I am pleased to let you know that the Government have announced an expansion to the Coastal Transition Accelerator programme and that Bude, North Cornwall, is one of the areas to benefit. This project plans to make community assets and tourism assets, more resilient to the eroding coastline. North Cornwall will receive £3m to deliver the scheme. The Coastal Transition Accelerator Programme (CTAP) has already been successfully rolled out in East Riding of Yorkshire and North Norfolk. The programme is designed to help coastal communities adapt and transition to a changing climate/coastline, including planning for the long-term and interventions such as improving and replacing damaged community infrastructure, such as beach access or coastal transport links and replacing public or community-owned buildings in areas at risk with removable, modular, or other innovative buildings. The CTAP programme is part of the £200m Flood and Coastal Innovation Programme which will run to March 2027, exploring and testing innovative opportunities in flood and coastal erosion risk management.
New economic data shows the UK economy is significantly larger than before the pandemic with growth three times as high as expected, as we deliver on the Prime Minister’s priority to grow the economy. The Office of National Statistics has revised UK growth figures, predicting that economic growth will be triple what was previously forecast. The statistics published also show that UK GDP is 1.8 per cent higher than before the pandemic – 2 per cent higher than previously thought – putting our growth significantly above G7 countries like France and Germany. We will continue to deliver on the Prime Minister’s priority to grow the economy, creating better-paid jobs and opportunity across the country.
Action Fraud has reported that they have received information about fake emails impersonating various energy companies with offers of either free or cheap electricity, however, it is a SCAM. The email asks you to click on a link which will take you to a realistic-looking website under the control of the criminals, where they will steal your personal and financial data. Always be wary of emails from organisations contacting you with links and if unsure always use a trusted number to contact the company. You can report suspicious emails by forwarding them to firstname.lastname@example.org If you think that you may have been a victim of this or any other type of scam, then contact your Bank immediately, which you can do by calling 159, and report it to Action Fraud at www.actionfraud.police.uk or call 0300 123 2040.