June, 2019


Young people and families helped to buy their own homes


More than 30,000 households have been helped to buy their home through Scottish Government support schemes since 2007. Figures published today (Tuesday 18 June 2019) show that the majority of these purchasers were first-time buyers and young people, who often... (Continue reading)

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Welsh Aerospace sector ‘in fantastic shape’ to lead on carbon reduction


The Aerospace industry in Wales is showing the innovation, expertise and ambition necessary to be at the forefront of delivering a low carbon future, Economy Minister Ken Skates has said today (Tuesday 18 June 2019). Speaking during his visit to... (Continue reading)

Lift off for new investment in UK SMEs to develop new aerospace technology


Government has backed pioneering aerospace SMEs with the launch of a new £24 million fund for collaborative research and development (R&D) projects. The new funding opportunity, announced by Business Minister Andrew Stephenson at the Paris Airshow, will help keep UK... (Continue reading)

£230m boost for British beef as China agrees market access

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British beef could be served on Chinese dinner plates by the end of the year, following an agreement reached yesterday, Monday 17 June 2019, between China and the UK. The move could be worth an estimated £230 million for British... (Continue reading)

Giving Ireland a Sustainable Future

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Government has published the Climate Action Plan, led by Minister Richard Bruton, to give Irish people a cleaner, safer and more sustainable future. The far-reaching plan sets out over 180 actions, together with hundreds of sub-actions, that need to be... (Continue reading)

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£4.6m for congestion reducing road schemes


Road schemes across the county worth £4.6 million, which aim to reduce congestion, have been agreed by Lancashire County Council’s Cabinet. These schemes aim to improve the reliability and timing of traffic signal junctions to increase capacity on the roads.... (Continue reading)

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British Business Bank ups Simply’s facility under its Enable Funding programme to £1380m with a third financing tranche of £60m


Simply, the non-bank lender that was set up in April 2017 in response to the need for disruption in the asset finance sector, today announced that it has received a third facility from the British Business Bank, which will provide... (Continue reading)

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North Middlesex to invest £12 million to revolutionise clinical systems

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North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust is investing £12 million over the next three years to revolutionise clinical systems to enable improved patient care. Part of this investment comes from NHS Digital, who has awarded £5 million to North Mid... (Continue reading)

Citizens’ Assembly of Scotland


First step to set up new Assembly to help shape Scotland’s future. The process of establishing the new Citizens’ Assembly to explore some of the major challenges facing Scotland has begun. A contractor is being sought to randomly select 120... (Continue reading)

£47 million boost for Welsh Water customers

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Projects including a lead pipe replacement programme, reservoir visitor centres, and support for lowest-earning customers will benefit from a record £47 million customer dividend from Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water to its customers. The dividend – made possible by its not-for-shareholder... (Continue reading)

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