Edinburgh Will Lose Out On Over £670 Million Of Funding When UK Leaves EU

A new publicly accessible database ( has laid bare the financial impact that leaving the EU will have on areas around the UK, with the Edinburgh area facing losses to funding of over £36,460,000. The figures show that the EU has invested over £670 million in the capital, including a staggering £464 million investment to support 1059 research projects around Edinburgh. Erasmus+ (£87 million) and SFC Youth Employment Initiative (£28 million) are also amongst many projects benefitting from EU funding. Last week, the SNP announced that up to £18 million of European cash would be used by the Scottish Government to set up an Advanced Manufacturing Fund to help small and medium

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Gordon Macdonald MSP is urging local small businesses to participate in a new partnership between Small Business Saturday and the Duke of York's iDEA programme. This collaborative programme will deliver free, expert online training to small businesses across the UK. The iDEA curriculum has been curated to help inspire people all over the world to become digital citizens, workers, makers, gamers, and entrepreneurs, and to enhance their employability. The programme is easy to access and FREE to take part in, with a quick and easy online registration. Small Business Saturday will be celebrating the achievements of small businesses taking part in the iDEA programme throughout the year with speci

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