July, 2020


Up to £75,000 available for UK space technology projects

Government grants worth up to £75,000 are available to the UK space sector to develop new commercial technologies and bring them closer to market. The funding from the UK Space Agency is available for businesses, non-profits and academics. The UK... (Continue reading)

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Half a million frontline NHS workers benefit from coronavirus telecoms deal

Half-a-million NHS frontline staff in England have benefited from mobile and fixed broadband offers to stay connected at work during the coronavirus outbreak. This follows an agreement made in April between the Government, NHS and telecommunications companies with 29 mobile... (Continue reading)

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Fisheries Response Fund (FRF) appeals process

Details of the appeals process for the Fisheries Response Fund (FRF) and how individuals can appeal. £9 million financial assistance for England’s fishing and aquaculture businesses in response to Covid-19 was announced by Defra and HM Treasury on 17 April... (Continue reading)

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Coronavirus: Environment Agency update

The Environment Agency’s priority is to protect people and the environment, and to support those we regulate during the coronavirus pandemic. We are aware communities, businesses and the environment rely on our services. This includes the advice and guidance we... (Continue reading)

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Government agrees support package to UK steel company


The government has concluded a deal that is positive for all parties. The UK government has today confirmed that it has provided an emergency loan to Celsa Steel (UK) Ltd to allow the company to continue trading. The agreement will... (Continue reading)

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Government backed projects to speed up life-saving cancer diagnoses

Patients could receive earlier and more accurate diagnoses for potentially life-threatening diseases such as cancer and Crohn’s disease, thanks to £16 million of new funding Patients could receive earlier and more precise diagnoses for potentially life-threatening diseases such as cancer... (Continue reading)

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Self-isolation lifted for lower risk countries in time for holidays this summer

From 10 July 2020 you will be able to travel to many countries without having to self-isolate on return to the UK. passengers returning to or visiting England from certain destinations including Germany, France, Spain and Italy, will no longer... (Continue reading)

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Expert Advisory Group on migration and population

Experts report UK plans could trigger fall in migration. The UK’s proposed new immigration system could halve the number of people coming to Scotland, risking labour shortages in key sectors, an independent expert group has warned. The Expert Advisory Group... (Continue reading)

Funding to support Welsh-language advice line for parents

A parenting and family advice charity has been awarded funding to extend its helpline service to Welsh speakers as part of the Welsh Government’s commitment to support parents during Covid-19 to stay safe and stay positive. The charity Family Lives... (Continue reading)

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Team Wales approach to tackle climate change

Welsh Government welcomes a ‘team Wales’ approach across the whole public sector to realise the ambition of becoming a low carbon economy and help to tackle climate change. Climate change is one of the defining issues of our time, with... (Continue reading)

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