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Digital Innovation fund open to transform Britain's supply chains

06.07.20: UK Research and Innovation has announced the opening of a multi-million pound funding pot today (July 6) to help tech and manufacturing businesses to transform supply chains. Businesses can now apply for funding for projects of up to £... more >

One-year extension to £9bn Affordable Homes Programme

06.07.20: Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick has announced a one-year extension to the Government’s £9bn Affordable Homes Programme today (July 6). The building of 53,000 new affordable homes had an original deadline of needing construction... more >

Rescue package of £1.57bn announced for the arts, culture and heritage

06.07.20: The Government announced a £1.57bn rescue package yesterday (July 5) for Britain’s cultural, arts and heritage institutions. The emergency grants and loans, made available through the Department for Digital, Culture, Media &... more >

Gov announces £10m Tourism Package for small businesses

03.07.20: The Minister for Regional Growth and Local Government, Simon Clarke, has announced a £10m Kick-starting Tourism Package today (July 3) to support the sector in time for summer. Many communities, who depend on tourism to fuel their loc... more >

Wakefield Council secures £1.75m from Towns Fund

03.07.20: Wakefield Council has secured a £1.75m Government grant (July 2), to support projects to immediately improve Wakefield city centre and Castleford. The Council were chosen for the opportunity to bid for a share of the £3.6bn Town... more >

West Midlands secures £66m for 'shovel ready' projects

03.07.20: Up to £66m in additional Government funding has been secured by the West Midlands today (July 3) to begin a series of ‘shovel ready’ schemes to support the region’s Covid-19 recovery. The funding has come through the... more >

Councils react to Government’s £500m support package

03.07.20: The Government announced a range of support measures for councils yesterday (July 2), including £500m in additional funding, payment deferral, and 75p compensation for every pound lost over 5% of planned income. Since the announcement... more >

Ep. 20 Celebrating leadership through a crisis - Cllr Sarah Rouse

02.07.20: This week leader of Malvern Hills District Council Sarah Rouse joined host Emily Rodgers on Public Sector Voices after being recognised in the West Midlands Employers #EverydayHeroes campaign for her leadership since taking over the council... more >

Extra £500m and supportive measures announced for councils

02.07.20: An additional £500m funding package and further support for Councils has been announced today (July 2) by Local Government Secretary Robert Jenrick. The new support will help local authorities to cover income lost during the pandemic... more >

Government spend on Covid response reaches £4.3bn and rising

02.07.20: New Tussell data, published today (July 2) shows that the Government has spent £4.3bn on Covid-19 related contracts, almost doubling since the last report less than a month ago (June 4). Of the £4.3bn contracts published, SMEs h... more >

Councils given new powers to fast track e-scooter trials

01.07.20: This weekend (July 4) will see trials of rental e-scooters permitted in local areas thanks to new regulations and powers given to local authorities. Announced by Transport Minister Rachel Maclean, the 12-month trials will allow people to co... more >

Marches LEP awards £27m to six economy-boosting projects

01.07.20: Marches Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is investing more than £27m into a number of schemes that will create over 1,700 jobs and support economic growth across Herefordshire, Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin. The six schemes th... more >

Government to create thousands of green jobs with £40m fund

01.07.20: The Government has announced plans to create thousands of green jobs with a £40m Green Recovery Challenge Fund. It comes as the nation is promised a ‘green recovery’ from the coronavirus pandemic, and will support charitie... more >

Committee Chairs call on Chancellor to avert climate crisis

30.06.20: Chair of the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Committee, Darren Jones and Chair of the Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) Phillip Dunne have written to Chancellor Rishi Sunak to warn him that time is running out on the climate em... more >

TfGM launches procurement process for £10m Bike Hire scheme

30.06.20: Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) has opened up a tender process (June 29) to find a supplier for the £10m GM Bike Hire scheme. It is said to be a ‘major milestone’, as the first phase of the two-part procurement pro... more >

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