November, 2020

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Government investment in fusion energy boosts British economy by £1.4 billion

The British economy has gained £1.4 billion from the Government’s direct investment in fusion energy over the past decade and an average of 4,000 jobs each year. The findings were revealed in an economic study conducted by London Economics and... (Continue reading)

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UK-wide Christmas arrangements agreed by the UK Government and the Devolved Administrations

The UK Government and the Devolved Administrations have today agreed on joint arrangements for an easing of social restrictions that will allow friends and loved ones to reunite over the Christmas period. All four parts of the UK have signed... (Continue reading)

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£8.7 million funeral support

Thousands get help to cover funeral costs Almost 6,000 people received a Funeral Support Payment in its first full year, according to statistics published today. Since it started making payments last September, Social Security Scotland has paid out £8.7 million... (Continue reading)

Helping families get online

New kit and training to tackle digital exclusion. Thousands of disadvantaged young people are being helped to develop valuable digital skills through the Scottish Government’s Connecting Scotland programme. More than 23,000 iPads and Chromebooks are being distributed among digitally excluded... (Continue reading)

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New telecoms security law to protect UK from cyber threats

Telecoms companies in the UK must follow tougher security rules or face fines of up to ten per cent of turnover, under a new law laid in Parliament today. New legal duties on telecoms firms to increase the security of... (Continue reading)

Test to Release: England introduces testing strategy for international arrivals

Tests will be at the cost of the traveller to protect the capacity of NHS Test and Trace.Tests will be at the cost of the traveller to protect the capacity of NHS Test and Trace. testing strategy for passengers arriving... (Continue reading)

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£35 million investment in technology.

A £35 million five-year programme will make it easier for planners to work together and for members of the public to get involved in creating and shaping their places. The new data and technology system, to begin development in early... (Continue reading)

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Food & Drink Recovery Plan

Funding to accelerate change in the sector. The food and drink sector is getting £5 million to help its recovery from coronavirus (COVID-19) and prepare for Brexit. A new joint industry and government plan containing more than 50 actions has... (Continue reading)

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First Minister launches Scottish National Investment Bank.

The Scottish National Investment Bank has officially opened for business with the completion of its first major investment. It is the UK’s first mission-led development bank and it is being capitalised by the Scottish Government with £2 billion over ten... (Continue reading)

Residential outdoor education centres fund opens

£2 million package of support. A fund to help residential outdoor education centres mitigate the effects of the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis opens for applications today. Centres which are facing financial challenges can apply for funds to help with running costs... (Continue reading)

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