February, 2019

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Trade Agreement Continuity

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The United Kingdom already trades with countries all over the world and will continue to do so regardless of whether the UK is to leave the European Union with a deal or not. Nearly half of UK trade is with... (Continue reading)

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Reform Scotland: Budget should be first step towards real local empowerment

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The Scottish Parliament is expected to vote through the final stages of the Budget (Scotland) (No3) Bill. The agreement the Scottish Government has reached with the Scottish Greens will pass to local authorities the power to make decisions on introducing... (Continue reading)

Council approves shift in economic focus for City Development Plan

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Glasgow City Council approved Supplementary Guidance on Economic Development within the City Development Plan – this guidance will now be submitted to Scottish Ministers for consideration. Glasgow’s City Development Plan – adopted in March 2017 – is the basis for... (Continue reading)

Dstl Seeks SMEs for Additional £40M Research and Partnership Opportunities

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Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the science and technology sectors could benefit from an additional £40 million to £45 million of external investment opportunities from the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl). The organisation is seeking supply chain partners... (Continue reading)

Highways England funding brings more cycling and heritage benefits

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Highways England announces multi-million pound boost for cycling, heritage and wildlife projects for communities along the A30 in Cornwall. The company, responsible for managing and maintaining England’s major A roads and motorways, is pumping £27 million into the county for... (Continue reading)

Common Weal: The Rent Controls Scotland Needs

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Common Weal and Living Rent have teamed up to call for the Scottish Government to introduce rent controls. The report shows that the Scottish Governments flagship “Rent Pressure Zones” are unworkable and calls for a new model of “proper rent... (Continue reading)

Not-for-profit LGfL is first educational technology company and internet service provider to work with City of London police to block known piracy sites

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LGfL DigiSafe, safeguarding arm of not-for-profit internet service provider LGfL, is proud to announce that it is the first educational technology company and internet service provider to work with City of London Police to block all websites on the Police... (Continue reading)

UK Parliament Committee: Wide reforms needed to secure future for high streets and town centres

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Dated policies and an unfair tax regime must be reformed to create an environment that will allow high streets and town centres to flourish in the future, a report published by the Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee has found.... (Continue reading)

Local authorities with major ports to receive funding boost to help with ‘Brexit’ preparations

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Nineteen local authorities facing impacts from a local air, land or sea port will receive a share of £3.14 million to help them prepare for ‘Brexit’, the Communities Secretary confirmed. Nineteen district and unitary councils across England will receive £136,362... (Continue reading)

Fuel Poverty

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Scottish Government’s world leading legislation on fuel poverty. A bill outlining new measures to tackle fuel poverty will be debated in Parliament. Members will be asked to agree to the general principles of the Fuel Poverty (Target, Definition and Strategy)... (Continue reading)

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