UK Govt tell Ofcom to stop excessive broadband quotes

Minister for Digital Infrastructure, Matt Warman MP, has written to telecommunications regulator, Ofcom about his concerns about people getting excessive quotes for broadband in rural areas.

UK-Japan trade deal offers boost to Scottish Businesses

The UK-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement was agreed in principle by International Trade Secretary, the Rt Hon Liz Truss MP and Japan Foreign Minister on a video call this morning (Friday 11 September).  It is the UK’s first major trade deal outside the EU.

Eat Out to Help Out hailed as success

More than 85,000 meals were claimed for across the Borders as part of the UK Government’s Eat Out to Help Out Scheme in August.

116 restaurants in the Borders took part, with £566,000 in discount being claimed. This means that over £1m was spent in restaurants as part of the scheme.

Fisheries Bill passes next stage in Parliament

Eyemouth MP, John Lamont, has welcomed the further passage of the Fisheries Bill at Westminster. The Bill will enable the UK to control who may fish in its waters, and on what terms, for the first time since 1973, and will see the Common Fisheries Policy scrapped in the UK.

Jobs Plan needed to rebound from virus

The new leader of the Scottish Conservatives, Douglas Ross MP, has delivered on a promise to publish a plan for jobs and recovery within the first month of his tenure.

St Abbs named as must visit destination

Influential travel company, Skyscanner, has named St Abbs as one of the best destinations in Scotland to visit. The list was compiled to highlight staycations as COVID-19 continues to make international travel difficult.

Borders start ups get over £850k in support

Small businesses across the Borders have received a cash boost from the British Business Bank’s Start Up Loans scheme. New figures show 104 loans have been given out in the area worth £855,975 in total.