Local Government estimates debate

On Thursday 9 July 2020, there will be a debate in the House of Commons on the Spending of the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government. The subject for this debate was selected by the Backbench Business Committee following the publication of the Central Government Supply Estimates 2020-21 on 4 May 2020.…

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The merger between DFID and the FCO and the implications for expenditure of Official Development Assistance (ODA) across government

On Thursday 9 July there will be an Estimates Day debate in the House of Commons Chamber on “The merger between DFID and the FCO and the implications for expenditure of Official Development Assistance (ODA) across government.” The debate will be led by Sarah Champion and Tom Tugendhat, the respective chairs of the International Development Committee and the Foreign Affairs Committee.…

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Coronavirus: Support for businesses

In a worst-case scenario, up to one-fifth of UK employees may be absent from work during the coronavirus outbreak. This would have significant economic impacts in the UK. This briefing provides information on the various sources of support for businesses affected. …

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Coronavirus: Easing lockdown restrictions in FE and HE in England

This House of Commons briefing paper discusses the impact of easing lockdown restriction on the FE and HE sectors in England. The paper outlines issues such as: re-opening campuses, prospective students numbers in 2020/21, temporary students numbers controls and delivery of courses in 2020/21. It also highlights issues such as the impact on graduate employability and the lack of catch up funding for FE colleges.…

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Coronavirus: Business re-opening

This Commons Library Briefing Paper discusses business closure and re-opening across the UK. It considered which businesses were required to close under the four lockdown regulations and how each of the four nations are lifting these regulations. As well as looking at which businesses can re-open it outlines the steps that they must take to do so safely.…

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