We are still 'open for business' at the RSN with all of our staff working remotely to stay safe. We will still be delivering our services to our customers, although we're having a little think about how to best enable our usual face to face meetings and seminars.
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Parliament had risen for recess last week, it is returning on 24th February.
On Tuesday 18th, Local Government Secretary Robert Jenrick announced emergency financial assistance for councils affected by Storm Dennis. The Bellwin Scheme will allow local authorities dealing with the impact of the storm to apply to have 100 per cent of the eligible costs they incur reimbursed by the Government. The scheme has been activated for qualifying areas in Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Derbyshire, Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin, Worcestershire and Herefordshire. It comes as the Environment Agency issued a record number of flood warnings over the weekend, including at one point a reported six severe flood warnings in England and Wales - meaning there is danger to life.
On Thursday 20th, Digital Secretary Oliver Dowden announced a new £65 million package for 5G trials. The announcement includes £30 million for the Rural Connected Communities (RCC) competition for seven 5G research and development projects across the UK. Nine projects across the country will receive a share of £35 million from the rural and industrial 5G competitions.. Test sites will be set up in Yorkshire, Gwent, Monmouthshire, Orkney, Wiltshire, Nottinghamshire, Dorset, Shropshire and Worcestershire.
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