Chancellor Announces Plan for Jobs

Today, the Chancellor announced our plan for jobs – as he made an Economic Statement to Parliament - setting out measures to get the economy moving again as we enter the coronavirus recovery phase. This includes:

A New Deal for Britain

The Prime Minister this morning set out our ‘New Deal’, an ambitious economic strategy to rebuild Britain, putting jobs, skills and infrastructure investment at the heart of the economic recovery post-coronavirus.

Therese Asks for Hybrid Planning Inspectorate Hearing

Therese has this week written to the Planning Inspectorate opposing the suggestion that the Scottish Power Renewables applications for substations at Friston and associated cabling be heard only virtually.

Innocence Farm Removed from the Local Plan

East Suffolk Council have removed the huge transport hub proposed at Innocence Farm from the Local Plan as part of the main modifications consultation.

East Suffolk Awarded £222k to help open Town Centres Safely

The Prime Minister confirmed last night that non-essential retail shops will be able to reopen again on the 15th June. Our councils and businesses are already preparing for this including helping to manage, as much as possible, effective social distancing and queues.

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.