July, 2020


New standards to improve safety for taxi and private hire vehicle passengers


New standards for taxi and private hire vehicles sector will protect passengers. government introduces robust new statutory standards for the taxi and private hire vehicle sector across England and Wales to protect passengers new recommendations include enhanced DBS criminal record... (Continue reading)

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Pay rises for doctors, police and more in the public sector

Public sector workers, including doctors, teachers and police officers, will see above inflation pay rises this year, the Chancellor has announced today. Reflecting the vital contributions public sector workers make to our country, these pay rises cover the Armed Forces,... (Continue reading)

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Armed Forces personnel to receive 2% pay rise

Service personnel in the UK will receive an above inflation 2% pay rise this year, in recognition of the vital work they do every day protecting the country. This new award will bring the total pay rise over the last... (Continue reading)

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£40 million to unlock Falkirk’s economic potential

UK Government announces investment in Falkirk Growth Deal. The UK Government has taken the latest step toward ‘levelling up’ for every part of Scotland by pledging £40 million for the Falkirk Growth Deal – this will boost investment, create new... (Continue reading)

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Teachers set for biggest pay rise in fifteen years

Education Secretary accepts all recommendations to award teachers the largest pay increase in a generation, with new teachers to receive 5.5% boost in salary Teachers are set to receive their biggest pay rise in fifteen years in a landmark pay... (Continue reading)

Green light for live drive-in events

First steps for event sector recovery signalled. Scotland’s live event sector will be given the green light to hold drive-in entertainment from Wednesday (22 July). Live concerts, comedy nights, theatre productions and local bingo events are among the experiences organisers... (Continue reading)

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Every pupil in England to see another rise in funding in 2021

The increase comes in the second year of a three-year £14.4bn funding settlement for schools. Schools across England are set to receive a £4.8 billion boost in 2021 compared with 2019, in the next step to level up funding across... (Continue reading)

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UK invests extra £16 million to prevent Amazon deforestation

UK government invests £16 million into projects to protect the Amazon rainforest investment will also help to restore 900 hectares of rainforest, the equivalent of over 1,680 football pitches £80 million now committed this year to protect the Amazon’s fragile... (Continue reading)

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Jenrick launches £266 million housing fund for vulnerable people

Next Steps Accommodation Programme launched today makes resources available to councils to help ensure 15,000 people continue to have a safe place to stay. Funds to help ensure 15,000 people continue to have a safe place to stay and are... (Continue reading)

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Government invests £85m to double coronavirus charity fundraising

Up to £85 million for charities with government doubling the efforts of funders and philanthropists Cash to support coordination of the voluntary sector’s coronavirus response The Government will boost the fundraising efforts of funders and philanthropists by doubling the money... (Continue reading)

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