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Watchdog must be fair to struggling tourism businesses

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West Cornwall MP Derek Thomas is championing the cause of West Cornwall and Scilly’s small holiday businesses amid fears that many could go out of business because of a Government watchdog probe.

MP's Column

We are now coming to the end of week six of the official lockdown and there is no question that this effort has brought down the spread of coronavirus. Debate is now moving towards how we go about relaxing the restrictions we all live under and I understand the dilemma.

Five tests for adjusting the lockdown

The five ‘robust’ tests being used to judge when and how quickly to ease restrictions demonstrate that the Government will not be rushed into letting people rush straight back to their pre-coronavirus behaviour, says West Cornwall MP Derek Thomas.

Furlough scheme cut-off date extended to 19 March

Thousands more employees will able to receive support through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) after the eligibility date was extended to 19 March 2020, the government announced today.