoods

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The plans have been published as part of the council’s annual review of the Housing Revenue Account business plan, working closely with tenants and residents. As well as the rent reductions, the proposals outline how the council will deliver on... (Continue reading)

Ewing signals stability and simplicity support for forestry post ‘Brexit’


Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing has announced action to streamline the process for forestry grant payments. He has also announced a review of the grants scheme to encourage more small scale landowners to take up grants. The measures are designed... (Continue reading)

Business Gateway launches drive to increase business growth across Scotland

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As a result, Business Gateway is set to build on its track record with the launch of a new Missing Pieces campaign aimed at further increasing the number of businesses it helps to achieve their potential and contribute to the... (Continue reading)

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Work set to begin on new £11 Million Stobhill Mental Health wards


Work is due to start within days on two new £11 million acute mental health wards at Stobhill Hospital. Funding has now been released following financial close on the project after the full business case was approved by the Scottish... (Continue reading)

Work set to begin on new £21 Million Greenock Health and Care Centre


Greenock’s new £21 million Health and Care Centre has moved a step closer after funding was released for work to start this month. Financial close on the project was achieved after the full business case for the centre was approved... (Continue reading)

Ministers announce call for applications to Higher Education Strategic Infrastructure Fund


Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh T.D. and Minister of State for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor T.D. today announced that a call for applications has issued to higher education institutions in relation to the newly established Higher Education... (Continue reading)

Bradley confirms £300 million to secure Peace Funding for Northern Ireland


Around £300 million of funding will be committed to projects to support peace in Northern Ireland, the UK Government announced today (Friday January 11th). The UK Government has committed to contributing millions of pounds to PEACE Plus until 2027, as... (Continue reading)

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Housing investment in West Rhyl moves forward


A £4.6m project to renovate and redevelop housing in Rhyl will receive more than £900,000 Welsh Government regeneration investment and the first phase will create 32 affordable homes (January 10th). Deputy Housing and Local Government Minister Hannah Blythyn announced the... (Continue reading)

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