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New Cross-Government Working Group launched to address challenges faced by Windrush generation and their families

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As part of the ongoing efforts to right the wrongs experienced by the Windrush generation, Home Secretary Priti Patel has today (Monday 22 June) launched the Windrush Cross-Government Working Group. The Group, co-chaired by the Home Secretary and Bishop Derek... (Continue reading)

New protections for UK businesses key to national security and fight against coronavirus

Changes to the Enterprise Act 2002, being laid before Parliament today (Monday 22 June 2020), will allow the government to scrutinise certain foreign takeovers to ensure they do not threaten the UK’s ability to combat a public health emergency such... (Continue reading)

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‘Bounce back’ plan for agriculture, food and drink industry launched

A ‘bounce back’ plan of trade measures for the agriculture, food and drink industry has been announced today( Monday June 22 2020) to help support businesses that have been impacted by coronavirus. The new strategic interventions jointly announced by the... (Continue reading)

Firm grip kept on Scotland’s finances

Small 2019-20 underspend helping COVID-19 response. New figures show that prudent budget management is enabling the Scottish Government to maximise its response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The 2019-20 Provisional Budget Outturn reveals a 0.7 per cent underspend on a... (Continue reading)

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Supporting the green recovery

Investment in local renewables and low carbon heat. Additional funding of £5.5 million is being made available for renewables projects to contribute towards a green recovery following the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Communities will be able to bid for a share... (Continue reading)

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Support for zoos

Package of measures available. Further measures have been announced to support Scotland’s zoos and aquariums. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced that from 29 June outdoor areas of zoos and gardens will be able to open to the public, provided... (Continue reading)

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New £150,000 cyber training grant for Welsh public services

Grant funding worth £150,000 to help strengthen cyber resilience skills across the public sector has been announced by Finance Minister Rebecca Evans today. This new investment will fund up to 50 accredited training places for IT professionals with a responsibility... (Continue reading)

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Fund to support dairy farmers opens for applications

The dairy response fund is now open for eligible farmers to apply for up to £10,000 of financial support following the coronavirus outbreak. The dairy response fund has opened yesterday (18 June) for applications from eligible dairy farmers in England... (Continue reading)

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Next phase of NHS coronavirus (COVID-19) app announced

The government has announced the next phase of development in building an app that supports the end-to-end NHS Test and Trace service. This next phase will bring together the work done so far on the NHS COVID-19 app and the... (Continue reading)

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Firm grip kept on Scotland’s finances

Small 2019-20 underspend helping COVID-19 response. New figures show that prudent budget management is enabling the Scottish Government to maximise its response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The 2019-20 Provisional Budget Outturn reveals a 0.7 per cent underspend on a... (Continue reading)

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