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star this property date less than 2020-06-04more like thismore than 2020-06-04
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Health: Charities more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the £22 million in cash grants awarded by the Government to health charities as a result of the covid-19 outbreak, what assessment his Department made of the (a) funding needs of those charities and (b) effectiveness of the services those charities provide prior to that award; and what criteria the Government used to determine which charities should receive grants. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Dunbartonshire remove filter
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Amy Callaghan more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2020-06-12more like thismore than 2020-06-12
star this property answer text <p>The Government has set out a £750 million package of support for charities providing key services and supporting vulnerable people during the COVID-19 crisis. This will enable such organisations to continue providing essential services to those most in need. Part of the funding for charities is being disbursed with £360 million directly allocated by government departments. The most up to date information is available at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-for-the-charity-sector#government-financial-support-for-charities" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-for-the-charity-sector#government-financial-support-for-charities</a>. Our aim is to get funding to those in greatest need as soon as possible.</p><p> </p><p>These services have never been more needed than they are now, especially health charities. The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) is responsible for allocating funding to health charities and making decisions about the criteria and effectiveness of the services they are funding. Further details about the £22 million awarded to this sector and the types or organisations supported is available at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/news/22-million-awarded-to-life-saving-health-charities-during-virus-outbreak" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/news/22-million-awarded-to-life-saving-health-charities-during-virus-outbreak</a>.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Saffron Walden more like this
star this property answering member printed Kemi Badenoch more like this
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less than 2020-06-12T08:54:01.943Zmore like thismore than 2020-06-12T08:54:01.943Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kemi Badenoch more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Amy Callaghan more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2020-06-03more like thismore than 2020-06-03
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Females: Coronavirus more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the financial effect of the covid-19 outbreak on women born in the 1950s. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Dunbartonshire remove filter
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Amy Callaghan more like this
unstar this property uin 54256 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2020-06-11more like thismore than 2020-06-11
star this property answer text <p>The Government has introduced significant measures to help mitigate the impact of COVID-19. It is committed to providing financial support for people at every stage of their life, including when they near or reach retirement. The welfare system will continue to provide support to men and women who are unable to work or those who are on a low income but who are not eligible to pensioner benefit<strong>s</strong> because of their age.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hexham more like this
star this property answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
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less than 2020-06-11T12:43:10.36Zmore like thismore than 2020-06-11T12:43:10.36Z
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star this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Amy Callaghan more like this
1199846
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2020-06-02more like thismore than 2020-06-02
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House of Commons Commission more like this
star this property answering dept id 18 more like this
star this property answering dept short name House of Commons Commission more like this
star this property answering dept sort name House of Commons Commission more like this
star this property hansard heading House of Commons: Coronavirus more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the hon. Member for Perth and North Perthshire, representing the House of Commons Commission, what assessment the Commission has made of the risk of covid-19 spreading in the House as a result of hon. Members and staff not wearing face coverings. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Dunbartonshire remove filter
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Amy Callaghan more like this
unstar this property uin 53632 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2020-06-10more like thismore than 2020-06-10
star this property answer text <p>The Commission is led by the current Government advice on the use of face masks and coverings.</p><p>The Covid Planning Group has assessed the potential merits of wearing face coverings. It considered the advice from Public Health England (PHE) which states that face coverings may be beneficial in places where it is hard to follow and maintain social distancing measures, e.g. on public transport. PHE advised that the only work on the estate that requires face masks for protection against the coronavirus is undertaken by the occupational health team. Face coverings are available for the security team to wear if they wish, whilst processing a person through search and screening, but they are not an essential risk control.</p><p>Face coverings are not a replacement for social distancing and regular handwashing which remain the most important actions. As hon. Members and staff can maintain social distancing and have easy access to handwashing facilities or hand sanitiser, it was concluded that face coverings were not necessary, though of course Members and staff are free to wear masks should they wish to.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Perth and North Perthshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Pete Wishart more like this
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less than 2020-06-10T22:46:22.197Zmore like thismore than 2020-06-10T22:46:22.197Z
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star this property label Biography information for Pete Wishart more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Amy Callaghan more like this
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star this property date less than 2020-06-01more like thismore than 2020-06-01
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading British Nationals Abroad: Coronavirus more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate he made of the average cost to UK citizens to repatriate themselves during the covid-19 outbreak. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Dunbartonshire remove filter
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Amy Callaghan more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2020-06-10more like thismore than 2020-06-10
star this property answer text <p>The British Government is working with the airline industry and host governments across the world to help bring back British travellers to the UK as part of the plan announced by the Foreign Secretary on 30 March - with up to £75 million available for special charter flights from priority countries, focused on helping the most vulnerable travellers. We are determined that the cost of a flight will not be a barrier to bringing British travellers home but we are asking passengers to make a contribution so that we can put on as many flights and bring back as many people as possible. To set a limit on the costs to travellers, we aim to charge passengers no more than £400 for flights under 6 hours, £600 for 6-10 hours and £800 for over 10 hours (using the airline industry's 'time-in-air' calculator). On average, passengers have paid less than £600. Pricing is kept under constant review and there have been small deviations in the past where we have sought to achieve better value for money for taxpayers. Costs above this amount are borne by the taxpayer.</p><p>We hope most travellers will be able to claim their costs from their travel insurance but for those British Nationals that cannot afford the cost of a flight to return, and have no other funding options, they may be eligible for financial support through an emergency loan from public funds</p>
star this property answering member constituency Selby and Ainsty more like this
star this property answering member printed Nigel Adams more like this
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less than 2020-06-10T15:42:51.973Zmore like thismore than 2020-06-10T15:42:51.973Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nigel Adams more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Amy Callaghan more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2020-06-01more like thismore than 2020-06-01
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he is taking to ensure that people are provided with information on the potential effect of making a claim for universal credit claim on the continued receipt of existing benefits. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Dunbartonshire remove filter
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Amy Callaghan more like this
unstar this property uin 52510 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2020-06-09more like thismore than 2020-06-09
star this property answer text <p>The Department has prioritised ensuring people have the information they need to understand the benefits and employment support they may be eligible for, including launching a new website to help people navigate the range of support available and apply for it.</p><p> </p><p>Although DWP cannot advise existing claimants of legacy benefits whether they should claim UC, we actively encourage them to use benefit calculators to check their eligibility for Universal Credit before applying, and have strengthened communications to ensure that people understand that claiming UC will stop existing legacy benefits. This includes adding information to HMRC’s Interactive Voice Response for people calling on the phone, and updating GOV.UK pages. We have used the DWP Twitter and Facebook channels to share messages, and have used paid media to ensure we reach millions of people.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>The Department continually makes improvements to the UC service in response to feedback and user research. Therefore, on 3 June we introduced a check-through box to remind claimants to check their eligibility before making a claim and to remind them that legacy benefits will cease when the UC claim is submitted.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
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less than 2020-06-09T17:00:51.627Zmore like thismore than 2020-06-09T17:00:51.627Z
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star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Amy Callaghan more like this
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star this property date less than 2020-06-01more like thismore than 2020-06-01
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading State Retirement Pensions: Coronavirus more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on the potential merits of increasing the basic rate of the state pension during the covid-19 outbreak. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Dunbartonshire remove filter
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Amy Callaghan more like this
unstar this property uin 52509 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2020-06-09more like thismore than 2020-06-09
star this property answer text <p>The Secretary of State has regular discussions with Cabinet Ministers, but has not had any meetings on this.</p><p>The Government remains committed to providing dignity and security in retirement to all pensioners. In April 2020, full amounts of the basic and new State Pensions increased by 3.9%, in line with average earnings growth. This was the highest increase since 2012.</p><p>The full yearly amount of the basic State Pension is worth around £700 more in 2020/21 than if it had been uprated by earnings since 2010. That is over £1,900 in cash terms.</p><p>Pension Credit provides a safety net for people of State Pension age most in need. It provides a top up for people with a weekly income below £173.75 (for single people) or £265.20 (for couples). On 6<sup>th</sup> May we introduced an online claim process for Pension Credit in addition to the existing ways of claiming by telephone and by post, making it quicker and easier for people to apply.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hexham more like this
star this property answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
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less than 2020-06-09T14:23:47.887Zmore like thismore than 2020-06-09T14:23:47.887Z
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star this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Amy Callaghan more like this
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star this property date less than 2020-06-01more like thismore than 2020-06-01
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Pension Credit: Females more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions he has had on the potential merits of granting 1950s-born women that are not eligible for universal credit but would otherwise be eligible for pension credit, early access to pension credit in response to the covid-19 pandemic. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Dunbartonshire remove filter
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Amy Callaghan more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2020-06-09more like thismore than 2020-06-09
star this property answer text <p>The Secretary of State has regular discussions with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on a range of issues.</p><p> </p><p>The Government has introduced significant measures to help mitigate the impact of COVID-19. It is committed to providing financial support for people at every stage of their life, including when they near or reach retirement. The welfare system will continue to provide support to men and women who are unable to work or those who are on a low income but who are not eligible to pensioner benefits because of their age.</p><p /> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hexham more like this
star this property answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
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less than 2020-06-09T13:38:02.5Zmore like thismore than 2020-06-09T13:38:02.5Z
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star this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Amy Callaghan more like this
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star this property date less than 2020-06-01more like thismore than 2020-06-01
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading British Nationals Abroad: Coronavirus more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he made of the potential merits of using flights chartered by other European Governments to repatriate UK citizens that were stranded abroad during the covid-19 outbreak. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Dunbartonshire remove filter
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Amy Callaghan more like this
unstar this property uin 52511 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2020-06-09more like thismore than 2020-06-09
star this property answer text <p>The welfare of British nationals remains our top priority, and we remain committed to ensuring that British travellers around the globe, and British nationals who are resident overseas but wish to return home to the UK, are able to do so. We have been working with European governments, both bilaterally and multilaterally, including through existing European mechanisms, to share details on the repatriation of nationals and priorities for co-ordinated lobbying on maintaining commercial routes for nationals to return. More than 3,400 British travellers have been helped home by other governments around the world including EU Member States.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Selby and Ainsty more like this
star this property answering member printed Nigel Adams more like this
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less than 2020-06-09T15:25:50.07Zmore like thismore than 2020-06-09T15:25:50.07Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nigel Adams more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Amy Callaghan more like this
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star this property date less than 2020-05-11more like thismore than 2020-05-11
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Charities: Coronavirus more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he plans to publish further guidance for charities on accessing Government support during the covid-19 outbreak. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Dunbartonshire remove filter
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Amy Callaghan more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2020-05-14more like thismore than 2020-05-14
star this property answer text <p>The Government has set out a £750 million package of support for charities providing key services and supporting vulnerable people during the COVID-19 crisis. This will enable such organisations to continue providing essential services to those most in need. Funding for charities is now starting to be disbursed and the most up to date information is available at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-for-the-charity-sector#government-financial-support-for-charities" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-for-the-charity-sector#government-financial-support-for-charities</a>. Our aim is to get funding to those in greatest need as soon as possible.</p><p> </p><p>Many charities and social enterprises will benefit from the existing measures announced to support employers and businesses. The Business Support website provides further information about how businesses can access the support that has been made available, who is eligible, when the schemes open and how to apply: <a href="https://www.businesssupport.gov.uk/coronavirus-business-support" target="_blank">https://www.businesssupport.gov.uk/coronavirus-business-support</a>.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Saffron Walden more like this
star this property answering member printed Kemi Badenoch more like this
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less than 2020-05-14T16:29:20.753Zmore like thismore than 2020-05-14T16:29:20.753Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kemi Badenoch more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Amy Callaghan more like this
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star this property date less than 2020-04-24more like thismore than 2020-04-24
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Immigrants: Finance more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will allow people who have the ability to work on their current visa but have no access to public funds to be temporarily granted access to public funds for income during the covid-19 outbreak. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Dunbartonshire remove filter
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Amy Callaghan more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2020-05-13more like thismore than 2020-05-13
star this property answer text <p>The Home Office is working closely with other government departments to support people, including migrants with no recourse to public funds, through this crisis. We are taking a compassionate and pragmatic approach to an unprecedented situation are continually reviewing to consider what more can be done.</p><p>Migrants with leave under the Family and Human Rights routes can apply to have the NRPF restriction lifted by making a ‘change of conditions’ application if there has been a change in their financial circumstances. The Home Office has recently digitised the application form to make sure it is accessible for those who need to remain at home, and I can assure you that the applications are being dealt with swiftly and compassionately.</p><p>Many of the wide-ranging Covid-19 measures the government has put in place are not public funds and therefore are available to migrants with no recourse to public funds (NRPF). The Coronavirus job retention scheme, self-employment income support and statutory sick pay are not classed as public funds for immigration purposes. Contribution-based benefits are also not classed as public funds for immigration purposes. Similarly, the support the Government is providing to the rented sector and in respect of mortgages is available to all regardless of their immigration status.</p><p>In addition, the Government has made in excess of £3.2bn of funding available to local authorities in England and additional funding under the Barnett formula to the devolved administrations to enable them to respond to Covid-19 pressures across all the services they deliver, including services helping the most vulnerable.</p><p>More information on the support available to migrants, including those with NRPF, can be found at <a href="https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-get-support-if-youre-a-migrant-living-in-the-uk" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-get-support-if-youre-a-migrant-living-in-the-uk</a>.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Croydon South more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Philp more like this
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less than 2020-05-13T14:42:28.173Zmore like thismore than 2020-05-13T14:42:28.173Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Philp more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Amy Callaghan more like this