Addressing Loneliness

The last four months have been very challenging in many ways. For some people, loneliness which may have been an issue before, may have become more severe. For others, it may have become a new issue since the Coronavirus outbreak.

Re-opening the High Street

It is great to see many more local shops opening up this week for the first time in nearly three months. While it isn’t possible for every premises and every type of outlet to reopen, this is real progress. Getting more people back to work, supporting local businesses, and getting our economy moving is vitally important.

Shop safely today: shops can reopen their doors in England

From June 15th, shops are able to reopen their doors in England, in the next step in our careful easing of lockdown – provided they are meeting robust safety guidelines, keeping staff and customers safe as we get our economy moving again.

Crawley Benefits from Unprecedented Measures Announced by Chancellor

· The furlough and self-employment schemes have been a lifeline for millions of people and businesses.
· The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme has supported nearly 9 million jobs, at a value of £20 billion, benefitting over a million businesses.
· More than 2 million self-employed people are receiving support through the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme.
· Figures for Crawley show that 20,000 jobs have been protected through the furlough scheme. There are also 4,100 self-employed people benefitting from £12.1 million of support.