April, 2019

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NI groups win £150,000 in The People’s Projects

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Adam’s Camp NI, Ards Peninsula First Responders Scheme and Newry Helping the Homeless have won the public over with their plans to make a life changing difference to their local communities. Five projects campaigned across Northern Ireland from 1-15 April... (Continue reading)

The potential effects of an NHS patient data sharing milestone

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The NHS’s bid to create new regional patient records, combining GP, hospital, and other health and social care information, took a major step forward recently when a group of providers signed a groundbreaking deal. Five Integrated Care Systems (ICSs) have... (Continue reading)

SBRI: the Small Business Research Initiative

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Information about SBRI for businesses and public sector organisations that might want to use the scheme. SBRI brings together government challenges and ideas from business to create innovative solutions. This pages on the SBRI programme – delivered by Innovate UK... (Continue reading)

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Supply chain to play key role in decommissioning projects at Dounreay

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Construction of a size reduction facility, shaft and silo decommissioning and demolition of historic active laboratories are just some of the major projects expected to be delivered as part of a decommissioning services framework, potentially worth up to £400 million,... (Continue reading)

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Chancellor launches search for next Governor of the Bank of England

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Today (24 April) the Chancellor will announce the start of the process to appoint the next Governor of the Bank of England. The current Governor, Mark Carney, took up the role on 1 July 2013 and will step down on... (Continue reading)

Wills Bros wins £31.5m Maybole Bypass in Scotland

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Wills Bros Civil Engineering has scooped the £31.5m contract to build the Maybole Bypass on the A77. The Dublin contractor will build 5.2km of bypass and associated junctions and employ around 165 workers during the months of peak activity. Will... (Continue reading)

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UK Space Agency: Global problems to be tackled by UK from space

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A new directory showcases the range of UK expertise in satellite technology and how it can help tackle problems such as illegal deforestation, disaster response and food production. The new register of specialist products and services, from companies and universities,... (Continue reading)

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A £3m fund launched to improve infrastructure procurement

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A £3m fund has been made available for pilot projects that explore new approaches to procurement in housing and council-led infrastructure construction. Research from the Institute of Civil Engineers in 2017 found that current approaches in infrastructure procurement can hinder... (Continue reading)

Plans launched to boost digital skills for adults

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Free courses will be offered to thousands of people to help the 1 in 5 adults with no or low basic digital skills learn how to thrive in an increasingly digital world. The new qualifications, unveiled today by Apprenticeship and... (Continue reading)

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Devolution hopes for £22m skills funding

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The North of Tyne area is set for a multi-million pound skills boost as plans are put in place to devolve adult education funds. Members of the combined authority are preparing to take control of £22million-a-year in skills funding. A... (Continue reading)

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