October, 2019


UK aid backs private sector to fight malaria

New £100 million private sector funding to tackle malaria will be doubled by UK aid, to help stop six million cases of malaria and save 75,000 lives. Every death from malaria is “a preventable tragedy”, International Development Secretary Alok Sharma... (Continue reading)

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Schools to learn funding allocations following £14 billion pledge

Schools across the country are set to find out how they will benefit from the government’s recent multi-billion pound investment in primary and secondary education. New figures, published today (11 October), will show how much money is being allocated to... (Continue reading)

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Government’s business readiness fund approves £10.1 million in grants to 124 business organisations

The Business Readiness Fund helps business representative organisations and trade associations support members and non-members get ready for Britain leaving the EU. 124 business organisations of a variety of sizes across the UK have now had grants approved to help... (Continue reading)

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British Business Bank to Enable up to £600m of New Funding For the UK’s World-Leading Health Technologies and Life-Sciences Sector

The Government has announced a new dedicated investment programme of up to £600m to unlock the potential of the UK’s best health and life science innovations, allowing companies to grow and ensure the UK remains a world-leader in life sciences innovation. While... (Continue reading)

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Japan-Scotland subsea partnership

Scottish and Japanese companies will receive £9 million from a joint fund to work together on innovative subsea technology. Combined with investment made by the companies themselves, a total of £20.9 million of industrial research and development will go ahead.... (Continue reading)

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Green investment programme opens

Projects helping Scotland transition to a net-zero economy by 2045 can apply to be included in a new green investment programme, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced.The Green Investment Portfolio will give local authorities, developers and third sector organisations the... (Continue reading)

UK and Commonwealth will champion free trade in face of growing global challenges

The UK will discuss with its Commonwealth partners the importance of promoting an open, fair and inclusive global rules-based system with the World Trade Organization (WTO) at its heart and underline the importance of fighting protectionism. International Trade Secretary, Liz... (Continue reading)

Government loans to build new schools alongside new homes

Housing developers will be given loans so they can deliver thousands of school places up front, so they are ready for communities before new properties are finished. To meet the rising demand for more places at good schools, and help... (Continue reading)

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£88 million to help unleash the productive power of the UK economy

Levels of productivity across certain sectors in UK manufacturing, like aerospace, are among the highest in Europe, but overall UK productivity still lags behind major global economies and certain sectors, including chemicals and textiles, find it harder to grow. By... (Continue reading)

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Growing Mid Wales Partnership welcomes UK Government funding to ignite regional ambition

Following the UK Government’s announcement of a £55 million investment in the Mid Wales Growth Deal, Welsh Secretary Alun Cairns met with the Leaders of Powys and Ceredigion county councils together with members of the region’s private sector. The £55... (Continue reading)

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