A record £714 million has been invested by the government into the broadband rollout so far this year.

Rural towns and villages in the Lake District are the first to receive the improved 4G mobile coverage in hard-to-reach areas that the government has rolled out.

Hammersmith Bridge on a cloudy day. The picture is taken from the floor, and the lines of the road are at the centre of the image. The bridge surrounds the viewer.

Cyclists will be able to cross Hammersmith Bridge safely, with £3 million of investment from the government to resurface the bridge and provide a new cycle lane.

A young man in a wheelchair is sat in front of a red London bus. He is smiling but we can't see all of his face as it is turned away from the viewer.

The Department for Transport (DfT) said disabled passengers will be given easier access to buses throughout the UK due to a boost in funding.

Six community assets in Wales like local pubs, music venues and football clubs will no longer close due to a boost in government funding.

The UK and US signed a Memorandum of Understanding yesterday (1 April) which the government said will see them work together to develop tests for the most advanced artificial intelligence (AI) models.

The government has announced the next stage of the Northern Powerhouse Rail between Liverpool and Manchester, which they say means passengers will benefit from faster journey times, more frequent rail services and better connectivity across the North.

The government has announced a £20 million boost in funding for adult social care. 

Statistics published by Scotland's chief statistician show that there are slightly more women in Scotland's government workforce.

International ministers are set to agree new action to take down fraudsters as the first ever Global Fraud Summit begins today. Representative

Chancellor Jeremy Hunt announced in the 'Budget for Long Term Growth' today that, among a variety of other plans, the government will abolish the furnished holiday lettings regime. 

£90 million of investment from the government aims to support Blackpool as part of the Levelling Up and Regeneration Act.

The Chancellor has outlined plans to deliver up to £1.8 billion worth of benefits by 2029 by improving public sector productivity.

£5.9 million of Welsh Government support has been given to businesses investing in research and innovation across the country.

Changes to a Scottish Government benefit will see an estimated 20,000 people able to access money to help with the cost of food shopping.

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Event Diary

UKREiiF has quickly become a must-attend in the industry calendar for Government departments and local authorities.

The multi-award-winning UK Construction Week (UKCW), is the UK’s biggest trade event for the built environment that connects the whole supply chain to be the catalyst for growth and positive change in the industry.

The organisers of the world’s largest dedicated hydrogen event, World Hydrogen 2024 Summit & Exhibition have announced it’s return to Rotterdam in May 2024, with an expansion of a whole extra summit day. Sustainable Energy Council (SEC) are partnering with the Government of the Netherlands, the Province of Zuid-Holland, the City of Rotterdam, and the Port of Rotterdam to host an extended, larger scale Summit in 2024, to expand the event to meet the surging demand.