July, 2020


£50 million for Islands

Funding for final growth deal. The Outer Hebrides, Orkney and Shetland will benefit from investment of up to £50 million by the Scottish Government as part of the Islands Growth Deal. A range of areas, including tourism, infrastructure, innovation, energy... (Continue reading)

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Over £50 million to support Welsh universities, colleges and students

The Welsh Government has yesterday ( Wednesday 22 July) announced additional funding of more than £50 million for universities and colleges. The support is part of the Welsh Government’s actions to support students and Wales’ major education institutions and provide... (Continue reading)

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£589 million to kickstart rail upgrades across the North

Investment announced alongside establishment of a new Northern Transport Acceleration Council. over £600 million worth of investment in northern rail network will drive improvements across the region, including release of £589 million for work to upgrade and electrify Transpennine main... (Continue reading)

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Police to receive 2.5% pay increase

Police pay will rise by 2.5% in 2020 to 2021, providing officers with an increase above inflation for the second year running. It matches the 2.5% rise awarded last year, which gave forces the largest pay increase since 2010. Policing... (Continue reading)

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PM commits £350 million to fuel green recovery

Prime Minister Boris Johnson announces £350 million is being made available to cut emissions in heavy industry and drive economic recovery from coronavirus. Around £350 million made available to cut emissions in heavy industry and drive economic recovery from coronavirus... (Continue reading)

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UK Government launches consultation on 2025 Border Strategy

Government launches consultation on the 2025 Border Strategy, which will set out our vision for world’s most effective border by 2025 The consultation seeks views on how new digital systems can improve trader and traveller experience and make the UK... (Continue reading)

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Government fund creates collaborative farming communities

Farmers participating in government-funded groups are creating close-knit, greener communities across England, according to a report published today. The report, which is part of a programme of monitoring and evaluation for Agri-environment evidence, has highlighted that the funding has facilitated... (Continue reading)

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New law changes to bring better connectivity to the UK


The government has today set out new law changes it will make to boost gigabit broadband rollout and bring better mobile coverage to the whole of the UK. The move is part of the plan to give the UK the... (Continue reading)

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Quarantine rules lifted for Spain

Travellers arriving from mainland and islands exempt from quarantine requirements. Border health measures requiring people to quarantine for 14 days on arrival into Scotland are being lifted for those arriving from Spain. The decision, which has been taken following a... (Continue reading)

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COVID-19 testing for under-fives

Testing eligibility extended for young children. Children under the age of five who are displaying potential coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms will be eligible for testing from Wednesday 22 July. Currently, children under five who have potential COVID-19 symptoms are not routinely... (Continue reading)

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