To ensure that our charities and social enterprises can continue to step up to respond to the crisis, the government has made available an unprecedented package of support, including £750m targeted specifically at these sectors.
Since my last column several pieces of legislation have been debated in the House of Commons. The most exciting one in my view was the Agriculture Bill, which simultaneously supports 2 key interests for the Wantage and Didcot constituency – farming and protecting the environment.
David asks the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs about local pubs and the way some have adapted to a takeaway model during the lockdown. The Government recognises this is not a substitute for being open properly.
Today we begin Step 1 of the Government’s plan for lifting the restrictions it has imposed to fight the spread of Coronavirus. I summarise here what will happen in each of Steps 1-3 to hopefully answer some of your key questions following the Prime Minister’s address to the nation on Sunday.