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24/11/2021
National Transfer Scheme For Asylum Seekers To Become Mandatory For All Local Authorities
Children's services across the UK have been informed of our intention to temporarily mandate the scheme.   the Minister for Safe and Legal Migration, Kevin Foster, has written to all local authorities with children's services across the UK to inform them of the government’s intention to temporarily mandate the National Transfer Scheme.  
24/11/2021
Argyll And Bute Project To Explore Carbon Capture Potential
Argyll and Bute is to be at the forefront of efforts to absorb and store carbon from the atmosphere, in ways that also generate economic and community benefits.   HIE is leading a major project to explore and quantify commercial opportunities associated with carbon sequestration across the local authority area.  
24/11/2021
Closing The Attainment Gap
£200 million to help children and young people impacted by poverty.   All school pupils experiencing poverty will benefit from targeted funding in 2022-23 to help close the attainment gap.  
24/11/2021
Information On New Business Ventilation Grant Scheme - Bars, Gyms, Hotels, Restaurants, Dance Studios And Many MoreThumbnail for article : Information On New Business Ventilation Grant Scheme - Bars, Gyms, Hotels, Restaurants, Dance Studios And Many More
Grants of up to £2,500 are now available to businesses to improve ventilation and air quality on their premises to help reduce the risk of coronavirus transmission.  This could include installing carbon dioxide monitors or repairs to windows and vents.  
24/11/2021
New Pilot To Increase Diversity In Nature JobsThumbnail for article : New Pilot To Increase Diversity In Nature Jobs
A new pilot project has been launched with the aim of increasing diversity in nature-based jobs.   CEMVO Scotland and NatureScot have partnered on the Ethnicity in Nature Programme, which will provide four mentored placements for minority ethnic young people aged 18-29.  
24/11/2021
Coronavirus (covid-19): Daily Data For Scotland - 24 November 2021
3,080 new cases of COVID-19 reported.   41,801 new tests for COVID-19 that reported results 7.8% of these were positive.  
24/11/2021
Protecting Scotland's Beaver PopulationThumbnail for article : Protecting Scotland's Beaver Population
New measures to expand numbers and restore biodiversity.   The Scottish Government will actively support the expansion of the beaver population, promoting translocation, which involves safely trapping and moving beavers to a more suitable area.  
24/11/2021
Four Ways To Stop Covid Ruining Christmas Again In 2021Thumbnail for article : Four Ways To Stop Covid Ruining Christmas Again In 2021
This autumn the UK has had between 30,000 and 50,000 new COVID cases each day, and globally cases are rising again after months of steady decline - so much so that many countries are reintroducing measures to curb the virus.  Austria is back in lockdown, with other European countries considering similar measures.  
24/11/2021
Monthly GDP Estimates For September
Scotland's onshore GDP grew by 0.4% in September, according to statistics announced today by the Chief Statistician.  Output is now 1.1% below the pre-pandemic level in February 2020.  
23/11/2021
Lumo: Why The Latest Edinburgh-london Train Service Could Wean Us Off Planes And RoadsThumbnail for article : Lumo: Why The Latest Edinburgh-london Train Service Could Wean Us Off Planes And Roads
It arrived in a blaze of publicity with its bright blue livery and £20 one-way tickets from Edinburgh to London - a fraction of the usual price.  New player Lumo, a subsidiary of Scottish transport operator FirstGroup, is putting up two trains daily between the two capitals.  
23/11/2021
Lorry-driver Shortages: How Retailers Are Starting To Move More Goods By TrainThumbnail for article : Lorry-driver Shortages: How Retailers Are Starting To Move More Goods By Train
The UK economy has been reliant on carrying goods by road for decades.  In recent months a lack of HGV drivers has been one of the main reasons for food shortages on supermarket shelves.  
23/11/2021
Supporting Sustainable Local Businesses - Scotland Loves Local Fund delivering grants.Thumbnail for article : Supporting Sustainable Local Businesses - Scotland Loves Local Fund delivering grants.
Over 100 organisations have received a £1.5 million funding boost to help revitalise cities, town centres and neighbourhoods across Scotland.   The first round of grants from the Scotland Loves Local (SLL) Fund are worth £14,000 on average and are being distributed to businesses and development organisations.  
23/11/2021
The Scotland Loves Local Gift Card - Give The Gift Of Local TodayThumbnail for article : The Scotland Loves Local Gift Card - Give The Gift Of Local Today
visit www.lovelocal.scot/giftcard to find out more..  
23/11/2021
Why choose local? Why not!Thumbnail for article : Why choose local? Why not!
Why choose local? Why not!.  
23/11/2021
Choose your local areaThumbnail for article : Choose your local area
Choose your local area and ensure that spend stays local for longer.  Your local area needs your support! #ChooseLocal #ScotlandLovesLocal.  
23/11/2021
Licensing Short-term Lets - Legislation laid before Scottish Parliament
Councils will be given powers to ensure short-term lets are safe and meet the needs of their local communities under legislation laid before the Scottish Parliament.   Under the legislation, all local authorities will be required to establish a short-term lets licensing scheme by October 2022.  
23/11/2021
Inflation: Why It's Temporary And Raising Interest Rates Will Do More Harm Than GoodThumbnail for article : Inflation: Why It's Temporary And Raising Interest Rates Will Do More Harm Than Good
Inflation fears have been mounting.  The UK annual rate hit 4.2% in October, the highest in a decade, and it's a similar story in numerous other countries.  
23/11/2021
How To Dissuade Parents From Believing In Anti-vaxxer Conspiracy Theories
Older people may be more vulnerable to COVID, but in the UK it's the young that are now driving the pandemic.  Last month, school-age children in Britain were 15 times more likely than people over 80 to have the coronavirus.  
23/11/2021
The Scotland Loves Local Gift CardThumbnail for article : The Scotland Loves Local Gift Card
The Scotland Loves Local Gift Card is the innovative new way of keeping spend local for longer in every community and region across Scotland.   Registering your business Registering is simple and it's free for your business to participate and receive payments through the card.  
23/11/2021
All Social Homes Required To Have Smoke Alarms Fitted
People living in social housing will be safer in their homes under new rules that will mean smoke alarms must be fitted in all rented accommodation.   Carbon monoxide alarms to be fitted in all rented properties with gas boilers or fires.