I have had a very constructive meeting with fellow MPs and representatives from Shrewsbury Civic Society today with regards the future acquisition of Darwin House, Shrewsbury and have written to Chester University and Rt Hon Robert Jenrick, Secretary of State for Housing Communities and local Gov
I am pleased that the Government has provided more support for our local authorities, a further £1.6 billion of funding has been made available to councils to meet additional pressures arising from the Coronavirus pandemic and help them continue to deliver essential frontline services.
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
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:
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.
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.