Plan for Jobs: Chancellor increases financial support for businesses and workers

The government today announced it will significantly increase the generosity and reach of its winter support schemes to ensure livelihoods and jobs across the UK continue to be protected in the difficult months to come, supporting jobs and helping to contain the virus. open businesses which are experiencing considerable difficulty will be given extra help to keep staff on as government significantly increases contribution to wage costs under the Job Support Scheme, and business contributions drop to 5% business grants are expanded to cover businesses in particularly affected sectors in high-alert level areas, helping them stay afloat and protecting jobs grants for the self-employed doubled t

Portsmouth North MP Penny Mordaunt welcomes record recovery fund investment awards for Portsmouth.

In July 2020 this year penny Mordaunt MP wrote to Oliver Dowden MP, the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport to outline my concerns for the cultural, heritage and performing arts sectors here in Portsmouth. Following this she has lobbied hard for funding to be made available for those affected. As she wrote in July 2020, our Grassroots Music Venues are the fundamental foundations and cornerstone on which our world beating £5.2 billion per year music industry has been built for the last 60 years. Without our Grassroots Music Venues, there would be no Beatles. No Stones, no Led Zeppelin; to name b

National Infrastructure Planning AQUIND Interconnector Scheme

I have written to the Planning Inspectorate regarding the AQUIND Interconnector scheme being proposed to make landfall in Portsmouth. Dear Sir or Madam Re: National Infrastructure Planning Aquind Interconnector Scheme I am writing to object to the above proposal. I first became aware of the proposals in November 2018 and at the time (and because of resident’s concerns in relation to Land Interest Questionnaires they had received) I impressed upon Aquind and their Consultation Partner, BECG the need to consult with key stakeholders and residents in the city about the proposals extensively out of concern for the lack of clarity provided to residents, in respect of what affect this might have u

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