Westminster News

Lucy welcomes the Government's £30 billion Plan for Jobs

Delivering his Summer Economic Update in Parliament, the Chancellor announced a package of measures to support jobs in every part of the country, give businesses the confidence to retain and hire, and provide people with the tools they need to get better jobs.

Government publishes coronavirus recovery strategy

Following the Prime Minister's address to the nation last night, the Government has now published its recovery strategy. This strategy contains information and guidance businesses, workplaces and individuals on changes to the social distancing and isolation measures implemented to date.

Coronavirus testing programme update

The Government's priority is to test patients to inform their clinical diagnosis. As part of the government’s 5-pillar strategy for coronavirus testing, it is testing people who have coronavirus-like symptoms to see if they currently have the virus.

The Government is also testing:

Chancellor announces 'Bounce Back' loan scheme for small businesses

Today the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak MP, announced that he is creating a new loan scheme for small business to help them weather the financial effects of coronavirus.

The Bounce Back scheme will provide loans with a 100% government-backed guarantee for lenders.