September, 2020

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Further quarantine measures introduced for travellers

Quarantine required for Hungary and La Réunion travel, while Sweden added to exemption list. Travellers from Hungary and La Réunion will be required to self-isolate at home or another specified address for 14 days on arrival in Scotland from 4am... (Continue reading)

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Cash boost for joint Scottish-Asian research

New Fund to focus on economic, social recovery from COVID-19. Scottish universities are being invited to bid for funds under a new Government grant scheme to improve and grow existing joint research projects within three major Asian countries: India, Japan... (Continue reading)

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Leading the charge on World EV Day!

Highways England invests over £9 million in electric vehicle ‘try before you buy’ scheme Highways England is super-charging a green incentive scheme with a multi-million pound investment that allows businesses to try electric vehicles for free before they buy. In... (Continue reading)

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Ministers announce new grants for businesses affected by local lockdowns

Businesses in England that are required to shut because of local interventions will now be able to claim up to £1,500 per property every three weeks. scheme provides a safety net to further protect jobs where a business is required... (Continue reading)

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£30 million boost to help unlock land for new homes

New government funding will help kick-start the building of thousands of new homes by transforming surplus public sector land. In a speech at the Chartered Institute of Housing’s annual conference, Cabinet Office Minister Lord Agnew has announced today (9 September... (Continue reading)

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Funding boost to help healthcare suppliers improve cyber security

Businesses will be invited to get free government-funded cyber certification and training Medical suppliers and primary care providers set to benefit Hundreds of the country’s vital healthcare firms are set to benefit from government funding to boost their cyber security,... (Continue reading)

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Government investment to help build robots for nuclear plants and batteries for electric aeroplanes

Future technologies that could transform people’s lives such as high-performance batteries for electric vehicles, advanced medical treatments and robotics will receive a £65 million government cash boost. £65 million government cash injection to help make the UK the global home... (Continue reading)

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Scottish Child Payment could support up to 194,000 children

Forecasts suggest around 24,000 additional children will qualify Latest figures from the Scottish Fiscal Commission estimate that 194,000 children aged under six in Scotland will be eligible for the new Scottish Child Payment. This is an increase of 14% in... (Continue reading)

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Green Investment Portfolio launched

Helping Scotland transition to a net-zero economy. Investors are being invited to get behind more than £1 billion of low carbon, eco-friendly and recycling investment opportunities. Led by the Scottish Government, the Green Investment Portfolio promotes market-ready projects that will... (Continue reading)

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Economic Resilience Fund vital in protecting jobs at north Wales manufacturer

Hundreds of jobs at Chirk-based manufacturer Kronospan have been safeguarded with help from Welsh Government’s Economic Resilience Fund (ERF). The company, which supplies wood-based panel products, is a key employer in north east Wales with more than 620 workers. Kronospan... (Continue reading)

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