Coronavirus (COVID-19): what you need to do

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Do not meet others, even friends or family.

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Topical Events

99 topical events

99 topical events
  1. COP26

    For the first time, the UK will host the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) at the Scottish Event Campus (SEC) in Glasgow on 9 – 20 November 2020.

  2. UK Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai

    The UK is taking part in the next World Expo in Dubai from 20 October 2020 to 10 April 2021.

  3. Coronavirus (COVID-19): UK government response

    COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways.

  4. Budget 2020

    The Chancellor of the Exchequer presented his Budget to Parliament on Wednesday 11 March 2020.

  5. National Apprenticeship Week 2020

    National Apprenticeship Week 2020 takes place 3 to 9 February 2020.

  6. Queen’s Speech December 2019

    Her Majesty The Queen delivered the Queen’s Speech on 19 December in the Houses of Parliament.

  7. The UK's Industrial Strategy

    The aim of the Industrial Strategy is to boost productivity by backing businesses to create good jobs and increase the earning power of people throughout the UK with investment in skills, industries and infrastructure.

  8. UK’s partnerships with Africa

    With the world’s youngest and fastest growing populations, African countries are changing rapidly.

  9. UK-Africa Investment Summit 2020

    Partners for prosperity On 20 January 2020, the UK hosted the UK-Africa Investment Summit in London.

  10. Queen’s Speech October 2019

    Her Majesty The Queen delivered the Queen’s Speech on 14 October in the Houses of Parliament.

  11. Budget 2019

    The Chancellor of the Exchequer will present his Budget to Parliament on Wednesday 6 November 2019.

  12. United Nations General Assembly 2019

    In September, the 193 countries of the  United Nations  come together in New York for the annual General Assembly – the main decision-making gathering of the UN.

  13. Spending Round 2019

    The Chancellor of the Exchequer delivered his Spending Round to Parliament on Wednesday 4 September 2019.

  14. International Road Safety Conference 2019

    About the conference The International Road Safety Conference (3 to 4 September 2019) will bring together ministers, road safety experts and private sector representatives from across the globe.

  15. Global Conference for Media Freedom: London 2019

    The UK and Canadian governments are working together to defend media freedom and improve the safety of journalists who report across the world.

  16. Daesh: UK government response

    Daesh (also known as ISIL, Islamic State, or ISIS) is a terrorist group.

  17. Spring Statement 2019

    The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond presented his Spring Statement to Parliament on Wednesday 13 March 2019.

  18. Jordan: Growth and Opportunity - the London Initiative 2019

    On 28 February 2019, the Government of Jordan and the UK Government will co-host a major international conference in central London to support investment, growth and jobs for Jordan.

  19. National Apprenticeship Week 2019

    National Apprenticeship Week (NAW 2019) takes place 4 to 8 March 2019.

  20. Budget 2018

    The Chancellor of the Exchequer presented his Budget to Parliament on Monday 29 October 2018.

  21. Safeguarding Summit 2018

    Putting people first: tackling sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and sexual harassment in the aid sector.

  22. UK Voluntary National Review of Progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals

    The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (also known as the Global Goals) were adopted by 193 member states attending the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit in New York in 2015.

  23. United Nations General Assembly 2018

    In September, the 193 countries of the United Nations come together in New York for the annual General Assembly – the main decision-making gathering of the UN.

  24. Zero emission vehicle summit

    The international Zero emission vehicle summit took place 11 to 12 September 2018.

  25. Western Balkans Summit: London 2018

    On 10 July 2018 the UK hosted the Western Balkans Summit in London.

  26. D-Day75

    This year marks the 75th anniversary of the Normandy Landings, on 6 June 1944, also known as D-Day.

  27. Global Disability Summit 2018

    On 24 July 2018, the UK government co-hosted its first ever Global Disability Summit with the International Disability Alliance and the Government of Kenya .

  28. Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting 2018

    The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting took place in London and Windsor from 16 to 20 April 2018.

  29. Spring Statement 2018

    The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond presented his Spring Statement to Parliament on Tuesday 13 March 2018.

  30. Illegal Wildlife Trade Conference: London 2018

    The UK government hosted an international conference about the illegal wildlife trade on 11 to 12 October 2018.

  31. First World War Centenary

    2018 marks 100 years since the end of the First World War.

  32. UK-China High-Level People to People Dialogue 2017

    The fifth annual UK-China High-Level People to People Dialogue (P2P) will be held in the UK from 4 to 7 December 2017.

  33. Autumn Budget 2017

    The Chancellor of the Exchequer presented his Autumn Budget to Parliament on 22 November 2017.

  34. National Apprenticeship Week 2018

    National Apprenticeship Week (NAW 2018) - 5 to 9 March 2018.

  35. United Nations General Assembly 2017

    In September, the 193 countries of the United Nations come together in New York for the annual General Assembly – the main decision-making gathering of the UN.

  36. Ukraine Reform Conference

    On 6 July 2017, the UK jointly with Ukraine hosted a major international conference in London on reform in Ukraine.

  37. Queen's Speech 2017

    Her Majesty The Queen delivered the 2017 Queen’s Speech on 21 June in the Houses of Parliament.

  38. UK Pavilion at Astana Expo 2017

    The UK is participating at Astana Expo 2017 in Kazakhstan from 10 June to 10 September 2017.

  39. London Somalia Conference 2017

    On 11 May 2017, the UK hosted a major international conference in London, to accelerate progress on security sector reform, build on the international response to the ongoing drought and humanitarian crisis, and agree the ne…

  40. Invictus Games 2017

    The Invictus Games is the only international sporting event for wounded, injured and sick (WIS) servicemen and women, both serving and veteran.

  41. National Apprenticeship Awards 2017

    The National Apprenticeship Awards challenge top apprenticeship employers and apprentices across England to come forward and show how apprenticeships have made a real difference to their organisation and careers.

  42. Spring Budget 2017

    The Chancellor of the Exchequer gave his Spring Budget to Parliament on 8 March 2017.

  43. National Apprenticeship Week 2017

    The 10th National Apprenticeship Week (NAW 2017) will bring together employers and apprentices from across England to celebrate the success of apprenticeships over the last decade and will seek to encourage even more people …

  44. United Nations General Assembly 2016

    This month, the 193 countries of the United Nations came together in New York for the annual General Assembly – the main decision-making gathering of the UN.

  45. Autumn Statement 2016

    The Chancellor of the Exchequer gave his Autumn Statement to Parliament on 23 November 2016.

  46. UN Peacekeeping Defence Ministerial: London 2016

    The Secretary of State for Defence Michael Fallon will host a UN Peacekeeping Defence Ministerial at Lancaster House in London on 8 September 2016.

  47. Remembering WW1 Victoria Cross overseas recipients

    175 men from 11 overseas countries were awarded the Victoria Cross during the First World War.

  48. Queen's Speech 2016

    The Queen delivered her 2016 Speech on 18 May in the Houses of Parliament.

  49. Anti-Corruption Summit: London 2016

    On 12 May 2016, Prime Minister David Cameron hosted a landmark international anti-corruption summit in London.

  50. Farming

    Keeping farmed animals : Animal welfare, bovine TB, cattle movements, importing and exporting farmed animals, and more.