June, 2020


New powers for councils to keep cyclists safe

Cyclists will have safer journeys thanks to new laws coming into force from 22 June, Cycling Minister Chris Heaton-Harris has announced today (10 June 2020). Local authorities in England will have new powers to use CCTV to issue penalty charge notices to... (Continue reading)

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More support for small businesses

Small businesses which share properties but do not pay business rates are now eligible to apply for grants to help with the impact of COVID-19. The extension to the Small Business Grant Fund will apply to firms occupying shared office... (Continue reading)

Additional £50,000 announced to support unpaid carers mental health during pandemic

The Deputy Minister for Health and Social Care, Julie Morgan marks the start of National Carers Week by announcing an additional £50,000 funding to Carers Wales. (June 8th- June 14th). The new funding will provide more unpaid carers with professional... (Continue reading)

Second consultation begins on Keighley waste incinerator permit application

The Environment Agency has launched a second period of consultation on Endless Energy’s application for a permit to build and operate a waste incinerator at a site on Aire Valley Road, Keighley. Local residents and interested groups are invited to... (Continue reading)

Almost £38 million support package for debt advice providers helping people affected by Coronavirus

An extra £37.8 million support package will be available to debt advice providers this year (20-21) so they can continue to provide essential services to help more people who are struggling with their finances due to Coronavirus, minsters have announced.... (Continue reading)

Urgent call for charity funding clarity

Tens of millions of pounds of lifeline funding has been fast-tracked to charities by the Scottish Government since the start of the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis despite delays in clarity over Barnett consequentials, Communities Secretary Aileen Campbell has said. Highlighting the... (Continue reading)

£300,000 for young carers

£300,000 from the £350 million communities funding to support people and communities affected by COVID-19, is being given to support young carers across Scotland. Young Scot will receive £200,000 to provide online subscriptions and e-vouchers for young carers. Meanwhile £100,000... (Continue reading)

New health measures for travellers to Scotland

New public health measures will come into force on Monday (8 June) to help suppress coronavirus (COVID-19) and prevent new cases being brought into Scotland. The range of measures, which will be broadly similar to those in other parts of... (Continue reading)

Digital services introduced in NHS Wales during coronavirus are here to stay

New digital technology fast-tracked to support non-contact consultations in NHS Wales during the coronavirus pandemic, is here to stay, Health Minister, Vaughan Gething has said. In the last few months the use of technology has been accelerated across Wales, allowing... (Continue reading)

New UK deals will bring millions more PPE items to frontline healthcare staff

As part of the government’s Make initiative to use the production power of the UK’s world-leading manufacturing sector, 4 new partnerships have been struck to rapidly produce and deliver PPE to frontline workers over the coming months. The companies are: Photocentric, who... (Continue reading)

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