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New advice to support mental health during coronavirus outbreak

Useful things to know... - Added: 07-08-2020

People struggling with their mental health during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak will be offered additional online support and practical guidance to help them cope. Public Health England guidance will give helpful tips on how to look after your wellbeing, alongside advice for parents and carers on children’s mental health Leading mental health charities given £5 million to expand support services Plans endorsed by Their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge as part of their commitment to m...

Coronavirus:Top Tips For Recruitment Using Social Distancing

Useful things to know... - Updated: 06-08-2020

Tips on how to run the recruitment process and comply with social distancing. Adopt a digital recruitment process so you can hire new talent without the need to meet candidate's in-person. So you have shortlisted your candidates for your vacancy and now you have to conduct an interview safely adhering to social distancing. Decide how you would like to conduct the interview: Do you need to - Just talk See the candidate via video conferencing Share a document Require more than one interviewer to...

Better Health Campaign

Useful things to know... - Updated: 05-08-2020

Public Health England has launched the Better Health campaign to support people to live healthier lives and reduce their risk of serious illness, including COVID-19. The campaign – unveiled as part of the government’s new Obesity Strategy - calls on people to embrace a healthier lifestyle and to lose weight if they need to, supported by a range of evidence-based tools and apps providing advice on how to lose weight. Measures in the plan include: - Banning unhealthy food adverts before 9pm; - Ending ‘buy one get...

Gloucestershire publishes its Covid-19 local outbreak management plan

Useful things to know... - Gloucestershire - Updated: 05-08-2020

Sarah Scott, Director of Public Health at the county council said: “The local outbreak plan should be seen, in many ways, as a continuation of the hard work put in by all local partners over the past few months. Thankfully, we have not seen the numbers of cases or deaths that other parts of the country have but that in no way means we should be complacent. We have seen elsewhere what happens if people do not continue to follow the advice and guidance - none of us want that in Gloucestershire. Although the infection rate is currently fa...

More than £3m grant payments awarded to eligible local businesses

Useful things to know... - Updated: 05-08-2020

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS): Key Dates

Useful things to know... - Updated: 05-08-2020

A Plan For Jobs - From Rishi Sunak, Chancellor of the Exchequer

Useful things to know... - Updated: 04-08-2020

From Rishi Sunak, Chancellor of the Exchequer We have taken decisive action to protect our economy. But I know many people are still anxious. Anxious about losing their jobs and about unemployment rising. I want you to know that though hardship lies ahead, no one will be left without hope. I will never accept unemployment as an unavoidable outcome. That’s why today we acted. With our plan for jobs. Our plan has a clear goal to protect, support and create jobs. It will give businesses the confidenc...

Find out more about the Job Retention Bonus Scheme

Useful things to know... - Updated: 04-08-2020

The Chancellor announced the introduction of the Job Retention Bonus. This is a one-off payment of £1,000 to employers that have used the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) for each furloughed employee who remains continuously employed until 31‌‌‌ ‌January 2021. The bonus will provide additional support to retain employees. To be eligible, employees will need to: earn at least £520 per month (above the Lower Earnings Limit) on average for November, December and January have been furl...


Useful things to know... - Updated: 04-08-2020

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has today (Tuesday 23 June) set out further changes to lockdown measures in England to enable people to see more of their friends and family, help businesses get back on their feet and get people back in their jobs. From Saturday 4th July, the Prime Minister has announced that pubs, restaurants and hairdressers will be able to reopen, providing they adhere to COVID Secure guidelines. From the same date, he has set out that two households will be able to meet up in any setting with social distancing meas...

Discretionary Business Grants now available from Cotswold District Council and the Forest of Dean District Council

Useful things to know... - Updated: 04-08-2020

In line with Government guidance, the fund will prioritise these types of businesses: - small businesses in shared offices or other flexible workspaces, who do not have their own Business Rates assessment. - regular market traders with fixed building costs, such as rent, who do not have their own Business Rates assessment. - Bed and Breakfasts which pay Council Tax instead of Business Rates. - charity properties in receipt of Charitable Business Rates Relief which would otherwise have been eligible for Small Business Rates Relief o...

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