July, 2020

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NHS Wales organisations £470m debt written-off to help prepare for COVID-19 recovery

Health Minister, Vaughan Gething, has written-off the £470m owed by NHS organisations in Wales so they can focus on recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic. Since 2014 the Welsh Government has provided strategic cash support of £470m for historic debt and... (Continue reading)

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Economic Resilience Fund provides vital support to large engineering business

The Welsh Government’s bespoke Economic Resilience Fund (ERF) has provided vital support to a key engineering business to help it deal with the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, Economy Minister Ken Skates has announced. MII Engineering Limited in Caerphilly supports... (Continue reading)

Boost for picturesque landscapes as Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty extended

The government have confirmed the expansion of the Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (SC&H AONB). The move sees the AONB expand by around 38 square kilometres, taking in a rich tapestry of attractive river valleys, ancient woodland,... (Continue reading)

Basic Payment Scheme simplified for farmers

The government has simplified the way penalties are calculated for small over-claims of land as part of measures to make the BPS less complicated for customers in 2020. This follows measures introduced in March to reduce the paperwork required from... (Continue reading)

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Over a million bounce back loans approved for small businesses

On the eve of the Chancellor’s summer economic update in Parliament, new figures reveal that the number of Bounce Back loans approved for small firms to help them survive the Coronavirus pandemic has passed the one million milestone. The Bounce... (Continue reading)

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Mayor welcomes arts investment package for all parts of London

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has welcomed the announcement of nearly £1.6bn to support the arts through the pandemic, but has warned that all aspects of culture and the creative industries will need access to support due the widespread... (Continue reading)

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Extra funding to support children over the summer holidays in Wales

An extra £2.6m will be invested to support children across Wales during the summer holidays, the Welsh Government announced today (Monday 6 July). The funding will help local authorities provide childcare and play provision over the summer and enable children... (Continue reading)

Construction forum aims to Build Back Better

A new construction forum to help Wales build back better from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic will meet for the first time today. The forum, chaired by Deputy Minister for Economy and Transport Lee Waters and attended by Minister for Housing... (Continue reading)

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Funding for Somerset communities

Magnox and the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority have announced a £25,000 cash boost to help support vulnerable groups in Somerset. The money has been granted to the Somerset Coronavirus Appeal to help support the community during the coronavirus pandemic. The funds... (Continue reading)

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£1.4m given to environmental projects by companies that broke rules

Environmental charities throughout the Midlands have received over £1.475m in donations as a result of Environment Agency enforcement action over the last 9 years. The donations have been made as a result of Enforcement Undertakings which the Environment Agency started... (Continue reading)

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