This report published on 1 December 2022 shows the progress being made against the NDA mission to clean-up the UK's earliest nuclear sites safely, securely and cost effectively. The NDA Mission Progress Report (MPR) demonstrates the progress being made across the NDA group since 2005, and how much work there is left to do over the next 120-plus years.
Christmas is a period for celebrating our relationships with family and friends - a time filled with nostalgia and sentimentality. Of course for many people it's also a time of conspicuous consumption, even if this year in the face of a cost-of-living crisis, spending is expected to fall.
Organised by Scottish Renewables, the annual awards celebrate the achievements of a wide range of organisations and individuals involved in the renewable energy sector. The winner of the Best Community Project was Aros an Rubha.
Students will be hit harder by the cost-of-living crisis than previously thought. Poorest students will be more than £1,000 worse off than in 2020-21.
This Christmas, the Environment Agency is sharing 24 simple steps that we can all take to make more sustainable choices. At this time of year around 30% more waste is generated.
Project Cetus will deliver the largest and most complex crewless submarine operated by a European Navy. A £15.4 million contract for a cutting-edge crewless submarine has been awarded to Plymouth firm MSubs by the Royal Navy.
Weekly national influenza and coronavirus (COVID-19) report, COVID-19 activity, seasonal flu and other seasonal respiratory illnesses. Flu surveillance up until end of week 47 Swab positivity for flu* has increased further and is now at 10.5%; it remains highest in 5 to 14-year-olds at 18.5%.
Minister urges those eligible to apply Almost £60 million has been distributed to thousands of families with disabled children in the first year of a new Scottish benefit. The latest official figures from Social Security Scotland show the families of nearly 44,000 children and young people were receiving Child Disability Payment in September this year.
Boyd Alexander will have a key role in projects that support people who currently live in or are moving into the area. He will work with agencies and other organisations on specific projects to tackle key challenges, particularly housing, as well as other issues people face when moving into the area.
Since launching its 100% sustainable seaweed snack range a year ago, the Wick-based food firm's super-grain chips have become the biggest selling non-potato bagged snack in existing regional supermarket listings (Neilson data). They've recently gained new listings with Morrisons, Holland & Barrett and Booths1.
Sutherland Area Committee Members have agreed to repurpose two of their previously allocated funding awards towards providing cost of living support to local residents. Complementing the Highland Cost of Living Support Fund, this will help in supporting local initiatives to keep people warm, provide food and enable people to heat their living areas and live safely in their homes.
HIE has agreed a sub-lease with Moray based Orbex for the spaceport location on community-owned land on the A' Mhoine peninsula in north-west Sutherland. HIE has been developing launch plans for several years and leases the site from Melness Crofters' Estate.
Members of the public will be able to hear about plans for a new Health and Care Hub for the North Coast at a drop-in event happening the beginning of November. The drop-in, which takes place on Wednesday 02 November from 14:00 - 19.30 in the Kyle Centre in Tongue, will allow those attending to see draft plans for the North Sutherland Health & Social Care Hub and ask questions of those in attendance – which will include representatives from NHS Highland, Highland Council and Wildland Limited.
UK-based spaceflight company Orbex has secured £40.4 million for its Series C funding round, led by a new investor, the Scottish National Investment Bank. The new round of funding will allow the company to scale up its resources as it counts down to the first vertical launch from UK soil, as well as unlocking additional funding to support future projects.
Near Me is a video consultation platform enabling patients across Highland and Argyll and Bute to attend appointments from the comfort of their own home - or anywhere else convenient. In September 2022, over 1900 individual consultations in NHS Highland took place using Near Me.
As inflation hits 10.1% Retail expert Dr Gordon Fletcher from the University of Salford Business School says our shopping baskets are being hit doubly hard, with rising process and shrinking quantities combining to create real difficulties for a lot of people. Dr Fletcher said: "As inflation returns to the reported rate from July it is a timely reminder that these are figures last seen in the year of the Prince of Wales' birth and the premiership of Margaret Thatcher.
At PM Question time today (19 October 2022) Liz Truss replied to a question from Ian Blackford MP and confirmed the government's commitment to the triple lock for pensions. This would mean that pensions would be increased in line with inflation.
8 things you might not know about your student loan, but definitely should. Student loans and how they're repaid works differently from other types of borrowing.
R I P low interest rates: the cost of borrowing is seriously on the rise. Inflationary pressures in the economy have been pushing interest rates up for some time.
New guidance from HMRC to help small businesses and the self-employed access the various tax reliefs available to them was published on 12 October 2022. Tax-deductible business expenses If you're self-employed, your business will have various running costs.