Science Vale

The Science Vale UK area is already one of the most successful science hotspots in the country with 13 per cent of research and development employment in South East England and four per cent of employment in England.

The new Science Vale UK Enterprise Zone at Harwell Oxford and Milton Park will benefit new and expanding science and technology businesses. These businesses could be eligible for a business rates discount of up to £55,000 a year for five years if they locate to specified sites that are ready for development at Harwell Oxford and Milton Park. 

As Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne MP said, ‘The Science Vale Enterprise Zone will harness the region’s unparalleled research and development base to create a wealth of innovative and high growth businesses. The region is home to some of the newest and fastest growing businesses in high performance engineering, biotechnology and medical instruments, and the Science Vale Enterprise Zone provides the opportunity to unlock the region’s full potential.’

Email for more information about the Science Vale UK Enterprise Zone.


Huge government investment in infrastructure in southern Oxfordshire

The government has announced significant investment in transport infrastructure for southern Oxfordshire in the Spring Statement.  South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse District Council have welcomed the money that will make a significant difference to the two districts.

Superfast broadband project almost completed

Nearly all households and businesses in the Vale of White Horse can now access superfast broadband, according to new figures announced by the Better Broadband for Oxfordshire partnership.

Harwell Link Road opens

There will be ‘something old and something new’ when Oxfordshire’s latest major transport improvement - the £11.65m Harwell Link Road – opens on 28 March.

Latest news hitting your doorstep

Conservative councillors, activists and volunteers across the Vale are beginning to deliver the latest newsletter through residents' letterboxes.

Science Vale UK companies star in new science film

Local business leaders from cutting edge science and technology companies based across the Science Vale UK region are spreading the word on why it’s such a great place to do business. 

Government announces infrastructure funding for Oxfordshire

In today's Budget the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced plans for a housing deal with Oxfordshire that would deliver £150m of infrastructure funding. The Government is also seeking to further increase housing delivering in Oxfordshire.