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COVID-19 Guidance: Information for NI Businesses & Employers

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Information for businesses and employers in Northern Ireland To help businesses and employers understand what the measures announced by the Chancellor mean for you, please use this page to navigate the latest guidance for people in Northern Ireland.... (Continue reading)

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Coronavirus: Northern Ireland businesses to receive £370m funding boost

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Thousands of businesses hit by Covid-19 in Northern Ireland are to receive £370 million official assistance, Stormont said. Many workers have been laid off and pubs forced to close following warnings about social distancing. An official rescue package will include... (Continue reading)

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UKCloud Health to provide services for NHS London Procurement Partnership

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UKCloud Health will now provide cybersecurity, consultancy, and hosting services on the NHS London Procurement Partnership (NHS LPP) framework. The company announced this month that it was selected for the framework for its skills, capabilities, and guidance to help healthcare... (Continue reading)

Ensuring London has the right skills for a low-carbon circular economy

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A core aspect of the Mayor’s commitment to making London a zero-carbon city by 2050, is the need to transition to a low-carbon, circular economy.  To achieve this, London will need a dynamic and responsive skills system that can meet... (Continue reading)

New law to prevent female genital mutilation

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Women and girls at risk from the illegal and harmful practice of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) will be better protected under new legislation.  A bill passed today will allow courts to issue Protection Orders, specifically designed to safeguard those who... (Continue reading)

£2.9 billion funding to strengthen care for the vulnerable

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The funding will help patients who no longer need urgent hospital treatment to return home, making at least 15,000 beds available during the coronavirus outbreak. The funding comes from the £5 billion COVID-19 fund announced by the Chancellor in last week’s budget. £1.6 billion... (Continue reading)

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Reduced rail timetable agreed to protect train services and staff

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The government and the UK rail industry have agreed a plan that will see a gradual reduction in train services across the country to reflect lower passenger demand, while keeping vital rail services running. Operators will continue to run core services ensuring... (Continue reading)

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Empowering and supporting rural communities

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Funding for social enterprises to tackle local issues. Communities Secretary Aileen Campbell has announced 14 social enterprises in the Borders are to be awarded a share of a new £50,000 fund. The money will provide the successful organisations with more... (Continue reading)

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Helping communities affected by COVID-19

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£350 million fund to support welfare and wellbeing. An additional £350 million will go to those most affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Communities Secretary Aileen Campbell has announced. The funding will be made available to councils, charities, businesses and... (Continue reading)

£2.2 billion for business

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Providing support during economic emergency. Economy Secretary Fiona Hyslop has addressed the Scottish Parliament on the economic impact of COVID-19 in Scotland. In her statement she warned that as a result of coronavirus, the Scottish economy is facing an immediate... (Continue reading)

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