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  • Issue 15: 7 July 2020

    Latest Updates on Salford Council's response to the COVID-19 outbreak

    £1.57 billion investment to protect cultural, arts and heritage institutions

    Cultural and heritage organisations to be protected with £1.57 billion support package.

    Ministers have announced funding to support the future of Britain’s museums, galleries, theatres, independent cinemas, heritage sites and music venues with emergency grants and loans. Decisions on awards will be made working alongside expert independent figures from the sector including the Arts Council England and other specialist bodies such as Historic England, National Lottery Heritage Fund and the British Film Institute.

    Funding will also be provided to restart construction work at cultural and heritage sites paused as a result of the pandemic.

    The government is finalising guidance for a phased return of the performing arts sectors that will be published shortly.

  • UCU research showing voters in marginal seats fear local damage from university cuts
  • Government must release better data to help councils combat coronavirus
  • housing benefit discrimination has been judged unlawful and in breach of the Equality Act
  • Labour calls for clarity one month on from Prime Minister’s commission on race announcement
  • Councils’ finance black hole could cut heart out of town centres
  • UK Government must not remain silent over Bahrain human rights
  • The Labour Party has condemned the government’s failure to implement u-turn on the NHS surcharge for health and care workers.
  • Labour demands an end of ‘complacency, chaos and confusion’ from over border preparations after full leaked Truss letter is revealed
  • Labour calls for publication of the report into Priti Patel
  • “Managed decline” for Northern communities in the wake of coronavirus crisis
  • COVID-19 could kill more people through hunger than the disease itself
  • Government’s nomination of Liam Fox to be the next Director General of the World Trade Organisation
  • Russia and China’s veto of the UN Security Council Resolution on humanitarian border crossings in Syria
  • poll showing a third of the UK population could refuse a COVID-19 vaccine
  • Prime Minister’s comments on care home deaths
  • Long-term underfunding left nurseries on brink of collapse
  • Government stopping release of daily Covid-19 testing figures
  • Government cannot allow a single university to fail
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