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A summary of the Coronavirus statistics, and an overview of the government’s plans for changes in transport.
The Reopening High Streets Safely Fund will help councils in England introduce a range of safety measures in a move to kick-start local economies, get people back to work and customers back to the shops.
Proposals for major upgrades to trans-pennine route published.
The funding will allow them to increase their capacity so they can continue to deliver advice on a range of issues.
A further £283 million has been announced to increase bus and light rail services to enable safe and reliable transport services.
Our decisions following consultation for awarding results in GCSEs, AS and A levels, other general, vocational and technical qualifications.
Our decisions following consultation on the exceptional arrangements for awarding calculated grades in GCSEs, AS and A levels this summer; and proposals for an autumn exam series.
£300 million funding for local councils.
New measures in the Bill will relieve the burden on businesses during the Coronavirus pandemic so that they can focus their efforts on continuing to operate.
UK-based companies can now apply for a convertible loan of between £125,000 and £5 million, to support continued growth and innovation in sectors as diverse as technology, life sciences and the creative industries.
Government Statement on the Coronavirus 22 May 2020 – 14 Days’ Quarantine for People Arriving in the UK
The Home Secretary explains the rationale behind the new quarantine procedures for arrivals to the UK.
The competition aims to fast-track the development of innovations borne out of the coronavirus crisis while supporting the UK’s next generation of cutting-edge start-ups.
Social workers will be placed in schools to help spot the signs of abuse and neglect more quickly and work with teachers to support children at risk.
The Competition and Markets Authority will be launching an investigation into major websites to see if they are doing enough to protect shoppers from fake and misleading reviews.
To protect against a second wave of Coronavirus COVID-19, a requirement for 14 days of self-isolation will be introduced.
Joint statement by UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne and Canadian Foreign Minister François-Philippe Champagne, responding to China’s proposed new security law for Hong Kong.
A new London Transition Board will co-ordinate the city’s emergence from the Coronavirus lockdown.
Those unable to return home will be able to extend their visas until 31 July.
A new antibody testing programme for the Coronavirus will have the capacity to test tens of thousands of individuals each day.
Before I turn to the latest Coronavirus data, I wanted to say something this Mental Health Awareness Week.
Magnox has now donated more than 130,000 items of lifesaving personal protective equipment (PPE).
A rapid Coronavirus test trial, which returns results within 20 minutes, begins today in Hampshire.
The UK’s new Global Tariff will replace the EU’s Common External Tariff on 1 January 2021 at the end of the Transition Period.
The Clean Growth Fund will contribute towards the UK’s plans to reach Net Zero by 2050.
Corporate Governance and Insolvency Bill Introduced to Protect Companies Made Vulnerable to Insolvency as a Result of the Coronavirus Pandemic
The insolvency measures will provide vital support to businesses to help them through this period of instability.
Terrorist and terrorism related sentencing extended after passing of emergency legislation in February.
The Home Office is extending the offer of indefinite leave to remain, free of charge, to the families and dependants of NHS support staff and social care workers who die as result of contracting Coronavirus.
New Culture Commissioner named and Taskforce set up to aid sector recovery from Coronavirus.
They discussed the UK’s contribution to helping countries around the world tackle Coronavirus and the important work of the Gates Foundation in this area.
HMRC is keen to support people who choose to waive – or give up – part of their income, particularly when it comes to understanding any tax implications.
After much controversy – including an online petition that garnered over 100,000 signatures – the grooming gangs report is to be published later this year. This is a reversal of the government’s previous decision, which was to withhold it, as it was declared to be an internal review only.
The UK Government and Prince of Wales have urged students and furloughed workers to apply for seasonal farm work.
Strategic Command’s innovation hub, jHub, were recently commissioned to support NHSx to securely gather and share COVID-19 symptom data for project OASIS.
A new online service will be launched on 26 May for small and medium-sized employers to recover Statutory Sick Pay payments they have made to their employees, the government announced today.
Children with special educational needs and disabilities in England will benefit from £37.3 million of direct support in 2020-21, which is expected to help more than 75,000 families in England.
Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme Loans Increased from £50 million to £200 million
Businesses will be able to benefit from larger loans under the Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme, the government announced today.
Negotiations over the past two weeks were conducted virtually but proceeded efficiently, with UK and US negotiators participating in extensive discussions in nearly 30 different negotiating groups covering all aspects of a comprehensive trade agreement.
The UK Global Tariff will replace the EU’s Common External Tariff on 1 January 2021 at the end of the transition period.
Criminals who commit alcohol-fuelled crime may be banned from drinking and forced to wear ‘sobriety tags’ as part of their rehabilitation.
DVLA’s contact centre opening times, for critical workers only, over the spring bank holiday.
The government has today announced that anyone with symptoms of Coronavirus is now eligible to book a test, ahead of the rollout of the test and trace service.
This is the most serious public health emergency in a hundred years. But through the combined efforts of the whole nation we have got through the peak.
Allergy patients who carry Emerade 500 microgram adrenaline auto-injector pens should contact their prescriber and seek replacement pens of a different brand.
Support funding package for Transport for London in order to keep vital public transport services running in London.
Full time undergraduate students in Wales are being encouraged to apply for student finance as soon as possible to ensure their finances are in place for the new academic year.
Vital freight routes into, out of and around the UK will continue to run smoothly, thanks to a multi-million-pound government scheme to help ensure critical goods, such as food and medical supplies, can move freely.
The Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill 2020 will have its second reading.
From today, all individuals should self-isolate if they develop a new continuous cough or fever or anosmia.
The funding comes as Oxford University today agrees a global licensing agreement with AstraZeneca, the UK-based pharmaceutical company, for the commercialisation and manufacturing of their potential vaccine.
New deals brokered by the UK government for vulnerable consumers and NHS staff.
Broadcasters have published new guidance for a safe return to TV production.
This increases the total amount of funding to fight the Coronavirus in Wales to £2.1 billion.
We have achieved a lot together so far. Let’s not throw it all away now. In return for the small freedoms we are now allowing ourselves, we must stay alert.
We can now start the planning for a very limited return to schools for some pupils potentially as early as next month.
Up to 20,000 people are being asked to take part in a new government-funded study to further track the extent of the coronavirus spread across England, Scotland and Wales.
The new Centre, which is already under construction, is a key component of the government’s coronavirus vaccine programme – ensuring that once a vaccine is available it can be produced quickly and in mass quantities.
This increases the total amount of funding to fight the Coronavirus in Wales to £2.1 billion.
This comes on top of the existing £3.5 billion package given to Holyrood to help it tackle the crisis.
International Development Secretary announces which charities and NGOs have received UK aid funding to help fight Coronavirus in the developing world.
Clients can now choose a greater number of providers to help with education, discrimination and debt issues under changes introduced on 15 May 2020.
Secure video calls will be introduced to prisons and young offender institutions across England and Wales to maintain vital family contact for prisoners and young offenders during the Coronavirus pandemic.
With significant numbers of people expected to take to the water this weekend in England, HM Coastguard is asking everyone to take extra care in extraordinary times.
I want to take a moment to remind everyone about our plans for this second phase. We have set up the new COVID Alert Level System.
Care home support package backed by £600 million to help reduce Coronavirus infections.
This new trial will look at whether the dogs, a mixture of labradors and cocker spaniels, can be trained to detect coronavirus in people too, even if they are not showing symptoms.
Earlier this week the government set out its ambition to reopen places of worship in step 3 of its plan to lift restrictions, which is expected to be no earlier than 4 July subject to further scientific advice.
As part of revised guidance, you can now go swimming in either lakes or the sea provided that you observe social distancing guidelines. You cannot however use public indoor or outdoor pools.
HM Treasury Statement on the European Commission’s Infraction Proceedings on the UK’s VAT Treatment of Certain Commodities Derivatives Trading
The decision does not require businesses to pay any VAT on historic transactions, and the law applying to derivatives trades today means no VAT is due.
The reproduction number (R) is the average number of secondary infections produced by 1 infected person.
The latest scientific overview on the Coronavirus has just been published by the Department for Education, with specific emphasis on its effect on children. There is a high degree of confidence that the severity of Coronavirus COVID-19 is less in children than in adults.
The government has agreed a £1.6 billion funding and financing package for Transport for London to protect key services, helping people to stay safe during the pandemic and supporting the capital’s gradual recovery from COVID-19.
Government agrees deal with technology company Honeywell to manufacture 70 million face masks for frontline workers.
Coronavirus update. How time during the lockdown has been used to upgrade the road and rail infrastructure.
Guidance on returning to outdoor exercise, travelling, using sports facilities, sharing equipment, and other issues.
£1.7 billion Transport Infrastructure Fund will not only improve roads and railways, but will help the economic recovery from the Coronavirus outbreak as well.
Government Statement on the Coronavirus 13 May 2020 – Restarting the Housing and Construction Markets
An overview of the fight against the Coronavirus, combined with new measures to restart the housing and construction markets.
In this update, we outline plans to restart site visits and an update on the work to implement digital events.
Support for businesses with supply chains which rely on Trade Credit Insurance.
It’s now possible to fish on one’s own, or with others, as long as social distancing rules are observed.
Elite athletes and professional sportsmen and women can resume performance training under new guidance published today.
Five task forces have been set up to determine when and how closed businesses and institutions can re-open to the public.
Anyone in England can now move home as long as health guidance can be followed. This applies to both renters and buyers.
Housing Secretary announces plan to enable people to move home safely and to re-start the housing market in line with social distancing advice.
A major new human whole genome sequencing study will take place across the NHS, involving up to 20,000 people currently or previously in an intensive care unit with coronavirus, as well as 15,000 individuals who have mild or moderate symptoms.
Our decision to reopen garden centres and nurseries in a safe way, will allow businesses to sell their products directly to the public and in doing so bringing about wider benefits to consumers, especially for physical and mental wellbeing, which gardening can bring.
Are you interested in making a significant contribution to railway safety in the United Kingdom?
The government grant will be paid into bank accounts by 25 May, or within 6 days of each claim being made.
From today people in England can spend more time outdoors and enjoy a wider range of activities for any length of time, subject to social distancing rules.
Step 1. From this week: Those who cannot work from home should now speak to their employer about going back to work.
The Chancellor the Exchequer has announced that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will be extended another 4 months until October.
Lucy Murray started the project in March to tackle social isolation safely by matching children with the elderly as pen pals.
£6-million for those supporting the defence community affected by the Coronavirus.
The government has today appointed 2 new members to the team of experts working on the coronavirus test and trace programme.
All transport operators have been issued guidance on ensuring stations and services are regularly cleaned, making clear to passengers how to stay 2 metres apart where possible in stations, airports and ports.
The earliest primary schools will re-open is 1 June.
Step 1 – from this week: Those who cannot work from home should now speak to their employer about going back to work.
The public is advised to consider wearing face coverings in enclosed public spaces such as shops, trains and buses to help reduce the spread of Coronavirus COVID-19.
Government publishes guidance for employers to help them get their businesses back up and running and workplaces operating safely.
A new online portal that makes it easy for care homes to arrange deliveries of coronavirus test kits has been launched today.
I am pleased that the courts are now in a position, with approval from Public Health England and Public Health Wales, to take some first steps towards the resumption of jury trials.
A joint statement between the UK and France, following a conversation between the Prime Minister and President Macron earlier today.
An overview of where we are, of the government’s objectives, and of changes to the lockdown starting from next week.
£2 billion package to encourage cycling and walking.
Pensioners are now able to claim pension credit online.
Far more people will be cycling and walking thanks to plans to boost greener, active transport, launched today by Transport Secretary Grant Shapps.
Over 1 million food parcels have been delivered to those most vulnerable to the Coronavirus.
More than a billion items of PPE already delivered to frontline, with millions more expected over coming months thanks to businesses ramping up production.
The government has today announced up to £16 million to provide food for those who are struggling as a result of coronavirus.
150 devices, made up of the Vivo65 and the Nippy4+ ventilators from Breas Medical, arrived this week from Sweden.
There have now been 1,534,533 tests for coronavirus across the UK. That includes 86,583 tests carried out yesterday.
A six year old with spina bifida has raised over £280,000 for NHS charities by walking 10 metres every day.
This Friday the nation will join together to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War in Europe.
Victory in Europe is one of the most significant moments in Britain’s long history, a crucial milestone on the road to peace.
One million face masks have been intercepted at East Midlands Airport, as part of a zero-tolerance approach towards unsafe PPE that will not reliably protect those working at the frontline of the coronavirus crisis.
Download guide published for small-scale PPE manufacturers.
Charities can bid for a share of £10 million funding to support victims of domestic abuse.
“You may have heard about products claiming to treat or cure COVID-19. At this time there is no medicine licensed specifically to treat or prevent COVID-19.”
More than 135,000 new claims were made to Universal Credit on 30 and 31 March 2020. People who claimed on these two days will receive payments today.
More than 69,000 Bounce Back Loans worth over £2 billion have been approved during the first 24 hours of the scheme, the Chancellor has announced.
The reagent is intended to be used in tests that confirm whether an individual is currently infected with the virus.
English aquaculture businesses producing seafood for the food supply chain may now apply for grants up to a maximum of £10,000 per farm from the government’s £10 million Fisheries Response Fund.
UK to observe a two-minute silence to commemorate the 75th anniversary of VE Day.
The review will analyse how different factors produce different health outcomes for people affected with the Coronavirus.
The government has published guidance on how councils can safely re-open Household Waste and Recycling Centres.
To help reduce uncertainty due to the Coronavirus the business rates revaluation scheduled for 2021 has been postponed.
The suppliers chosen for the Nuclear Technical Services Framework are ACA (Atkins Cavendish Alliance), KAD (KBR, Assystem, Doosan Babcock) and Nuvia.
But first, as Communities Secretary I would like to take this opportunity to give an update the work being done locally during the pandemic to keep people safe, to provide support people’s jobs and businesses and to prepare for the re-opening and recovery of our local economies.
330,000 food boxes have been delivered in the last week, and over 1 million since the programme started.
A new dedicated app for the adult social care workforce in England has been launched to support staff on-the-go through the coronavirus pandemic.
A new fund will enable eligible dairy farmers in England to access up to £10,000 each to help them overcome the impact of the coronavirus outbreak.
Britain and America are linked by language and law, habit and history. Our friendship is not some alliance of convenience. It rests, rather, on shared values and principles.
Government epidemiologist resigns after breaking the lockdown rules to meet his married lover.
An NHS doctor from Eastbourne who designed digital flashcards to help healthcare workers wearing PPE communicate with their patients has been awarded Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s daily Point of Light.
Support fund for licensed zoos and aquariums affected by Coronavirus.
We know that cyber criminals, and other malicious groups are targeting individuals, businesses, and other organisations by deploying COVID-19 related scams and phishing emails.
To give students, schools and colleges certainty at the earliest opportunity, we have prioritised our analysis and decisions on 2 proposals about who should receive a calculated grade.
The Government has announced that any working parent usually eligible for 30 hours free childcare or Tax-Free Childcare will remain eligible if they fall below the minimum income requirement due to COVID-19.
This first round of negotiations will last for approximately 2 weeks and will involve around 100 negotiators on each side.
New contact tracing app launched to help stop the spread of Coronavirus COVID-19.
The new and tailored Yellow Card COVID-19 reporting site makes it quicker and simpler for healthcare professionals, patients and carers to report side-effects or incidents.
North Wales ‘Sofa Singers’ founder wins PM award for virtual lockdown choir.
£5.4 million will be distributed to not for profit organisations and Law Centres across England and Wales.
Since 16 March to the end of April, we have received over 1.8 million claims for Universal Credit, over 250,000 claims for Jobseeker’s Allowance, and over 20,000 claims for Employment and Support Allowance.
Britain’s small businesses will be able to apply for quick and easy-to access loans of up to £50,000 from today – with the cash expected to land within days.
New support for SMEs during coronavirus has today been launched in the form of nearly 100 expert-led webinars.
Tax Credits Customers Will Still Receive Payments Even if Working Fewer Hours Because of the Coronavirus
The government has confirmed that people who can’t work their normal hours because of Coronavirus COVID-19 will still receive their usual tax credits payments.
Potential users of the Self Employment Income Support Scheme can check their eligibility online from today.
The Prime Minister will call on countries to come together in a “truly global effort” to defeat coronavirus at a virtual international coronavirus pledging conference today.
The Government has announced a range of measures to protect students and the higher education sector from the impact of Coronavirus.
We must oppose all attempts by any state to use the pandemic to adopt restrictions on press freedom, silence debate, abuse journalists or spread misinformation.
From Monday 4 May, temporary changes will be introduced when verifying a person’s identity and for signing deeds.. The details are given below.
Government Statement on the Coronavirus 2 May 2020 – £76 Million in Funding to Support the Most Vulnerable
Today I can announce a package of over £76 million in new funding to support the most vulnerable in society during the pandemic.
Homes England – There are many questions about what Coronavirus means for Help to Buy: Equity Loan customers and we aim to answer some of these on this page.
Students in England are encouraged to apply now for student finance to ensure their finances are in place at the start of the new academic year.
HM Prison and Probation Service is reducing the spread of the Coronavirus through the practise of compartmentalisation.
New deadlines set for 10 policy consultations, including the Plastic Packaging Tax.
What is domestic abuse? What are the signs to look for? Where to get help for yourself or others.
An additional £617 million will be made available to small businesses previously ineligible for the Business Grant Funds Scheme.
Lifetime ISA rule changes to help people who want to access their funds early.
Hundreds of local business partnerships across England will share £6.1m of funding to spend on projects that will help their local economies through the uncertainty of the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.
New guidance will allow clinics to reopen if they can prove measures to protect staff and patients are in place.
£76 million additional funding for survivors of domestic abuse, sexual violence, and others.
The government has achieved its ambition of rolling out 100,000 Coronavirus tests per day.
All key workers can now be tested, and can then return to work if the results are negative.
Edinburgh-born Olivia Strong who launched a viral running challenge and raised over £5 million for NHS charities has today received the Prime Minister’s daily Point of Light award.
Individual councils in England have had their funding allocations confirmed today (28 April 2020) following Local Government Secretary Robert Jenrick’s announcement of £1.6 billion in additional funding.
The Government recently announced that 15,000 Penlon Prima ESO2 ventilators have been ordered, the first newly-adapted device to receive regulatory approval in the Ventilator Challenge, with production set to ramp up in the coming weeks.
Captain Tom Moore, who has famously raised £30 million for the NHS by walking over 100 laps of his garden, has been named a Point of Light winner by Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
New virtual cyber school gives teens chance to try out as cyber security agents from home.
The emergency loan will help the sport deal with the extreme financial impact of the coronavirus outbreak while the season remains suspended, due to social distancing measures.
The Prime Minister has stated we are past the peak of the Coronavirus, however we must ensure that the rate of infection is kept as low as possible.
VAT on essential personal protective equipment for Covid-19 will be temporarily scrapped saving more than £100 million for care homes and businesses dealing with the coronavirus outbreak.
VAT will be removed on e-books and e-newspapers from 1 May 2020.
Scientists at the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory have tested 12 methods to speed-up the sanitising of ambulances – in some cases reducing cleaning time from an hour to around 10 minutes so more lives can be saved.
The NHS-funded nursing care rate is being increased to £183.92 from 1 April 2020. This is an increase from the current rate of £165.56.
100,000 people will be sent self-testing kits to determine if they are currently infected.
Coronavirus deaths to be reported alongside deaths in all settings for the first time in England. Previous figures to be updated.
The CMA will investigate complaints made in regard to weddings and private events, holiday accommodation, and nurseries and childcare providers.
Thousands of patients could benefit from potential treatments for COVID-19 that will be fast-tracked through a new national clinical trial, the Health and Care Secretary has today announced.
Find free or discounted resources for students, schools, universities and training providers.
Frontline workers, including midwives, radiographers, social workers and pharmacists, with visas due to expire before 1 October 2020 will receive an automatic one-year extension.
The government has today opened for applications a new Domestic Seafood Supply Scheme, which will fund projects that will help seafood businesses in England increase the supply of local seafood to domestic markets.
Whirlpool has identified a further 21 models to be added to its list of recalled washing machines. The company estimates this will affect up to 55,000 machines in addition to more than 500,000 originally identified.
Anyone in England who is aged over 65 and anyone who has to leave home to go work will now be able to get tested.
To mark this historic occasion, Her Majesty The Queen will send a message to the nation at 9pm on BBC One, the exact moment her father, King George VI, gave a radio address in 1945.
The UK Government has flown over 21 million pieces of PPE and more than 1,000 ventilators to the NHS and Social Care Services from China over the last three weeks.
Countryside Stewardship and Environmental Stewardship claimants will be offered bridging payments for the 2019 claim year.
Frontline health and care staff who die during the Coronavirus pandemic will benefit from a new life assurance scheme, which guarantees family payments of £60,000.
A drive-through coronavirus testing centre is to open at Perth College for key workers.
The Government has confirmed the window to submit applications for the Basic Payment Scheme and make a claim for Countryside Stewardship, Environmental Stewardship and woodland legacy revenue payments will be extended by one month.
Storage Time for Frozen Eggs, Sperm and Embryos to be Extended by 2 Years During Coronavirus Outbreak
Anyone who has frozen their eggs, sperm and embryos will be able to extend their storage for an additional 2 years under new government plans to support those going through fertility treatment during the global coronavirus pandemic.
Businesses will be able to borrow between £2,000 and £50,000 and access the cash within days.
We should be in no doubt about the seriousness of the economic situation.
Supporting vulnerable people move to new homes during the pandemic should continue to be a priority.
The Prime Minister makes his first Downing Street statement since hospitalisation. We have achieved our first objective, and need to pursue the current course a little longer.
Over 500,000 boxes of essential food have now been delivered by wholesalers to those at highest risk across the country with hundreds of thousands more packages to follow in the coming weeks.
Units will respond to areas of highest demand, travelling to test frontline workers and the most vulnerable at sites including care homes, police stations and prisons.
At the beginning of the outbreak of this virus we saw significant problems in panic buying. That episode quickly subsided and food availability now is back to normal levels and has been for several weeks.
Home Secretary Priti Patel provided an update on the government and law enforcement response to coronavirus.
A clinical trial has been given approval to determine if plasma donated by patients who have recovered from COVID-19 can help those battling the illness.
Latest Coronavirus statement, with particular emphasis on the implications for transport.
The Department for Work and Pensions announces that furloughed workers will be entitled to paid parental or adoption leave at the full rate.
Results of TechForce19 Challenge announced.
Extra support to keep children at risk of neglect or abuse safe during the Coronavirus outbreak.
It is hoped the lab will quickly move towards processing several thousand tests per day, before scaling up further to tens of thousands of tests per day.
Following our publication of exceptional arrangements for providing students with grades for GCSEs, AS and A levels this summer, we are today, Friday 24 April, launching a consultation on our proposals for awarding other general, vocational and technical qualifications.
All essential workers in England and members of their households who are showing symptoms of coronavirus will now be able to get tested.
The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency approved the COVID-19 Oxford Vaccine Trial request to trial a vaccine to prevent COVID-19 in a little over one working week.
High street shops and other companies under strain will be protected from aggressive rent collection and asked to pay what they can during the coronavirus pandemic.
Councils can move free entitlements funding between settings in exceptional cases to meet demand during Coronavirus outbreak.
£600,000 funding boost for charity helplines and online services.
As a government, we continue to take the steps necessary to slow the spread of this virus.
Businesses are expected to receive almost £10 billion in business rate relief as part of the government’s comprehensive package of support for the economy during the Coronavirus pandemic.
During the Coronavirus outbreak more people will be using the internet at home than ever before. It is important, therefore, to maintain safety and security to prevent harmful behaviour online, and to prevent cybercrime.
The rapid creation of 3 new Lighthouse Labs in Milton Keynes, Glasgow and Alderley Park in Cheshire is increasing the country’s capacity to test for Coronavirus.
Enhanced support for vulnerable people seeking legal aid.
Biometrics Commissioner Statement on Symptom Tracking Applications and Digital Immunity Certificates
I have been approached by a number of journalists asking for my comments on the possible use of symptom tracking applications, digital contact tracing applications and digital immunity certificates.
The new regulations will add more stringent import requirements to protect UK plant health against Xylella, emerald ash borer (beetle) and plane tree wilt.
The UK Government has committed a further £95m to support the devolved administration in Wales tackle Coronavirus.
All viable businesses with turnover of more than £45m will be able to apply for UK Government-backed support.
Aldi joins a range of supermarkets including Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Asda, Morrisons, Waitrose and M&S where vouchers can be redeemed.
On 16 March 2020, the Prime Minister asked companies to help manufacture, design and build thousands of NHS ventilators in the fight against COVID-19.
On 20 April the Sun columnist Trevor Kavanagh made a series of claims and accusations about Public Health England’s role and response to the COVID-19 outbreak. PHE have made the following corrections.
£12.3 billion had been made available to local councils by the government.
From Monday 20 April 2020 eligible fishing vessel owners will be contacted directly, by email, in stages. Further information for Aquaculture businesses will be provided from next week.
New online platform helps businesses easily access the financial support they are eligible for during the coronavirus pandemic.
The second Lighthouse Lab in Alderley Park is now operational, testing thousands of patient samples each day for coronavirus.
British Sign Language users can now easily access Universal Credit through a video relay service provided by the Department for Work and Pensions.
Exactly a month ago today I stood at this lectern and said we would step in and help pay to people’s wages.
Businesses now able to claim up to £2,500 per month for staff put on furlough due to the Coronavirus outbreak.
Chancellor announces new £1.25 billion coronavirus package to protect firms driving innovation in UK.
Overview of progress, and mention of the opening of the The Oak National Academy for online learning.
Having provisionally cleared Amazon’s investment in Deliveroo, the Competition and Markets Authority is launching a three week consultation into the deal and inviting submissions.
Temporary removal of the routine D4 medical will make it easier for bus and lorry drivers to renew their driving licence and keep 30,000 drivers on the road each month.
Changes to the previous guidance to allow more people to attend funerals, without endangering other attendees by the possible transmission of the Coronavirus.
Competition rules eased to enable the dairy industry to work closely together to weather the stresses caused by Coronavirus’s impact on the market.
£50 million additional funding for Northern Ireland Executive to fight Coronavirus COVID-19.
Government pledges £1.6 in additional funding to help deal with immediate effects of Coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak.
The new money for Scotland is on top of the substantial coronavirus funding package that has already been announced, meaning that Scotland will receive a total cash boost of more than £3.4 billion to help tackle Coronavirus.
How to arrange a test, the test itself, the laboratory analysis, and the timescale in which results are returned.
Updated figures for number of cases and confirmed deaths, as well as the overall progress of the government’s Coronavirus response.
An article in FT Weekend on 18 April 2020, ‘Muddled thinking punctures plan for British ventilator’, includes multiple inaccurate and misleading claims about the UK’s work to procure and manufacture ventilators in response to the COVID-19 public health emergency.
Free laptops and 4G routers to be sent to disadvantaged children, and new learning resources to be delivered online.
Ex-London Olympics Chief Executive to Lead Nationwide Project for Personal Protective Equipment Production for Frontline Health and Social Care Staff
Lord Deighton will co-ordinate PPE design and approval throughout the country.
Anyone who is eligible – has symptoms of coronavirus a high temperature or new continuous cough – and would like to be tested should speak to their employer.
The taskforce will combine expertise from government, academia and industry.
Professor John Newton, national co-ordinator of UK Coronavirus COVID-19 testing programme, warns against buying unapproved antibody testing kits.
Innovative measures introduced so bereaved families can attend funerals during Coronavirus outbreak. The government has stated to all councils that families must be allowed to attend funerals in person.
Government will set up a vaccines taskforce to accelerate the development of a Coronavirus vaccine.
The scheme, which allows firms to furlough employees with the government paying cash grants of 80% of their wages up to a maximum of £2,500, was originally open for three months and backdated from the 1 March to the end of May.
Movement to, through and within France is strictly regulated at the moment. You will need to complete an ‘attestation’ form if you are travelling to or within mainland France.
All charities, but especially those providing services and supporting local communities during the coronavirus crisis, could be targeted by fraudsters.
17 more charter flights from India, with a total capacity of approximately 4,000 passengers, will be available from 20 April.
£9 million in direct cash grants will be made available to England’s fishing and aquaculture businesses.
To help get this vital message out there, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are supporting Every Mind Matters and have narrated a new short film set to be broadcast across national TV channels from Monday 20 April.
The IPO is continuing to pay supplier invoices promptly throughout the Coronavirus outbreak.
Councils will be allowed to defer £2.6 billion in business rates payments to central government, and £850 million in social care grants will be paid up front this month.
Penlon’s Prima ES02 model is now authorised by the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency for use in hospitals.
Rishi Sunak said all firms with a turnover of more than £45 million will now be able to apply for up to £25 million of finance, and up to £50 million for firms with a turnover of more than £250 million.
A supplement to the ‘Criminal Legal Aid Manual’. Guidance on the type of evidence needed when submitting applications involving complex means assessments.
Though progress has been made, it is still necessary to maintain current measures to prevent a relapse and an increase of infection rates across the country.
New action plan to reduce outbreaks in care homes, support care staff and providers and maintain independence of those receiving care.
NATO Defence Minister’s met over a video conference call to discuss how to combat Coronavirus COVID-19 and protect the members of the alliance.
Co-ordinated fiscal, monetary and regulatory action taken to fight the Coronavirus, including suspension of debt repayments for poorer countries.
After considering a previous review, the Prime Minister has decided that the HS2 project will continue. This now gives certainty to the construction sector and suppliers that HS2 will be delivered as planned.
Those employed from 19 March can now make a claim under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.
As lab capacity expands Coronavirus testing will expand to all care home residents who develop symptoms.
Exceptional arrangements for the assessment of grades now exams will be foregone in the summer.
The Chancellor of the Exchequer explains the balance that has been maintained in protecting both the health of the public and the wellbeing of the economy at the same time.
Expert Working Group concludes there is currently insufficient evidence to establish a link between use of ibuprofen and susceptibility to contracting COVID-19 or the worsening of its symptoms.
The medicine will be distributed to leading UK supermarkets and retailers.
Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, Statutory Sick Pay, VAT, Business Rates Relief, Business Support Grants, Self-Employment Income Support Scheme, Business Interruption Loans, Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme, and COVID-19 Corporate Financing Facility.
On Saturday, I spoke to the Prime Minister. I updated him on Coronavirus, the progress we’re making, and our plans for the next few weeks.
The government’s shielding effort is already underway, and around 250,000 boxes of essential food have already been delivered by wholesalers to those at highest risk across the country, with hundreds of thousands more to follow in the coming weeks.
A new drive to fund space-enabled technology and services that can strengthen the NHS response to coronavirus has been launched today by the UK Space Agency.
Thousands of isolated residents and patients will be able to connect with their family and friends with video call devices, the government has announced.
With the previous £2.7 billion already pledged, Scotland will receive in total £3.3 billion in assistance to fight the Coronavirus and its effects.
HM Treasury increases Northern Ireland funding by £200 million to fight the Coronavirus.
Coronavirus Emergency Response Fund to provide £14 billion to the NHS, local councils, and the wider public sector.
We did not start this crisis with a large diagnostics industry, so instead we are going to have to build one.
The DWP universal credit team will call claimants if they need to verify information provided as part of a claim.
Seven days after his admittance, Boris Johnson has now left St Thomas’s Hospital.
A new public awareness campaign targeting anyone at risk of domestic abuse is to be launched next week.
The service of new legal proceedings and pre-action letters on HMRC should be via email during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.