£50m for social care in Scotland

An initial £50 million to help the Scottish social care sector deal with the financial implications of coronavirus has been confirmed.

Furlough scheme extended until October

The furlough scheme will be extended by a further four months with workers continuing to receive 80 per cent of their current salary.

£10 million available for domestic abuse charities

Robert Jenrick has announced that charities can bid for a share of £10 million funding to support victims of domestic abuse.

Coronavirus: £16 million for food charities

The government has announced up to £16 million to provide food for those who are struggling as a result of coronavirus.

Half a million on brink of homelessness, warns DCN

Almost half a million households are at high risk of becoming homeless as a result of the economic impact of the coronavirus crisis.

Leisure providers falling between support packages

Community leisure providers are facing crisis point without access to emergency government funding or support.

Government childcare eligibility offers protected

Parents who are normally eligible for the government’s childcare offers will continue receiving the entitlements during the summer term.

1.2 million renters are at high-risk of job loss

A new report has warned that up to 1.2 million renters are at high-risk of having to rely on Universal Credit after losing their jobs.

Sturgeon backs universal basic income in Scotland

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said that the ‘time has come’ for universal basic income in Scotland.

Nearly two million claim universal credit

Since the government advised people to stay at home due to coronavirus nearly two million people have applied for universal credit benefits.

Cyber grant scheme announced for Welsh councils

An extra £248,000 will be available to local authorities across Wales to help strengthen their cyber resilience.

17 years to sort council housing waiting list

New CIPFA analysis has revealed that it could take up to 17 years to re-house individuals and families on the waiting list for council housing.

Emergency funding to support most vulnerable

More than £76 million additional government funding has been announced to support the most vulnerable in society during the coronavirus pandemic.

Financial cliff edge when coronavirus protections end

Millions of people from across the UK still have reason to fear the looming financial cliff edge when current coronavirus protections end.

£6.1 million funding boost to help high streets

Hundreds of local business partnerships are set to share £6.1 million to help their local economies through the uncertainty of the coronavirus.