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Sport England sets out COVID-19 financial support

Sport England is making up to £195 million of funding available to help the community sport and physical activity sector through the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. The package is additional to any funding support provided by the Government and is made up of the following: – A £20 million Community Emergency …

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Cycling UK calls on Government to “rapidly” introduce temporary cycle facilities

Cycling UK is calling on the Government actively to promote cycling and walking as a means of transport over buses, trains and tubes for essential short journeys for people who are symptom-free of COVID-19. The charity is also calling for the UK to follow steps taken in cities such as …

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UK bike shops can remain open during COVID-19 lockdown

Bike shops will be allowed to remain open in the UK after prime minister Boris Johnson announced that all “non-essential” shops must now shut due to the spread of COVID-19. In an announcement made last night, Johnson said the public will only be allowed to leave their home for the …

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E-scooters set to be trialled on UK roads

Plans to allow e-scooters on UK roads have been unveiled by the Government as part of a ‘transport revolution’. Requirements for both e-scooters and those using them are being explored, including a minimum age, vehicle standards and insurance requirements. Local authorities could also have extra powers to manage the impacts …

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What does the 2020 Budget mean for cycling?

Making it easier for people to travel healthy needs to be a priority of the Government for the long-term health of our society and economy – in order to fight climate change, rising levels of congestion, toxic air, inactivity and social isolation. The 2020 Budget, announced yesterday, allocated £27 billion …

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Government responds to business rates inquiry

Independent Retailers Confederation (IRC) member ACS has called on the Government to “get on with” its fundamental review of business rates after broadly dismissing recommendations made by the Treasury Select Committee. As reported by the ACT, the Government’s official response to the Treasury Select Committee’s inquiry on business rates, published …

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Local authority cycling spend at ‘just £2 per head’

Local authorities have spent on average just £2 per head of population per year on cycling infrastructure over the last ten years, according to research by Nottingham Business School, part of Nottingham Trent University. Researchers Dr Seamus Allison and Aoife Allison made freedom of information requests to 55 English Unitary …

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Funding boost to help promote cycling and walking in Leicestershire

More than £1 million of Government funding has been secured to help further work to promote walking and cycling in Leicester and Leicestershire. The money, from the DfT’s Access Fund, totals £1.065 million and has been given to the councils to extend a four-year programme of partnership work between them, …

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