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Tackling loneliness

This is a really challenging time in so many ways, and I know that social distancing measures are taking a toll on all of us. That's why the Government is launching a new campaign to tackle loneliness.

Support package for innovative firms

UK businesses driving innovation and development will be helped through the coronavirus outbreak with a £1.25 billion government support package, the Chancellor announced today.

Making home education more accessible

A significant online learning support package has been announced by Education Secretary Gavin Williamson. 

It will ensure vulnerable children and disadvantaged young people at vital stages of their education have access to essential resources at home.

Extension of furlough scheme

The Government has decided to extend the furlough scheme until June to reflect continuing social distancing measures.

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Support for domestic abuse victims

I hope everyone enjoyed themselves over Easter, as much as possible given the circumstances. I wanted to update you on the government announcements over the weekend.

Statement from Foreign Secretary

Last night, Foreign Secretary, Dominic Raab, took to the podium for the daily press release and updated us on the current situation.

Here's what he said: 

 I would like to update you on the steps that the government is taking to defeat the coronavirus.