April, 2020


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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Support for Scottish seafood industry worth £22.5 million

The announcement today of a further £3.5 million to help large sea fishing vessels brings the total made available to the seafood industry by the Scottish Government from new and existing funds to £22.5 million. The Government has used UK... (Continue reading)

Economic Resilience Fund applications process opens

Applications can now be made for support from the second phase of the Welsh Government’s £500 million Economic Resilience Fund. Economy, Transport and North Wales Minister Ken Skates released detailed information last week about this tranche of the fund, worth... (Continue reading)

Written Statement: £40m Financial Assistance for Adult Social Care Providers

Vaughan Gething AM, Minister for Health and Social Services and Julie Morgan AM, Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services The Welsh Government recognises the critical role social care plays in supporting some of the most vulnerable people in Wales. ... (Continue reading)

Councils given greater financial relief against cash flow pressures

New measures to help ease immediate financial pressures faced by councils in England due to the coronavirus outbreak have been announced by the government today (16 April 2020). Councils will be allowed to defer £2.6 billion in business rates payments... (Continue reading)

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Chancellor expands loan scheme for large businesses

A government-backed loan scheme for large businesses affected by coronavirus has been expanded to cover all viable firms, the Chancellor announced. Outlining further details of the Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loans Scheme (CLBILS) ahead of its launch on Monday, Rishi... (Continue reading)

Government announces financial support for England’s fishing businesses

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 Secretary to the Treasury Steve Barclay. In the latest step to protect... (Continue reading)

NATS eligible for funding of up to £92 million to maintain services

Air navigation service providers across Europe will share a £1.1 billion support package to maintain services, as the fall in air traffic has led to a dramatic reduction in their income. The UK, along with other European states, has supported the... (Continue reading)

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Mental health support scheme for doctors extended to every frontline healthcare worker in Wales

A free mental health support service for doctors is to be expanded to provide support and advice for all front-line NHS Wales staff during the COVID-19 pandemic, Health Minister, Vaughan Gething, has announced today (Thursday April 16 2020). A free... (Continue reading)

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Work to produce much needed NHS scrubs under way at three Welsh sites

Deputy Minister for Economy and Transport Lee Waters has revealed that crucial work to produce much needed medical scrubs for the NHS is under way at three sites across Wales. When the Welsh Government was notified that the Far East... (Continue reading)

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