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Oliver Dowden’s statement on coronavirus (COVID-19): 30 May 2020

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport SecretaryOliver Dowden gave the 30 May 2020 daily press briefing on the government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic....

Saturday, 30 May 2020 19:00

NEU calls on Government to step back from the brink and stop wider 1 June school reopening

Four prominent members of the Government’s own scientific advisory body have broken ranks to express worries about the safety of wider primary school opening on Monday.

Saturday, 30 May 2020 18:02

Guidance on tree protection: The use of tree shelters and guards

The Forestry Commission has published a document providing guidance on best practice when using tree guards...

Friday, 29 May 2020 20:16

Chancellor extends Self-Employment Support Scheme and confirms furlough next steps

The government’s Self-Employment Income Support Scheme will be extended, giving more security to individuals...

Friday, 29 May 2020 17:15

Nine in 10 smokers start before they are 18 years old, warns WHO

Tobacco products continue to kill eight million people a year who get hooked via a $9 billion a year marketing strategy...

Friday, 29 May 2020 14:36

Stop smoking services open to smokers thanks to rapid response of local councils - ASH survey

A new survey by public health charity Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) has found that within a month of lockdown, most councils had services in place...

Friday, 29 May 2020 13:48

£5 million funding given to mental health community projects

Community projects supporting people with their mental health during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic are set to benefit...

Friday, 29 May 2020 13:45

Peers launch first probe into lessons for public services from COVID-19

Peers have launched a new inquiry to ask what lessons for our public services can be learned from the coronavirus pandemic...

Friday, 29 May 2020 13:41

New plans to boost security of consumer smart devices

The government has launched a £400,000 funding pot for innovators to design schemes to boost the security of internet-connected products...

Friday, 29 May 2020 13:33

NEU Special Schools Survey: serious questions about safety remain unanswered

The findings of the NEU's latest survey – conducted last week – bring into sharp focus the particular challenges facing staff working in special schools...

Friday, 29 May 2020 13:26