March 31, 2020

If you've changed jobs during March, meaning your current employer cannot furlough you under the Job Retention Scheme (where you can get 80% of salary paid by Government whilst a business is closed or reduced due to coronavirus), then you can still access the scheme from your w...

March 30, 2020

People with underlying health conditions who are self-isolating can now register to receive support through if they need it. Further details here

If you have friends or family helping out then you can continue to rely on them where possible, but if this is not in place,...

March 30, 2020

Helping British travellers get home

The Foreign Secretary has announced £75 million will be spent on charter flights to ensure stranded Brits can return home. 

The Foreign Secretary also confirmed that the Foreign Office has now tripled the capacity of its call centres so they ca...

March 26, 2020

The coronavirus outbreak is the biggest public health emergency in a generation. Our message to the public is clear: you must stay at home, in order to protect the NHS and save lives.

The Government said we would do whatever it takes to protect people’s jobs and incomes – and we...

March 26, 2020

You can find out about accessing it here.

• Any large or small employer can apply to put workers on temporary leave or “furloughed” status. The government will then pay them cash grants of 80 per cent of their wages up to a cap of £2,500, providing they keep the worker employed.


March 25, 2020

Today in Prime Minister's Questions I asked the Prime Minister to give assurances to 5000 self employed people in Mansfield that there will be measures introduced to support the self employed and ensure that they can stay at home to keep everyone safe. He promised that measures...

March 25, 2020

Supporting the self-employed

Today, I asked the Prime Minister for assurances that the Government will introduce measures to support the self-employed. I was pleased to hear that measures will be announced soon to give people certainty. You can watch my question here.

During toni...

March 24, 2020


It's an uncertain time for many people and my office has been understandably inundated with messages and calls. Here's some basic tips on how to best get in touch and to find the answers you need, and a two minute video explanation 👇

Please do...

March 23, 2020

Tonight, the Prime Minister has announced a total UK lockdown to tackle coronavirus, as it has become clear that we cannot get the results we need without enforcing social distancing. The Police will have powers to enforce new measures asking you to stay at home. 

People can onl...

March 23, 2020

Today in Home Office Questions I asked the Secretary of estate about the role of the Fire Service in tackling coronavirus. It might escape many people's attention that our fire service does an amazing job at getting public health information out there and supporting communities...

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