December, 2019


City Council responds to Oxford Citizens’ Assembly on Climate Change and outlines £19m climate emergency budget

Oxford City Council has responded to the Oxford Citizens’ Assembly on Climate Change. The City Council’s Cabinet will formally welcome and respond to the final report from Assembly, setting out the next steps it will take – including budget allocation... (Continue reading)

KPMG comments on the business and economic impact following the election outcome

Vice Chairman and Head of Brexit at KPMG in the UK, James Stewart comments on the impact following the election outcome. Commenting on the impact following the election outcome, James Stewart, Vice Chairman and Head of Brexit, KPMG UK says: “Business... (Continue reading)

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ACCA responds to General Election 2019 result

Following the result of the General Election, Helen Brand OBE, chief executive of ACCA said:  “A general election was called to break the deadlock in Westminster, and a government with a working majority can now progress towards resolving this impasse.... (Continue reading)

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EU funds helping to grow job prospects for long-term unemployed

A new £1.3 million project to support people facing complex barriers to employment compounded by mental ill health was announced on Friday (December 13 2019) by Jeremy Miles, Brexit Minister. Learning to Grow will work with 300 adults living with... (Continue reading)

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A Budget for the future of our planet

This will be the first Welsh Government Budget following the declaration of a climate emergency in Wales.  It will help to deliver a greener, more equal and more prosperous Wales. Following the UK government’s one year spending round announcement, real... (Continue reading)

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Welsh Government’s Wales for Africa grant now open

The next round of funding from the Wales for Africa Grant Scheme officially opened on Friday (December 13 2019). Around £150,000 is being made available to fund projects which will help to improve the lives of thousands of people in... (Continue reading)

Less favoured area support

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) 2019, eligible farmers and crofters will be... (Continue reading)

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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