Prime Minster gives an important update on coronavirus
Updated 31st March 2020, 14:10. For the latest medical advice, visit NHS.uk/Coronavirus.
On the left hand side of this page (or at the bottom, if you're on a mobile device) you can see a number of links which set out the support for businesses and individuals, as well as more information on the Coronavirus outbreak.
New help for British citizens stuck abroad
Support for the self-employed
Today, Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced a new package of support for the self-employed.
The government will pay self-employed people, who have been adversely affected by the coronavirus, a taxable grant worth 80% of their average monthly profits over the last 3 years, up to £2,500 per month. The scheme will be open for at least three months, and extended if necessary.
Become an NHS Volunteer
Are you over 18? Fit and healthy? The NHS needs you!
You can help deliver medicine, drive patients to appointments, and call people who may live alone.
Temporary MOT exemption
This morning, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has announced a temporary MOT exemption. This means if your MOT is due from 30th March, you will automatically receive a six month extention.
It is important to remember that garages will remain open for repairs, and you must still keep your gar in a roadworthy condition.
Stay inside, save lives
Last night our Prime Minister asked us to stay inside to stay lives. This morning as you grapple with what that means for you remember this – every social interaction is an increased chance of passing on a potentially fatal virus. Use this to guide you when taking decisions at this very difficult time. There is uncertainty, and that is always difficult to manage, but please do as asked and Stay Home to Save Lives.
Holidays and travelling to second homes is not essential travel
The Coronavirus Business Loan Interruption scheme is now live
Click here to find out more. Details of other support for businesses and employers can be found using the sidebar.
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