February, 2019

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New £40million Health & Social Care Hub

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The creation of a new £40million Health and Social Care Hub in Parkhead has moved a step closer. Glasgow Integration Joint Board (IJB) has agreed that the project should be a future investment priority for Glasgow Health & Social Care... (Continue reading)

Fund will support independent shops on Glasgow’s historic High Street

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A fund will provide support to independent shops on the High Street and Saltmarket, one of the oldest and of the most historically significant thoroughfares in Glasgow, as part of a strategy to regenerate the area. The appearance and shop... (Continue reading)

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Establishment of national Bank takes step forward

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Scottish National Investment Bank Bill published. Legislation to support the establishment and capitalisation of the Scottish National Investment Bank has been published by the Scottish Parliament. The Bill grants the necessary powers to set up the Bank which will provide... (Continue reading)

New university-business partnerships to boost jobs and local economies

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The rollout of new University Enterprise Zones will strengthen links between the research and expertise developed in universities, and ensure they further align with the needs of local businesses. UEZs are a form of ‘incubator’ that provide physical space and... (Continue reading)

Enterprise Ireland launches first call under €175m Seed & Venture Capital Scheme

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Enterprise Ireland announced the first call for expressions of interest, from seed and venture fund managers, under its new Seed & Venture Capital Scheme (2019-24). The Scheme was announced in October 2018 by the Minister for Business, Enterprise & Innovation... (Continue reading)

Pivotal year will provide vibrant future for forestry

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Rural Economy Secretary, Fergus Ewing, has said that conditions for growth and success in the forest and timber sector have “never been better”. The message comes in a pivotal year as forestry becomes fully devolved to Scottish Ministers and the... (Continue reading)

Employers encouraged to put ‘Fair Work First’

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Support to make workplaces fairer. A range of measures to support employers to embed fairer working practices have been set out in a new Fair Work Action Plan. Building on the First Minister’s ‘Fair Work First’ announcement last year, the... (Continue reading)

STUC welcomes Scottish Government Fair Work Action Plan

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Commenting on the Scottish Government’s publication of the Fair Work Action Plan, STUC General Secretary Grahame Smith said: “The Fair Work Action Plan demonstrates a commitment to using the powers the Government has at its disposal to deliver Fair Work,... (Continue reading)

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UKEF supports UK firms to develop critical Ghanaian infrastructure

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International Trade Secretary Dr Liam Fox has today (27 February 2019) announced that UK Export Finance (UKEF) will support UK firms with £130 million for three projects in Ghana. Support will be provided to projects that have a direct impact... (Continue reading)

WTO agreement secures £1.3 trillion market for British contractors

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British businesses will be able to continue bidding for public sector contracts around the world worth more than £1.3 trillion a year after we leave the European Union. World Trade Organization (WTO) members have today (Wednesday 27 February) confirmed that... (Continue reading)

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