The Government has announced an additional £1.1 billion of funding for the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund and an increase of £120 million to the Strength in Places Fund. How will the promise of increased spending impact on science and innovation in the UK? And what can you do to make sure that your business exploits these opportunities?
Insecurity in agriculture isn’t new and across the UK there is currently a high degree of uncertainty as farmers and rural enterprises look towards a post BREXIT agricultural sector.
With eye-catching headlines such as “Ewe again” and “Don’t I recognise ewe?” what really is behind the story that was all over the news last week?
Some grants that are currently available to support rural businesses may no longer be available post-BREXIT. As a consequence, rural enterprises are being encouraged to access funding schemes sooner rather than later.
With BREXIT negotiations looming, UK agriculture faces a period of significant uncertainty. Prospects of declining markets, trade tariffs, loss of subsidy and a decreasing workforce pose significant challenges.
In a major boost to jobs and growth in rural areas, businesses are being invited to submit expressions of interest for support under the Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE).