September, 2020


New framework contractors appointed to help stop mine water pollution

As part of our programme of work to protect and enhance the environment, the Coal Authority is pleased to welcome new contractors onto our latest 4-year framework to help design and build mine water treatment schemes throughout Britain. The new... (Continue reading)

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New prison to create jobs and boost economy

Work will now begin on a category C resettlement prison at the shovel-ready site, previously the location of HMP Glen Parva, after the government signed a contract with developers Lendlease. The jail will be built using cutting-edge technology which sees... (Continue reading)

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£500 million funding for quick result COVID-19 test trials

A new £500 million funding package will be invested in next generation testing technology and increased testing capacity, the Health and Social Care Secretary announced today (September 3). To date, our large-scale COVID-19 testing system has carried out more than... (Continue reading)

Big step forward in digital infrastructure revolution brings benefits of 5G closer

Speaking later today (Septemeber 3 2020) at 5G World as part of London Tech Week, Digital Infrastructure Minister Matt Warman is expected to confirm the milestone completion of the four-year £350 million major infrastructure programme to clear the 700 MHz... (Continue reading)

Minister announces Huhtamaki’s £2 million investment in skills to drive exports

Economy Minister, Diane Dodds, has announced that packaging manufacturing company Huhtamaki Foodservice Delta is to invest over £2 million in skills development at its West Belfast and Antrim facilities. The company specialises in the design, printing and manufacturing of printed,... (Continue reading)

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John Tizard: As part of COVID recovery, public procurement should support local SMEs to support the local economy

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Prospects for our national and local economies are more dire than for centuries. The country was already heading for a depression greater than any since the beginning of the eighteenth century because of the COVID-19 pandemic, and this will be... (Continue reading)

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£1 million to support quarantine efforts

More contact tracers will be recruited by the National Contact Tracing Centre to contact people travelling to Scotland from countries where a 14 day quarantine is required. An additional £1 million of Scottish Government funding has been confirmed to recruit... (Continue reading)

Building the next generation of start-ups

A national network of technology hubs is being established to foster the next generation of Scottish start-ups, Finance Secretary Kate Forbes has told Parliament. The hubs, known as tech scalers, will deliver world-class training and mentoring for technology entrepreneurs while... (Continue reading)

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Rural role in green recovery

Scotland’s rural economy will be at the heart of the green recovery, Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing said. An additional £100 million was announced in the Programme for Government for Scottish Forestry to increase new planting, alongside £30 million to... (Continue reading)

Economic Resilience Fund crucial in supporting global technology business in Conwy

The Welsh Government’s unique Economic Resilience Fund (ERF) is providing vital support to a global technology business based in Conwy county borough, Minister Economy, Transport and North Wales, Ken Skates, has announced. Robertson Geologging Limited, headquartered in Deganwy, has received... (Continue reading)

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