June 11, 2020

Objection to Plans for Tramshed

I’ve just submitted my objection to the proposals for the Tramshed site. Although relating to a site in the Grangetown ward of the Cardiff South and Penarth constituency, I’ve campaigned with our other Cardiff MPs Stephen Doughty MP, Kevin Brennan MP, Anna McMorrin MP and many others to protect, sustain and promote our live music venues across Cardiff. Threats to …

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June 11, 2020

Sunday Trading Laws

You may have heard that the UK Government are considering proposals to relax Sunday trading laws in order to boost the retail sector as the lockdown continues to be eased. Labour is opposed to this, as is the trade union representing retail workers, USDAW. The impact of the Coronavirus lockdown on shops and retail businesses has been huge – and …

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June 9, 2020

3-Layer Facemasks Recomended Where Social Distancing Impossible – New

The Welsh Government now recommend wearing a 3-layer face covering where social distancing is not possible, following a change to WHO guidance. If you have symptoms, it’s imperative you still self-isolate and get tested for COVID-19. Masks are not a substitute for proper social distancing – social distancing and frequent hand washing remain essential. More information ios available on the …

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May 29, 2020

My Monthly Newsletter for May

My monthly newsletter to constituents is available here, with news about the new lockdown measures in place in Wales, more COVID-19 news and contact details for my office as we work remotely. You can read my newsletter by clicking here. If you aren’t already, you can sign up to receive my newsletter by clicking here.

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May 29, 2020

New Lockdown Rules in Wales from Monday 1st June

Full guidance and FAQs about the new lockdown rules in Wales: From Monday, 2 households in the same local area will be able to meet outdoors. In doing this, however, people must follow social distancing and strict hand hygiene practices to control the spread of the virus. Local’ means not generally travelling more than 5 miles from home to reduce …

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May 21, 2020

Mental Health Awareness Week – Kindness in Cardiff Central

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week, the UK’s national week to raise awareness of mental health.   The week, which is hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, is in its 20th year and runs from 18-24 May. This year, the theme for the week is kindness. Across the country, people will be celebrating kindness in a range of digital and …

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May 18, 2020

Testing for Everyone in Wales with COVID-19 Symptoms

From today, (Monday 18 May) everyone in Wales with symptoms of coronavirus will be able to request a test as a new online booking service becomes available. Wales is joining a new UK-wide system for ordering home testing kits, in line with the Welsh Government’s Test Trace Protect strategy. Earlier today, the four UK Chief Medical Officers confirmed the loss …

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May 13, 2020

UK Government Self-Employed Income Support Scheme: Open for Applications

The UK Government’s Self-Employed Income Support Scheme has opened for applications today and will run until May 18th. The scheme allows you to claim a taxable grant of 80% of your average monthly trading profits, paid out in a single instalment covering 3 months, and capped at £7,500 altogether. This is a temporary scheme, but it might be extended. If …

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May 11, 2020

Welsh Water: Support for Customers

Welsh Water have a range of support measures in place for customers in difficulty with their water bills during the COVID-19 pandemic. If you are having trouble paying your water bills, its imperative you contact Welsh Water ASAP – either online by clicking here, or by phone on 0800 052 0145 and they will be able to take you through …

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May 4, 2020

UK Government COVID-19 Bounce Back Loans: Launching Today

The UK Government’s Bounce Back loan system opens for applications today. You can find out more, and apply by clicking here. This scheme is intended to help small and medium-sized businesses to borrow between £2,000 and £50,000. The UK Government guarantees 100% of the loan and there won’t be any fees or interest to pay for the first 12 months. …

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