July, 2020


Smarter Manufacturing – Digital Supply Chain: apply for funding

Technology and manufacturing businesses can now apply for funding to develop innovative digital technologies that have the potential to transform supply chains; ensuring a more efficient, productive, flexible and resilient UK manufacturing sector. Through funding from the UK government’s Industrial... (Continue reading)

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Lifeline support for Performing Arts Venues

A targeted £10 million fund to support Scotland’s performing arts venues has been announced by Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop. Created as part of the Scottish Government’s £185m Business Support Fund, the Performing Arts Venues Relief Fund will help venues who... (Continue reading)

Supporting outdoor hospitality

Pubs, restaurants and cafes in Scotland will have greater flexibility to make use of outside spaces, as outdoor hospitality resumes from 6 July. Regulations on planning are being temporarily relaxed to support the industry to safely restart as the country... (Continue reading)

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£1.57 billion investment to protect Britain’s world-class cultural, arts and heritage institutions

Britain’s globally renowned arts, culture and heritage industries will receive a world-leading £1.57 billion rescue package to help weather the impact of coronavirus, the government announced. Thousands of organisations across a range of sectors including the performing arts and theatres,... (Continue reading)

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Jenrick acts to safeguard affordable homes during pandemic

A scheme to help get more families across England into affordable homes has been extended by a year, Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick has announced. Following unavoidable delays in the construction industry due to coronavirus, it is estimated that the building... (Continue reading)

PE and Sport Premium for schools confirmed

The Education Secretary has announced that schools in England will benefit from £320 million from the PE and Sport Premium during the academic year 2020-21. The PE and Sport Premium is designed to help children get an active start in... (Continue reading)

Final Phase 2 measures confirmed

Face coverings and 2 metre rule exemptions announced in preparation for Phase 3. Provisions to allow children to play outdoors with friends, the introduction of exemptions to the 2 metre physical distancing rule, and mandatory use of face coverings in... (Continue reading)

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Nearly £10m to help improve water quality in Wales

Nearly £10m of capital funding will be used in 2020-21 to improve water quality across Wales and also tackle water pollution issues from abandoned metal mines. Over £5m will be allocated to a series of projects, working with partner organisations... (Continue reading)

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Schools and colleges to reopen in full in September

Detailed plans have been unveiled for all children and young people to return to full-time education from September. Current restrictions on group sizes will be lifted to allow schools, colleges and nurseries to fully reopen to all children and young... (Continue reading)

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UK aid will help provide millions of Palestinians with healthcare and education

UK support will help the UN Relief and Works Agency to continue delivering on its mandate to support and protect Palestinian refugees. The UK has pledged new funds to the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) to provide vital support... (Continue reading)

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