Whilst it is disappointing that the planned Penrith Family VE Day event could not go ahead, I would like to thank Penrith Town Council and all those involved in their innovative efforts to bring together people from Penrith and the surrounding area, as they marked the 75th anniversary of VE Day f
On 2 May, Business Secretary Alok Sharma and Minister for Regional Growth and Local Government, Simon Clarke informed local authorities in England that up to £617 million extra funding would be made available.
Over the past few weeks I have been pushing for more breadth and flexibility in the Government support schemes, particularly in the hospitality and tourism sectors where businesses like B&Bs have not been able to secure support.
Dr Neil Hudson MP joins former DEFRA Secretary in writing to The Daily Mail to encourage public sector caterers to buy local British food. For the full contents of the letter, published in the Daily Mail on 29 April, please below.
"I am acutely aware of the pressures that the Covid-19 pandemic is putting on our local economy and jobs, and the figures from recent research reports are extremely concerning. Cumbria is particularly exposed due to its dependence on the tourism and hospitality sectors.
"It is great to see the Prime Minister back at Number 10 after his serious illness with Covid-19. The fact that such a fit and active man was put into intensive care by this disease puts into sharp relief the importance of the national effort to try and keep this Coronavirus at bay.
Support gathers for Newton Rigg College in Cumbria as all 6 Cumbrian MPs, Neil Hudson, Tim Farron, Mark Jenkinson, John Stevenson, Trudy Harrison and Simon Fell, stand united in firm support for its future.
Businesses across Penrith and The Border affected by the Coronavirus crisis will be able to claim up to £2,500 a month towards staff wages as part of the Government’s Job Retention Scheme, which went live on Monday 20th April 2020.
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