September, 2020


Landmark strategy launched to cement UK’s position as global leader in genomics

Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock has today heralded the launch of a landmark new strategy that will secure the UK’s future position as a global leader in genomics. The new National Genomic Healthcare Strategy – Genome UK: the future... (Continue reading)

Continuing to deliver payments to students

Over £1 billion in Maintenance Loan payments have now been distributed to 414,877 students. This week is our biggest single payment date of the first term and marks a significant milestone for our team who have been working hard to... (Continue reading)

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New measures to drive down infection rate

Household restrictions and 10pm closing time for hospitality settings. Further measures to protect the population from the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) have been announced by the First Minister today (Tuesday) as Scotland faces an upsurge in cases. The new restrictions... (Continue reading)

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Tackling violence against women and girls

£4.25m extra funding for frontline services. Women and children experiencing or at risk of violence and domestic abuse will have increased access to support, with £4.25 million of additional funding for charities and projects across Scotland. The additional investment will... (Continue reading)

£420,000 will ensure access to free school meals for learners shielding or self-isolating

The Welsh Government will ensure all pupils entitled to free school meals will continue to receive provisions if they are shielding or have to self-isolate thanks to £420,000 of funding confirmed by Education Minister Kirsty Williams. Speaking on a video... (Continue reading)

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Emergency support instrument update

The UK has secured £31 million in funding through the European Union’s mobility package to assist the UK’s coronavirus response. This will fund some of the costs associated with the transporting of equipment and items of personal protective equipment (PPE)... (Continue reading)

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Helping high growth start-ups

Creating jobs of the future. High growth start-up companies and university spinout projects will receive grants to help them grow in the wake of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Part of a £3 million package of support, the funding provides grants... (Continue reading)

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Scottish Government support for Beirut

£300,000 to aid those affected by explosion. Three charities helping the people of Beirut recover from a disastrous explosion are to be supported by £300,000 from the Scottish Government. The explosion in the port area of the city on 4... (Continue reading)

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New funding to help hospitals introduce digital prescribing

More patients and healthcare staff will benefit from single electronic patient records as 7 hospital trusts receive a share of £8.7 million to introduce digital records and e-prescribing. To mark World Patient Safety Day today, Minister Nadine Dorries confirms £8.7... (Continue reading)

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Nearly a million workers used flexible furlough in July

950,000 workers got back to work part-time in July according to new figures. number of workers in retail on furlough halved from the start of the pandemic from 1.85 million to 789,000. stats also show construction sector received more than... (Continue reading)

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