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School COVID catch-up tsar quits after wanting more funding for pandemic recovery package

Boris Johnson's COVID catch-up tsar has resigned after the government failed to provide enough money to fund a schools recovery plan.In a letter to...

Hancock's speech in Oxford seemed like a dry run as an unmentioned figure loomed large

On the face of it, Matt Hancock's speech in Oxford was about celebrating the success of the UK's vaccination programme ahead of a meeting...

'Nothing in data' to suggest delay to 21 June reopening, says Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson has seen "nothing in the data" to mean the 21 June easing of lockdown measures can't go ahead - although he said...

Priti Patel considers scrapping visa discount for European workers

Home Secretary Priti Patel is considering scrapping a concession on UK visa fees for citizens of 26 European countries.Under the terms of the 1961...

Treasury gives low marks to Gavin Williamson's schools catch-up plan

After months of missed schooling and disruption for parents and teachers, the catch-up plan is out - and it was quickly given low marks.A...

New UK special envoy on LGBT+ rights admits worries of 'culture war' over trans rights

The UK's new special envoy on LGBT+ rights has admitted he is "worried about a culture war" and suggested the need for more support...

'Woeful' schools recovery plan slammed as education sec gets £12bn less than asked for

The Department for Education received a 10th of the cash that was wanted to fund a schools COVID recovery plan - as critics branded...

75% of adults in UK have now had first COVID jab – as highest cases recorded since 1 April

More than three-quarters of adults in the UK have now had their first COVID-19 vaccine dose.Health Secretary Matt Hancock confirmed the milestone was reached...

School day could be extended as part of COVID catch-up

The school day could be extended after the pandemic with extra learning time and longer lunch breaks, Gavin Williamson has said.The education secretary said...

Post-COVID education recovery plan criticised as inadequate amid reported Whitehall squabbles over cost

A COVID rescue plan to help children in England catch up on lost lessons, costing £1.4 billion, is being unveiled by the government.But plans...

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