Building a consortium and producing a competitive proposal typically takes about 9-12 months. It then takes about another 9-12 months for the commission to evaluate proposals and establish formal contracts for the lucky winners. So if you have an idea for a project today, it will be about 18 to 24 months from now that your project would actually start. But that is also approximately when Brexit negotiations will be reaching completion, and the effects will start to become real. … [Read more...] about It’s not ‘business as usual’ until Brexit. UK scientists are already feeling the effects
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'America is the Greatest Country in the world. We have the best scientists, doctors, nurses and health care professionals. They are amazing people who do phenomenal things every day,' Trump wrote in another tweet. 'Together we are putting into policy a plan to prevent, detect, treat and create a vaccine against CoronaVirus to save lives in America and the world. America will get it done!' he wrote. … [Read more...] about Donald Trump BANS visitors from Europe from entering the US for 30 days starting at midnight on Friday – but excludes the UK and Ireland – in effort to staunch coronavirus pandemic. But how will it slow spread of virus ALREADY inside US?
FSB national chairman Mike Cherry said: "The priority should be protecting viable small businesses - and all the jobs they provide - that have been disproportionately [hit] by the coronavirus crisis, including those caught by local lockdowns, subject to continued national restrictions, or with staff that have directly suffered because of Covid." … [Read more...] about Furlough ‘must be extended’ to avoid mass unemployment, say MPs
The boss who bounced her way to £3m from just £200 'I started a fashion business from two suitcases' 'I was standing at the wrong end of a machine gun' 'Someone needs to help parents control their kids' spending' During the coronavirus lockdown period, after setting up her three children, aged 10, 11 and eight, with their home schooling, she takes online meetings and says she is "pretty much on the phone all day" until 6pm. … [Read more...] about ‘People told me my plans for a skincare firm were crazy’
Oh the drama. But Cyprus pulled back from the abyss. A deal was done. Its second biggest bank would close. Heavy losses for those with over €100,000 in the banks; capital controls for everyone. One euro was no longer the same across the region. If it was a ‘Cyprus euro’, you might not be allowed to get your hands on it. … [Read more...] about Europe in turmoil: five years of economic crisis