January, 2020


Additional £35 million for Violence Reduction Units

Eighteen police and crime commissioners (PCCs) will receive an additional £35 million to continue funding specialist teams to tackle violent crime in their area, the Home Secretary has announced on Sunday (29 December 2019). Violence Reduction Units (VRUs) bring together... (Continue reading)

Farmers’ £3 billion support confirmed in time for 2020

The Chancellor on Monday (30 December 2019) given a welcome boost to UK farmers and rural communities by announcing nearly £3 billion of funding for 2020. Sajid Javid confirmed the cash will be used to support farmers once the UK... (Continue reading)

Welsh Secretary welcomes £243 million UK Government support for Welsh farmers

Welsh Secretary Simon Hart on Monday (30 December 2019) welcomed the Chancellor’s announcement that the Welsh Government will receive £243 million of UK Government funding to support farmers once the UK leaves the EU next year. Sajid Javid confirmed the... (Continue reading)

Government announces pay rise for 2.8 million people

Low-paid workers will receive a 6.2% pay rise with a new National Living Wage (NLW) of £8.72 per hour, the biggest cash increase ever, the Government announced on Tuesday (Dec 31 2019). Nearly 3 million workers are set to benefit... (Continue reading)

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