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Nuclear Decommissioning Authority: Draft Business Plan 2022 To 2025 For Consultation - Closes 31st JanuaryThumbnail for article : Nuclear Decommissioning Authority: Draft Business Plan 2022 To 2025 For Consultation - Closes 31st January
The Draft Business Plan sets out what the main activities will be to advance our important clean-up and decommissioning work over the next 3 years, and what funding will be available for them.  It also highlights some of the other essential work to enable us to carry out our mission-critical activities.  
19/1/2022
Omicron measures to be lifted
Public asked to be cautious while case numbers are still high.   Additional measures aimed at stemming the spread of the Omicron variant whilst the vaccination booster programme took effect are to be lifted.  
19/1/2022
Families Suffering From ‘fuel Stress' Set To Treble Overnight To Six Million Households As Energy Bills Soar
The number of households suffering from ‘fuel stress' - spending at least 10 per cent of their family budgets on energy bills - is set to treble overnight to 6.3 million households when [b]the new energy price cap comes into effect on 1st April 2022.   That is according to new research published on Monday18th January 2022 by the Resolution Foundation.  
19/1/2022
Vaccinations For Youngsters With Specific Medical Conditions
Invitations being sent from this week.   Children aged five to 11 years old who have specific medical conditions which place them at greater risk from COVID-19 will be invited for their first vaccination from this week onwards.  
19/1/2022
Pay Packets Across Britain Are Shrinking For The Third Time In Decade
Real wages officially began to fall in November, and the current period of shrinking pay packets is likely to get worse before it starts to ease in the second half of 2022, the Resolution Foundation said today (Tuesday) in response to the latest ONS labour market statistics.   Real regular average weekly earnings wages fell by 1 per cent in November off the back of rising inflation (CPI rose to 4.6 per cent) and falling nominal wage growth (down to 3.5 per cent).  
19/1/2022
The Safest Cars To Drive In 2022 RevealedThumbnail for article : The Safest Cars To Drive In 2022 Revealed
Finance specialists Carvine have recently revealed the safest cars to drive in 2022, as rated by the Euro NCAP.  Throughout their rigorous testing, NCAP put the latest models through their paces through a series of crash tests and safety tech processes.  
19/1/2022
First Aquaculture And Animal Health Business Accelerator Programme Open For ApplicationsThumbnail for article : First Aquaculture And Animal Health Business Accelerator Programme Open For Applications
Developed by Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE), Pathfinder is a free six-month development programme for small to medium sized businesses.   Delivered mostly online, Pathfinder provides fast-track training and mentoring for entrepreneurs looking to build a company or launch a new product.  
19/1/2022
Uk House Price Index: November 2021 - 10% Increase in 12 monthsThumbnail for article : Uk House Price Index: November 2021 - 10% Increase in 12 months
UK average house prices increased by 10.0% over the year to November 2021, up from 9.8% in October 2021.   The average UK house price was £271,000 in November 2021, which is £25,000 higher than this time last year.  
19/1/2022
Consumer Price Inflation, Uk: December 2021 - Inflation Highest In 30 Years
The Consumer Prices Index including owner occupiers' housing costs (CPIH) rose by 4.8% in the 12 months to December 2021, up from 4.6% in the 12 months to November.   The largest upward contributions to the December 2021 CPIH 12-month inflation rate came from housing and household services (1.31 percentage points) and transport (1.29 percentage points, principally from motor fuels and second-hand cars).  
19/1/2022
Index Of Private Housing Rental Prices, Uk: December 2021 - Scotland Sees Biggest IncreasesThumbnail for article : Index Of Private Housing Rental Prices, Uk: December 2021 - Scotland Sees Biggest Increases
Private rental prices paid by tenants in the UK rose by 1.8% in the 12 months to December 2021, up from 1.7% in the 12 months to November 2021.   Private rental prices grew by 1.8% in England, 1.5% in Wales and 2.3% in Scotland in the 12 months to December 2021.  
19/1/2022
Teenagers And Young Adults Are Urged To Look Out For Symptoms And Check That They Have Received All Routine Vaccinations.
Teenagers and young adults are urged to look out for symptoms and check that they have received all routine vaccinations.   Recent data and analysis from the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) shows that in autumn 2021 there was an increase in the number of cases of meningococcal disease in teenagers and young adults, mainly caused by group B meningococcal disease (MenB) - with the majority among university students.  
19/1/2022
Summer Is coming - The Whats On Section of Caithness.org is now back up and runningThumbnail for article : Summer Is coming - The Whats On Section of Caithness.org is now back up and running
After long period when not much was happening the Whatson section of Caithness.org had some techy issues - now resolved.   Now that it looks like Covid restrictions are being reduced more event may be happening this years.  
19/1/2022
Pm Statement To The House Of Commons On Covid-19 In England: 19 January 2022
Prime Minister Boris Johnson made a statement to the House of Commons on COVID-19.   Mr Speaker, with permission I will make a statement on our progress against Omicron and the review of our Plan B measures.  
19/1/2022
Wide-ranging Support Boost For Military FamiliesThumbnail for article : Wide-ranging Support Boost For Military Families
The Family Strategy, a new 10-year plan recognising the unique nature of military life and setting out bespoke support for service families, has been published today.   The strategy will deliver lasting, cultural change over the next decade as it brings together innovative policies on health and wellbeing, education and career support.  
19/1/2022
Coronavirus (covid-19): Daily Data For Scotland - 19 January 2022Thumbnail for article : Coronavirus (covid-19): Daily Data For Scotland - 19 January 2022
8,495 new cases of COVID-19 reported.  Please note that this figure now includes cases identified using either a first LFD (Lateral Flow Device) or PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) positive test.  
19/1/2022
New Plans To Boost Veterans Employment Launched
Veterans' Strategy Action Plan launches, including more than 60 commitments to help veterans with employment and healthcare.   New programmes to make better use of the unique skills and experience of military veterans, including as prison officers and the uniformed and health services, have been launched today.  
18/1/2022
Important Changes To The Highway Code Coming In 2022Thumbnail for article : Important Changes To The Highway Code Coming In 2022
UK motorists can expect big changes this new year according to research done by vehicle finance specialist Carvine.  Later this month, from January 29th, a batch of new Highway Code rules will come into force that will significantly impact how motorists behave behind the wheel.  
18/1/2022
Will The Oil Price hit $100 a barrel again in coming months?
Articles are all over the internet predicting increases in the oil price following the attack by Yemen's Houthi group on the United Arab Emirates, escalating hostilities between the Iran-aligned group and a Saudi Arabian-led coalition.   After launching drone and missile strikes which set off explosions in fuel trucks and killed three people, the Houthi movement warned it could target more facilities Brent, WTI jump over $1/barrel to highest since October 2014.  
18/1/2022
TV Licence Fee Frozen For Two Years - Err Anything To Divert Attention From PartiesThumbnail for article : TV Licence Fee Frozen For Two Years - Err Anything To Divert Attention From Parties
The TV licence fee has been frozen for two years as the government moves to support families in the face of rising living costs.   Fee will remain at £159 until 2024 before rising in line with inflation for four years.  
18/1/2022
Earnings And Employment From Pay As You Earn Real Time Information, Uk: January 2022
Report from the Office for National Statistics.   Early estimates for December 2021 indicate that the number of payrolled employees rose by 4.8% compared with December 2020, a rise of 1,340,000 employees; the number of payrolled employees was up by 1.4% since February 2020, a rise of 409,000.