October, 2019


Multi-million investment in school and college buildings

Academies and sixth form colleges across England can now bid for a share of more than £400 million to transform facilities, improve school buildings and create more good school places. The multi-million-pound annual fund can be used by academies and... (Continue reading)

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New digital forensics unit boosts crackdown on crime in jails

A new digital forensics unit and expanded digital investigations team will crack down on criminal activity involving devices smuggled into jails, Prisons Minister, Lucy Frazer QC MP announced yesterday (Monday 28 October 2019). The state-of-the-art lab will be equipped with... (Continue reading)

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Lidl announces rapid electric vehicle charger installation programme

Lidl has committed to installing rapid electric vehicle chargers at all of its new stores. The supermarket will also be making charging points available at existing Lidl stores that are able to accommodate the chargers in their car parks. This... (Continue reading)

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£2.2 million boost for Valleys foundational economy projects

Transforming a disused department store in the Rhondda Valley into an enterprise hub, identifying local construction suppliers in Neath Port Talbot that could deliver packages of work under £25k, and developing an app that links businesses that need each other’s... (Continue reading)

Government investment backs museums of the future

Britain’s cultural treasures could be made accessible from our homes, schools and public libraries thanks to a £19 million government investment. Investment will give the public the chance to engage and share experiences of interactive exhibitions on an ambitious scale... (Continue reading)

Low-income households to be guaranteed trusted tradespeople for home energy improvements

New ‘TrustMark’ scheme will protect 300,000 low-income households a year supported through the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) from cowboy traders ECO will see £3.6 billion invested into upgrading peoples’ homes to reduce emissions as the UK moves towards a net... (Continue reading)

Next generation of new towns and economic growth opportunities to be developed, levelling up every region

New development corporations will kick-start work towards creating new towns and communities. New development corporations will kick-start work towards creating new towns and communities on the scale of Canary Wharf and Milton Keynes Government provides £10 million in seed funding... (Continue reading)

Prisons receive £156 million maintenance boost

Significant new money for pressing maintenance. funding builds on government’s vision for the future of jails £2.75 billion package to transform the prison estate Prisons across England and Wales are set to receive a £156 million cash boost to tackle... (Continue reading)

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Vibrant new parks set to benefit communities with government funding

Thousands of people set to benefit from new pocket parks or the revival of rundown green spaces. Thousands of people are set to benefit from new pocket parks or the revival of rundown green spaces as Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick... (Continue reading)

Suicide bereavement support to be made available across England

Personalised bereavement support will be available on the NHS in England to care for people after a relative or friend’s suicide. People who have lost someone close to them due to suicide will benefit from dedicated bereavement care. The government... (Continue reading)

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