April, 2020


UK Government provides extra £95m to tackle coronavirus in Wales

UK Government confirms further £95m to support the devolved administration in Wales tackle coronavirus The UK Government has committed a further £95m to support the devolved administration in Wales tackle coronavirus, the Local Government Secretary has announced (Saturday 18 April).... (Continue reading)

Aldi joins Free School Meal voucher scheme

Aldi joins supermarkets signed up to Government’s national voucher scheme Aldi has confirmed today (Tuesday 21 April) it has signed up to the national voucher scheme, which is one of the ways the Government is supporting children on free school... (Continue reading)

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Billion pound support package for innovative firms hit by coronavirus

UK businesses driving innovation and development will be helped through the coronavirus outbreak with a £1.25 billion government support package, the Chancellor announced today. Chancellor announces new £1.25 billion coronavirus package to protect firms driving innovation in UK package includes... (Continue reading)

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Financial support for England’s fishing businesses unveiled

£10 million fund for England’s fishing and aquaculture sectors has been announced. More than 1,000 fishing and aquaculture businesses in England will receive direct cash grants through a fisheries support scheme announced today by Environment Secretary George Eustice and Chief... (Continue reading)

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Grant funding provided to businesses by local authorities in England

We have published data on the amount of money distributed to SMEs by every local authority in England as part of the 2 grant schemes launched to help businesses deal with coronavirus. As part of the government’s coronavirus business support... (Continue reading)

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Emergency free meals to those most in need

More food deliveries through £70m Food Fund. More community food projects will receive funding to provide emergency free meals to those most in need during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Around £700,000 has been allocated from the £70 million Scottish Food... (Continue reading)

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Extend Brexit transition during COVID-19 crisis

The UK Government is being urged to ask the European Union (EU) for the maximum two-year extension to the Brexit transition period. Constitution Secretary Michael Russell said it is essential for the UK Government to seek the full extension on... (Continue reading)

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Welsh Government releases additional £100 million business support as Economic Resilience Fund sees unprecedented rate of applications

The latest phase of the Welsh Government’s Economic Resilience Fund has benefited from the release of a further £100 million from ministers within 72 hours of launch, due to a massive demand. More than 6,000 grant applications from small and... (Continue reading)

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New major package to support online learning

Education Secretary announces that vulnerable and disadvantaged young people across the country will receive free laptops. Disadvantaged children across England are set to receive laptops and tablets as part of a push to make remote education accessible for pupils staying... (Continue reading)

Guidance updated to support the safe management of funerals

Further guidance for those managing or organising funerals during the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. Public Health England (PHE) has issued further guidance for those managing or organising funerals during the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. The guidance aims to ensure that bereaved people... (Continue reading)

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