Government promises huge expansion of tutoring

7 June 2021

Children and young people across England will be offered up to 100 million hours of free tuition to help them catch up on learning lost during the pandemic, the Department for Education (DfE) has confirmed.

Women urged to shape women's health strategy

7 June 2021

To mark the International Day of Action for Women’s Health, ministers are touring the country to urge women to make their voices heard and to help shape the first ever government-led Women’s Health Strategy.

Go-ahead given for young teens to get Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine

4 June 2021

Following a rigorous review of the safety, quality and effectiveness of the vaccine in this age group, an extension has been authorised to the current UK approval of the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine to allow its use in 12 to 15 year-olds.

EU proposes a multilateral response to Covid-19 pandemic

4 June 2021

The EU has submitted a proposal seeking the commitment of World Trade Organization (WTO) members for a multilateral trade plan to expand the production of Covid-19 vaccines and treatments and to ensure universal and fair access.

Flying the flag for British businesses

4 June 2021

British businesses will be given a new global platform to promote their products through a new national flagship announced by Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

Cash boost for apprenticeships

4 June 2021

With effect from 1 June, employers of all sizes in England can apply for extra funding to help them take on new apprentices, in what the Department for Education (DfE) has called the latest drive to revolutionise the skills and training offer.