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More clarity needed on financing public infrastructure projects

A £3.3 billion investment programme in Scotland’s infrastructure has enabled more public buildings and new roads to be built. But the Scottish Government needs to be clearer about how and when they use privately financed contracts. Models for investing in... (Continue reading)

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The UK’s withdrawal from the EU – The CMA’s role post Brexit

The Government has confirmed that the UK will enter a transition period until the end of December 2020, following its departure from the EU on 31 January 2020. At the end of that transition period, on 1 January 2021, the... (Continue reading)

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New funding to help universities tackle antisemitism announced on Holocaust Memorial Day

New funding to help universities tackle antisemitism announced on Holocaust Memorial Day On 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, Communities Secretary announces half a million pounds of new funding to help universities tackle antisemitism on campus 450 student leaders,... (Continue reading)

Launch of Safer Streets Fund

A new £25 million scheme to tackle burglary and theft in crime hotspots on (Sunday 26 January) been launched by the Policing Minister. The Safer Streets Fund will open this week for bids from police and crime commissioners (PCCs) across... (Continue reading)

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EU Exit: the Get ready for Brexit campaign

In a report, published today, the National Audit Office (NAO) has found that the government’s Get ready for Brexit campaign made the public better aware of some of the things they might need to do ahead of the UK leaving... (Continue reading)

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More clarity needed on financing public infrastructure projects

A £3.3 billion investment programme in Scotland’s infrastructure has enabled more public buildings and new roads to be built. But the Scottish Government needs to be clearer about how and when they use privately financed contracts. Models for investing in... (Continue reading)

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Boost to successful government rough sleeping programme

£112 million funding for councils to help get people off the streets and into accommodation. Councils to share £112 million Rough Sleeping Initiative funding to help get people off the streets and into accommodation Analysis shows numbers are 32% lower... (Continue reading)

Government pledges £500 million to bring back historic rail lines, improving connectivity for communities across the country

New investment to drive forward reversal of the Beeching era cuts. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps visits Fleetwood to launch government fund aimed at kickstarting reversal of the Beeching cuts £500 million pot will help reconnect towns across the country, improving... (Continue reading)

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£3m to bring Ruthin health services under one roof

The Health Minister, Vaughan Gething, has approved £3m of funding to bring health services together under one roof in Ruthin. Services currently provided across four sites in the town will be come together in a Health and Wellbeing Centre at... (Continue reading)

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£90 million programme to transform Wales’ towns

Wales’ towns are to receive £90 million of additional investment as part of a new Welsh Government approach to transforming town centres across the country, Deputy Minister for Housing and Local Government, Hannah Blythyn announced today (Monday Jan 27 2020).... (Continue reading)

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