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Coronavirus testing for key workers in Cheshire

An Update from NHS Cheshire CCG:

The Coronavirus National Testing Programme has been expanded leading to the availability of wider testing for Coronavirus (Covid-19) for key workers across Cheshire.

Arresting 15 Pro-Democracy Leaders in Hong Kong Violates Basic Law

Benedict Rogers, Chair of Hong Kong Watch and Vice Chair of the Conservative Party Human Rights Commission, which Fiona chairs, has co-authored an op-ed with David Kilgour, former Canadian Secretary of State for Asia-Pacific and an International Patron of Hong Kong Watch.

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Now Open to Claims

Employers can now claim online for a grant for 80% of their furloughed employees’ salaries, up to a maximum of £2,500 per employee, per month, through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. This scheme will be open until the end of June 2020.

Before employers claim, they need to:

£1.25 Billion Package to Protect Firms Driving Innovation

The Chancellor has announced a new £1.25 billion coronavirus package to protect firms driving innovation in UK package which includes:

A £500 million investment fund for high-growth companies impacted by the crisis, made up of funding from government and the private sector