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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.

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  • 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
  • Emergency legislation needed to protect renters from eviction – response to Shelter research
  • Government’s quarantine measures a mess
  • calls for an immediate commitment to pay talks for NHS workers
  • House of Lords Gambling Industry Committee report
  • TV is an absolute lifeline for many older people
  • Thousands of essential childcare places could be lost
  • Calls for action to ensure local lockdowns are robust and efficient enough to prevent second wave
  • Incorrect guidance could force children to go hungry
  • Labour demands Health Secretary holds afternoon press conference on Leicester lockdown
  • Labour calls for prioritisation of high-quality, zero-carbon, truly affordable homes after Jenrick scandal
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