Westminster News

Changes in rules for annual leave

Today we saw an update on workers' annual leave:

Workers who have not taken all of their statutory annual leave entitlement due to COVID-19 will now be able to carry it over into the next 2 leave years.

Help and support for self-employed

Yesterday, Rishi Sunak announced a world-leading scheme to support the UK’s self-employed affected by the coronavirus outbreak.

This includes:

Further measures on social distancing

The below is taken from BBC news


The Prime Minister Boris Johnson has just announced a major ramping up of Coronavirus measures. Including:

Prime Minister's announcement and school closure

Here is a link to the latest update from the Prime Minister.

The Government announced that after schools shut their gates from Friday afternoon, they will remain closed for most pupils – for the vast majority of pupils- until further notice.

Chancellor's statement on support for Coronavirus

Do have a look at the video above for Chancellor Rishi Sunak's statement on the Government's support for the UK economy against Covid19.

I'll keep posting updates here and on my website over the coming days and weeks.

Health Secretary's statement on Coronavirus

Here is the text of an article from Health Secretary, Matt Hancock, on the current status of Coronavirus in the UK and the government's approach now we have moved on from the 'contain' phase to the 'delay' phase.

Tax helpline

If you run a businesses or are self-employed and are concerned about not being able to pay your taxes due to Coronavirus, please call the HMRC tax helpline on 0800 0159 559.

They are there to help in this difficult time and you can find more information on government support here.

Question on women in sport

Yesterday in Parliament, I answered Flick Drummond MP's question on what we can do to encourage more women in sport.