Supporting Carers Through the Covid Crisis

With care homes the new front line of the fight against Coronavirus it is essential we do all we can to support them, their staff, and the residents they look after.

1,600 Local Businesses Receive Direct Financial Support

As part of the government’s coronavirus business support package Runnymede and Elmbridge Borough Councils have already provided over £22 million of grant funding, supporting over 1,600 local businesses.

Progress Made in Campaign to Improve M25 Surfacing

Dr Ben Spencer has today published a letter updating residents on progress made to address the noise and disruption caused by the deteriorating concreate surface of the M25 J 10-11. The full letter is available below.

UK lockdown extended for at least 3 weeks

Following consideration of the scientific evidence by COBRA and Cabinet, the Government has announced an extension to the UK lockdown for at least the next three weeks.

Job Retention Scheme Cut Off Date Extended to 19 March

Thousands more workers are now able to benefit from the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme after the eligibility date was extended from 28 February to 19th March. Under the scheme employers can claim a grant for 80% of the wages (up to a cap of £2,500).