BiFab Fiasco: Scottish Government told to delay contracts

BiFab has entered administration ls cannot insist companies guarantee a set amount of the supply chain work to Scottish firms. The Scottish Government has been told to put a moratorium on new offshore wind contracts until officials can resolve the situation, described as being “in the hands of these developers to give us some of the crumbs”. The call by Labour MSP ...

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An extra £700,000 released to help town centres recover from the pandemic

Extra cash will go for resilience measures, e-commerce platforms and support for social distancing measures Phil Prentice, chief officer of Scotland’s Towns Partnership More cash is being made available to help Scotland’s Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) support their communities in their recovery from the coronavirus crisis. The Scottish Government has released a further £700,000 to support them over the next ...

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Millions of people in care homes have been abandoned to their fate after government dumps pledge for testing

Castle View care home in Dumbarton where eight residents are understood to have died of Covid-19 in less than a month MILLIONS of care home residents and staff have been abandoned to their fate after the government dumped its pledge to carry out comprehensive testing for coronavirus over the summer. Labour accused the government of “negligence” today after the decision ...

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