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Local lockdown business grants ‘not enough’, says lobby group

Image copyright Getty Images Grants for English firms forced to close in local lockdowns “will not be enough” to bail them out, the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has said. The government unveiled the grants – worth up to £1,500 every three weeks – on Wednesday amid warnings of rising coronavirus infections. Chief Secretary to the Treasury Stephen Barclay said… Read more →

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Infrastructure: More local input needed in big projects, say MPs

Image copyright Reuters Much more local input is needed if the UK’s biggest infrastructure projects are to deliver their desired socio-economic benefits, MPs have said. Too often consultation with affected communities took place after major decisions had already been taken, the Public Administration Committee said. It called for feedback to be taken into account before funding is given and better… Read more →