October, 2019


Funding for Gaelic education

Education Concept

Investment of £2 million for new Gaelic primary school. The Scottish Government is to provide £2 million of capital support towards a fourth Gaelic primary school in Glasgow. The new school, likely to be in the north-east of the city,... (Continue reading)

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£4 million boost for 5G research in Wales

Wales is set to become a global leader in 5G technology following the announcement of a new Digital Centre of Excellence, supported by nearly £4 million EU funds.~ The Digital Signal Processing (DSP) Centre of Excellence at Bangor University will... (Continue reading)

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£500,000 fund for Windrush Day celebrations 2020 launched


Community groups invited to bid for share of £500,000 to commemorate enormous contribution of the Windrush Generation and their descendants. Councils can receive up to £25,000 to host events and activities on Windrush Day 2020. Announcement follows successful first-ever national... (Continue reading)

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Scottish Secretary responds to UK deal with EU


Scottish Secretary Alister Jack responds to the Prime Minister’s announcement that he has struck a deal with the EU. Scottish Secretary Alister Jack said: “The deal the Prime Minister has negotiated with the EU is great news for Scotland and... (Continue reading)

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Confronting cyber threats to businesses and personal data

Government Opportunities

British businesses and the public are set to be better protected from hostile cyber-attacks and online threats like disinformation and cyber-bullying Leading technology firm Arm is working with government to strengthen cyber security measures for businesses and the public £36m... (Continue reading)

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Breaking: Brexit deal announced, reports suggest ‘level playing field’ on green rules could be maintained


Boris Johnson declares deal will allow UK to ‘move on to other priorities like the cost of living, the NHS, violent crime and our environment’, but questions remain over whether agreement can secure Parliamentary majority The British government and the... (Continue reading)

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LEZ Support Fund Drop-In Event for Taxi Operators


An event to highlight the availability of grant funding of up to £10,000 to retrofit taxis so they meet LEZ emission requirements to protect public health; has seen operators attend in their numbers to find out more. The Transport Scotland... (Continue reading)

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£5.75m programme to invest in digital innovations that will equip adults for the jobs of the future


Nesta and the Department for Education (DfE) have launched the £5.75 million CareerTech Challenge, calling for cutting edge innovations that will equip adults across England with the right tools and skills to find rewarding future employment. With one fifth of... (Continue reading)

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Maven Capital Partners leads £4m funding round in Relative Insight


Maven Capital Partners has led a £4 million investment in language understanding business, Relative Insight Ltd. The transaction comprises a £3 million package from Maven’s VCTs alongside £1 million from NPIF – Maven Equity Finance, part of the Northern Powerhouse... (Continue reading)

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Contracts awarded to deliver urgent medicines into UK after Brexit

Government Opportunities

Three companies have been awarded contracts for the express freight service to deliver medicines and medical products within 24 to 48 hours if there’s a no-deal Brexit. Contracts have been awarded to UPS, DFDS and Biocair for the Department of... (Continue reading)

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