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£75 million package to bring home people stranded abroad

The Government has announced a £75 million package to help Britons stuck overseas return home.

The funding will see the Government working in partnership with the airline industry in measures announced by Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab.

Q&As with Devon & Cornwall Police

With the current situation regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus), Devon & Cornwall Police have pulled together some of the more commonly asked questions you might have.

Please visit gov.uk/coronavirus for the latest official guidance and announcements.


Update on guidance and measures to fight COVID-19

Ministers at the Department of Housing, Communities & Local Government have issued an update on their work in recent days in response to COVID-19, and to answer some of the most frequent questions they have received.

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Chancellor announces Government support for the self-employed

The Chancellor has announced details of a scheme to support the UK’s self-employed affected by the coronavirus outbreak.

Those self-employed will receive a direct cash grant of 80% of their profits, up to £2,500 per month for at least three months to protect them and their business.

Volunteer your support for the NHS

Could you help support someone near you?

The nation is looking for up to 250,000 volunteers to help up to 1.5 million people who have been asked to shield themselves from coronavirus because of underlying health conditions.

Essential travel does not include holidays

The Government last night issued further advice regarding essential and non-essential travel:

This guidance is for people planning to visit second homes or holiday premises during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Supporting fishermen during coronavirus

I have always worked closely with Cornish fishermen, industry representatives and the Government to support the Cornish fishing industry as much as possible and during this unprecedented time I will continue to do what I can to help fishermen.

Details of Government support for local authorities

The Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, the Rt Hon Robert Jenrick, has issued a statement providing explanation and detail of Government support in a number of areas including social care, private renting, rough sleeping and business.