UK automotive sector benefits from regional growth fund

Bentley, Calsonic Kansei, Lotus, Universal Engineering and Zytec are just some of the vehicle manufacturers and automotive  supply chain companies that have been confirmed in a list of over 100 companies from across the UK that will receive government support in the second round of the Regional Growth Fund (RGF) allocation.The £950m second wave of funding, follows the initial round of announcements made in April this year. Organisations are awarded funding based on the potential for job creation and local community-based sustainable economic growth.“Confirmation that these automotive companies will benefit from government’s Regional Growth Fund signifies further confidence from government in the sector’s ability to sustain economic growth through investment in careers and skills,” said Paul Everitt, SMMT Chief Executive. “Industry will work collaboratively with government to maximise the investments made, building expertise and strengthening competitiveness, whilst raising awareness of the increasing job opportunities available.”Of the 201,000 jobs created or protected, around 37,000 will be directly created jobs, and more than 164,000 will be in the supply chain. Government investment will support nearly £6 billion of private investment secured by the successful projects.Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said, “I am delighted to be able to announce this boost to business, which will jump start growth and create jobs that last in the places that really need it.“This targeted support for businesses across the country allows them to expand and create jobs. It unlocks private sector investment – with at least £5 put in for every £1 of public money.”The RGF is a £1.4bn fund which is designed to encourage enterprise, growth and jobs in the private sector and support areas and communities that are dependent on the public sector. Follow this link for more information about the Regional Growth Fund http://www.bis.gov.uk/RGF.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

Shop owner remanded over alleged narco trafficking

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedAlleged possession of 9 grams of cannabis lands musician in CourtMay 23, 2018In “Court”Man who tells court he uses cannabis as medicine granted bail  August 5, 2019In “Court”4 years jail for female found guilty of cocaine possessionSeptember 23, 2015In “Crime” A shop owner of Lot ‘E’ Hardina Street, Werk-en-Rust, Georgetown, was on Friday hauled before the courts after she was allegedly busted with a quantity of cannabis in her possession.Roslyn Barclay appeared before Senior Magistrate Leron Daly at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts, where she was required to plea to the charge.The accused denied the charge, which alleged that on November 15, 2018 at her Lot ‘E’ Hardina Street, Werk-en-rust home; she had in her possession 650 grams of cannabis for the purpose of trafficking.According to the facts presented by Police Prosecutor Richard Harris, a search was conducted at the defendant’s home and shop when a black plastic bag containing the drugs was unearthed from a heap of wood within the yard. The defendant was later arrested and charged.Magistrate Daly ordered that Barclay be ramanded to prison. The case will continue on December 14. read more