January, 2020


Reducing class sizes grant is ‘making a real difference’ to Welsh schools

A progress report released today (Monday, January 13) has shown how a £36m Welsh Government grant to reduce infant class sizes is ‘making a real difference’ to schools across Wales. The report reveals how the Welsh Government has made progress... (Continue reading)

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Funding for growth in Dumfries and Galloway

£500k to regenerate local economy. Enterprise projects in Dumfries and Galloway will receive a share of more than £500,000 from the South of Scotland Economic Partnership (SOSEP). This latest tranche of funding includes the following: £320,000 to Dark Sky Spirits... (Continue reading)

Great Yarmouth £40m tidal defence project gets underway

Today marks the start of work on an innovative £40 million project to upgrade vital flood defences in Great Yarmouth. Environment Minster Rebecca Pow MP and Environment Agency Chair, Emma Howard Boyd, joined local partners to mark the start of... (Continue reading)

Prime Minister boosts schools with £14 billion package

New funding delivers on pledge to level up per pupil funding across the country and includes £780 million for children with special educational needs. Schools across England are set for a giant cash boost as the Prime Minister announces he... (Continue reading)

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Projects boosting biodiversity, transforming green spaces and reducing waste benefit from landfill community scheme funding

Enhancing the biodiversity of a former spoil heap, creating a nature park and upcycling unwanted bikes are some of the projects set to benefit from more than £700,000 of Welsh Government funding. A total of 16 projects across Wales have... (Continue reading)

Another boost for Welsh manufacturing thanks to EU funds

An additional £1.25 million EU funds announced today will create high level skills training opportunities for another 400 Welsh industry employees across East Wales. The Materials and Manufacturing Education Training and Learning (METaL) project already covers West Wales and the... (Continue reading)

Transforming digital connectivity

The Scottish Government will go beyond its commitment to provide superfast broadband to all premises across Scotland, delivering the most ambitious investment in broadband in the UK. The roll-out of future-proofed full fibre broadband means many of the premises which... (Continue reading)

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Early Learning and Childcare expansion

A nationwide public information campaign is encouraging families to enrol their children for funded early learning and childcare ahead of a major expansion this summer. From August, all three and four-year-olds, and around a quarter of two-year-olds, will benefit from 1,140... (Continue reading)

Defence leaders to join forces at 2020 Space Conference

Organised by the MOD and the Air and Space Power Association, the conference will tackle the challenges presented by space as a military domain and the wider economic opportunities on offer. Speakers at the event will include government ministers, the... (Continue reading)

Youth Mobility Scheme 2020 for Taiwanese Youth

Ballot for the Youth Mobility Scheme 2020 for the Taiwanese youth will be opened in January 2020. There are 1000 places in total available to Taiwanese youth. This will be split into two ballots, one in January and one in... (Continue reading)

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