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Well in contrast to most of the mainstream media who seem to love doom and gloom, we love positivity and unashamedly want to shout it from the rooftops. Please help us share the good news and let’s get the message across that positive things are happening across the country too.

Keep checking in with the Conservative Post to see good news every day – the resurgence of British manufacturing, how our military is flying the flag across the world, positive policy making, our wonderful royals, our fantastic Prime Minister and many other things to be proud of. 

Here are our best read UK news stories from the last seven days (28th March – 3rd April):

10. Britain leads humanitarian response as UK medical aid donations to Ukraine hits five million items

More than five million items of medical supplies have now been given to Ukraine by the UK to help the country cope with the medical emergency caused by the Russian invasion, helping to save tens of thousands of Ukrainian lives. Foreign Secretary, Liz Truss, said: “The UK is continuing to play a leading role in the response to Russia’s unprovoked attacks on the Ukrainian people, with UK aid supplies flowing into Ukraine and its border regions. From medicines and equipment, to food, generators, blankets and hygiene kits, we are working with the Government of Ukraine”… click here

9. Global study and work opportunities for British students now in over 100 countries

The Turing scheme, which replaced the UK’s participation in the Erasmus+ scheme, has now seen UK students embark on journeys to every corner of the globe – from America to Zimbabwe. British students have travelled to 100 countries across the globe since the new scheme launched last year and more countries and opportunities continue to be added. Minister for Skills Alex Burghart said: “The Turing Scheme has delivered thousands of life-changing experiences since it launched last year – opening minds and broadening horizons for students from every part of the UK – through placements in some of the world’s most exciting international destinations, from Bolivia to Brunei”… click here

8. British aerospace tech receives record funding to drive growth, jobs and innovation

The UK’s aerospace technology research programme, the Aerospace Technology Institute, is to receive record levels of government funding, Industry Minister Lee Rowley confirmed this week, driving forward the research and development of green aviation technology. Funds will be used to capitalise on the UK’s world-leading R&D system and support the development of zero-carbon and ultra-low-emission aircraft technology, cementing the UK’s place at the forefront of advancing new green technology, whilst supporting tens of thousands of jobs… click here

7. Parole reform to keep dangerous prisoners off Britain’s streets

Public protection will be put back at the heart of the parole system to stop the release of dangerous offenders from prison. This week Justice Secretary Dominic Raab announced a package of landmark reforms designed to restore public confidence in the system, including a tougher Parole Board release test to ensure prisoners who still pose a risk are kept behind bars. The most dangerous offenders – murderers, rapists, terrorists and those who have caused or allowed the death of a child – will also now face ministerial scrutiny, including a new power to block their release in the interests of public safety… click here

6. British manufacturing grows for 22nd consecutive month

UK manufacturing production has expanded for the twenty-second month in a row. The UK manufacturing PMI reading for the period was 55.2 – well above the 50 mark that denotes growth. March also saw employment expand for the fifteenth consecutive month. Increased hirings were seen across the consumer, intermediate and investment goods industries and at small, medium and large-sized companies. According to the UK Manufacturing PMI report, British manufacturers maintained a positive outlook in March, with over 55% forecasting that output would rise over the coming 12 months… click here

5. Over £3.4 billion saved as government ramps up cost-cutting programme

Report shows more than £3.4 billion was saved in 2020/21 through successful efforts to improve efficiency across Whitehall, maximising value for taxpayers and putting more money back into vital public services. Minister for Government Efficiency Jacob Rees-Mogg welcomed the savings and called for the Civil Service to accelerate the efficiency drive: “Taxpayers have the right to expect every penny of their money to be justified before it’s spent. These figures show quality need not be sacrificed to achieve better value for money, and I want to accelerate the progress made. We are ensuring the Civil Service is delivering the Government’s top priorities while ensuring the best possible value for taxpayers”… click here

4. Pay boost for millions as National Minimum and Living Wage rates go up from today

Millions of UK workers will receive a pay rise as the National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage rise comes into effect. The uplift in wages, which will benefit around 2.5 million people, includes the largest ever increase to the National Living Wage. It will put £1,000 a year more into full-time workers’ pay packets, helping to ease cost of living pressures. The yearly earnings of a full-time worker on the National Living Wage will have increased by over £5,000 since the introduction of the National Living Wage by the government in April 2016. As a direct result of government action, the current number of employees on the payroll is over 600,000 more than pre-pandemic levels – and unemployment has fallen to 3.9%… click here

3. BAE Systems secures £590 million support contract for UK’s Hawk fleet securing jobs in Wales

BAE Systems has been awarded an 11-year contract to continue its support for the UK’s Royal Air Force Hawk fleet. The £590 million contract secures hundreds of engineering jobs in North Wales, home to No. 4 Flying Training School, responsible for training the UK’s next generation of world-class fighter pilots. As well as providing availability support to the RAF’s Hawk T2 fleet, BAE Systems will provide depth maintenance to the RAF’s iconic Red Arrows display team from RAF Valley in Anglesey, ensuring the Hawk fleet continues as a global ambassador for the UK… click here

2. Thousands of offenders will clear tonnes of rubbish to Keep Britain Tidy

Thousands of offenders will be required to give back to the communities they have harmed in a concerted week-long, nationwide clean-up. Over the next 3 years, the Government is investing an extra £93 million into Community Payback which will see offenders completing eight million hours of unpaid work a year to improve the environment and revitalise our towns and cities. The Government say this is just one small part to restore confidence in the justice system. The Government have also invested £183 million to expand electronic monitoring… click here

1. ‘Global Britain in action’ as Australian investors commit £28.5 billion to UK projects

Leading Australian businesses have announced major new investments totalling £28.5 billion in projects across the United Kingdom, as the Prime Minister hosts a UK-Australia investment roundtable at Downing Street this week. Prime Minister Boris Johnson said: “I’m proud that some of Australia’s leading businesses have chosen to invest in the UK, recognising opportunities across the globe in our dynamic and forward-looking economy. The fantastic schemes announced today will turbocharge the Government’s efforts to create jobs and growth in every part of the country, and put the UK at the cutting edge of the green industrial revolution. This is Global Britain in action – building new partnerships with friends and allies around the globe to create prosperity at home”… click here

For last week’s Top Ten Great British news stories (21st – 27th March 2022) click here.

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