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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April 17, 2020

Welsh Government Economic Resilience Fund Open for Applications

Applications can now be made for the second phase of the Welsh Government’s Economic Resilience Fund, worth £200m. The fund will provide additional financial support during the coronavirus pandemic and will help organisations to manage cash flow pressures. It will help to address gaps not met by schemes already announced by the UK Government, Welsh Government and Development Bank of …

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April 17, 2020

Check if Your Employer Can Use the Government’s Job Retention Scheme

The UK Government have produced full guidance on whether your employer(s) will be able to furlough you and how much you might expect to receive in wages. The link to the guidance is at the bottom of this post. Your employer is responsible for claiming through the Job Retention Scheme on your behalf and for paying you what you are …

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April 7, 2020

New 2 Meter Social Distancing Rule In Force in Wales

New rules to protect workers during the coronavirus outbreak have come into force since midnight last night in Wales. The regulations mean the 2-metre (6.5ft) social distancing rule will apply to any workplace, including homes, where work and repairs are being undertaken and outdoor spaces. The new rules apply to those workplaces not already covered by the original stay-at-home rules …

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April 7, 2020

Welsh Government Funds to Support Third Sector Organisations During COVID-19 Crisis

The Welsh Government will provide new funding for voluntary organisations, both at the forefront of the Coronavirus support efforts, and for the many that will be hit financially by the crisis. Welsh Government have announced two new funding streams available to charities, community groups and social enterprises in Wales. Charities and voluntary organisations in Wales are facing challenging and uncertain …

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March 27, 2020

Information for Students during COVID-19 Outbreak

Welsh Government and Student Finance Wales The Welsh Government has a really helpful Q&A section for queries about higher education in Wales, Student Finance Wales and Coronavirus. You can access that by clicking here. Tenancies Cardiff University, Cardif Metropolitan University Students, as well as tenants of Liberty Living and Unite Students properties will be able to end their tenancy early …

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March 27, 2020

Cardiff Council Service Changes During COVID-19 Outbreak

Council Tax Assistance If you are concerned about your council tax please contact the Council Tax team​ at Cardiff Council via this online contact form. Alternatively, please email the office direct at ctax@cardiff.gov.uk​. If you are on a low income, or your income has reduced, you may be entitled to Council Tax Reduction – it’s absolutely worth checking if you are entitled to this. …

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March 27, 2020

MOT Exemption During COVID-19 Outbreak

The Government have now confirmed that vehicle owners will be granted a 6-month exemption from MOT testing, enabling them to continue to travel to work where this absolutely cannot be done from home, or shop for necessities. cars, motorcycles and vans to be granted MOT exemption this will allow people to carry on with essential travel vehicles must be kept in roadworthy condition All …

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March 26, 2020

Home Office and Immigration Queries During COVID-19 Outbreak

Doctors of the World has translated the latest NHS guidance about Covid-19 into 34 languages. If you have immigration queries related to coronavirus, please email the dedicated Home Office Coronavirus Immigration Help Centre. They have confirmed your email will receive a response within 5 working days. Email: CIH@homeoffice.gov.uk. Your email must be in English. You can also call the Coronavirus Immigration Help …

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March 24, 2020

Can your business help with the COVID-19 effort?

The UK Government has established a new email address to help collect and prioritise offers for help from businesses aside from the Call for Action on ventilators. A reminder that any additional offers for support should be sent to: Ventilator.support@beis.gov.uk. People will be directed towards a webform to fill in with the relevant information. You can also call 0300 456 …

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