February, 2020


£1.5 billion to deliver Government commitment for 50 million more general practice appointments

The Government and NHS England have committed at least an additional £1.5 billion in total for general practice over the next four years for additional staff, a key step towards delivering 50 million more appointments in general practice by 2024.... (Continue reading)

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T Level providers to benefit from £110 million boost

T Level providers across the country will benefit from a multi-million pound package of support to ensure they are ready to deliver the pioneering new courses, Education Secretary Gavin Williamson has announced today (Friday 7 February). The government is investing... (Continue reading)

Government to cut the cost of new homes by a third

A new generation of homeowners will be able to take their first step on to the housing ladder thanks to a scheme cutting the cost of some new homes by a third, Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick has announced today (7... (Continue reading)

Businesses have received £3.7m to help switch to cleaner vehicles ahead of Clean Air Charging Zone

Leeds City Council has awarded more than £3.7 million in financial support to help local businesses switch to less polluting vehicles ahead of the Clean Air Charging Zone (CAZ). The zone will tackle air pollution and protect the health of... (Continue reading)

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A warm welcome for the Independent Care Review’s call for radical change of the Scottish Care System

The National Lottery Community Fund’s Scotland Director today welcomed the findings of the Independent Care Review (ICR) and endorsed the vision proposed by the review which plots a 10-year transformational change approach to the Scottish care system. In 2013 The... (Continue reading)

Mayor launches first-ever London City Resilience Strategy

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has today (Wednesday 5 Feb 2020)set out what the capital needs to do to remain resilient and prepared for future challenges including Brexit,  climate change, and keeping the city safe. City Hall has published... (Continue reading)

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Network Rail awards £257m portable plant contract

Network Rail has awarded a contract worth up to £257m to VP Plc for the hire, supply and maintenance of portable plant. The contract is for an initial period of six years from 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2026,... (Continue reading)

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£1.4 million to help transform Llandeilo Market Hall into a high-quality development

Llandeilo’s Market Hall will be transformed into an innovative business hub for the town centre and wider community thanks to £1.4 million from the Welsh Government and EU, Deputy Minister for Housing and Local Government, Hannah Blythyn has announced. The... (Continue reading)

Reducing size of government estate secures more than £2bn

Latest data released by the Cabinet Office shows the size of the government estate has dropped by almost a third over the past 10 years. The government’s ‘State of the Estate 2018-2019’ report, which was published today, shows the government estate, which... (Continue reading)

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End of coal power to be brought forward in drive towards net zero

The deadline for the phase-out of coal from Britain’s energy system is planned to be brought forward a year to 1 October 2024, the Prime Minister has announced yesterday (4 February 2020) in a speech to launch COP26. The government will consult... (Continue reading)

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