Furlough scheme extension

Great news from the Treasury who has announced the current furlough scheme would be extended by a further four months with workers continuing to receive 80% of their current salary.

Emergency Community Fund

Tewkesbury Borough Council has launched a COVID-19 Emergency Community Fund to help communities as they respond to exceptional challenges over the coming months.

Local Business Grants

In response to COVID-19, the government has shared details of its grant funding package, which is available to eligible businesses across Tewkesbury Borough.

Help For Community Sports Groups

As the country deals with coronavirus (Covid-19), know sport and physical activity organisations are facing a hugely difficult period of time. To help combat this, Sport England have launched a £20 million hardship fund. 

Tewkesbury Foodbank

Tewkesbury Foodbank are running low on supplies and need your support. Over 90% of the food distributed by foodbanks in network is donated by the public – that’s why your food donations are vital!

BBC postpone licence fee changes

As early at 1997, when I was first elected, I supported a Ten Minute Rule Bill which proposed providing free television licences to those over 75. I was very disappointed to hear that the BBC decided to no longer fund TV licences for over 75s.

Funding for the A417 - Budget Statement 2020

I welcome todays budget statement which announced that investment will reach record levels over the next five years, benefitting families and businesses in all corners of the country. 

Flooding update

The Environment Agency encourage all those who may be at risk of flooding to remain vigilant and take steps to protect themselves by: