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Green recovery at the heart of this year’s Bees’ Needs Week

The Defra-coordinated annual Bees’ Needs Week got underway today (Monday 13 July) with an online launch to highlight what everyone can be doing at home to care for pollinators.

Bees and other pollinators play a crucial role in food production and agriculture – they contribute the equivalent of more than £500...Read More »


Consultation launched on doubling maximum sentence for assaulting an emergency worker

  • Consultation seeks views on increasing maximum penalty from 12 months to two years in prison

  • Ministers deliver on manifesto commitment to consult on tougher sentences

  • Maximum sentence could be doubled for the second time in two years

In 2018 this Government changed the law (Assaults on Emergency Workers...Read More »


Priti Patel and new French Interior Minister agree action on Channel crossings

The Home Secretary Priti Patel with French Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin

Press release

Agreement reached to create an intelligence cell to crack down on gangs facilitating illegal crossings and people smuggling

Priti Patel met the new French Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin...Read More »


£705 million investment for GB-EU border

  • Unprecedented £705 million investment for new infrastructure, jobs and technology at GB-EU border

  • This will include £470 million to build infrastructure such as border control posts, and allocating £235m for IT systems and staffing, including 500 more Border Force personnel to ensure our borders are safe and...Read More »


Outside the EU, a bright future awaits Britain

Leaving the European Union is, I’ve often argued, a bit like moving house. Instead of being lodgers under someone else’s roof we are choosing a new place in the world where we’re in control. Four years after we made the decision to leave the EU, the reasons for moving are...Read More »


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