Rupert Douglas

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NEWS | Published April 13th 2021, 4:04 pm

Government LGBT Panel set to disband

Just a month after three members of the governments LGBT advisement panel quit, the entire panel is set to be disbanded.

NEWS | Published April 12th 2021, 10:10 am

Hospitality and non-essential retail opens as Sacha Lord court case is expedited to the High Court

After a year of stop-start opening and restrictions on trade, the first step in a full re-opening of the economy has taken place on Monday 12th April. England has moved into step 2 of the ‘cautious but irreversible’ easing of lockdown, meaning that hospitality can open outdoors alongside non-essential retail, gyms, zoos and beauty services.

NEWS | Published April 11th 2021, 1:01 pm

Priti Patel announces visa extension for frontline health workers

The Home Secretary, Priti Patel, has announced that frontline health workers and their dependents will be granted free visa extensions. The extensions will be automatically granted to elligble workrs whose visas were set to expire by 1st October 2021.

NEWS | Published April 10th 2021, 1:01 pm

Global Travel Taskforce sets out the ‘safe return of international travel’

The Transport Secretary, Grant Schapps, has released a framework that sets out how international travel can return in a safe way. Utilising a traffic light system that will place countries into risk categories in an effort to protect the public & vaccination programme from new variants of Covid-19.

NEWS | Published April 8th 2021, 2:02 pm

Communities Secretary, Robert Jenrick announces package to help British National (Overseas) families from Hong Kong.

British National (Overseas) families resettling in the UK via the Hong Kong BN(O) route will be given support to help them settle in the country. The support will be a dedicated package backed by over £43 million.

NEWS | Published April 7th 2021, 9:09 am

Lord Blunkett, chairman of the Leaders Council, says we should avoid rushing to judgement on school abuse claims

Writing for the Mail on Sunday, Leaders Council chairman Lord Blunkett, wants to see a measured response to the allegations of child sexual assault in schools made by the contributors to the ‘Everyone’s Invited’ website.

NEWS | Published April 6th 2021, 10:10 am

Russell Finex help PFR Nord to more efficient recycling, ensure product quality for Godiva and provide Health and Safety advice

Russell Finex is a global leader in the manufacture of high-quality sieving and filtration solutions. Established in 1934, they have shown continuous innovation to remain a market leader and an example of best practise. Over the past month they have successfully improved plastic recycling, helped a chocolate manufacturer maintain product quality and launched a health and safety compliance package.

NEWS | Published April 5th 2021, 9:09 am

Major network of underwater cameras will help to make ocean wildlife more visible through the Blue Belt Programme

In a pioneering effort to make the ocean wildlife and diverse eco-systems of the oceans surrounding UK overseas Terrirtories (UKOTs) more visible. A major network of underwater cameras are to be deployed to collect data and map habitats.

NEWS | Published April 2nd 2021, 1:01 pm

Liz Truss sets out agenda to work with G7 as she chairs first Trade Track Ministerial Meeting

International Trade Secretary Liz Truss, will be sitting down with her counterparts across the G7 and the WTO’s Director General, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, to look at a reform of global trade.

NEWS | Published April 1st 2021, 2:02 pm

GK Training Services contribute to 'The Butterfly Project - A symbol of hope'

GK Training Services are a small, friendly and focused independent training provider that works with young people on a variety of courses. The learners recently contributed to the Leigh Neighbours Butterfly Project.

NEWS | Published March 31st 2021, 9:09 am

Wolverhampton Grand Theatre Launch new ‘vodcast’ and Adrian Jackson, CEO, nominated for Leadership Award

While hospitality and live shows are still closed, Wolverhampton Grand Theatre have continued to provide excellent entertainment through other means by launching a new vodast. Adrian Jackson, CEO & Creative Director, has also been nominated for a West Midlands Leadership Award for the work he has done lighting the way through a very difficult year.

NEWS | Published March 30th 2021, 10:10 am

Leadership Round-Up: Colin Low interviews Coffeelink Founder and Techna International go green

In today's leadership round-up we see that Techna International have a taken a step towards a greener future and that Colin Low, founder of Kingsfleet Wealth, continues to shine a spotlight on the businesses, leaders and charities across Suffolk.

NEWS | Published March 28th 2021, 2:02 pm

Ed Balls speaks to The Leaders Council about the rise of populism in Europe

Ed Balls, former Shadow Chancellor, was part of a session with members of The Leaders Council talking about the rise of populism across Europe.

NEWS | Published March 27th 2021, 3:03 pm

Evtec Automotive welcomes back disabled workers to Arlington Plant

Evtec Automotive rescued the Arlington car parts manufacturer back in May 2020. The rescue deal saw more than 60 jobs saved for disabled workers at the plant after it went into administration as a result of Covid-19 and a drop in car sales.

NEWS | Published March 26th 2021, 2:02 pm

Sports4Kids join Kickstart Programme

Sport4Kids (S4K) have announced that they have joined the UK governments Kickstart Programme

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