£33m promised to save at-risk arts venues

Arts Council England has announced that 196 organisations will receive a share of £33 million to prevent them going bust.

Up to one third of UK may refuse coronavirus vaccine

A new poll has revealed that nearly a third of people in the UK may not get a coronavirus vaccine if one is developed.

Fears that vulnerable teenagers could fall through gaps

The coronavirus pandemic could see a lost generation of vulnerable teenagers falling through gaps in the school and social care systems.

£1.57bn to protect cultural, arts and heritage institutions

Britain’s arts, culture and heritage industries will receive a £1.57 billion rescue package to help weather the impact of coronavirus.

Online tool seeks to involve youth view in policy making

Young people are being invited to share their views on key issues with the government by using a new ‘Involved’ Instagram platform.

Third of nurseries may be forced to close

A third of nurseries in the most disadvantaged areas of the UK may be forced to close due to financial difficulties.

1,000s of children at risk when EU Settlement closes

Coram Children’s Legal Centre has warned that thousands of children are at risk of being left without status after Brexit.

Johnson announces new school building programme

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has set out a transformative ten-year rebuilding programme for schools across England.

Children needing foster care rises by 44 per cent

Barnardo’s has declared a ‘state of emergency’ as the number of children needing foster care has risen by 44 per cent.

Thousands of children set to benefit from free meals

Disadvantaged children in England will now benefit from free healthy meals and enriching activities throughout the summer.

£1bn to help pupils catch up after lockdown

The government is to give an extra £650 million to schools in England to help pupils catch up on teaching missed since March.

Report warns of coronavirus impact on vulnerable children

Children’s sector professionals have serious concerns about the impact the coronavirus crisis has had on vulnerable children and families.

Reliable broadband for children or risk harming education

The government should urgently ensure that more than one million children have reliable internet access at home.

£50 million to improve attainment in Scotland

Pupils living in Scotland’s most deprived communities will benefit from targeted funding from the Attainment Scotland Fund.

Extra mental health support for pupils and teachers

New online resources will be provided to schools and colleges to boost mental health support for staff and pupils.


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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.