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Over £1 million offered in compensation to the Windrush generation

More than £1 million has been offered in compensation as part of the ongoing work to right the wrongs experienced by the Windrush generation, Home Secretary Priti Patel announced today. In a statement to Parliament, the Home Secretary announced that... (Continue reading)

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£20-million contract awarded for Typhoon infrastructure at RAF Lossiemouth

The next stage of redevelopment at RAF Lossiemouth has marked a big step forward with a £20-million investment in facilities for the Station’s newest Typhoon Squadron. The Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) has awarded a contract worth £20-million to Galliford Try... (Continue reading)

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£73.5 million to boost green economic recovery in automotive sector

Britain’s automotive industry is set to benefit from a £73.5 million government investment to develop green technologies and safeguard jobs, Business Minister Nadhim Zahawi announced today (Tuesday 23 June). Ten projects across the UK will receive a share of this... (Continue reading)

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Working towards economic recovery

Economy Secretary Fiona Hyslop has welcomed the recommendations of the Advisory Group on Economic Recovery. The group, led by Benny Higgins, was tasked with recommending solutions to ensure transition towards a greener, net-zero and wellbeing economy, and to advise on... (Continue reading)

Driving the change to greener vehicles: apply for funding

Businesses can apply for a share of £15 million to support the development of zero emission vehicle technologies and a supporting supply chain. The UK is seeking to put green technologies at the heart of economic recovery from the Covid-19... (Continue reading)

New plans to get Britain building in coronavirus recovery

New measures to help the construction industry boost building and return to work safely will be introduced this week, Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick MP announced yesterday (Monday 22 June 2020). Planning permission deadlines will be extended, planning appeals will be... (Continue reading)

Plans to ease guidance for over 2 million shielding

Hailing the resilience of those who have been shielding, the Health and Social Care Secretary confirmed from Monday 6 July they will be able to spend time outdoors in a group of up to 6 people including those outside of... (Continue reading)

Restarting tourism safely

Guidance to support Scotland’s tourism and hospitality sector to reopen safely has been published. The industry has been asked to prepare for reopening on 15 July, if sufficient progress is made to move to phase 3 of the route-map. It... (Continue reading)

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NHS Scotland’s Test and Protect advice

Households will be sent information explaining how the Test and Protect system works and setting out what to do if someone develops coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms.NHS Test and Protect is being delivered by NHS Scotland to reduce the risk of the... (Continue reading)

£15 million for ‘Covid-proof’ travel

A major new package of funding has been announced by Welsh Government to create more space for people to travel under social distancing restrictions. Councils will get investment for schemes that widen pavements and create more space for cyclists to... (Continue reading)

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