March, 2019

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Broadband connects communities in Argaty & Kilbryde

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Superfast broadband has spread its wings into another rural area in Stirling after an innovative community project went live. Funded by an initial £18,563 investment from Stirling Council, Argaty & Kilbryde Broadband Group (AKBG) are collaborating with local company Briskona... (Continue reading)

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City centre investment for Glasgow

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The Scottish Partnership for Regeneration in Urban Centres Fund is committing £12 million from the Building Scotland Fund for the renovation of 55 Douglas Street, previously known as the Cerium Building, in Glasgow. The money will be used to redevelop... (Continue reading)

£30m boost to fast-track battlefield apps

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Digital apps are set to redefine the battlefield as the Defence Secretary announces a £30m boost to fast-track agile software development technology. The funding, drawn from the multi-million Transformation Fund, will spark a step change in the development of application... (Continue reading)

Council welcomes funding for Glasgow community projects

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Community projects in Glasgow have received £4.85million from the Scottish Government’s Regeneration Capital Grant Fund. The Govanhill Baths project will receive £2.15million, Possilpoint £1.5million and the Kinning Park Complex £1.2million. The Regeneration Capital Grant Fund (RCGF) is a Scottish Government... (Continue reading)

Connecting Leeds paving the way for £60million improvements

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One year after the launch of Connecting Leeds, £60million of bus infrastructure improvements are about to move up another gear. Over the next few weeks Connecting Leeds will start the construction on a number of schemes, which are all part... (Continue reading)

David Lidlington’s five public interest objectives for outsourcing are welcome; will he go for a dozen?

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It is very encouraging to hear the following words and commitment from David Lidington, Minister for the Cabinet Office: “Every year, the Government spends £49 billion with external organisations and it is morally right that we make sure none of... (Continue reading)

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New Brexit funding announced as minister speaks up for Wales in Strasbourg

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Ahead of another crucial week in the Commons, Welsh Brexit Minister Jeremy Miles will travel to Strasbourg today (Monday March 11 2019) to make clear Welsh Government’s position on the current negotiations and set out the kind of relationship Wales... (Continue reading)

Spring statement must stop Scotland being ‘short changed’

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The UK Government must use their 2019 spring statement to stop Scotland being ‘short changed’ as a result of additional funding being allocated to Northern Ireland, Finance Secretary Derek Mackay has said. It follows the recent announcement that Northern Ireland... (Continue reading)

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Preparing for Brexit

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Business across Scotland will be able to access more advice and information in order to help prepare for the UK’s EU Exit. With less than three weeks to go before the UK is due to leave the EU, Economy Secretary... (Continue reading)

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New funding to research health impact of climate change

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Up to £56 million will fund research into the potential health effects of climate change, air pollution, antimicrobial resistance and global pandemics. Health Minister Nicola Blackwood has announced up to £56 million funding for research into the biggest challenges facing... (Continue reading)

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