November, 2020


John Tizard: Look out for charities looking out for our communities

John Tizard

Many local authorities and health trusts have contracts and funding agreements with charities, including local voluntary and community groups. Sadly, however, even in the best of times, there are too many examples of these arrangements being one- sided and heavily... (Continue reading)

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Futureproofing careers

Key sectors where employment has been affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic will receive support through the £25 million National Transition Training Fund. The fund will support retraining projects for careers in areas particularly hit, including aviation, construction and tourism.... (Continue reading)

Increased funding commitment for affordable homes

Housing providers and the construction sector can plan more affordable homes thanks to an additional £200 million funding commitment announced today by Communities Secretary Aileen Campbell. Ahead of the Scottish Budget in January, the interim funding available for the Affordable... (Continue reading)

Prime Minister announces £20m to grow medicines manufacturing in the UK

The UK’s ability to respond to future pandemics will be strengthened thanks to a new £20 million fund to expand medicines manufacturing, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced today (Monday 30 November). The Prime Minister will launch the Government’s new capital... (Continue reading)

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Government unveils path to sustainable farming from 2021

Plans to deliver a better, fairer farming system in England have been set out by government today (Monday 30th November 2020). They will transform the way we support farmers, in the most significant change to farming and land management in... (Continue reading)

Glasgow AI experts receive UK Government funding

Two of Glasgow’s leading scientists will develop cutting-edge Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology thanks to a £20 million UK Government cash boost. The Scottish projects, at the University of Glasgow and University of Strathclyde, are among fifteen innovative projects receiving the... (Continue reading)

Contributing to a robust and fair system for 2021 examinations

The Social Mobility Commission is pleased to be contributing to the planning process being led by the Department for Education and the exam regulators, Ofqual, as we work together to plan next year’s examinations in the light of the ongoing... (Continue reading)

UK government secures additional 2 million doses of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine

The UK government yesterday (Sunday 29 November) signed a deal for a further 2 million doses of Moderna’s promising vaccine candidate, bringing the total to 7 million doses for the UK. Following this deal, the UK now has access to... (Continue reading)

Aid for COVID-19 response in Africa

£2 million in funds for UNICEF. Some of the world’s poorest children, whose lives have been further affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, are to benefit from £2 million in funding from the Scottish Government’s International Development Fund. Working with the... (Continue reading)

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£35 million investment in Welsh homes for the future

Low carbon housing, retrofitting to improve energy efficiency and training opportunities for prisoners will feature in projects receiving funding to create affordable homes for the future. The Welsh Government’s Innovative Housing Programme funding is focused on Modern Methods of Construction... (Continue reading)

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