June, 2020

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Supporting the green recovery

Investment in local renewables and low carbon heat. Additional funding of £5.5 million is being made available for renewables projects to contribute towards a green recovery following the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Communities will be able to bid for a share... (Continue reading)

Funding boost for Swansea business giving recycled plastics a second life

Welsh Government is investing £300,000 in Smile Plastics, an innovative firm which gives recycled plastics a new lease of life. The Swansea-based business, which transforms waste plastics from food and cosmetic packaging for use in architecture and the luxury design... (Continue reading)

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£26.7 million engine support contract for Oxfordshire company

A £26.7 million contract has been awarded to supply and maintain outboard and inboard motors fitted to the MOD’s small boats fleet. Oxfordshire-based EP Barrus secured the seven-year contract for the upkeep, update and supply of engines fitted to more... (Continue reading)

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New US-UK agreement boosts UK’s spaceport plans

The UK and US governments have signed a new agreement paving the way for US companies to operate from UK spaceports and export space launch technology. UK Ambassador Dame Karen Pierce and U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for International Security... (Continue reading)

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Self-employed new parents can claim support grant

Self-employed parents whose trading profits dipped in 2018/19 because they took time out to have children will be able to claim for a payment under the self-employed income support scheme (SEISS), the government has announced. The scheme, which is one... (Continue reading)

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Free school meals extended

Additional £27.6 million to help feed pupils and other key groups. Children eligible for free school meals will be among those who continue to be supported over the summer through a package of £27.6 million of additional funding from the... (Continue reading)

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Return to Work package launched

Initiative will see £230 million invested in a range of projects. A £230 million Return to Work package has been unveiled to help stimulate Scotland’s economy following the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The initiative covers construction, low carbon projects, digitisation and... (Continue reading)

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Essential cancer services and support campaign urges patients: Don’t wait, don’t leave it too late

Cancer services are still available during the Covid pandemic and people with possible symptoms of cancer are urged not to put off seeking help and advice, the Health Minister said today (Wednesday 17 June). A campaign to highlight the importance... (Continue reading)

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UK designing new rover to bring first samples back from Mars

Airbus UK has won the next phase of the study contract to design the Sample Fetch Rover for the European Space Agency (ESA) The UK space sector has world-leading expertise in robotic space exploration, with Airbus completing the build of... (Continue reading)

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World first coronavirus treatment approved for NHS use by government

The government has immediately authorised the NHS to use the world’s first coronavirus treatment proven to reduce the risk of death. Ground-breaking coronavirus treatment approved for use across the NHS from today Government-funded UK trial showed drug saved lives by... (Continue reading)

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