November, 2020


Spending review for ‘whole UK’ will deliver for Scotland

Chancellor Rishi Sunak yesterday unveiled a Spending Review for the whole of the UK as he laid out plans to help every corner of Scotland to build back better and fight coronavirus. The Chancellor announced that Scotland will receive £2.4bn... (Continue reading)

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How employers are benefitting from the Kickstart Scheme

Kickstart offers six-month work placements, in new jobs, for 16 to 24 year olds who are currently out of work claiming Universal Credit and are at risk of long-term unemployment. All of their time is spent in the workplace with... (Continue reading)

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Spending Review to fight virus, deliver promises and invest in UK’s recovery

The UK Government will provide billions of pounds in the fight against coronavirus, deliver on the promises it has made to the British people and invest in the UK’s recovery, the Chancellor announced yesterday. billions of pounds to help tackle... (Continue reading)

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Key points from Rishi Sunak’s Spending Review

The Chancellor announced a cut to overseas aid as the Office for Budget Responsibility forecast ‘long-term scarring’ to the economy after Covid. Chancellor Rishi Sunak has given his one-year Spending Review to the House of Commons. Here are the key... (Continue reading)

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UK Announces Largest Peacetime Borrowing Ever as COVID Fuels Economic Plunge Not Seen for 300 Years

The British economy is forecast to contract by 11.3% in 2020, according to the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR). The OBR also forecast that borrowing is set to reach a total of £394 billion this year, 19% of GDP, its... (Continue reading)

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Doctors and nurses to get a pay rise, Rishi Sunak announces

The chancellor said NHS doctors and nurses will receive a pay rise, but pay rises for most of the rest of public sector will be paused next year. However the 2.1 million public sector workers who earn below the median... (Continue reading)

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What will be in Rishi Sunak’s mini-budget?

Rishi Sunak is set to deliver one of the toughest spending review statements in modern history with the economy in the deepest recession on record amid the coronavirus pandemic. Here is what to expect from the chancellor’s mini-budget today. Economic outlook New forecasts... (Continue reading)

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Vital support to offset Brexit damage

Measures to help protect health services, the economy and communities. Contingency plans have been put in place by the Scottish Government to cope with the damaging impacts of Brexit. Measures to mitigate the worst effects of leaving the European Union... (Continue reading)

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Free flu vaccine now available for over 50s across Wales

From next week [Tuesday 1 December] NHS Wales’ free flu vaccination will be available for anyone aged 50 or over, it has been announced. Earlier this year the Welsh Government committed to the roll-out of Wales’ largest ever influenza vaccination... (Continue reading)

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Launch of Welsh Government VAWDASV National Advisers’ Annual plan on White Ribbon Day

Yesterday, on White Ribbon Day, Wales’ National Advisers on violence against women, domestic abuse and sexual violence (VAWDASV) release their annual plan detailing their objectives and priorities for the financial year commencing 1 April 2021. The UK-wide White Ribbon campaign... (Continue reading)

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