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New support for reopening and recovery of high streets

A package of support to help high streets to get back on their feet has been launched today (12 June 2020), the government has announced, ahead of shops reopening from 15 June. The High Streets Task Force will provide access... (Continue reading)

£50 million to improve attainment

Pupils living in Scotland’s most deprived communities will benefit from targeted funding from the Attainment Scotland Fund to help close the poverty-related attainment gap. Nine local councils with the highest concentrations of deprivation in Scotland, known as “Challenge Authorities”, will... (Continue reading)

Support for tourism industry

Further measures have been announced by Tourism Secretary Fergus Ewing to support Scotland’s vital tourism industry. A new Scottish Recovery Tourism Taskforce will assist with the ongoing reset of the sector –  and a provisional date of 15 July has... (Continue reading)

More than £680 million reaches businesses in COVID-19 support

Business support grants worth more than £680 million have reached businesses across Wales to help them respond to the financial challenges of coronavirus (COVID-19) Ministers have announced. The latest figures out today show that more than 56,000 grants have been... (Continue reading)

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Guidance published to help schools, colleges and childcare settings

The Welsh Government has today published guidance for schools to plan for pupils to return from 29 June to “check in, catch up and prepare for summer and September”. Guidance has also been published for further education settings, which are... (Continue reading)

Government invests £10 million to help make future technologies more secure

The government will provide £10 million over four years to develop groundbreaking cyber security technologies, Digital Secretary Oliver Dowden will announce at London Tech Week Connects. Nine grant winners have been revealed as the latest recipients in the government’s Digital... (Continue reading)

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Community funding maps

A new collection of digital maps is to display the funding being given to support communities across Scotland affected by coronavirus (COVID-19). The online dashboard enables users to view financial support by local authority across four main funds. An overview... (Continue reading)

Designing ways to reduce plastic waste: apply for funding

The world produces around 350 million tonnes of plastic every year. Europe recycles about 40% of its plastic waste. Some of the rest goes to landfill or for incineration and some still leaks out into the environment. Better design of... (Continue reading)

Highways England pumps £85 million into getting people back on bikes

Since 2015, the company has pumped more than £85 million towards the creation of 160 new and upgraded cycle ways across the country. To mark National Bike Week, Highways England has announced the opening of new paths and funding for... (Continue reading)

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Liz Truss launches future trade strategy for UK tech industry

New measures to boost digital trade and help turn the UK into a global tech powerhouse have been announced today Wednesday 10 June by the International Trade Secretary, answering industry calls for support for UK tech firms. Liz Truss will... (Continue reading)

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