COVID-19 Job Retention Scheme - HMRC Now Accepting Applications

HMRC have started accepting claims for the Government's Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme from today.  Employers can apply for 80% of wages for staff that have been furloughed, Claims can be made 24 hours a day and monies will be paid direct into employers accounts.  Click on the link below to app

Flooding Question - Response Received

Today, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has provided the following answer to my written parliamentary question (29968):

Job Retention Scheme - Eligibility Date Extended

I am pleased that thousands more employees will able to receive support through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) after the eligibility date was extended to 19 March 2020 and the scheme will run through to June 2020, Click on the government website link below to read more: 

Easter Greetings

As we enjoy the Easter break I would like to reinforce the government directions to stay indoors and stay safe.

Funding for Schools During Covid-19 Pandemic

Our schools are working very hard to support the families of critical workers.  Many will see a drop in income from paid services such as breakfast clubs, paid school meals and the hiring out of school halls for community events.

Funding for Self Employed and Businesses

Many of my constituents are raising concern about the length of time taken for promised financial support to be available to the self-employed and local businesses.  Please read my letter to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, sent today.  

Helplines for Communities

If you need assistance during the COVID-19 Pandemic, there are some fantastic groups being set up to provide help,

Acton Burnell Community - Go to their Facebook page

Alberbury With Cardeston Mutual Aid - Go to their Facebook page 

Health Officials, Local Councils and MPs Come Together

Local health officials, council leaders and Shropshire MPs have written to Secretary of State for Health in a bid to secure urgently required equipment for health care provision.  Please read the letter that has been sent to Rt Hon Matt Hancock MP.