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Government to offer antibody tests to health and social care staff and patients in England

New antibody testing programme to provide tens of thousands of antibody tests per day across the UK from next week. All NHS and care staff in England will be offered a test, with patients and care residents eligible at their... (Continue reading)

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£22 million awarded to life-saving health charities during virus outbreak

Mental health, ambulance, social care, learning disabilities, autism and dementia charities are among those set to receive millions of pounds in government funding. Health and care charities awarded funding to continue providing life-changing support services £22 million in cash grants... (Continue reading)

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Help with mortgages to continue for homeowners affected by Coronavirus

Homeowners struggling to pay their mortgage due to Coronavirus will be able to extend their mortgage payment holiday for a further three months, or start making reduced payments, in proposals published today. ongoing mortgage support for homeowners still struggling with... (Continue reading)

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Help for businesses

Additional £40 million of support for key sectors. The Scottish Government’s Business Support Fund has been increased by £40 million to provide additional support for key sectors of the Scottish economy. This extra funding will be split between the Pivotal... (Continue reading)

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MSPs support further emergency coronavirus legislation

Additional £5 million announced for Discretionary Housing Payments. The Scottish Parliament has unanimously supported new emergency measures to help people in Scotland get through the crisis caused by the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak. The Coronavirus (Scotland) (No.2) Bill, now passed by... (Continue reading)

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Support for women with mesh complications

Fund set up to offer help with expenses. A £1 million fund is being created to help support women with transvaginal mesh complications. The scheme, which will be run by NHS National Services Scotland, will open for applications at the... (Continue reading)

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How Wales created 19 new field hospitals in less than 8 weeks…

Across Wales the Welsh Government is supporting the NHS to create new field hospitals and rapidly increase bed capacity. Health boards have repurposed existing buildings, including the Principality Stadium, a holiday park and even a television studio to provide an... (Continue reading)

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UK Government publishes its approach to the Northern Ireland Protocol

The Government has today published its approach to implementing the Northern Ireland Protocol. The paper sets out how the UK will meet its obligations under the Northern Ireland Protocol – upholding Northern Ireland’s place in the UK and respecting the... (Continue reading)

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UK to work with African Union to slow spread of coronavirus in Africa

The UK will invest up to £20 million in the African Union’s new ‘African Union Covid19 Response Fund’ to tackle coronavirus and save lives. UK to work with African Union to slow spread of coronavirus in Africa £20 million to... (Continue reading)

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Government unlocks £150 million from dormant accounts for coronavirus response

Culture Secretary accelerates release of funding in further boost for charities and social enterprises across the country Building on the unprecedented £750 million charity support package from government £200 million of funding distributed by the National Lottery Community Fund, open... (Continue reading)

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