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Government introduces ground-breaking Environment Bill

The government will today (Tuesday 15 October) introduce a landmark Bill to Parliament to tackle the biggest environmental priorities of our time, signalling a historic step change in the way we protect and enhance our precious natural environment.

The transformative Environment Bill will help ensure that we maintain and improve our...Read More »


HMRC accelerates 95,000 firms onto simplified import procedures

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has automatically registered 95,000 businesses for its simplified import procedures allowing most traders up to 6 months to pay import duties and submit customs declarations, if the UK leaves the EU without a deal on 31 October 2019.

The scheme,...Read More »


New fund for frontline organisations tackling loneliness

  • Government launches £2 million grant fund for organisations tackling loneliness
  • New funding comes one year since publication of landmark Loneliness Strategy
  • Builds on existing £11.5 million Building Connections Fund and support for community space and tech projects

A new £2 million fund is being launched to help organisations at the frontline of...Read More »


Home education: a choice or last resort?

Children leaving secondary school to be home-educated often have complex needs and some make the move as a last resort rather than a preferred choice, new research by Ofsted has revealed.

Ofsted carried out the study: ‘Exploring moving to home education in secondary schools’ across 7 local authorities in...Read More »


Scholarships 20/20 partners with Chevening

The alliance is based on the mutual aim of supporting outstanding individuals to build their dream careers and contribute to the development of Honduras.

Chevening Scholarships are the UK government’s global scholarship programme that aims to developing global leaders through awarding scholarships to outstanding emerging leaders, in order for them to...Read More »


Jo's Response to the Queen's Speech

Today, Her Majesty The Queen opened the new parliamentary session. But we have exactly the same problems as we did in the last session: a government with no majority, no leadership and no realistic plan for our country.

I used my speech in Parliament today to give a warning to my...Read More »


DFID Ghana Director's Speech on World Mental Health Day 2019

I’m delighted to be here today to take part in this panel discussion to mark Mental Health Day.

Today is a day for us all to pause and reflect on the importance of mental health for us as individuals, for our families and for our places of work.

One out of every...Read More »


UK delegation urges Polish businesses to get ready for Brexit

The UK is reaching out to businesses in the EU through 30 industry events to provide advice and information to traders, logistics managers, transporters, exporters, importers and their agents about the steps they need to take to prepare for continuing trade with the UK in the event of Brexit without...Read More »


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