July, 2019


Multi-million R&D contracts: suppliers invited to find out more


NDA has embarked on a process to award new four-year R&D framework contracts and is inviting suppliers to find out more at an information day in west Cumbria. The contracts are part of the NDA’s Direct Research Portfolio (DRP) work,... (Continue reading)

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UKGBC joins leading infrastructure organisations in coalition to support transition to a net zero economy


UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) has joined a coalition with Mott MacDonald, Anglian Water, Skanska, Transport for London and UKCRIC to identify and develop practical responses to the infrastructure industry’s key challenges to delivering a net zero UK. In legislating... (Continue reading)

Public to have their say on transport strategy

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A new National Transport Strategy (NTS2) for Scotland has been published for public consultation marking a step-change in the approach to transport for the next twenty years. The Strategy, which aims to protect our climate and improves lives, details how... (Continue reading)

Call for ‘Addison alliance’ to ‘turbocharge’ council housebuilding


London Councils has today called on the government to deliver a boost of historic proportions to local authorities’ ability to build new homes. The umbrella group issued the plea precisely 100 years after the Addison Act was signed into law... (Continue reading)

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5G supports the transformation of health and social care services

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techUK and Liverpool 5G launch a joint report highlighting how 5G can support the transformation of future healthcare applications and services. The demand for health and social care services is increasing as our population ages. We are also seeing expectations... (Continue reading)

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£3m investment in Grade A office space could create more than 100 new jobs for Birkenhead


Liverpool City Region Combined Authority has approved £3m of grant-funding that could create up to 113 new jobs in a 34,000 sq foot Grade A office development on a key site in Wirral Waters. The investment would enable the No... (Continue reading)

Scotland moves closer to new offshore wind leasing

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A new pipeline of commercial-scale offshore wind farms came a step closer as Crown Estate Scotland made details of leasing available so that developers can start preparing project proposals. The near-final documentation released in pre-launch includes some of the proposed... (Continue reading)

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Grant to fast-track revolutionary laser work

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Pioneering photonics and quantum technology company M Squared Lasers will create 24 new jobs, including 18 new highly-skilled scientific roles, with a £2.9million Research and Development (R&D) Grant from Scottish Enterprise. The funding will support Glasgow-based M Squared’s £7 million... (Continue reading)

PM heads to Northern Ireland for discussions on restoring the devolved institutions


Devolution must be restored in Northern Ireland as soon as possible, the Prime Minister will say during a visit to Northern Ireland. Boris Johnson will meet the leaders of Northern Ireland’s five main political parties and hear from them on... (Continue reading)

Mayor of Liverpool submits £230 million green deal bid to new Government


Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson has submitted a bid to new Prime Minister Boris Johnson for a £230 million ‘Green City Deal’ to tackle climate change and boost the economy post-Brexit. The proposal would provide new skills and housing which would... (Continue reading)

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