Latest News

Please find below a range of stories from across the membership and the network. If you would like to submit a member story please send it to Cheryl King for inclusion on this page and our fortnightly Enewsletter.

Scottish Government’s Shared Prosperity Fund plans

Tuesday, 1 December 2020

The Scottish Government has confirmed its framework for allocating Scotland’s share of the UK Shared Prosperity Fund, which will replace European Structural Funds when Brexit Transition finishes at the end of the year.  

The Scottish Shared Prosperity Fund as it will be known will have some key policy aims and objectives: addressing and reducing economic and social disparities; decentralising funding and local decision making; enhancing wellbeing; responding to climate change; a just and green recovery from the Covid pandemic.

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Keeping data you receive from the EU lawful

Tuesday, 1 December 2020

The EU is conducting a “data adequacy assessment” of the UK ahead of the end of the Brexit Transition period.  UK businesses that transfer personal data from the EU or the European Economic Area (EEA) will need to have an alternative transfer mechanism in place to ensure this data can still flow lawfully if there is not a positive decision from the EU.   

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Fairmont St Andrews continues to recruit local talent

Monday, 30 November 2020

Following the decision for Britain to leave the EU in 2016, Fairmont St Andrews spent two years developing a unique three-year Junior Hotelier Hospitality Apprenticeship Programme covering all areas of hospitality. 

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Awards winning Innovative FEAT kicks off multi million-pound renovation project

Friday, 27 November 2020

Glenrothes based mental health charity Fife Employment Action Trust (FEAT) has taken over 27 acre Silverburn Park to create a mental health, employment training hub with 7.5million visitor centre for tourists and locals in the heart of Fife.

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Say thank you with the power of radio

Friday, 27 November 2020

Christmas is the perfect time of year to show gratitude to the special people in your life. So, this December why not thank your customers with a radio greeting on Kingdom FM.

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Fife College achieves best positive destination figures in Scotland

Thursday, 26 November 2020

Fife College has recorded an increase in the percentage of their students going on to positive destinations, meaning that they now have the best rate of any college in Scotland.

Figures published by the Scottish Funding Council for the 2018-19 academic year show that just under 3,000 Fife College students went on to further studies, training or in to employment once completing their course.

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Self Assessment customers warned about scammers posing as HMRC

Wednesday, 25 November 2020

Self Assessment customers should be alert to criminals claiming to be from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

As the department issues thousands of SMS messages and emails as part of its annual Self Assessment tax return push, HMRC is warning customers completing their returns to take care to avoid being caught out by scammers. The annual tax return deadline is on 31 January 2021.

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Public Covid screening facility opens at Edinburgh Airport

Wednesday, 25 November 2020

The first public Covid screening centre at in airport in Scotland has opened at Edinburgh Airport with people able to receive fast and accurate PCR swab tests.

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Scottish National Investment Bank makes its first investment

Tuesday, 24 November 2020

The Scottish National Investment Bank has officially opened for business and completed its first major investment.  The Scottish Government has committed to investing £2 billion over 10 years to capitalise the Bank, which will have a mission based approach and support innovative, high growth firms that have a positive impact in Scotland. It’s primary mission will be to support Scotland’s transition to net zero carbon emissions through a range of debt and equity products. 

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Tier 3 business support confirmed and more help for the self employed

Tuesday, 24 November 2020

The Scottish Government has confirmed the financial support for businesses forced to close or impacted by protective measures against Covid.  Fife is currently in Tier 3, which means that the majority of businesses are allowed to open, but with many restrictions in place on how they can trade.

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