Cutting-edge farming projects to get share of £30 million

Up to £30 million has been awarded to cutting-edge farming projects that will boost food production, move towards net zero, and create a more resilient and sustainable agricultural sector. Alongside the £30 million set to be awarded to more than 50 successful projects, the government has also made a further £12.5 million available to fund innovative […]

Massive boost to childcare payments marks first step in largest ever expansion of childcare

As part of the Government’s biggest ever expansion to childcare provision, low-income families will be able to access increased childcare support worth a total of £900 million from 28 June. Later this month, the Department for Work and Pensions will raise the amount that parents in Great Britain can claim back monthly for their childcare costs on Universal […]

UK strengthens pledge to end plastic pollution by 2040

The UK, alongside 52 other members of the High Ambition Coalition (HAC) to End Plastic Pollution, has signed a far-reaching Ministerial Statement, calling for an ambitious global plastic pollution treaty to tackle plastic pollution and protect the marine environment. The HAC is a coalition of over 50 governments that have since agreed to end plastic […]

Millions of people to benefit from £200 million to improve walking and cycling routes

Millions of people across the country are set to benefit from £200 million of government funding for cycling and walking schemes, helping to promote healthy travel, reduce emissions and grow the economy. The latest round of funding will boost high streets and local businesses, and transform the school run for tens of thousands of children, […]

Mortgage rate cut for energy efficient homes under government-backed trials

Homeowners who make their properties more energy efficient could see their mortgage rate cut under a new government-backed pilot. Perenna Bank will receive more than £193,000 in government funding to help develop their long-term, fixed-rate mortgage that will incentivise customers to make their homes more energy efficient by offering to reduce their mortgage rate. Read […]

New £1 billion strategy for UK’s semiconductor sector

The National Semiconductor Strategy sets out how up to £1 billion of government investment will boost the UK’s strengths and skills in design, R&D and compound semiconductors while helping to grow domestic chip firms across the UK. Working in tandem with the industry, investment made by the government will drive research, innovation and commercialisation through the sector – […]

Scrapping retained EU red tape on wine to unlock £180 million

Wine producers and importers will be freed from unnecessary red tape thanks to proposed changes to retained EU laws on the production and marketing of wine, providing a £180m boost to our wine industry, opening the market to new products, and growing the economy. The changes will allow wine makers the freedom to pick from […]

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