December, 2019


Majority government brings hope of stability to small firms


The Conservative Party has won a clear majority of seats in the House of Commons. During the election campaign, it committed to helping small firms by: Ending the late payment crisis by introducing a reform package put on pause by... (Continue reading)

ToughTech’s drive for expansion is supported by £100k NPIF investment


Tyre pressure monitoring systems firm ToughTech has received a £100k investment from NPIF – BFS & MSIF Microfinance, managed by GC Business Finance and MSIF and part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund. Established in 2017, Cheshire-based ToughTech provides tyre... (Continue reading)

Queen’s Printer for Scotland: annual report 2018-2019


Queen’s Printer for Scotland (QPS) yearly report covering the period from 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019. The role of the Queen’s Printer for Scotland The role of the Queen’s Printer for Scotland (QPS) was established under section 92... (Continue reading)

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Less favoured area support


Loan scheme for remote rural areas confirmed. Loans have been offered to hill and upland farmers and crofters to provide them with financial support and certainty in the New Year. Under the national Less Favoured Areas Support Loan Scheme (LFASS)... (Continue reading)

Highland police show support for breastfeeding


Police stations across the Highlands are showing their support for breastfeeding by displaying the national breastfeeding friendly sticker making them the first stations in Scotland to do this. The Breastfeeding Friendly Scotland scheme, which was launched earlier this year by... (Continue reading)

Families to apply for nursery places in January

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Parents should submit applications for their preferred choices between 6 and 31 January 2020. To find out more about all funded Early Learning and Childcare (ELC) in Fife go to or contact your local nursery. Families will soon have... (Continue reading)

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Know your rights and take care when buying online, warns Trading Standards Service


The Department for the Economy’s Trading Standards Service is advising consumers to take extra precautions and know their rights when buying goods from an online marketplace or social media platform. We all love a bargain and many consumers will have... (Continue reading)

Oxfordshire councils win cold weather funding to help people experiencing homelessness


Five Oxfordshire councils have won more than £92,000 in government funding to support homeless people this winter. The £92,708 award from the Cold Weather Fund will help the county’s city and district councils provide services for people experiencing homelessness. These... (Continue reading)

General Election 2019


Vote on 12 December Make sure you use your vote and have your say in the General Election on Thursday 12 December 2019. Polling stations will be open from 7am until 10pm. Your poll card will tell you where your... (Continue reading)

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Tomorrow we go to the polls ….

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.. Or if you are watching this on catch up, then we have already been to the polls! Obviously, the outcome will have far bigger issues to consider and address than our own waste and resource world, but at some... (Continue reading)

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