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FURLOUGH FLEXIBILITY GOOD NEWS FOR NEW PARENTS SAYS MP

CENTRAL DEVON MP Mel Stride has welcomed the announcement from HM Treasury that workers on paternity and maternity leave who return to work in the coming months will be eligible for the government’s furlough scheme.

Rough Sleeping and Support for the self-employed

Government figures published in February estimated that 4,266 people in England are sleeping rough on a 'typical night' and data from council suggests around 25,000 people are sleeping rough at least once a year.

MP WELCOMES EXTENSION OF SELF-EMPLOYMENT INCOME SUPPORT SCHEME

CENTRAL DEVON MP Mel Stride has welcomed the Government’s decision to extend the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS), giving more security to individuals whose livelihoods are adversely affected by coronavirus in the coming months.

The future of farming

Last week I wrote about our teachers being among the unsung heroes of the coronavirus pandemic. Today I am writing about another - our farmers.