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MIL-OSI United Kingdom: ‘No deal’ could raise electricity bills

By   /  October 13, 2018  /  Aid, AM-NC, Brexit, Business, Commerce, CTF, DJF, England, English, Europe, Exports, fish, Government of Scotland, great britain, KB, Media Intelligence, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Scotland, Scottish Government, Technology, Trade, UK Politics, United Kingdom  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI United Kingdom: ‘No deal’ could raise electricity bills

Source: Scottish Government The UK Government must immediately change course to mitigate against the worst impacts of Brexit, Constitutional Relations Secretary Michael Russell has said. Mr Russell’s comments come following confirmation that electricity trading arrangements with Europe will become less efficient, which could result in higher electricity prices if the UK leaves the EU without […]

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MIL-OSI United Kingdom: A9 Dualling schools programme wins major award

By   /  October 13, 2018  /  Aid, AM-NC, CTF, DJF, Education, Employment, England, English, Europe, Government of Scotland, great britain, KB, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Scotland, Scottish Government, UK Politics, United Kingdom  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI United Kingdom: A9 Dualling schools programme wins major award

Source: Scottish Government Academy9 is an exciting and evolving educational framework developed by Transport Scotland, linked to the A9 Dualling programme. It promotes skills and learning, STEM education and employment opportunities for future generations. It has been developed in partnership with teachers local to the A9, to ensure it works with the existing curriculum and […]

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MIL-OSI United Kingdom: Scottish Council Housing Income and Expenditure 2017-18

By   /  October 12, 2018  /  Aid, AM-NC, Budget, CTF, DJF, England, English, Europe, Government of Scotland, great britain, KB, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Scotland, Scottish Government, UK Politics, United Kingdom  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI United Kingdom: Scottish Council Housing Income and Expenditure 2017-18

Source: Scottish Government Statistics published today by Scotland’s Chief Statistician show that in 2017-18 Scottish councils spent £625m on the day-to-day management and maintenance of council housing and £275m on loan charges.  They also invested £690m in capital housing projects included £293m on new council houses and £399m on enhancement to existing council houses.  Tenants […]

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MIL-OSI United Kingdom: Annual NHS estate update

By   /  October 12, 2018  /  Aid, AM-NC, Banking and Finance, Budget, CTF, DJF, Economy, England, English, Environment, Europe, Government of Scotland, great britain, Health, Investment, KB, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Scotland, Scottish Government, UK Politics, United Kingdom  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI United Kingdom: Annual NHS estate update

Source: Scottish Government Satisfaction with the hospital environment has risen since 2011 and now stands at 92%, according to the latest annual appraisal of NHS assets and facilities. The proportion of NHS buildings classified as being in a good condition has improved from 58% in 2014 to 72% in 2017. There has also been a […]

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MIL-OSI United Kingdom: Powering Fair Isle

By   /  October 12, 2018  /  Aid, AM-NC, Business, Commerce, CTF, DJF, Economy, England, English, Europe, Government of Scotland, great britain, Highlands & Islands, Investment, KB, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Resource Exploitation, Resource Exploration, Scotland, Scottish Government, Trade, UK Politics, United Kingdom  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI United Kingdom: Powering Fair Isle

Source: Scottish Government Embargoed until 00:01 Friday 12th October  Fair Isle’s local community is benefiting from around the clock electricity provision for the first time, supported by £1.5 million Scottish Government investment. Fair Isle, situated halfway between Orkney and Shetland and currently home to 55 people, previously only had access to power between 07:30 and […]

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MIL-OSI United Kingdom: Mitigating the impact of Brexit

By   /  October 12, 2018  /  Aid, Brexit, England, English, Europe, Government of Scotland, great britain, Immigration, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Scotland, Scottish Government, Trade, UK Politics, United Kingdom  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI United Kingdom: Mitigating the impact of Brexit

Source: Scottish Government Councils will play an essential role in preparing for the “extremely serious consequences for communities across Scotland” of Brexit, according to the First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. Local authorities, such as Glasgow City Council, have recently raised concerns about potential shortages of essentials like food and fuel because of Brexit. Ms Sturgeon underlined […]

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MIL-OSI United Kingdom: Sharp rise in European visitors to Scotland

By   /  October 12, 2018  /  Aid, Business, Commerce, England, English, Europe, Government of Scotland, great britain, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Scotland, Scottish Government, Tourism, UK Politics, United Kingdom  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI United Kingdom: Sharp rise in European visitors to Scotland

Source: Scottish Government The number of overseas visitors from Europe increased sharply by 39% in the 12 months to the end of June 2018 according to official statistics released today. In the same period, spending by European visitors jumped by 21% to £1.6 billion compared to £959 million in the previous 12 months. Across all […]

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MIL-OSI United Kingdom: Single market ‘essential’

By   /  October 12, 2018  /  Aid, Brexit, Business, Commerce, England, English, Europe, Government of Scotland, great britain, Immigration, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Scotland, Scottish Government, Trade, UK Politics, United Kingdom  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI United Kingdom: Single market ‘essential’

Source: Scottish Government Short of remaining in the EU, staying in the European Single Market and Customs Union is now the only ‘credible and workable plan’ for Brexit negotiations, Constitutional Relations Secretary Michael Russell has said. Following the latest meeting of the Joint Ministerial Committee on EU Negotiations, Mr Russell highlighted the impact of leaving […]

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MIL-OSI United Kingdom: Increasing Scotland’s energy export potential

By   /  October 11, 2018  /  Aid, Business, Commerce, Crude, England, English, Europe, Exploration, Exports, Gas, Government of Scotland, great britain, India, Malaysia, Media Intelligence, MIL OSI, Oil, Open Source Intel, Resource Exploitation, Resource Exploration, Saudi, Scotland, Scottish Government, Trade, UK Politics, United Kingdom, United States of America  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI United Kingdom: Increasing Scotland’s energy export potential

Source: Scottish Government Five international market specialists are to be appointed to support Scottish companies to maximise export opportunities in the energy supply chain. The collaborative project, funded by the Scottish Government, Scottish Development International (SDI) and Opportunity North East (ONE), will see the appointment of five new energy specialists in markets identified as having […]

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MIL-OSI United Kingdom: Smartcards to support family food

By   /  October 10, 2018  /  Aid, England, English, Europe, Government of Scotland, great britain, Health, Media Intelligence, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Scotland, Scottish Government, UK Politics, United Kingdom  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI United Kingdom: Smartcards to support family food

Source: Scottish Government Pre-paid digital smartcards will replace food vouchers, following strong support for changes to the scheme for helping low income families eat healthily. Healthy Start Vouchers will become known as Best Start Foods and the current paper vouchers replaced by smartcards in Summer 2019. Respondents to a Scottish Government consultation on changes to […]

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