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UK COP26 Presidency reveals plans for a global net zero future ahead of the UN climate change conference

For close to thirty years the UN has brought together almost every country on earth for global climate summits. The 26th conference - known as COP26 - will take place in Glasgow with the UK as president.

UK signs Joint Declaration on future cooperation with Germany

The UK has this week signed a Joint Declaration with Germany to ensure closer future cooperation on issues such as foreign and security policy.

Government reform programme launched

Ministers and civil servants have this week launched a programme for government reform, which they say will help the UK ‘build back better’ in the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Boundary Commission reveals plans for changes to England's electoral map

Proposals for a 2023 revamp of England’s electoral map have today been revealed, which the Boundary Commission for England says will make Parliament fairer by giving each MP a roughly equal pool of voters.

Downing Street hopeful of pressing on with roadmap despite rising Covid cases

The prime minister’s official spokesman has indicated that the government still sees no reason to delay the final stage of reopening the economy on June 21, despite a rise in Covid-19 cases.

DMA report: Email marketing budgets and ROI increase amid the Covid-19 pandemic

The Data & Marketing Association’s [DMA] latest research has highlighted the increased importance of email marketing during the Covid-19 pandemic, with bigger budgets and increasing Return on Investment [ROI] in the last year - alongside shifts in marketing objectives and new challenges.

“We should be planning for future pandemics”, government's chief scientific adviser says

Writing in the Financial Times, the government’s chief scientific adviser Sir Patrick Vallance discusses the aim to make vaccines and therapeutics available at scale within 100 days and warns that the world should be planning for pandemic threats in the future.

Cummings: Government’s bungled Covid-19 response strategy caused thousands of avoidable deaths

The prime minister’s former chief aide, Dominic Cummings, has this week given evidence to a joint session of the Commons Health, and Science & Technology select committees, in what was his first public account of what occurred within government throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.

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