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Automatic Enrolment: Increases in minimum workplace pension contributions

Employment and Skills
You may have heard radio advertising showing that as well as providing the teabags, employers need to provide their staff with a workplace...

IUK Launches Open Sector Funding Competition Round 4 for Cutting Edge Innovations

Funding a business | Growing your business | Other
Innovate UK (IUK) is to invest up to £19 million in innovative R&D projects designed to help businesses develop new products, processes and...

Are you an employer or thinking about taking on your first member of staff? Make sure you’re ready for automatic enrolment

Employment and Skills
Under the Pensions Act 2008, every employer in the UK must put certain staff into a workplace pension and contribute towards it. This is called...

Innovate UK & Prince’s Trust Announce Young Innovators’ Programme

Other
A new nationwide initiative has been announced to find the next generation of young UK innovators and provide them with support, advice and funding to...

Darwin Initiative Scoping Awards Round 24 Open

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The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) has opened a new round of its Scoping Awards. Scoping projects are small grants...

Innovate UK Announces Sector Competitions in Manufacturing and Infrastructure Systems

Funding a business | Growing your business
Innovate UK (IUK) is investing up to £19 million to support innovation across the manufacturing and materials and infrastructure systems sectors....

£30 million for business and graduate partnerships

Growing your business | Other
Innovate UK has announced an extra £30 million of funding for Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs), which connect UK businesses with an academic or...

Innovation loans: what they are and how to apply

Funding a business | Growing your business
  What are innovation loans? Innovation loans are a financial product offered by Innovate UK. They are for UK businesses that want to scale up...

Government unveils Industrial Strategy to boost productivity and earning power of people across the UK

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Business Secretary Greg Clark has today launched the government’s ambitious Industrial Strategy. Business Secretary launches flagship...

£14 Million Water Resource Management Grants for England’s Arable Farmers

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Farmers in England are being encouraged to make use of new grant funding available to improve and construct water resources. The £14 million funding...

Launch of New Adding Value to Agri-Food Grant Scheme for Farmers in England

Funding a business | Growing your business
The Adding Value to Agri-Food Grant scheme is intended to improve the processing of primary agricultural products to shorten supply chains and deliver...

Extended Application Deadline for ERDF Calls in South East LEP Area

Funding a business | Growing your business
The final closing date for three European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) Calls in the South East LEP area has been extended, allowing additional...

BEST Growth Hub’s business skills programme is back!

Employment and Skills | Growing your business | Other | Starting a business
BEST Growth Hub’s annual business skills programme is back for 2017/18. Grant funded training will be available from November 2017 until March 2018...

Government Announces £40 Million Fund to Improve England’s Farm Productivity

Growing your business
Farmers in England are poised to receive a £40 million productivity boost as the Environment Secretary, Michael Gove, announces the opening of a new...

Funding Health and Wellbeing

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The Beyond Places of Safety fund has announced a £15 million grant scheme to improve mental health care.  The fund is a capital grants scheme that...
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