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PM Liz Truss announces plans to support businesses with energy bills

By Helena Biggs | 8 September 2022

Prime Minister, Liz Truss, has today (8 September) announced an energy plan to support the cost of living. In a statement to the House of Commons, which was frequently interrupted by comments from backbenchers, Truss revealed that household (domestic) energy bills will be capped at £2,500 a year from October…

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Coronavirus: PM’s roadmap could see businesses given 1 week’s notice for reopening

By Chloe Randall | 22 February 2021

The Prime Minister’s roadmap to exit lockdown could see businesses given one week’s notice to reopen, as part of a four-part plan. It has been reported that restrictions will be eased on a step-by-step basis across the whole of England, avoiding a return to the previous system of regional tiers.…

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Lockdown 2.0: PM Boris Johnson unveils more support for self-employed

By Helena Biggs | 2 November 2020

Prime minister, Boris Johnson, has announced fresh support for the self-employed in a statement to the House of Commons today (2 November) as England prepares to enter lockdown once again. This new measure comes after he announced on Saturday that he had ‘no alternative’ but to enforce a second national…

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Coronavirus: Government working ‘rapidly’ on a timetable for reopening

By Kat Hill | 3 July 2020

In a briefing tonight (3 July), Prime Minister Boris Johnson confirmed the government is working ‘rapidly’ on a timetable for reopening ‘sectors that remain closed’. The announcement comes as lockdown restrictions are beginning to lift around the UK – with hairdressers and barbers set to open their doors from tomorrow (4…

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Parliamentary group shares letter templates urging for clarity on reopening date

By Scratch Staff | 1 July 2020

The All Party Parliamentary Group on Beauty, Aesthetics and Wellbeing (BAW APPG) has shared two letter templates for contacting the Prime Minister and your local MP regarding last week’s announcement that nail & beauty businesses are to remain closed. The two letter templates urge for reconsideration on ‘the re-opening of…

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Coronavirus: Nail & beauty businesses NOT to open 4 July

By Kat Hill | 23 June 2020

Nail & beauty businesses are to remain closed as a date for reopening has not been confirmed by Prime Minister Boris Johnson as the easing of Covid-19 lockdown continues. In an announcement today (23 June), the Prime Minister confirmed hairdressers will be allowed to open from 4 July, as long as protective…

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