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New government reform programme to ensure UK builds back better from COVID-19

An ambitious programme for government reform, to ensure the country builds back better from COVID-19 has been launched by ministers and civil servants. The programme will ensure that the government has the tools and resources it needs to deliver on... (Continue reading)

A stronger, greener, fairer Wales for everyone

The First Minister will today set out ambitious plans for a stronger, greener and fairer Wales as he launches the Programme for Government. The 5-year plan shows how the new Welsh Government will deliver on the promises made to voters during the... (Continue reading)

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Funding for new treatment standards for drug users

A total of £4 million is being spent on introducing new treatment standards which will ensure drug users start receiving support on the day they ask for it. The funding was announced following the first meeting of the Implementation Group... (Continue reading)

G7 partners to invest over $80 billion in Africa’s private sector

G7 countries, along with multilateral partners, have this week announced an $80 billion commitment to invest in the private sector across Africa. This investment, set to roll out over the next 5 years, will see the G7 Development Finance Institutions... (Continue reading)

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£1.6 billion investment to upgrade UK Defence estate

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Four contracts will deliver repairs and maintenance services across the UK defence estate, supporting thousands of UK jobs over the next seven years. Four new contracts worth £1.6-billion have been awarded to industry delivering crucial building maintenance and hard facilities... (Continue reading)

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Economy Minister confirms further Welsh Government support for businesses impacted by phased move to alert level 1

Businesses in Wales materially affected by the phased move to alert level 1, such as indoor attractions and wedding venues, will receive £2.5 million in further support from Welsh Government, Economy Minister, Vaughan Gething, announced yesterday, June 14, 2021. Since... (Continue reading)

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£3.4 million to expand The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award in schools

More pupils from the most deprived areas of England will be able to start The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award thanks to a funding boost of £3.4 million from Government, helping more young people to access volunteering and extra-curricular learning. In... (Continue reading)

Support for students impacted by COVID-19

Students experiencing hardship over summer as a result of coronavirus (COVID-19) can apply for financial support if they are struggling to meet accommodation and other costs. Backed by £20 million of new funding, students in financial hardship can apply directly... (Continue reading)

UK to donate 100 million coronavirus vaccine doses

The UK will donate 100 million surplus coronavirus vaccine doses to the world within the next year, the Prime Minister has announced today. The UK will donate at least 100 million surplus coronavirus vaccine doses within the next year, including... (Continue reading)

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Boris Johnson: A billion vaccines, and education – my agenda for a global recovery

Nothing could provide more compelling or tragic proof of the necessity of global cooperation than the pandemic which has swept the world and claimed over 3.7 million lives. For the first time since the onset of this catastrophe, leaders of... (Continue reading)

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