July, 2020

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Phase 3 continues with further indicative re-opening dates

Full-time school reopening confirmed with further £60m support. Children will return to schools full-time from August 11, with quick access to testing for all those who are symptomatic, and a targeted, enhanced surveillance programme to highlight any impact on pupils... (Continue reading)

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Funding boost for UK tech innovators to seize opportunities of 5G technology

The next wave of government-funded research and development projects aiming to put Britain at the forefront of 5G technology have been announced. Projects in Sunderland, Preston, Liverpool, Manchester, Brighton and Suffolk will test what revolutionary high-speed connectivity can do for... (Continue reading)

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Health and care workers to self-isolate on return to UK from high-risk countries

Registered health and care professionals travelling to the UK from high-risk countries will be required to self-isolate for 14 days, the government has confirmed. The move brings them in line with the general public and further protects the NHS and... (Continue reading)

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Luxembourg removed from list of travel exemptions for the whole of the UK following data showing a significant change in confirmed cases

If you arrive in England, Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland from Luxembourg on or after 31 July 2020 you will need to self-isolate. those arriving from Luxembourg from midnight tonight will need to self-isolate for 2 weeks public health is... (Continue reading)

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Improvements to care for pregnant women and mothers in prison

Individual care plans and increased staff training on supporting vulnerable mothers and pregnant women will significantly improve the way they are cared for in custody, under a new policy published today (Friday 31 July). Every female prison to have resident... (Continue reading)

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Further funding for tourism

Lifeline support for sector. Two new funding packages worth £15 million will support the tourism sector as it continues to feel the impacts of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. A £14 million Hotel Recovery Programme will help to secure up to... (Continue reading)

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Securing the future of Wales’ culture sector

The Welsh Government is investing £53 million to help Wales’ diverse culture sector deal with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, the Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism, Lord Dafydd Elis-Thomas, has announced. The fund will be delivered jointly... (Continue reading)

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More businesses set to benefit from government loan scheme

More small businesses can benefit from loans under CBILS. government expects lenders to make changes in approvals processes over 57,000 businesses have benefitted from £12.6 billion of support through CBILS to date Changes to state aid rules as a result... (Continue reading)

£20 million in new grants to boost recovery of small businesses

£20 million new funding to help smaller businesses recover from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. Minister for Regional Growth and Local Government announces £20 million new funding to help businesses across England get back on track. Small and medium... (Continue reading)

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New law to ensure furloughed employees receive full redundancy payments

Government brings in law to ensure furloughed employees receive statutory redundancy pay based on their normal wages, rather than a reduced furlough rate. New law will ensure that furloughed employees receive statutory redundancy pay based on their normal wages, rather... (Continue reading)

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