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Homes England agrees funding packages worth £300m to accelerate delivery of 20,000 London homes

Homes England, the government’s housing agency, has agreed funding packages totalling £309 million to accelerate construction at three major London housing developments. In Brent Cross, a £148 million funding facility will fund land and infrastructure works needed to unlock delivery... (Continue reading)

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PM statement at the coronavirus press conference: 3 June 2020

First let me first run you through the latest data on our coronavirus response. 4,786,219 tests for coronavirus have now been carried out or posted out in the UK, including 171,829 tests yesterday. 279,856 people have tested positive, and that’s... (Continue reading)

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Trade Credit Insurance backed by £10 billion guarantee

Government to provide guarantees of up to £10 billion to Trade Credit Insurance schemes for business-to-business transactions Trade credit insurance coverage to be maintained across the market in light of COVID-19, with up to £10 billion government backing measures will... (Continue reading)

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Dairy response fund set to open for applications

A new dairy response fund will open for applications on 18 June, Farming Minister Victoria Prentis confirmed today. With some dairy farmers facing financial difficulties and excess milk due to the coronavirus outbreak, the new fund will provide up to... (Continue reading)

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More than £100 million awarded to Scottish businesses

Small B&Bs now covered by support scheme. Businesses across the country have now been awarded more than £100 million through the Scottish Government Business Support Fund. The scheme, announced by Cabinet Secretary Fiona Hyslop at the end of April, has... (Continue reading)

GO Awards Wales

Since the postponement of the highly anticipated awards ceremony in March, this year’s Government Opportunities (GO) Awards Wales will now take place online on Friday 19 June 2020, 13:00pm – 15:00pm. This will be the 4th ever GO Awards Wales,... (Continue reading)

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Libraries to introduce Click and Collect service

Many of Wales’ local authorities are now embarking on the first phase of resuming library services – with a Click and Collect service. All the library services of local authorities have continued to offer resources throughout the crisis, such as... (Continue reading)

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Update on Fisheries Response Fund: Further payment for eligible businesses

Qualifying businesses will receive a further and final payment under the Fisheries Response Fund. A £10 million fund announced by the government in response to Covid-19. Qualifying fishing and aquaculture businesses will receive a further and final payment from the... (Continue reading)

The British Embassy Ashgabat opens its call for project proposals

Call for project proposals to support the prevention, preparedness and response to the severe acute respiratory infectious diseases, particularly COVID-19 The British Embassy Ashgabat has now opened its call for project proposals for project work in Turkmenistan for the period... (Continue reading)

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£150,000 up for grabs in competition for digital Covid-19 responses

Got a digital health solution that could help in the fight against Covid-19? The Welsh government has announced a £150,000 competition for digital coronavirus solutions. Supported by Digital Health Ecosystem Wales, the funding is available for between five and eight... (Continue reading)

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