Use West Midlands as test bed for early reopening of tourism

The government has been urged to allow the West Midlands to become a national test bed for an early reopening of the tourism, hospitality and cultural sector.

BSI publishes UK Safe Working Guidelines

BSI has published new safe working guidelines to help businesses manage a safe return to work and reoccupation of their facilities.

NHS Test and Trace service launched

The new NHS Test and Trace service has now launched across England, seeking to help identify, contain and control coronavirus.

Cop26 climate summit expected to be postponed again

The Cop26 climate summit had been tentatively rescheduled for early 2021 but looks likely to be pushed back due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Secondary Trauma recognition for key workers is essential

IOSH has called for the closer safeguarding of key workers psychological health as a result of coronavirus related secondary trauma.

Khan calls for urgent lifting of benefit cap

New research has revealed that tens of thousands of low-income Londoners are being excluded from coronavirus support measures.

Public consultation begins for West Yorkshire devolution

The delivery of the West Yorkshire devolution deal has taken a significant step forward with the agreement of a public consultation.

New cultural taskforce risks losing local voice

The LGA has warned that excluding councils from the newly created Cultural Renewal Taskforce removes the local voice on cultural renewal.

Economic fallout could hit Red Wall areas hardest

‘Red Wall’ communities are most vulnerable to permanent economic scarring as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

Cultural Renewal Taskforce announced

A new taskforce has been created aimed at helping getting the country’s recreation and leisure sector up and running again.

Lib Dem leadership contest to be held this summer

The contest to replace Jo Swinson as the new leader of the Liberal Democrats will take place this summer.

Public sector highly vulnerable to ransomware attack

New research has revealed a lack of cyber security awareness among public sector workers, with almost half unaware of ransomware.

Public sector tech investment needed to protect services

NNine out of ten Britons say they appreciate the UK’s public services more now than they did before the coronavirus outbreak.

Everyone with symptoms now eligible for coronavirus tests

Anyone with symptoms of coronavirus is now eligible to book a test, ahead of the rollout of the test and trace service.

Coronavirus strategy too nationally driven, say mayors

Andy Burnham has called on ministers to take a ‘much more locally focused’ response to the coronavirus crisis.


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