This week marked the 72nd Anniversary of the arrival of the Empire Windrush and is Armed Forces Week. As many of you know, these are both causes incredibly close to my heart. I have descended from the Windrush Generation and I spent 26 years proudly serving our country in the RAF.
As I am sure you will agree, the past few months have been extremely challenging to both our social and working lives. This Government has done everything in its power to form a world-leading economic response to coronavirus, providing a lifeline for millions of people and businesses.
So far, in response to these unprecedented times caused by coronavirus, the Government’s Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) has helped more than 2 million self-employed people in the United Kingdom.
As this is Volunteers' Week (1st to 7th June) I would like to start this week’s update with a huge thank you to all the brilliant volunteers in Broxtowe. One lady from Beeston deserves a special mention. Amy Gathercole has been very busy volunteering to coordinate ‘For The Love Of Scrubs’.
Yesterday (28th May), the Prime Minster announced that groups of up to six people will be able to meet outdoors in England from Monday 1 June, provided that strict social distancing guidelines are followed. I welcome the easing of the restrictions in a safe and measured way.
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