Extension to early years training programme announced

10 September 2021

The Department for Education (DfE) has announced that the Early Years Professional Development Programme (PDP) is to be extended to around 50 new local authorities across England in 2021-2022.

National tutoring programme set for a second year

10 September 2021

Following the decision of the Department for Education (DfE) to invest a further £1 billion in its education recovery programme over the next three years, it has made details available of how the national tutoring programme (NTP) will operate in the academic year 2021 to 2022.

Advice for operators on cutting fuel costs

10 September 2021

The Department for Transport (DfT) and the Energy Saving Trust (EST) have updated their online freight portal with added information to help operators cut their fuel bills and reduce their carbon footprint.

Thames Freeport will formally open in September

9 September 2021

It was in March this year that the Government confirmed the locations in England which had been successful in bidding to become freeports (see Eight English areas get Freeports go-ahead).