August, 2020


Over 64 million meals claimed for as Eat Out to Help Out enters fourth week

More than 64 million meals have been enjoyed by diners across the country since the launch of the government’s Eat Out to Help Out discount scheme. new figures today show that restaurants have claimed for more than 64 million discounted... (Continue reading)

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£8m programme to boost pupil and teacher wellbeing

Ahead of the full return to education in September, a new training scheme has launched to improve wellbeing and mental health support in schools and colleges Schools and colleges will benefit from a new multi-million training programme run by mental... (Continue reading)

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UK Government supports the income of over 510,000 people across Wales

Latest figures show an increase in the number of people in Wales benefitting from UK Government support schemes at the end of July Figures show number of people in Wales receiving support through the Self Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS)... (Continue reading)

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Futuristic ‘village’ concept launches at Worthy Down Station

Constantly evolving its defence services to meet the needs of today’s military, the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO), supported by their partner Sodexo, has launched ‘Village’ – a new concept that incorporates one stop catering, retail and leisure facilities at Worthy... (Continue reading)

Multi-million boost from UK government for Welsh railways to level up infrastructure and improve journeys for passengers

Major progress has been made on ambitious upgrades to Wales’ railways following £343 million of investment to help deliver better journeys for passengers, UK government Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has set out today (21 August 2020). The raft of schemes to be... (Continue reading)

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New productivity institute part of £37m investment to boost UK wage growth and living standards

A new institute in Manchester will boost ground-breaking research to explore how to increase productivity, boost wages and support the economic recovery across the UK backed by a £37 million investment, the government announced today (21 August 2020). This new... (Continue reading)

Transport Secretary launches new Acceleration Unit to speed up transport infrastructure projects and build back better from COVID-19

Vital rail and road upgrades that will create jobs, increase connectivity, and boost the economy will be delivered more quickly, thanks to the launch of a new Acceleration Unit announced by the Transport Secretary Grant Shapps today (21 August 2020).... (Continue reading)

£1 million funding for Aberdeen businesses affected by temporary measures

Restrictions on some Aberdeen premises will begin to be lifted from next week if the number of infections continues to fall, the First Minister has confirmed. Subject to the continued suppression of the virus non-licensed hospitality in the city will... (Continue reading)

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Environment Minister inspects progress at flagship £30m Rhyl coastal defence scheme

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Lesley Griffiths, the Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs, visited the site of the works in Rhyl yesterday(Wednesday, August 19). In the December of 2013, Rhyl – along with other parts of coastal Denbighshire – was hit by some... (Continue reading)

New UK space projects to boost global sustainable development receive £3.4 million cash boost

The UK Space Agency has announced £3.4 million of new funding for 10 leading-edge projects that back UK academics using space to tackle global development problems – from the spread of malaria to human trafficking and forced labour. In 2018,... (Continue reading)

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