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Scotland’s tech sector going from strength to strength

Edinburgh and Glasgow now have more than a fifth of workforce in digital economy jobs. Edinburgh has 23% of workforce in digital tech roles, while Glasgow has 22% Edinburgh’s median digital tech salary is at £44,938 – the second highest... (Continue reading)

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Government publishes new strategy to kickstart data revolution across the UK

Plans will see 500 data analysts across public sector trained in data science by 2021 Downing Street to offer up to ten fellowships each year to attract world-class tech talent to the heart of government New £2.6m project to address... (Continue reading)

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Homes England and Invest & Fund launch 7-year lending partnership to support small builders

Homes England and Invest & Fund have announced a seven-year partnership to increase the amount of finance available to SME developers to help them grow and deliver more homes at pace. Homes England and Invest & Fund, a leading development... (Continue reading)

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UK Internal Market Bill introduced today

A new Bill to protect jobs and trade across the whole of the United Kingdom after the Transition Period ends will be introduced to parliament today (Wednesday 9 September). The UK Internal Market Bill will guarantee companies can trade unhindered... (Continue reading)

 Update on restrictions in West of Scotland

Limit on indoor gatherings extended to Renfrewshire and East Dunbartonshire. Restrictions on meetings in indoor household settings are to be extended to people living in Renfrewshire and East Dunbartonshire. The current limits on indoor gatherings for people living in Glasgow,... (Continue reading)

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More than £100million of new investment in Wales’ rural economy announced

Hundreds of projects boosting the rural economy, enhancing biodiversity and improving food sector resilience throughout Wales will be backed by a £106m financial investment for the next three years. Key schemes which underpin Wales’ rural economy, biodiversity and environmental priorities... (Continue reading)

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£1.3m to support package of mental health services for all in Wales

Health Minister, Vaughan Gething, has today (8 September) announced additional mental health support that anyone in Wales can access when they need to. The package is supported by £1.3m Welsh Government funding and includes a new online Cognitive Behaviour Therapy... (Continue reading)

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Public safety boost with more secure accommodation for prison leavers

An extra 1,700 offenders will receive closer supervision on their release from prison under plans to expand the number of places in approved premises. 200 more beds means closer supervision of an extra 1,700 prison leavers each year extra £10... (Continue reading)

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£2.3 million to provide face coverings for secondary school and further education learners

Education Minister Kirsty Williams made the announcement which will see £1.8 million and £469,000 provided to schools and further education settings respectively. The Chief Medical Officer recommends the risk assessed use of face coverings in secondary schools in a range... (Continue reading)

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UK Government to fund international Covid-19 studies in Scotland

The UK Government is investing £7.2 million in research projects across the UK, including at the universities of Edinburgh and Strathclyde. The UK Government is investing £7.2 million in twenty research projects across the UK, including the universities of Edinburgh... (Continue reading)

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