October, 2019


New funding to help secure Wales’ future relations in Europe post-Brexit

Initiatives that will help secure Wales’ future relations with European regions, nations and networks beyond Brexit will receive £320,000, the Welsh Government’s International Relations Minister, Eluned Morgan announced on Friday (October 4 2019). The funding, which comes from the Welsh... (Continue reading)

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£15 million approved to develop options for Waverley approaches

Preliminary work to significantly improve the rail network on the approaches to Edinburgh Waverley Station has been approved by the Transport Secretary, Michael Matheson. The £15 million investment will enable the options for the Edinburgh Waverley Western Approaches (EWWA) project... (Continue reading)

Government provides more funds for local authority air quality action

The government has announced the latest round of funding to help local authorities improve air quality across England. Since it was established, the Air Quality Grant scheme has awarded more than £61 million to a variety of projects, benefitting schools, businesses and... (Continue reading)

Grants awarded from £1.6m partnership between government and Co-op Foundation

A £1.6 million partnership between the Government and Co-op’s charity, the Co-op Foundation, will help communities across the country tackle loneliness by improving and protecting local spaces that bring people together. Space to Connect awarded an initial round of almost £900,000 to... (Continue reading)

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Up to £35k bursary and early career payments for new teachers

Aspiring teachers in maths, chemistry, physics and modern foreign languages are set to get up to £35,000 during training and their early careers, on top of their salaries. Trainee teachers in these subjects are set to receive £26,000 during training,... (Continue reading)

New research to improve treatment for adolescent mental health

Vital improvements to treatments for mental health conditions amongst teenagers and young adults could be on the horizon thanks to new government-backed research. In the UK, one in eight children or young people are affected by mental health problems. Approximately... (Continue reading)

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Groundbreaking new platform launched to support mental health

PHE and the NHS launch Every Mind Matters to help people take simple steps to look after their mental health, improve their mental wellbeing and support others. Public Health England (PHE), in partnership with the NHS, today (Monday 7 October... (Continue reading)

New Fintech envoy appointed for Northern Ireland

Andrew Jenkins, Director of mobility data and analytics company Arity, has today (Friday 4 October) been appointed as the government’s new Fintech Envoy for Northern Ireland. Fintech is one of the fastest growing sectors in the UK economy, and Northern Ireland is increasingly... (Continue reading)

Measures needed to address ‘no deal’ Brexit poverty risks


Immediate UK Government action is needed to mitigate the highly damaging impact of a possible ‘no deal’ Brexit on those on low incomes, Communities Secretary Aileen Campbell has warned in a letter to the Secretary of State of Work and... (Continue reading)

25 million to be offered free NHS flu jab this winter

Record numbers of people in England will be offered a flu vaccine this winter. For the first time, all primary school children will be offered the nasal spray. A trio of England’s top medics have today (Friday 4 October) urged... (Continue reading)

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