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Here are our ten best read UK news stories from the last seven days (25th – 31st July):
A new government hub which can accommodate up to 1700 civil servants has been hailed as an example of Levelling Up in action by helping spread more jobs to the West Midlands, as it was opened this week. Minister Rees-Mogg cut the ribbon on the building which will house 20 government departments and public bodies across nine newly refurbished floors. The government teams had previously been spread across eight different buildings, but consolidating them under one roof is expected to save the taxpayer around £2 million per year… click here
Millions of households across Great Britain will receive non-repayable discounts on their energy bills this winter, as the UK government this set out further details of the Energy Bills Support Scheme.The £400 discount, administered by energy suppliers, will be paid to consumers over 6 months with payments starting from October 2022, to ensure households receive financial support throughout the winter months. Those with a domestic electricity meter point paying for their energy via standard credit, payment card and direct debit will receive an automatic deduction to their bills over the 6 month period – totalling £400… click here
AMTE Power, a leading battery cell manufacturer, has selected Dundee as the preferred site for its first MegaFactory in a boost to the UK’s ambitions to produce homegrown battery cells for a net zero society. The new factory will directly create up to 215 high skilled on-site jobs and 800 more across the supply chain by producing the high-performance battery cells needed to help electrify vehicles, homes, and industries for the UK’s energy transition. The MegaFactory will complement AMTE Power’s existing facility in Thurso enabling the company to respond to high levels of interest in its cells from customers in the automotive and energy storage markets… click here
Construction is under way at the country’s first secure school – a brand new custodial facility for young people with education at its heart and helping to turn young offenders away from a life of crime. The school – based on the site of the now closed Medway Secure Training Centre in Kent – will see young offenders go straight from the courtroom to the classroom, with every single pupil enrolled in formal education or training and encouraged into further learning or employment on release… click here
The development of ‘self-recovering’ robots to go where humans can’t, is key to making fusion energy a safe, sustainable, low-carbon energy source for generations to come. The £1.5 million, 32-month project has been funded by the EUROfusion programme and worked on by over 40 engineers at UKAEA’s robotics laboratory, RACE to support future science experiments on fusion energy machines including JET and its successor, ITER. JET is the currently the only fusion energy machine in the world that uses remote handling and robotics for maintenance, placing the UK at the forefront of this technology and expertise… click here
5. Luxury British marque Bentley Motors posts highest first-half operating profit in its 103-year history
The Luxury British marque today announced encouraging financial results for the first six months of 2022, despite continued global economic uncertainty.Bentley Motors is the most sought-after luxury car brand in the world. The company’s headquarters in Crewe is home to all of its operations including design, R&D, engineering and production of the company’s five model lines, Continental GT, Continental GT Convertible, Flying Spur, Bentayga and Bentayga EWB… click here
UK Atomic Energy Authority and Commonwealth Fusion Systems have announced a new trans-Atlantic agreement to advance commercial fusion energy. The new five-year Collaboration Framework Agreement establishes the terms under which a series of work projects between US-based CFS, from Massachusetts, and UKAEA will support the development of fusion energy and related technologies. This agreement is the result of a shared mission to support the fastest path to low carbon commercial fusion energy – based on the same processes that power the sun and stars… click here
The revival of one of the world’s biggest motorcycle manufacturers continues at pace. Following a £4.6 million grant by the UK Government last year for the development of zero-emission motorcycles as part of the low-carbon automotive initiative, BSA Motorcycles are roaring back to life. The company’s new state of the the art 100,000 sqft distribution HQ near Coventry is just 18 miles from BSA’s original factory in Birmingham and will feature the latest models, a heritage museum, café and more. At its peak, BSA (including Triumph) was the largest motorcycle producer in the world… click here
Despite Covid and ‘despite Brexit,’ the UK’s exporters are steaming ahead. Latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) have been scrutinised by Facts4EU.Org in a report for non-party political campaigning organisation, the Campaign for an Independent Britain. The CIBUK and Facts4EU analysis of the true picture of the UK’s export performance since voting ‘Leave,’ show Brexit Britain’s exports are booming. In 2021 the UK was also the fastest-growing economy in the G7. The UK also outgrew the EU27 in the first quarter of this year, according to official figures… click here
Prime Minister Boris Johnson said: “The UK rightly has an outstanding reputation for hosting major sporting events, and the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham will be another fantastic opportunity to showcase the best of Britain on a global stage. Not only will we be celebrating sporting success, we will also be strengthening the crucial ties between our 72 nations and territories – bringing businesses and governments from across the world together to encourage trade and boost economic growth that will leave a lasting legacy for years to come… click here
For last week’s Top Ten Great British news stories (18th – 24th July) click here.
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By Claire Bullivant
Photo: Prime Minister Boris Johnson gives a speech as he visits the International Convention Centre for a Business Forum prior to the opening of the Commonwealth games this week. ICC. Picture by Kyle Heller / No 10 Downing Street
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