October, 2019


Brexit readiness report published

The Government has published the Brexit readiness report detailing the UK’s preparedness ahead of Brexit on 31 October. Preparations to ensure that the UK is ready for Brexit on 31 October will be set out in a paper published today... (Continue reading)

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CDL Commons statement on Brexit preparations: 8 October 2019

Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Michael Gove made a statement in the House of Commons on preparations for Brexit. Mr Speaker, with your permission I would like to make a statement on our preparations to leave the European Union... (Continue reading)

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New measures to back business, boost innovation and supercharge UK science


The government has announced new plans to drive jobs, growth, skills and opportunity across the whole of the UK. The Business and Energy Secretary Andrea Leadsom unveiled last week a package of new measures to support UK researchers and businesses... (Continue reading)

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Home Office announces first wave of 20,000 police officer uplift

The government has today confirmed the police officer recruitment targets for every police force in England and Wales for 2020-21. The Home Office has today confirmed the officer recruitment targets for every police force in England and Wales for the... (Continue reading)

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Hounslow supports London’s hub for small businesses preparing for Brexit

Hounslow Borough Council has announced its support for a series of Business Hubs being set up across the city specifically for London small businesses preparing for Brexit. This follows Mayor Sadiq Khan’s unveiling of a range of new, free-to-access support... (Continue reading)

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Oxford City Council signposts support for EU citizens to get ready for Brexit


EU citizens looking for information and support to get ready for Brexit can check Oxford City Council’s web site for how to get help. Approximately 13% of Oxford’s population originates from the EU. With the Brexit deadline getting nearer, the... (Continue reading)

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Multi-million investment to boost Kingston’s transport infrastructure

Kingston Council has approved £3 million per annum plans to improve Kingston’s road and transport networks over the next three years, in addition to the Go Cycle investment programme. Councillors agreed the plans at the Environment and Sustainable Transport Committee... (Continue reading)

Over £5.25m secured for Stirling’s residents as part of Council’s drive to tackle poverty

More than £5.25 million of additional income was secured for vulnerable people by Stirling Council’s Advice Services in the 2018/19 financial year. The team, which had 2,075 new referrals in the same period, provides free, confidential and impartial money, debt... (Continue reading)

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Transforming healthcare in Aberdeenshire

First Minister hails new facility at heart of community. The First Minister has opened a £14.7 million health facility providing additional services in Aberdeenshire, including a dental surgery and a community maternity unit. The Inverurie Health and Care Hub will... (Continue reading)

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Vulnerable people receive almost 13 million extra hours of home care

Vulnerable people receive almost 13 million extra hours of home care Vulnerable people across England received almost 13 million extra hours of home visits from social care workers last year as part of a £674 million government funding programme, new... (Continue reading)

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