January, 2020

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Cabinet Secretary’s message to EU: ‘Leave a light on for Scotland’

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Scottish Government marks enduring bond with Europe on Brexit day. A series of activities signalling the Scottish Government’s desire to remain close to the European Union will be undertaken tomorrow, Friday 31 January, as Scotland is taken out of the... (Continue reading)

Council receives funding boost to help address rough sleeping in Southampton

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For the third year running Southampton City Council has welcomed government funding to help vulnerable rough sleepers off the city’s streets and into secure accommodation. The £915,120 award from the Rough Sleeping Initiative will enable the council to build on... (Continue reading)

Leaving the EU

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The UK will leave the EU on 31 January when we enter a transition period until 31 December. The Welsh Government has worked with the UK government and other stakeholders to help ensure that the way the public sector procures... (Continue reading)

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Youth projects to benefit from £7 million government investment

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Youth projects across the country will receive a share of a £7 million investment as part of the Government’s commitment to level up opportunities for young people. The Youth Accelerator Fund has been set up to address urgent needs in... (Continue reading)

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Government spending with small businesses is up by almost £2 billion

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An increase in the amount of money the government spends with small businesses has been welcomed by politicians and business leaders. Government spent £14.2 billion with small and medium size businesses in 2018/19 Figure is nearly £2 billion more than... (Continue reading)

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Housing Secretary confirms £1 billion of finance to support small and medium sized builders

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The £1 billion guarantee scheme set-up by the government ensures enough credit is available to allow smaller housebuilders to enter the market. Housing Secretary gives green light to £1 billion in finance to support small and medium sized builders Loans... (Continue reading)

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UK’s booming cyber security sector worth £8.3 billion

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New report from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport reveals the number of active cyber security firms in the UK has increased 44 per cent from 2017 The UK’s cyber security industry is now worth an estimated £8.3... (Continue reading)

£200,000 for extra support for traders at Elephant and Castle Shopping Centre announced

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Southwark Council has pledged £200,000 to provide additional support to traders affected by the re-development plans at the Elephant and Castle Shopping Centre. Following the announcement that the centre will close this summer, the council has agreed the funding in... (Continue reading)

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Mayor of London announces thousands of new street trees across London

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Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan announces thousands of new street trees will be planted across 20 boroughs A part of the Mayor’s commitment to increase the capital’s existing tree canopy cover by 10 per cent by 2050 Sadiq has also... (Continue reading)

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Council receives a £700,000 boost from government to help rough sleepers

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A Government grant of £700,000 has been announced today, which will help more rough sleepers get off the streets for good in 2020/21. Peterborough City Council has been successful in a bid to the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local... (Continue reading)

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