United Kingdom

Then there were five

The elimination of only one  contender drags out the contest a bit longer. The contest anyway has become  a race for second place, to see who would be best to go up against Boris in the  lengthier phase of the contest appealing to the members in the country. I think...Read More »

Press release: Rural sports clubs, schools and churches to go green thanks to £10 million Clean Energy Fund

  • Rural areas could benefit from £10 million fund that has already helped over 150 rural communities become cleaner and more sustainable by generating enough electricity to power the equivalent of nearly 30,000 homes
  • community groups encouraged to save money on energy bills, reduce emissions and make money by selling energy...Read More »

Press release: Thousands of farmers in stewardship agreements to be paid in July

Farmers and land managers in Environmental Stewardship (ES) and Countryside Stewardship (CS) agreements do important work to protect the countryside. However, a significant number of agreement holders have not yet received full payment for work they have undertaken.

ES and CS customers with unpaid annual revenue claims, some dating back to...Read More »

News story: Individuals to be protected from 'devastating impact' of problem debt

  • new Breathing Space scheme will protect individuals with problem debt by freezing interest payments and halting enforcement action from creditors
  • those in mental health crisis will see further protections while they receive treatment
  • scheme will cover wide range of debts, including local and central government debts

Individuals and families struggling with problem debt...Read More »

Press release: UK and Colombia mark new climate partnership with £8.5 million investment

  • £130 million of UK investment already helping to achieve this, including tackling deforestation in the Amazon
  • both countries reaffirm commitment to Paris Climate Agreement just days after UK became one of the world’s first major economies to legislate for net zero emissions by 2050

The UK today marked a new climate...Read More »

Greens welcome climate talks in UK, but government will have to change radically to avoid embarrassment

18 June 2019

Jonathan Bartley, co-leader of the Green Party of England and Wales, has welcomed the news that the UK now looks set to host the 2020 global climate talks.

He said: “Having this crucial global gathering on our climate emergency in the UK will be a great opportunity for us...Read More »

Speech: Questions to UN Peacekeeping Heads of Military Components

Thank you very much Mr President, and thank you for your guidance to restrict today’s session to questions. I will do so. I have to say, following our Polish colleagues intervention, he’s already taken some of my questions so I think you’re in a very bad time yourself going last....Read More »

Press release: Record number of schoolgirls make digital waves but women still under-represented in the cyber security sector

  • Women make up just 11% of the global cyber security workforce
  • Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, David Lidington MP, calls for more to be done to encourage women into the cyber security industry
  • As well as reaching out to the cyber-pros of tomorrow, NCSC...Read More »

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