Cabinet Office Minister Michael Gove said the devolved governments would enjoy a ‘power surge’ after Brexit, adding: ‘No longer will unelected EU bodies be spending our money on our behalf. These new spending powers will mean that these decisions will now be made in the UK, focus on UK priorities and be accountable to the UK Parliament and people of the UK.’ … [Read more...] about Westminster is set to take new powers to fund projects in Scotland and Wales despite claims of a ‘regional power grab’
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A backlash to the draconian plans was gathering pace today, with Conservative MPs warning that the restrictions might be 'worse than the disease itself', condemning the 'broad brush' approach and unhappy that there has not been any scrutiny in Parliament. There are fears that Mr Johnson might be seen as the 'Grinch' if the block on families spending time together is still in place for the festive season. … [Read more...] about Long-awaited NHS Covid contact-tracing app will FINALLY launch in England and Wales in two weeks, Department of Health announces – a day after Sturgeon launched it in Scotland
UK virus increase 'concerning', says minister Highest reported cases in Wales since June Five bars warned over social distancing measures Can I leave or enter Caerphilly? Once the new rules come into force, nobody will be able to enter or leave the county borough, which covers towns such as Caerphilly, Ystrad Mynach, Blackwood, Newbridge, Rhymney and Risca, without a "reasonable excuse". … [Read more...] about Caerphilly coronavirus lockdown: What are the rules?
September is my favourite time of year: I love the back-to-school feel of it. And after a long summer of lockdown, more than ever it feels good to get back into a routine (Pictured: A teacher leads a maths class for Year Four children in their classroom at Greenacres Primary Academy in Oldham, northern England on September 01, 2020) … [Read more...] about Gatherings of more than six people will be banned from Monday: £100 fines to enforce new limit on meeting indoors and outdoors across England – but schools, weddings and funerals are exempt
From Monday 14 September, any gathering of more than six people in England will be illegal, unless it meets one of a limited list of exemptionsThis applies to gatherings both indoors and outdoorsIt also applies to all agesSocial premises and venues, including pubs and restaurants, will be legally required to request test and trace information from customers and keep the details for 21 days Coronavirus in the UK: How many have died or tested positive where you live … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: New rules on social gatherings in England – here’s what you can and can’t do