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Scotland: Launch of Red Nose Day

Lenny Henry, the comedian, has met Scottish politicians to see how Comic Relief cash is being used ahead of Red Nose Day on March 14.

Almost 1.4m has been allocated to 51 projects in Scotland since the last Red Nose Day in 2001. Among those benefiting are the Edinburgh Women's Aid, which runs six refuges across the city and has received 33,000. Other projects in Scotland include working with vulnerable older people in the Shetland Islands and supporting people with learning disabilities in Dunfermline.

Scottish Executive Minister for Social Justice Margaret Curran said, "Comic Relief funding makes a real difference to a huge range of projects all over Scotland including those tackling domestic abuse".

For more information on Red Nose Day events, how to get involved and how to receive a fund raising pack, visit the Red Nose Day website.

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  • Date: 12 February 2003 (Posted: 14 February 2003)

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Deferral of VAT payments due to Coronavirus

HMRC has published guidance on the temporary changes to the VAT payments due between 20 March 2020 and 30 June 2020 to help businesses manage their cash flow.

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  • Date: 27 March 2020 (Posted: 27 March 2020)

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    First Minister rejects expanding DBS requirements for volunteers

    The Welsh First Minister Mark Drakeford has rejected calls to make it a statutory requirement for all volunteers working with children and young people to undergo DBS checks beyond those undertaking regulated activity.

    In response to a question by AM Janet Finch-Saunders(Aberconwy), Mr Drakeford noted that statutory requirements already exist in England and Wales for volunteers who undertake a regulated activity with children on a regular basis to have a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

    He added that there are also statutory requirements that necessitate a DBS certificate in regulated services areas such as care home services for children and child-minding, regardless of the regularity of the days these persons volunteer and regardless of whether or not they are supervised.

    He therefore concluded, "It is not clear that a requirement on all volunteers would be proportionate in light of what is currently provided in the legislative framework."

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    • Date: 21 March 2019 (Posted: 21 March 2019)

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