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Changes to Tiers (Leicestershire remains in Tier 3)

Today, the Health Secretary Matt Hancock has made a statement to the House on the review of coronavirus tiering restrictions in England. The statement can be seen here.

The full list of local restriction tiers by area, including the changes taking effect from 00:01am on Saturday 19 December, is available to view here.

The Furlough Scheme

The Chancellor has also announced an extension of the furlough scheme until the end of April 2021, with the government continuing to contribute 80% towards wages. The Chancellor also confirmed that he would be extending the government-guaranteed Covid-19 business loan schemes until the end of March. For further details see here.

Job Retention Scheme

Other pieces of advice published today about the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme claims can be viewed on the general GOV.UK Coronavirus announcements page here.

Christmas Statement

Meanwhile, yesterday's joint statement from the UK Government, Scottish Government and Welsh Government on staying safe at Christmas can be seen here.

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Published by Hinckley BID – 17/12/2020
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