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  1. Investing in screen success

    Posted: May 31, 2018 - 8:39 am

    Production Growth Fund unlocks £60m in wider economic benefits (May 31st). Scotland’s screen sector is benefiting from £3.7 million from the Production Growth Fund (PGF) – helping deliver more than £60 million estimated spend in the wider economy. The new figures come after Creative Scotland launched this year’s PGF with an increased pot of £2 […]

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  2. £90.2 million City Region Deal for Stirling and Clackmannanshire

    Posted: May 31, 2018 - 8:26 am

    Economic growth plan announced (May 31st). The UK and Scottish Government are investing over £90 million in Stirling and Clackmannanshire through an ambitious City Region Deal, which will drive economic growth across the region. Working in partnership with both Stirling and Clackmannanshire councils, the deal will see the Scottish and UK governments each invest £45.1 […]

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  3. Bidding opens on UK government’s reshaped £320m public sector legal panel

    Posted: May 30, 2018 - 2:36 pm

    The UK government’s bid to trim legal costs for the public sector has taken another step after firms were invited to pitch for a multitude of spots on the Crown Commercial Service’s (CCS) new £320m panel (May 30th). Procurement agency CCS announced last October it planned to set up a £650m ‘legal services marketplace’ through […]

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  4. EU Budget: Call for EU to seed-fund infrastructure for digital health

    Posted: May 30, 2018 - 2:26 pm

    Austria’s director general for health, Clemens Auer, is calling on the European Commission to put up seed funding for the creation of a dedicated pan-European infrastructure for digital health – and unlock the potential of digitisation for Europe’s hard-pressed healthcare systems (May 29th). Auer wants to see health ministers making a case for the Commission […]

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  5. Digital skills training programme for Scottish SMEs get third year of funding

    Posted: May 30, 2018 - 2:19 pm

    National technology training programme ‘DigitalBoost’ has received further funding to continue into a third year of providing digital business training to SMEs across Scotland (May 30th). Continuation of funding of £1.7m from the Scottish Government was confirmed by MSP Keith Brown during a visit to William Robertson & Sons in Dalkeith, a fifth-generation family business […]

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  6. EU budget: Regional Development and Cohesion Policy beyond 2020

    Posted: May 30, 2018 - 1:27 pm

    For the next long-term EU budget 2021-2027, the Commission proposes to modernise Cohesion Policy, the EU’s main investment policy and one of its most concrete expressions of solidarity. Additional investment efforts are needed to tackle persistent gaps between and within Member States. With a budget of €373 billion in commitments for 2021-2027, the future Cohesion […]

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  7. EU budget: Commission proposes to double funding for Erasmus programme

    Posted: May 30, 2018 - 1:03 pm

    For the next long-term EU budget 2021-2027, the European Commission is proposing to double funding for Erasmus to €30 billion (May 30th). The Commission is proposing to increase the Erasmus budget to €30 billion from 2021-2027 with €25,9 billion for education and training, €3,1 billion for youth and €550 million for sport. The aim of […]

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  8. Environmental Improvements to take place across the City

    Posted: May 30, 2018 - 11:01 am

    More than £70,000 of environmental tenders will be discussed by councillors next week (June 04). Tenders are for the enhancement of Provost Road and Canning Street and for the continuation of the cemetery headstone stabilisation programme. Works at Provost Road and Canning Street are based on community consultation and will include redesign and landscape improvements, […]

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