COVID-19: Efforts to support Gypsies and Travellers in England must go further

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On Saturday 11th April 2020, Stephen Greenhalgh, Minister of State in the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government wrote to local authorities across England highlighting how they can support Gypsies and Travellers during the coronavirus pandemic. While we welcome some of the content of the letter, we feel that it does not go far … Read more

Last updated Apr 16, 2020

COVID-19: How to claim a grant through the coronavirus Self-employment Income Support Scheme

Background The Self-employment Income Support Scheme is for the self-employed or members of a partnership who have lost income due to coronavirus. This scheme will provide a taxable grant worth 80% of your trading profits (up to a maximum of £2,500 per month) for the next 3 months. This may be extended if needed. The … Read more

Last updated Jun 3, 2020

COVID-19: UK Government must lay out clear plan to support Gypsies, Travellers and Boaters

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Today, Friends Families and Travellers and 29 other organisations wrote to Matt Hancock, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care; Robert Jenrick, Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government; and Rebecca Pow, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs to highlight action the Government can and must take to … Read more

Last updated Mar 24, 2020