Public Sector Round-Up 01.07.22

Weekly round-up of news, statistics, and information relating to public procurement within the UK and Republic of Ireland.

In the news this week:
◆ £1 billion technology investment to bring railway into 21st century
◆ Plans revealed for new carbon neutral transport network in the south east
◆ Sandwell Council seeks £80m from government Levelling Up Fund
◆ Fresh bids for millions of pounds of Levelling Up cash being finalised by Swansea Council
◆ Government invests £10 million to develop hydrogen energy
◆ Gwynedd Council will ask for Levelling-Up bypass cash after Welsh Government snub for new road
◆ Plans for Spalding’s £20million Castle Sports Complex bid include health and wellbeing hub and housing
◆ Manchester submits plans for debut This City project 
◆ European Investment Bank to back energy, climate projects to the tune of €1 billion
◆ Ministers Welcome EU Funding for Transport Projects Including Rail Connections With Seaports and Revamped Road Link to Rosslare Harbour

Public Sector Round-Up 24.06.22

Weekly round-up of news, statistics, and information relating to public procurement within the UK and Republic of Ireland.

In the news this week:
◆ Council approves next stage of HIF1 project in Didcot
◆ Have your say on how Somerset should prioritise £7m UK Shared Prosperity Funding
◆ The ‘longest alpine rollercoaster in the UK’ could be built at Caerphilly beauty spot
◆ Funding bid being prepared for ‘Transformative’ link road
◆ Test Valley proposes bid for Levelling Up Fund
◆ Preliminary designs revealed for March town centre transformation
◆ Glasgow prepares seven project bids for Levelling Up Fund

Public Sector Round-Up 17.06.22

Weekly round-up of news, statistics, and information relating to public procurement within the UK and Republic of Ireland.

In the news this week:
◆ UK Government reportedly mulling new £1bn national home insulation scheme
◆ £95million for Temple Quarter finally handed over to kickstart regeneration project
◆ Council proposes funds for Northstowe community facilities
◆ National Technology Institute: Council set to bid for funding
◆ Work begins on plan for £17m investment in North Yorkshire
◆ Council approves £18m bid for ‘well overdue’ community hub plans
◆ Plans for new £15m school to replace two in RCT set to get go ahead
◆ Plans to create new railway station in this area of Lancashire take step forward
◆ Dorset Council brings forward major job creation programme at the Dorset Innovation Park
◆ Exciting plans for new community centre in Derry approved by council

Public Sector Round-Up 10.06.22

Weekly round-up of news, statistics, and information relating to public procurement within the UK and Republic of Ireland.

In the news this week:
◆ Portsmouth City Council announces ‘no-brainer’ energy project where thousands of solar panels will be installed at Lakeside North Harbour in Cosham
◆ £50m pledge to accelerate the UK’s offshore energy ambitions and protect the marine environment
◆ Merseyside fire stations to be combined in £40m project
◆ Four transport schemes receive £160m funding boost
◆ Major step forward for transformation of east Norwich
◆ Fife Circle set to undergo £55m electrification project
◆ New Metro could set Glasgow on a net zero track

Public Sector Round-Up 20.05.22

Weekly round-up of news, statistics, and information relating to public procurement within the UK and Republic of Ireland.

In the news this week:
◆ Stoke-on-Trent council set to reveal £56m levelling up plans
◆ Scottish bodies get £100m to reduce emissions
◆ Derry council to submit £38m Levelling Up bids for new Strabane leisure centre and Creggan Reservoir development
◆ North Wales commuter road to finally get repaired after storm damage
◆ Welsh Government announces £182m fund to provide specialist housing and accommodation
◆ Healthy, cost-effective travel for millions as walking and cycling projects get the green light
◆ Council secures £3.5m for ambitious seafront cycling and walking scheme
◆ Six Scottish islands announced for carbon neutral project
◆ £50m funding announced to encourage cycle use in across Wales

Public Sector Round-Up 13.05.22

Weekly round-up of news, statistics, and information relating to public procurement within the UK and Republic of Ireland.

In the news this week:
◆ Simpler, more flexible and transparent procurement
◆ £200 million boost to rollout of hundreds more zero-emission HGVs
◆ UK and Welsh governments reach £26 million deal to establish new Freeport in Wales
◆ Cultural venues to receive £128 million to improve access to arts and culture
◆ Roofers and builders reminded to follow duty of care
◆ Over £3.5 million announced for repairs to collapsed flood wall in Matlock

Public Sector Round-Up 29.04.22

Weekly round-up of news, statistics, and information relating to public procurement within the UK.

In the news this week:
◆ £8bn worth of future tech opportunities
◆ Council-owned Norfolk companies could cut carbon emissions in environment net zero move
◆ Northumberland council cabinet approves plans for new schools – and commits to building two more

Public Sector Round-Up 22.04.22

Weekly round-up of news, statistics, and information relating to public procurement within the UK.

In the news this week:
◆ M54 to M6 Link Road development consent decision announced
◆ More than £41million could be secured to improve East Sussex’s bus services
◆ Lancashire road resurfaced using recycled car tyres
◆ West Lindsey District Council seeks to buy RAF Scampton
◆ South & East Lincolnshire Councils Partnership to receive £9.3m Government funding to level up
◆ Pendle receives £3.6m. government funding to ‘level up’
◆ Middlesbrough’s historic library to receive £270K windfall to create ’21st-century service’

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