January, 2019


Scottish Specialists Team Up To Unlock Water Industry Innovation

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Two Scottish innovation centres and a world-renowned research institute are at the forefront of an international drive to unlock innovation potential in the global water industry. Experts from Scottish Water and the James Hutton Institute have teamed up to lead... (Continue reading)

£2 million investment to help small businesses to grow

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Britain is one of the best places in the world to start and grow a business, according to a government review. However, a productivity gap exists between the UK and international competitors, which means our businesses are not reaping all... (Continue reading)

International exports continue to rise


Scotland’s international exports (excluding oil and gas) increased by £1.9 billion to £32.4 billion in 2017, the highest annual growth rate (6.2%) since 2011. The rise, revealed in today’s (Wednesday 30 Jan 2019) National Statistics Publication: Export Statistics Scotland (ESS)... (Continue reading)

£38 million T Level Capital Fund launches


The first further education providers to teach T Levels are set to benefit from a £38 million funding boost to help build new classrooms, refurbish buildings and upgrade their equipment in readiness to deliver the new qualifications from September 2020.... (Continue reading)

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Glasgow Airport contributes £1.44 billion to Scottish economy and supports over 30,000 jobs

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A study published today (Wednesday, January 30) confirms the valuable contribution Glasgow Airport makes to the Scottish economy. The economic impact study reveals the airport, which welcomed 9.7 million passengers in 2018, generates in excess of £1.44 billion (GVA) annually... (Continue reading)

CBI responds to Brexit parliamentary votes

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The CBI has responded to this evening’s votes in the House of Commons and the passing of the Brady and Spelman amendments. Carolyn Fairbairn, CBI Director-General, said: “This is another deeply frustrating day for British business. The never-ending parliamentary process... (Continue reading)

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Concrete jobs set for Pontyclun

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A Welsh company which exports their ‘concrete on a roll’ to over 40 countries worldwide is expanding thanks to £200,000 of Welsh Government funding. The funding will allow Concrete Canvas, whose flexible concrete impregnated fabric can be laid ten times... (Continue reading)

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World-leading designs for UK aerospace: get funding for projects

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The UK’s aerospace sector is among the best in the world. To maintain this position we need to explore and exploit emerging opportunities and markets. Organisations are invited to express an interest in a competition worth £150 million a year... (Continue reading)

Environmental projects set to benefit from £1m funding through new landfill community scheme


Local green space improvements, an outdoor children’s education area and conservation programmes to save endangered species are some of the projects set to benefit from more than £1million through the Welsh Government’s Landfill Disposals Tax Community Scheme (LDTCS). The scheme... (Continue reading)

Scottish Welfare Fund Statistics


From when the Scottish Welfare Fund scheme began on 1 April 2013 until 30 September 2018, 316,095 individual households have received awards totalling £181.6 million. Scotland’s Chief Statistician today (Tuesday Jan 29 2019) released statistics on the Scottish Welfare Fund... (Continue reading)

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