Justin Tomlinson MP

Justin Tomlinson MP

MP For North Swindon

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Swindon Advertiser Column - An Impressive Response To Coronavirus

Swindon Advertiser Column - An Impressive Response To Coronavirus

Hopefully, as the second week of the new measures to stop the spread of Coronavirus comes to an end, we are all adjusting to the unprecedented impact on our lives. Currently, my office are working remotely from home, and we are still working hard to support residents. Last week I even gave evidence at a Select Committee meeting via video link - which was a first for Parliament! (Thankfully the technology held up!) I have been very impressed with Swindon Borough Council’s response to this signif...

Swindon MPs Urge Vulnerable Residents To Sign Up For Government Coronavirus Support

Swindon MPs Urge Vulnerable Residents To Sign Up For Government Coronavirus Support

Swindon MPs Robert Buckland and Justin Tomlinson are urging all vulnerable residents in Swindon to sign up for Government Coronavirus Support. They are also calling for anyone who has a family member, friend or neighbour who is vulnerable to check that they have signed up. Both Members of Parliament can also provide assistance over the telephone to those who struggle with the internet. If you have a medical condition which makes you extremely vulnerable to coronavirus (COVID-19), you can registe...

Swindon MPs Call On Community Groups To Apply For Share Of £10m Tree Fund

Swindon MPs Call On Community Groups To Apply For Share Of £10m Tree Fund

Swindon MPs Robert Buckland and Justin Tomlinson are calling for local community and volunteer groups and individuals in the town to apply for a share of the £10million pot to increase tree numbers in urban areas through small scale planting projects. Launched in May 2019, the Forestry Commission has opened round two of the Urban Tree Challenge Fund, which aims to support the planting of more than 130,000 trees across England’s towns and cities. This announcement of round two opening follows the...

Government Partners With Airlines To Bring Back Tourists Stranded Abroad

Government Partners With Airlines To Bring Back Tourists Stranded Abroad

More tourists stranded abroad because of coronavirus will be able to get back to the UK following an arrangement struck between the government and the airlines industry. The government is working in a new partnership with the airline industry to help British people travelling abroad to return to the UK. Where commercial routes remain feasible airlines, including Virgin, Easyjet, Jet2 and Titan Airways, will be responsible for getting their passengers with pre-booked tickets home. Where commercia...

Update On Support For Self-Employed Welcomed By North Swindon MP

Update On Support For Self-Employed Welcomed By North Swindon MP

Funding which was announced last night the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak aimed at supporting Britain’s self-employed workers affect by the outbreak of Covid-19 has been welcomed by North Swindon MP, Justin Tomlinson. Justin Tomlinson MP in reacting to the announcement said: “I’m very pleased to hear the Chancellor make this key announcements tonight that will bring much relief to hard working self-employed people all across the UK.” Summary of Chancellor’s Announcement on Support of the Self-Employed ...

Swindon Advertiser Column 26/03/2020

Swindon Advertiser Column 26/03/2020

As expected Covid-19 continues to dominate Parliament, the news and our everyday lives. Our local communities and the selfless acts of residents are what make Britain great. And nothing demonstrates that more than the 500,000 people who have volunteered to help our NHS in this unprecedented crises. 500,000 people stepped forward to help in 24 hours. That is staggering and proves that we must never allow people to talk our country down. These volunteers will now help support the 1.5 million vulne...

Justin Welcomes Council’s Response To Covid-19

Justin Welcomes Council’s Response To Covid-19

North Swindon MP’s Welcomes Council’s Response To Covid-19 The Leader of Swindon Borough Council, Cllr David Renard recently outlined a series of local measures to help residents in respects of the coronavirus pandemic response in Swindon. These measures a backed promoted by local MP, Justin Tomlinson, who has been proactive assisting residents who are affected by Covid-19 since the outbreak started. Swindon Borough Council have announced 11 measures; ranging from providing council tax and emerg...

Swindon Advertiser Column - We're In Uncharted Waters

Swindon Advertiser Column - We're In Uncharted Waters

There is no doubt that we find ourselves in unchartered waters. It is understandable that people will be scared. However, the Government is doing all that it can to provide both the fiscal support & expert medical advice to ensure that the whole country gets through this pandemic. The Prime Minister, Chief Medical Officer Professor Chris Whitty & Chief Scientific Adviser Sir Patrick Vallance continue to review & update the medical guidance daily. The country’s leading experts and so...

How To Access Government Financial Support If You Or Your Business Has Been Affected By COVID-19

How To Access Government Financial Support If You Or Your Business Has Been Affected By COVID-19

Following the Chancellors announcement on Tuesday, please see below useful information on how to access Government financial support if you or your business has been affected by COVID-19 INFORMATION FOR INDIVIDUALS If you think you are entitled to Statutory Sick Pay (SSP), please read the following information: You can get £94.25 per week Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) if you’re too ill to work. It’s paid by your employer for up to 28 weeks. If you are self-isolating because of COVID-19: From 13 March...

Coronavirus Update - Emergency Legislation Put Before Parliament

Coronavirus Update - Emergency Legislation Put Before Parliament

The Government's Coronavirus Bill has now been introduced to Parliament to help the Government in its 4-stage strategy to tackle the virus. The legislation will be time-limited – for 2 years – and not all of these measures will come into force immediately. The bill enables action in 5 key areas: Increasing the available health and social care workforce – for example, by removing barriers to allow recently retired NHS staff and social workers to return to work (and in Scotland, in addition to r...