Job Retention Scheme Extended Until October

The Chancellor has TODAY announced that the job retention (furlough) scheme will be extended until the end of October.

🗓Until the end of July, there will be no changes to the scheme whatsoever.

Covid-19 Recovery Strategy

We are moving into the next phase of how we as a country are tackling coronavirus. The PM has set out steps for this month, June and July.

£16.5 million Cash Boost for Suffolk Councils

Thérèse has welcomed the additional £2.48m that has been allocated to East Suffolk District Council in recognition of their central role in the national fight against coronavirus.

New Skills Toolkit Launched

The Department for Education has launched a really exciting initiative for people at home who are not able to work, and want to boost their skills or are thinking about a change in career.

New Small Business Loan Scheme

The Bounce Back Loan Scheme, launched today, has been designed to ensure our smallest businesses can receive the support they need to weather this crisis.

Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme

This week the Government made some key changes to the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme to make it easier for businesses to access finance. These include:

Post Office Opening Times Confirmed

Following concerns raised by constituents about Post Office facilities not being open as a result of COVID-19, Therese contacted senior management who have now confirmed the following opening times:

Leiston Post Office will open from 9am until 12 noon every Monday.

Home But Not Alone Service

A new ‘Home But Not Alone’ service has been launched to help connect people who want to volunteer with neighbours who are most in need as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.