August, 2020


Millions of self employed to benefit from second stage of support scheme

Millions of self-employed people whose livelihoods have been affected by coronavirus will be able to claim a second payment of up to £6,570  – as the government continues to help drive the UK’s recovery. Over 2.7 million benefited from the... (Continue reading)

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Scotch Whisky gears up to go green thanks to UK Government funding

Funding will enable Scotland’s world-famous distilleries to cut emissions by almost half a million tonnes of CO2 every year. Lovers of Scotch whisky and other Scottish distilled spirits will soon be able to enjoy their favourite tipple in the knowledge... (Continue reading)

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Supporting National Trust for Scotland jobs

Funding to protect jobs and assist the re-opening of iconic heritage sites closed during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has been announced. A support package worth £3.8 million is to be made available to the National Trust for Scotland (NTS) to... (Continue reading)

New benefit for young people starting work

A new benefit to support 16 to 24 year olds into work if they have been unemployed for six months will open for applications on Monday 17 August. Job Start Payment is a one off £250 payment to help with... (Continue reading)

£250,000 fund to support service children in schools across Wales

Ahead of VJ day, the Education Minister, Kirsty Williams has today announced £250,000 to support service children in schools across Wales during 2020/21. The funding helps schools provide additional support to children from families of Service personnel. The challenges can... (Continue reading)

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Welsh Ministers unveil multi-million pound support package for local authorities

Welsh Ministers have today announced a funding boost of more than £260 million for local councils in Wales to provide them with the certainty they need to plan for the remainder of the year. This latest package takes the total... (Continue reading)

£5 million for social prescribing to tackle the impact of COVID-19

The National Academy for Social Prescribing has been awarded £5 million in funding to support people to stay connected and maintain their health and wellbeing following the COVID-19 pandemic. Working with partners, including the Arts Council England, Natural England, Money... (Continue reading)

Whisky goes green thanks to UK government funding

Whisky and spirit lovers the world over will soon be able to enjoy their favourite tipple in the knowledge that they are helping to cut carbon emissions and support new green jobs, thanks to a new UK government scheme which... (Continue reading)

UK launches £3 million innovation challenge fund in India

The UK government has launched a £3 million Innovation Challenge Fund to support scientists in academia and industry to tackle the most acute global challenges of our time – COVID-19 and the threat to our environment. The Fund invites tech... (Continue reading)

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Scots firm to supply £53m NHS order

Dumfriesshire-based Alpha Solway to manufacture vital PPE. A major order to make personal protective equipment (PPE) for NHS Scotland has been secured by a Scottish company. The £53 million order will be manufactured by Alpha Solway, based in Annan, Dumfriesshire.... (Continue reading)

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