Government targets under-18s to boost vaccine take-up

9 September 2021

With support from TikTok and MTV, the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has launched a new campaign targeting under-18s and their parents to encourage more teenagers to get vaccinated.

Government to invest billions in affordable homes

9 September 2021

Part of the largest single investment in affordable housing in a decade, the Affordable Homes Programme funding will deliver around 119,000 homes, including 57,000 for ownership, 29,600 for social rent and 6250 affordable rural homes.

Unfair trade body to reconsider its first proposal

8 September 2021

We reported in August 2021 that the UK’s new Trade Remedies Authority (TRA) had issued its first recommendation to counter unfair import practices (see Government backs new trade body’s anti-dumping measures).

Concerning fall in apprenticeship starts

8 September 2021

According to the latest official figures on apprenticeships, there were 253,100 starts between August 2020 and April 2021, down by 6.9% from the third quarter (Q3) of 2019/20.

Government publishes new Plan for Health and Social Care

8 September 2021

The Government has published Build Back Better: Our Plan for Health and Social Care, which gives an overview of how it intends to tackle the electives backlog in the NHS, put the NHS on a sustainable footing, and gives more detail on a plan for adult social care in England.