September, 2020


Boost for Scottish youth work

Scottish Government funding for youth work is being increased by more than 30% to recognise the vital role the sector will play in making up any ground lost in learning during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. A newly created £3 million... (Continue reading)

£16m to tackle fuel poverty

Fuel-poor households are to benefit from a further £16 million investment to improve energy efficiency in their homes. The money will be used to improve insulation and install energy efficient heating systems, including those using renewable technology, contributing to Scotland’s... (Continue reading)

£14 million funding package for Wales’ sport and leisure sector

Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism, Lord Elis-Thomas has today (17th September) announced a funding package to support Wales’ sport and leisure sector. The ‘Sport and Leisure Recovery Fund’ will support the sector with the ongoing challenges resulting from... (Continue reading)

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Government backs UK companies tackling dangerous ‘space junk’

Seven pioneering projects which will develop new sensor technology or artificial intelligence to monitor hazardous space debris, have been announced today by the UK Space Agency. The UK Space Agency and Ministry of Defence have also announced the next step... (Continue reading)

UKHO launches new innovation programme to support development of the Blue Economy

The UK Hydrographic Office has launched its new ADMIRALTY Marine Innovation Programme, the organisation announced today. Spearheaded by the UKHO’s Research, Design and Innovation team and RE_SET, the programme will give innovators and start-ups a chance to develop new solutions that solve... (Continue reading)

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River maintenance works to reduce flood risk at Clayton West

The Environment Agency will be starting work in the river channel in Clayton West this week to help reduce the risk of flooding in the town. These works will take place in the River Dearne at Wakefield Road, Clayton West... (Continue reading)

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274 councils set to receive housing support for vulnerable people

Thousands of vulnerable people who were housed during the pandemic will be helped to stay in accommodation this year thanks to the allocations of funding announced today (17 September 2020) by Housing Secretary Rt Hon Robert Jenrick. 274 local councils will share £91.5 million of government funding to... (Continue reading)

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Mayor calls for two-year rent freeze in the capital

Today the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan has written to the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, Robert Jenrick, calling on the Government to give him the powers to freeze private rents in London for two years as... (Continue reading)

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Winter plan for health and social services in Wales published

Health Minister, Vaughn Gething, yesterday (15 September) set-out the preparations being made by health and social services in Wales for the great challenges they face this winter. The Winter Protection Plan sets out how services will deal with the added... (Continue reading)

Innovation call for urban drone technology

The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) and Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S) are seeking innovative and novel solutions to assist military drone operators to improve usability in challenging and complex urban operations. This cross-departmental requirement between DASA and DE&S is designed for the rapid... (Continue reading)

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