February, 2020


Theory test changes: 14 April 2020

From 14 April 2020, the car theory test will include 3 multiple-choice questions based on a short video you’ll watch. The way the theory test works in England, Scotland and Wales will change from 14 April 2020. The same changes... (Continue reading)

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£90 million UK drive to reduce carbon emissions

Households and businesses will benefit from £90 million to cut carbon emissions in industry and homes. £90 million package announced to tackle emissions from homes and heavy industry – including funding for Europe’s first hydrogen plants which could generate enough... (Continue reading)

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£17 million to make journeys in West Sussex quicker and greener

A2300 improvement scheme to cut congestion and support growth. Department for Transport investing £17 million in the A2300 improvement at Burgess Hill the £22 million road scheme will cut traffic jams and support thousands of new homes to be built... (Continue reading)

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£24 million funding boost to accelerate new house building in Wales

A further £24 million is being injected immediately into building more new affordable homes in Wales, Housing Minister, Julie James has announced today (Monday 17 Feb 2020). The additional funding for housing will help accelerate the Welsh Government’s programme of... (Continue reading)

£220 million to help achieve net-zero

Helping Scotland transition to net-zero carbon emissions is at the heart of the new Scottish National Investment Bank, Public Finance Minister Kate Forbes said. As part of the Scottish Budget, Ms Forbes announced £220 million of further funding for the... (Continue reading)

Tackling poverty

An additional £7 million will be invested in the Parental Employability Support Fund this year. This additional funding will provide intensive employability support for parents both in and out of work, helping to tackle in work poverty, and enhance links... (Continue reading)

Meeting the costs of Brexit

The UK Government should give an immediate commitment to cover the cost to business and government of leaving the EU, Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing said. With the UK Government acknowledging there will be additional checks and certificates required for... (Continue reading)

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Housing Secretary confirms new support for survivors of domestic violence

Councils are being given a boost to provide essential, life-saving support in safe housing for survivors of domestic abuse and their children, Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick has confirmed today (17 February 2020). Seventy-five projects across England will share over £16... (Continue reading)

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£1.2 billion for the world’s most powerful weather and climate supercomputer

Predicting severe weather and the impacts of climate change will be faster and more accurate than ever before, thanks to confirmation of £1.2 billion government funding to develop a state-of-the-art supercomputer, Business and Energy Secretary and COP26 President Alok Sharma... (Continue reading)

More support for hard-to-reach EU citizens living in Wales


As the latest figures on applications to the UK government’s EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) are published, Counsel General Jeremy Miles announced more new funding for councils in Wales to boost numbers of applications from their area. Theses releases published by... (Continue reading)

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