ARCHIVED NEWS: JUN-JUL 2021

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EU SETTLEMENT SCHEME CLOSES

The Somerset Guardian, 28th July 2021

Last week, the Minister for Future Borders and Immigration, Kevin Foster, wrote to Members of Parliament announcing that the deadline for applications to the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) for EU, EEA and Swiss citizens has expired. In his...

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VACCINE ROLLOUT UPDATE - JULY

The Somerset Guardian, 21st July 2021

Last week, the Covid Vaccination Deployment Minister, Nadhim Zahawi, wrote to Members of Parliament to update them on the latest developments on the Government’s immunisation rollout. The Government pledged that by 19th July...

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INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL UPDATE

The Somerset Guardian, 14th July 2021

Last week, the Transport Secretary wrote to Members of Parliament outlining the Government's plans to progress the safe, sustainable and robust restart of international travel. Even though some remain apprehensive about the lifting of travel...

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STEP 4 OF THE ROADMAP

The Somerset Guardian, 7th July 2021

This week, the Prime Minister wrote to all Members of Parliament to set out what our lives would be like from 19th July should we move to Step 4 of the Roadmap. This decision will be subject to a review of the final data next week. The Prime Minister...

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NEW CANCER CENTRE FOR B&NES

The Somerset Guardian, 30th June 2021

Last week, Libby Walters, Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Trust, wrote to me with an update on its progress towards building a new Cancer Centre on the Combe Park site. The Centre received planning...

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SUMMER UPDATE 2021

The Farrington Gurney Parish Magazine, July-Aug 2021

As most people will no doubt be aware, the Queen has celebrated her 95th birthday this year.  Whilst Her Majesty has, as usual, observed two birthdays – her birthday on 21st April and her public “official” birthday on 12th June, this year celebrations...

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SUPPORT GRANT EXTENDED

The Somerset Guardian, 23rd June 2021

This week, the Minister for Welfare Delivery wrote to all M.P.s as regards the extension of the Covid Local Support Grant scheme. Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, the Government has provided an unprecedented package of support for individuals...

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A FOUR WEEK DELAY

The Somerset Guardian, 16th June 2021

On Monday, the Prime Minister announced a four-week delay to the final step of the roadmap.  The plan is that this will now happen on 19th July. I appreciate that this will be disappointing news, particularly for those working in sectors that...

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VACCINE ROLLOUT UPDATE - JUNE

The Somerset Guardian, 9th June 2021

This week, the Health Secretary wrote to let me know that half of all adults have now been vaccinated with second dose and three quarters of all adults have received their first jab. In short, this means that 27 million people have now received...

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COVID-19 UPDATE

The Somerset Guardian, 2nd June 2021

On Tuesday 1st June, the Government announced no daily Covid deaths in the United Kingdom within twenty-eight days of a positive test. This is the first time that there have been zero reported fatalities related to the virus since March last year. In...

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