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Brexit readiness fund extended to help businesses to prepare

Application deadline extended and an extra £5 million available to help businesses prepare for Brexit on 31 October. Up to an additional £5 million is being made available to support trade associations and other business organisations in helping businesses prepare... (Continue reading)

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Sajid Javid announces infrastructure revolution to make UK ‘better place to live’

SAJID Javid will today promise an “infrastructure revolution” to build more roads, revive local bus services and build a digital communications network fit for the 21st century. In his keynote speech to the Tory conference in Manchester, the Chancellor will... (Continue reading)

Conservatives pledge £10.50 national living wage from age 21

Sajid Javid has pledged to increase the national living wage to £10.50 an hour and lower the age at which workers are entitled to it from 25 to 21. In his speech at the Conservative Party conference, the Chancellor of the... (Continue reading)

Home Secretary announces a package of new measures to tackle county lines

New £20 million investment intensifies law enforcement efforts to disrupt county lines model. The Home Secretary Priti Patel has announced a surge of activity to crack down on county lines drugs gangs. The package of measures – underpinned by £20... (Continue reading)

Home Secretary launches £25 million fund to prevent burglary and theft in crime hotspots

The Safer Streets Fund will be open to bids from Police and Crime Commissioners for projects aimed at preventing acquisitive crime. A new £25 million fund to tackle burglary, theft and other offences in crime hotspots has been announced by... (Continue reading)

Council looks to secure homes in St Michael’s Gate for city’s homeless

The city council is getting ready to purchase 72 properties in St Michael’s Gate to secure their use as temporary accommodation for homeless residents. The housing estate in Parnwell has been leased to Peterborough City Council by Stef and Phillips... (Continue reading)

Chancellor announces support for post-Brexit future

A summary of new measures announced by the Chancellor Sajid Javid on 30 September A package of measures to support the next generation, promote economic growth, and prepare for a post-Brexit future, were announced by the Chancellor Sajid Javid today... (Continue reading)

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Government takes the first steps in a bus revolution 

Major package of measures announced to boost bus services including ‘Superbus’ networks, Britain’s first all-electric bus town and better passenger information. New low-fare, high-frequency ‘Superbus’ networks, Britain’s first all-electric bus town, better information for passengers, and contactless payment on every... (Continue reading)

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