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Science centre funding 2019-20

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Funding to make Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) accessible to everyone has been confirmed during British Science Week. £2.63 million will be shared between Scotland’s four science centres throughout 2019-20, bringing the total provided over the past four years... (Continue reading)

FarrPoint helps Shetland Islands Council secure £1.91 million funding for full fibre broadband expansion

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Public sector sites across the northern Shetland Islands are set to benefit from access to full fibre broadband after Shetland Islands Council secured £1.91 million of government funding to expand its existing fibre network. The funding has been secured from... (Continue reading)

Department for Education wants schools to buy furniture from selected firms in £60m deal

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All schools will be encouraged to buy furniture from a list of up to five suppliers under a Department for Education (DfE) agreement worth £40-£60 million over four years. The DfE yesterday (Tuesday 12 March 2019) published a notice alerting... (Continue reading)

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Mayor: Key concerns must not be ignored in Spring Statement

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The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, today (Wednesday 13 March 2019) calls on the Government to use the Spring Statement to reverse the cuts of the past decade and take the action required to address the biggest challenges facing London,... (Continue reading)

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Finance Minister calls for transparency and clarity ahead of UK government’s Spring Statement

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The Minister for Finance and Trefnydd, Rebecca Evans is calling for transparency and clarity on funding decisions from the UK government ahead of the Spring Statement today (Wednesday 13 March 2019). Finance Minister, Rebecca Evans, said: “Today is another opportunity for... (Continue reading)

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Construction to start on £150 million programme of coastal risk management works across Wales

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Construction work is set to start on coastal risk management works as part of a £150million programme of investment over three years across Wales, Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs Lesley Griffiths announced yesterday (Tuesday 12 March 2019). The... (Continue reading)

£85 million for Borderlands

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Infrastructure Secretary Michael Matheson is calling for the UK Government to match his funding commitment for the Borderlands Inclusive Growth Deal. The Scottish Government is prepared to invest up to £85 million over ten years to drive inclusive growth across... (Continue reading)

UK exports grow faster than top competitors

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News statistics reveal that UK goods exports grew at the second fastest rate of the top five major economies between 2017 and 2018. UK exports continue to increase despite a challenging global outlook, new figures from the ONS reveal. On... (Continue reading)

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Nottingham City Council aiming to build on success with £2bn of redevelopment plans

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Plans to build on the recent redevelopment of Nottingham will be presented to Nottingham City Council’s Executive Board. Having successfully invested in and regenerated areas such as Nottingham Station and the surrounding area, Sneinton Market, Dakeyne Street and BioCity, as... (Continue reading)

Highlands and Islands digital projects get government backing

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Studies have indicated that the ‘data opportunity’ has the potential to deliver an estimated £20 billion in business benefits to Scotland’s economy between 2015 and 2020. Ms Forbes highlighted the recent Phase 2 funding that is being made to support... (Continue reading)

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