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Driving lessons, theory tests and driving tests to restart in England

Driving lessons and theory tests will restart on Saturday 4 July 2020 in England, and car driving tests will restart from Wednesday 22 July 2020. The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has announced that learners can resume driving lessons... (Continue reading)

Reforms set to boost early language outcomes and cut workload

Reception teachers will benefit from a cut in unnecessary paperwork giving them more time to support children’s early development, the Department for Education has confirmed in its response to a consultation proposing reforms to the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).... (Continue reading)

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Flexible furlough scheme starts today

Businesses will have the flexibility to bring furloughed employees back to work part time from today (1 July) as part of the government’s plan to re-open the UK and kick-start our economy. from today businesses can bring furloughed employees back... (Continue reading)

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Government launches second phase of independent review into drug misuse

The second part of a major independent review by Professor Dame Carol Black into the misuse of illegal drugs in England has launched today. Professor Dame Carol Black to lead next stage of the independent review into the misuse of... (Continue reading)

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Healthier, greener town centres

Optimising town centres for the aftermath of COVID-19. Diverse views from urban, town, rural and island communities must be heard if town centres are to be revitalised and renewed in the wake of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, according to Communities... (Continue reading)

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Welsh Government to extend measures to protect businesses impacted by coronavirus from eviction during summer

The Welsh Government is extending measures to protect businesses affected by coronavirus from eviction during the summer, Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales Ken Skates, has announced. The extension to the moratorium on commercial lease forfeitures comes as non-essential... (Continue reading)

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£1.5m new Welsh Government funding will help victims and survivors of domestic abuse to Live Fear Free

The Deputy Minister and Chief Whip, Jane Hutt, today announced that VAWDASV (violence against women, domestic abuse and sexual violence) services in Wales are set to receive an additional £1.5m in revenue to help them respond to increased demands on... (Continue reading)

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One year left to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme

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More than 3.6 million applications already and over 3.3 million have been granted status. Yesterday (30 June 2020) marks one year before the EU Settlement Scheme application deadline of 30 June 2021. So far, there have already been more than... (Continue reading)

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Major investment in small businesses through justice system improvements

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An extra £285 million-worth of improvements to courts and prisons this year will see hundreds of businesses supported and thousands of jobs created, as part of the Prime Minister’s plan for economic recovery. extra £285 million spending on courts and... (Continue reading)

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Leicestershire coronavirus lockdown: areas and changes

Areas of Leicestershire that are included in the localised coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown and what this means. On 29 June, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Matt Hancock set out the local action being taken in Leicester following... (Continue reading)

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