Justin Tomlinson MP

Justin Tomlinson MP

MP For North Swindon

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Bounce Back Loan Borrowers Can Delay Repayments By Extra Six Months

Bounce Back Loan Borrowers Can Delay Repayments By Extra Six Months

- Bounce Back Loan borrowers will now have the option to tailor payments according to their individual circumstances - Chancellor makes support even more generous with the option to delay all repayments for a further six month - Pay as You Grow will be available to over 1.4 million businesses, which collectively took out nearly £45 billion through the Bounce Back Loan Scheme The Chancellor’s Pay as You Grow repayment flexibilities now include the option to delay all repayments for a further six ...

Swindon Advertiser Column - I Will Do All I Can To Support The Oasis

Swindon Advertiser Column - I Will Do All I Can To Support The Oasis

Yesterday we saw a very welcome announcement from Swindon Borough Council as they seek to secure the future of the Oasis. As I have previously written, most people in Swindon have a cherished memory of the Oasis. It is an iconic, much loved, well used and integral part of Swindon’s heritage and leisure provision. I want to pay tribute to all of the residents and the Save Oasis campaign group who have made it crystal clear how important the Oasis is. As a local resident, the former Lead Member fo...

More Than 10 million People Receive First Dose Of COVID-19 Vaccine In UK

More Than 10 million People Receive First Dose Of COVID-19 Vaccine In UK

- 9 in 10 of those aged 75 and over in England have received their first dose - vaccines offered to all elderly care home residents and staff in England and Wales More than 10 million people in the UK have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, marking a significant milestone for the largest vaccination programme in British history. Figures out today show the NHS vaccinated a total of 10,021,471 million people between 8 December 2020 and 2 February 2021, including 9 in 10 people aged 7...

Government Announces £50 Million To Support Students Impacted By Covid-19

Government Announces £50 Million To Support Students Impacted By Covid-19

Thousands of students will benefit from an additional £50 million to support them with financial pressures from the pandemic, the Universities Minister has announced today. Today’s announcement is in addition to the £20 million announced in December, bringing the total to £70 million for this financial year. The new funding means that universities will be able to help students impacted by the pandemic, for example those facing additional costs for alternative accommodation, loss of employment, o...

7.5Million Given First Dose Of COVID Vaccine

7.5Million Given First Dose Of COVID Vaccine

Nearly 7.5million people in the UK have received the first dose of a COVID vaccine, including 80% of the population aged over 80 years old. In Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire 99,600 have received their first dose, and among the over 80s 86% have received their first dose. Across the country vaccinations are now being offered at more than 1,400 NHS sites including: over 1,000 led by GPs, over 250 hospital hubs, over 110 pharmacies, 47 large vaccination centres. In a furthe...

Swindon Advertiser Column - Kickstart Offers Vital Job Opportunities For Young People Hardest Hit By The Pandemic

Swindon Advertiser Column - Kickstart Offers Vital Job Opportunities For Young People Hardest Hit By The Pandemic

We know that young people have been some of the hardest hit by the Covid-19 pandemic. I was therefore pleased that, as part of our Plan for Jobs, the Government announced its Kickstart initiative: a £2billion Scheme to create hundreds of thousands of new, fully subsidised jobs for young people across the country. The scheme offers fully funded 6-month placements to 16-24 year olds who are claiming Universal Credit and are at risk of long term unemployment. Employers will receive funding for 100...

Revolutionary Piece Equipment Made Possible By Funding From Swindon Based UK Space Agency To Be Installed On To The International Space Station (ISS)

Revolutionary Piece Equipment Made Possible By Funding From Swindon Based UK Space Agency To Be Installed On To The International Space Station (ISS)

A revolutionary piece equipment made possible by funding from Swindon based UK Space Agency is to be installed on to the International Space Station (ISS), marking the UK’s first major industrial contribution to the spacecraft. Two American astronauts will be undertaking a 6 hour space walk to install the Columbus Ka-band Terminal (ColKa), which will revolutionise scientists’ ability in the UK and Europe to access the results of their space-based experiments, from investigations into the effects...

Swindon MPs Meet With Local Voluntary And Community Sector

Swindon MPs Meet With Local Voluntary And Community Sector

Swindon MPs Justin Tomlinson and Robert Buckland, met with representatives from the local voluntary and community sector to discuss the impact of COVID on a number of groups and vulnerable people. Over 50 community groups joined Robert and Justin for the meeting, which had been organised by Voluntary Action Swindon. A number of groups were represented including the Olive Tree Café, the Harbour Project, TurningPoint, Swindon Carers Centre and SEND Families Voice. Among topics and issues discussed...

£1.3million To Boost Staffing Levels In Swindon and Wiltshire Social Care Sector

£1.3million To Boost Staffing Levels In Swindon and Wiltshire Social Care Sector

Swindonand Wiltshire have been awarded £1.3million in new government funding to boost staffing levels in the social care sector. Staff absence rates in care homes and the home care sector have increased significantly across the country in the wake of the new Covid-19 variant, due to workers testing positive or having to self-isolate. The funding announced this week – £120million nationally – will increase workforce capacity and provide better protection and support for staff and residents in car...