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. 

Government support for Local Authorities

The Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has been liaising extensively with local authorities to ensure they are supported throughout the coronavirus pandemic.

Returning to Parliament on Tuesday, 21st April

The House of Commons will reconvene on Tuesday, 21st April, and the Speaker has made accommodations so parliamentary business can function with a combination of social distancing measures and videoconferencing to ensure that MPs can carry out their duties with minimal disruption.