First allocation of £750 million support for frontline charities announced

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Communities Secretary announces £76 million extra funding to support survivors of domestic abuse, sexual violence and vulnerable children and their families and victims of modern slavery. More than £76 million extra funding to support most vulnerable in society during pandemic Funding for charities to support survivors of domestic and sexual abuse, vulnerable children and their families and victims of modern slavery Domestic abuse […]

Top-up to local business grant funds scheme

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A discretionary fund has been set up to accommodate certain small businesses previously outside the scope of the business grant funds scheme. The Business Secretary Alok Sharma and Minister for Regional Growth and Local Government, Simon Clarke spoke to local authorities in England yesterday to set out that up to £617 million would be made […]

GM reveals plans to secure skills and employment training during COVID-19 crisis


AMBITIOUS plans designed to maintain adult education, skills and employment programmes worth £200m across Greater Manchester during the ongoing coronavirus outbreak have been approved. Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) has confirmed the arrangements to provide financial certainty for local authorities, colleges, training providers and employment support partners. Those organisations can now continue to deliver vital […]

Chancellor sets out extra £750 million coronavirus funding for frontline charities


Charities across the UK will receive a £750 million package of support to ensure they can continue their vital work during the coronavirus outbreak, Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced today. £750 million pot for frontline charities across the UK – including hospices and those supporting domestic abuse victims £360 million direct from government departments and £370 […]

IES Report: Getting Back to Work


Today the Institute of Employment Studies launched a new report ‘ Getting Back to Work: Dealing with the labour market impacts of the Covid-19 recession’. The full report can be found here.  The Covid-19 crisis has led to an economic shock that is unprecedented in its size and speed. This report sets out IES’s assessment of the economic […]

Resolution Foundation recommendations on Protecting firms and families from the economic impact of coronavirus


Doing what it takes Protecting firms and families from the economic impact of coronavirus Recommendations from Resolution Foundation The coronavirus health crisis is now a full-blown economic crisis, and one that may last for much more than a few months. Firms will go bust and unemployment will rise. The majority of this economic damage […]

Healthy Ageing Blog: How we can all keep active at home during the coronavirus crisis


With the threat of COVID-19 taking hold, more people will be spending a considerable amount of time in self-isolation, but there are ways people of all ages and ability can keep active through a variety of exercises. Centre for Ageing Betters Senior Programme Manager for Healthy Ageing, Jess Kuehne, outlines the exercises you can do […]