Coronavirus Update – Our Package for the Self-Employed

The coronavirus outbreak is the biggest public health emergency in a generation. Our message to the public is clear: you must stay at home, in order to protect the NHS and save lives. The Government said we would do whatever it takes to protect people’s jobs and incomes – and we meant it. We know many self-employed people are deeply anxious about the support available for them. That is why the Chancellor has announced a new Self-Employed Income Support Scheme – helping many of our country’s self-employed workers: the musicians, the sound engineers, the plumbers, the electricians, the taxi drivers, the hairdressers, the childminders, the driving instructors, and many others. Through this sche

New hardship funding announced for Portsmouth

New COVID-19 hardship funding of £6,011,540 for Portsmouth announced. From the Rt Hon Robert Jenrick MP. Minister for Housing, Communities and Local Government. Dear Penny, We are facing a national and international challenge in responding to this pandemic. Our primary focus is on keeping people safe and supporting the health service to respond. Local authorities are already playing a vital role in supporting our communities and local economies. I am sure that you, like me, will want to thank all the staff working so tirelessly in local government during these difficult times. I am writing to set out how the Government is working to support the vulnerable, and local authorities themselves. P

Stay home. Protect our NHS and save lives.

Stay at home. 🏠 Protect our NHS. 👨‍⚕️ 👩🏼‍⚕️ 🚑 Save lives. ✅ Tonight the Prime Minister has confirmed everyone must stay at home for three weeks. 🔴 From tonight, people in Britain will be allowed to leave their homes for only “very limited purposes” - shopping for basic necessities; for one form of exercise a day; for any medical need; and to travel to and from work when “absolutely necessary”. 🔴 People are warned not to meet friends or family members who they do not live with. 🔴 Shopping is only permitted for essentials like food and medicine, and people are advised to do it “as little as you can” 🔴 Police have powers to enforce the rules, including through fines and dispersin

Penny Mordaunt launches COVID-19 help/advice micro-site.

Penny Mordaunt MP has launched a microsite to help constituents find direct and official information relating to the COVID-19 pandemic (Coronavirus). Additionally, Penny has produced a 'working/live' advice and help document for constituents that will be updated regularly as help and advice is made available. This document has a 'version / revision number' and 'date published' on the front page. Click here to access the micro-site

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