November, 2020

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More mental health support for students

Students across Scotland will have access to more support to help them deal with the mental health impacts of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Additional Scottish Government funding will allow support staff to carry out more frequent checks to identify potential... (Continue reading)

Supporting the Langoustine sector

A new resilience group has been granted £1 million funding to support the Langoustine (Nephrops) sector through the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.  The Scottish Nephrops Working Group will investigate the scale of the challenges facing the sector and develop a long-term... (Continue reading)

Renewable heat scheme for homeowners

A new £4.5 million cashback incentive to help people install renewable and energy efficiency measures in their homes has been announced by the Scottish Government. Homeowners will be able to apply for 75% cashback up to the value of £7,500 towards the... (Continue reading)

Business support grants provide financial lifeline to struggling charities

The Welsh Government’s business support grant scheme has provided vital support to thousands of small charities in the retail, leisure and hospitality sector, Finance Minister Rebecca Evans has announced. Since its introduction in May, the scheme has awarded grants worth... (Continue reading)

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Drones to fight fires and deliver COVID-19 supplies are first to receive share of over £33 million government funding

Innovative projects harnessing the latest technology to support the fight against COVID-19 and other challenges like climate change, while creating hundreds of jobs across the country, have been backed by government investment, Business Minister Nadhim Zahawi has announced today (9... (Continue reading)

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UK celebrates success at third China International Import Expo

The third China International Import Expo saw the UK secure more than £430 million of commercial deals across a range of sectors. UK showcases the best of UK agriculture, food and drink at the third China International Import Expo in... (Continue reading)

Secretary of State shows support for Welsh firm’s COVID-19 response during virtual visit

Welsh Secretary Simon Hart has visited South Wales company Transcend Packaging to hear about how the company has responded to the coronavirus pandemic. The company, based in Ystrad Mynach, usually specialises in providing sustainable packaging products to restaurants, but have... (Continue reading)

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UK appoints champion to support developing countries to deal with climate change

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has appointed the former Secretary of State for International Development, Anne-Marie Trevelyan MP, as the UK’s International Champion on Adaptation and Resilience for the COP26 Presidency. With one year to go until COP26 is held in Glasgow, the role of... (Continue reading)

Growing the Young Person’s Guarantee

The first organisations to back the Young Person’s Guarantee have been announced by Economy Secretary Fiona Hyslop. In a collective effort to help young people, the Scottish Government has been joined by SSE, Capgemini, NHS Lothian and Standard Life Aberdeen... (Continue reading)

UK Internal Market Bill ‘Welcome Move’ for Northern Ireland Businesses

Major business figures from across Northern Ireland have today shared their support for the UK Internal Market Bill (UKIM) as it passed its House of Lords Second Reading last Tuesday and moved to Committee Stage on Monday. Business Leaders from... (Continue reading)

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