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The Next Chapter in Government's Plan to Rebuid

On Friday, the Prime Minister laid out plans to reopen more businesses from 1 August, such as bowling and staking rinks, and including close contact services such as beauticians to resume.

Changes to Lockdown Measures

Today the Prime Minister set out further changes to lockdown measures to enable society to gradually reopen - as these steps are taken, it remains vital that everyone continues to follow social distancing guidelines.

Harpenden Information Tube Interview

It was great to join Josh Good on Harpenden Information Tube for a good natured discussion about the lockdown, business support, the opening of schools and commuting. 

 

The Plan to Ease Elements of the Lockdown

Following the Prime Minister's announcement of its plan to gradually ease some elements of the lockdown, please take a look at the detailed guidance and the FAQs which give clear answers as to what we can and can not do under these new rules. 

Supporting tech start-ups

I wrote a short piece on the work I did with the tech industry, colleagues in Parliament and officials at the HM Treasury to support tech start-ups for the Inspire Hertfordshire Chamber of Commerce​ Magazine.

Q&A on the Redbourn Community Call

Yesterday I joined Active in Redbourn for a Q&A on their first Redbourn Community Call. It is a fantastic lockdown initiative for members of the community which is held every Wednesday from 11am – anyone can dial in and I highly recommend that you do!

The launch of the Future Fund for start-ups

Over the past weeks I have been working with the Chancellor’s team and leading industry figures to develop a package to help the plight of Britain’s great tech startups, a group who were unable to access the help and support being offered through this unprecedented crisis.

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