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  1. New measures to back British shale gas exploration

    Posted: May 21, 2018 - 3:02 pm

    A new package of measures to deliver on the government’s manifesto pledge to continue supporting the development of British shale gas was announced (Thursday 17 May) as part of the modern Industrial Strategy, by Energy and Clean Growth Minister Claire Perry and Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government James Brokenshire. The package […]

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  2. Crown Estate Scotland unveils plans to lease seabed for more offshore wind farms

    Posted: May 21, 2018 - 1:09 pm

    Crown Estate Scotland has unveiled proposals to lease seabed to encourage a new generation of offshore wind farms in Scottish waters (May 21st). The estate published a paper outlining a draft leasing process and asked those interested to provide feedback to help shape the final approach. The estate says the work is necessary to ensure […]

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  3. CBI: ‘Break the Brexit logjam to get our economy booming’

    Posted: May 21, 2018 - 12:50 pm

    Paul Drechsler will use his last major speech as CBI President to emphasise the need for an urgent end to ‘Brexit’ uncertainty (May 21st). At the CBI’s Annual Dinner, sponsored by Lloyds Banking Group, Paul will welcome the Prime Minister’s considerable efforts to find a compromise on customs. Paul will call on both sides to […]

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  4. Sadiq awards £2m for green spaces

    Posted: May 21, 2018 - 12:40 pm

    The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has today announced the six winners of over £2 million of grant funding for green space improvements, as part of his push to make London the world’s first National Park City (May 21st). The winning projects, selected by a panel of experts, include cycling and walking greenways in Barking […]

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  5. ‘Scotland must have say over new state run railway’ say campaigners

    Posted: May 21, 2018 - 11:33 am

    Scotland should be represented on the board of the UK’s new state-run rail service, campaigners have said (May 20th). The East Coast Main Line service is to be brought back under public control following the failure of the current franchise, and a rail union leader said Holyrood should get a “binding say” on its management. […]

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  6. New Economic Contract for Businesses seeking Welsh Government support

    Posted: May 21, 2018 - 8:42 am

    From today (May 20th), businesses seeking Welsh Government support will need to enter into a new Economic Contract aimed at driving fair work, inclusive growth and responsible business behaviours. The Economic Contract is one of the key policies of the Welsh Government’s Economic Action Plan, which was launched by Economy Secretary, Ken Skates in December. […]

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