Westminster News

UNEMPLOYMENT DOWN; WAGES UP

New figures show that in the past year, the unemployment rate has remained at its lowest since 1975 and real wages grew for the fifth consecutive month, helping families keep more money in their pockets.

EXTRA BOOST FOR NHS FUNDING

We have announced £2.4 billion of taxpayers’ money will be saved and reinvested into NHS frontline services over the next five years, as we replace a costly and outdated model for purchasing goods and services for the NHS.

NEW FREE SCHOOLS CREATED

Today, the Education Secretary has announced that 53 new free schools are opening across the country, creating up to 40,000 new school places and ensuring every child has the best start in life.

TACKLING PRISON DRUGS

Today, the Prisons Minister announced £10 million funding to fight drugs, improve security and boost leadership capabilities in ten of the most challenging prisons in the country, in order to reduce reoffending and better protect the public.

SOCIAL HOUSING GREEN PAPER

The Communities Secretary has launched the Social Housing Green Paper which will help ensure everyone has a safe, decent place to live and help as many people as possible onto the housing ladder.

ROUGH SLEEPING STRATEGY

Today we are launching the rough sleeping strategy, as part of our mission to eradicate rough sleeping by 2027, providing support to the most vulnerable in society.

SHIPPING BRITISH PORK

The International Trade Secretary has announced that Taiwan is set to welcome British pork exports for the first time in a deal worth more than £50 million,  supporting jobs in the UK as we make sure we are a truly Global Britain

HIGH-TECH EDUCATION

Today the Education Secretary will set out his vision to put technology at the heart of education, helping every child to get the best start in life and the skills they need to go as far as their talents and hard work can take them. 

LANGUAGE BOOST ANNOUNCED

We have launched a new network of language centres across the country to improve the teaching of modern foreign languages – helping to give children the best start in life and deliver a skilled workforce fit for the future.

BOOSTING READING SKILLS

Today the Education Secretary will set out our ambition to boost the speaking and reading skills of children starting school, highlighting our drive to ensure everyone can have the best start in life.