United Kingdom

Lord Ahmad's statement on Tristan da Cunha after severe storms

Tristan da Cunha, a British Overseas Territory in the South Atlantic, has been hit by severe storms this week. The UK Government is working with the local government to help the island get back on its feet.

To help, funding has been principally agreed for emergency repairs. Contractors to help with...Read More »

Pregnant women and new parents to get enhanced redundancy protections

  • Legal protections against redundancy to be extended by six months for new mothers returning to work
  • parents returning from adoption and shared parental leave will also be protected
  • boost in protections builds on biggest package of reforms in a generation as part of the Good Work Plan

Pregnant women and new mothers...Read More »

Government acts to strengthen development aid fund after report

The government has today (Monday 22 July 2019) responded to the Independent Commission for Aid Impact (ICAI) review of the Newton Fund and accepted all 6 of its recommendations.

5 of the recommended measures are already being implemented due to

  • Minister Andrew Jones visits Steamology, which received £350,000 as part of government’s £3.5 million ‘First of a Kind’ competition
  • government funding is being used to develop cutting-edge technology which will decarbonise the railways, including hydrogen-powered trains with zero emissions
  • visit coincides with report by the Rail Industry Decarbonisation Taskforce, setting out...Read More »

People experiencing homelessness set to benefit from new jobcentre support

The Department for Work and Pensions has developed the training for Jobcentre Customer Service Managers with guidance from expert organisations, including Crisis, Homeless Link and Shelter.

The new coaching is aimed at ensuring people experiencing homelessness, and those at risk of becoming homeless, get access...Read More »

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