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PM call with President Zelenskyy: 28 May 2022

Press release

Prime Minister Boris Johnson spoke to Ukrainian President Zelenskyy this morning.

The Prime Minister spoke to Ukrainian President Zelenskyy this morning.

The leaders discussed the latest developments in the...Read More »

Live Events Reinsurance Scheme supports over £400 million of investment and paves way for busy summer events season

  • Almost 15,000 jobs and more than 150 events supported by the scheme, including Wimbledon, The BRIT Awards and Virgin Radio’s Big Thank You Tour
  • UK live events sector is worth more than £70 billion annually to the economy and is bouncing back from the pandemic with a vibrant summer programme of...Read More »

Cost of living help

I have been pressing for sometime for more help with the cost of living . I am pleased to report that the Chancellor has  now produced a better package of assistance with energy bills. I reproduce...Read More »

People have been falling out of love with Jaguar

Recently I looked at the overall collapse of UK car making in Britain. Today I want to look at an iconic UK car brand which has experienced falling volumes for a while. Jaguar cars have been in retreat for some years. This April they saw sales 44% below a year...Read More »

Platinum Jubilee fund creates boost for village halls

England’s village halls are set to benefit from a major new renovation fund launched by the Government today (28 May 2022) to mark Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

At the heart of rural life and communities, village halls are home to fitness classes, coffee mornings, community groups, jumble sales, art clubs...Read More »

PM call with Prime Minister of Hungary: 27 May 2022

Press release

The Prime Minister spoke to Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán this evening.

The Prime Minister spoke to Viktor Orbán this evening following his re-election as Prime Minister of Hungary...Read More »

UK commits to Life Sciences cooperation with Sweden

Today (27 May 2022), Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Innovation at the Department of Health and Social Care, Lord Kamall, and the Swedish Minister for Education, Anna Ekström, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) committing the UK and Sweden to ongoing co-operation in the life sciences.

The Memorandum of...Read More »

Government recognises achievements of its geographers in fourth annual awards

The fourth annual Geography in Government Awards took place on Wednesday 25th May 2022 at Geovation in London. It celebrates the work done by members of the geography profession across the public sector. The awards were presented by Nigel Clifford Deputy Chair of the Geospatial Commission.

This year had...Read More »

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