November, 2020


£35 million investment in technology.

A £35 million five-year programme will make it easier for planners to work together and for members of the public to get involved in creating and shaping their places. The new data and technology system, to begin development in early... (Continue reading)

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Food & Drink Recovery Plan

Funding to accelerate change in the sector. The food and drink sector is getting £5 million to help its recovery from coronavirus (COVID-19) and prepare for Brexit. A new joint industry and government plan containing more than 50 actions has... (Continue reading)

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First Minister launches Scottish National Investment Bank.

The Scottish National Investment Bank has officially opened for business with the completion of its first major investment. It is the UK’s first mission-led development bank and it is being capitalised by the Scottish Government with £2 billion over ten... (Continue reading)

Residential outdoor education centres fund opens

£2 million package of support. A fund to help residential outdoor education centres mitigate the effects of the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis opens for applications today. Centres which are facing financial challenges can apply for funds to help with running costs... (Continue reading)

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Temporary visitor ‘pods’ for care homes to be rolled-out

Temporary ‘pods’ are being provided to care homes across Wales to better facilitate visits over Christmas and the winter months, the Health Minister has announced today [Monday 23]. The £3million pilot will cover the procurement, installation and lease of 100... (Continue reading)

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New UK Government Covid testing site opens in Glasgow

The UK Government, Saturday 21 November, opened a new walk-through coronavirus testing centre at St Francis Community Centre in the Gorbals in Glasgow. The centre is easily accessible for people without a car. The new facility at 405 Cumberland Street... (Continue reading)

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UK secures vital rollover trade deal with Canada and agrees to start negotiating more advanced deal next year

International Trade Secretary Liz Truss has today secured an agreement for a continuity trade deal with “friend and ally” Canada. The agreement paves the way for negotiations to begin in 2021 on a new tailor-made UK-Canada trade deal, with the... (Continue reading)

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UK Government-supported mass Covid-19 testing begins in Merthyr

UK Military provides logistical support for county-wide programme of testing. Wales’s first mass testing programme is being rolled out in Merthyr Tydfil Borough. Merthyr is the first county in Wales to take part in the UK’s mass testing scheme following... (Continue reading)

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Mayor invests £10m in Green New Deal to secure thousands of green jobs

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has launched the first part of London’s Green New Deal fund with £10 million invested in projects to boost green jobs, tackle the climate emergency and address inequalities. This sits alongside the investment he is... (Continue reading)

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Greater well-being support pledged for social care workers during the pandemic

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Social care workers in the independent sector in Wales are to be given greater support to protect their well-being during the pandemic. The emotional support, including one-to-one counselling with the same counsellor, aims to provide easy access to well-being support... (Continue reading)

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