December, 2019


£300m contract to improve access to business services

The Ministry of Defence has awarded a £300 million contract to improve access to Armed Forces pay, pensions, military HR and administrative services. It will give users easier and more modern options to contact Defence Business Services on platforms using... (Continue reading)

Local areas get breakdown in first stage of £14bn funding boost

The Government yesterday (19 December) informed local authorities across the country how much extra money they will receive next year from its multi-billion-pound investment in primary and secondary education. In another step towards delivering on the government’s pledge to invest... (Continue reading)

Mayor unveils £2.7 million for English and maths for adult learners

Londoners will be given more help to acquire crucial skills in English and maths under major changes to the adult education system unveiled today by the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan. Funding from the Mayor’s Adult Education Budget (AEB) to... (Continue reading)

Welsh Government to invest in more resilient, cleaner and greener transport

Investing in low emission vehicles and creating a more resilient transport system are amongst the initiatives benefitting from £74m of Welsh Government funding to provide better, more environmentally friendly transport. The funding, which has been announced in the Welsh Government’s... (Continue reading)

Improving support for neurological conditions

A five-year action plan to support people with a neurological condition has been published by Public Health Minister Joe FitzPatrick. The action plan will ensure people get access to personalised care and support regardless of their particular condition or where... (Continue reading)

Climate change ambitions

The Scottish Government has launched two key consultations to inform the pipeline of future offshore wind development in Scotland and improve understanding on its role in meeting ‘net zero’ targets. Views are being sought on the draft Offshore Wind Policy... (Continue reading)

Independence Referendum: transfer of power demanded

The democratic case for Scotland having the ability to choose its own constitutional future is published today in a new document. The paper – entitled “Scotland’s Right to Choose: Putting Scotland’s Future in Scotland’s Hands” – lays out the detailed... (Continue reading)

MOD Education Support Fund results 2020

The bidding round for the 2020 ESF closed on 30 September 2019 and The Directorate Children and Young People (DCYP) received a total of 142 applications requesting just over £7-million. The Ministry of Defence (MOD) Education Support Fund (ESF) is... (Continue reading)

Oxford CC publishes £19m climate emergency budget

Oxford City Council has outlined a £19m climate emergency budget to help the authority become a zero carbon council in 2020. The budget, published in response to the Oxford Citizens’ Assembly on climate change, commits over £1m additional operational funding and £18m... (Continue reading)

Mayor proposes additional £3.2m for London’s Violence Reduction Unit

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has announced today that he intends to invest an additional £3.2m in the capital’s Violence Reduction Unit (VRU) this year and in future years. The VRU was set up by the Mayor last year... (Continue reading)

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