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Thursday 29 June 2017
29 June 2017 - NEWS UPDATE
Business

1,000 jobs to be created by £2.9m rural grant

More than 1,100 jobs could be created in Devon and Somerset following a £2.9 million Government investment that could boost the region's rural economy by £58 million. Devon and Somerset is one of five regions to benefit from a Rural Growth Network, set up to help rural areas overcome the barriers to economic growth, such as a shortage of business premises and poor broadband access.

Business

Analysts say Coalition battle undermines renewables policy

Despite dropping half a point, the UK has risen to fifth place in Ernst & Young's All Renewable Index (ARI), due to a fall in Italy's ranking in response to worsening economic conditions. While a number of UK policy and subsidy announcements were made during Q2 2012, the general consensus appears to be that these announcements have fallen short of delivering certainty for investors.