August, 2019


Two improvements to ensure passengers get a better deal on rail fares


Contactless payments and smart ticketing to improve customer experience. confidence in railways given a boost as smart ticketing continues to be rolled out to modernise the network Transport Secretary Grant Shapps backs fares trial which provides a simpler and more... (Continue reading)

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Business Secretary launches £10 million Brexit readiness fund for business

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Business Secretary Andrea Leadsom today unveiled a £10 million grant scheme for business organisations and trade associations to support businesses in preparing for Brexit ahead of 31 October 2019. £10 million available to support trade associations and other business organisations... (Continue reading)

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£32 million boost for British businesses through referral scheme

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More British businesses up and down the country are getting the financing they need to grow and expand, new figures show today. securing credit to grow is often a barrier for small and medium sized businesses the Bank Referral Scheme... (Continue reading)

Upgrades to RAF Lossiemouth continue with runway resurfacing

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The signing of a new contract marks the start of improvements to RAF Lossiemouth’s runway and other airfield operating surfaces. The runways at RAF Lossiemouth will be resurfaced following the award of a £75 million contract to VolkerFitzpatrick Ltd by... (Continue reading)

£3 million grant to help UK nationals in EU for Brexit

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UK nationals living in the EU, who may struggle to complete the necessary residency applications, will be helped by measures announced today. The Government is providing up to £3 million in grant funding for charities and other voluntary organisations who... (Continue reading)

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Binning the Brexit backstop: the impact on the NHS


With Brexit still dominating the news headlines, one thing constantly mentioned is the Northern Irish backstop, with the new Prime Minister adamant it must be removed from any Brexit deal. But what would this mean for the NHS, if it... (Continue reading)

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Government urges employers to help transform sick pay

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Employers are being urged to shape proposals to transform support for disabled people and those on long-term sick leave. This week marks the halfway point in the work and health consultation, which is looking at how to create healthier workplaces... (Continue reading)

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Improving data access for service sector: apply for funding

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Projects can apply for a share of £3.5 million to speed up use of artificial intelligence and data technologies in accountancy, insurance and legal services. The service sector accounts for 80% of the UK economy. Financial and professional services alone... (Continue reading)

Queen’s Speech: invest in NHS, attack violent crime, cut the cost of living

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The Prime Minister has announced plans to bring forward a new bold and ambitious legislative agenda: helping the NHS, fighting violent crime, investing in infrastructure and science and cutting the cost of living. The Prime Minister has briefed Cabinet colleagues... (Continue reading)

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One in three EU citizens in Brent have registered for the settlement scheme. Have you?


New government figures show Brent has the highest number of EU citizens in the country registered through the settlement scheme, above Birmingham and other London boroughs. In total, 22,330 Brent EU nationals have applied for settled or pre-settled status –... (Continue reading)

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