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Coronavirus Update (24th Apr 2020)


Today's COVID-19 update for the 24th April contains information on:

  1. Haringey Response Update
    1. Business Grants & Support
    2. Council Tax reduction for residents on low incomes
    3. Bulky Waste Collections to recommence
    4. Citizens Advice Haringey
    5. Guidance for unpaid carers
    6. Support for Haringey's autistic children and young people
    7. Travel update
      1. Buses
      2. London Underground
      3. Walking and cycling
    8. Urgent Blood Donations needed
    9. Carer Job Opportunities
    10. Donations needed
    11. Local Food Banks in urgent need
    12. Volunteering opportunities
    13. Telephone befriending service
  2. How you can contact us
  3. National Response Update
    1. Coronavirus testing extended to essential workers
    2. Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme - Portal now LIVE
    3. New legislation against aggressive commercial rent collection and closure
    4. Medical advice for parents
    5. Free School Meals eligibility gets temporary extension
    6. Ramadan - safety guidelines for #RamadanAtHome
    7. British Asian COVID-19 appeal video
    8. SCAMS: Staying safe
  4. Focus on Mental Health
    1. Mental Health and wellbeing support
    2. Mental Health training if you are calling vulnerable people
  5. Help us to improve these emails
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More space for walking and cycling will help us cope with COVID-19

More streets in Haringey will be turned ‘car free’ for the duration of the coronavirus crisis, if calls by opposition Lib Dem councillors in the borough are heeded.

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Forgotten businesses need urgent help from the Government


Numerous local businesses are in danger because they are unable to access government funding and rates relief during the COVID-19 crisis warn Liberal Democrat councillors in Haringey.

Haringey Lib Dem Leader Cllr Liz Morris has written to the Chancellor of the Exchequer and the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government asking that financial help is extended to businesses in shared premises and businesses whose landlords are the business rate payer, all of whom are currently excluded from accessing grants and help with business rates.

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Coronavirus Update (17th Apr 2020)


Our 17th April COVID-19 update below contains:

  1. Help us to improve these emails
  2. Lib Dem Councillors Response Update
  3. Haringey Response Update
    1. Violence Against Women and Young Girls (VAWG)
    2. Changes to waste collection times
    3. Free Adult Learning in Haringey
    4. Haringey businesses who can deliver to residents
    5. Urgent Blood Donations needed
    6. Carer Job Opportunities
    7. Donations needed
    8. Local Food Banks in urgent need
    9. Volunteering opportunities
  4. National Response Update
    1. New Govt Action Plan for Social Care
    2. Advice from Cancer Research
    3. Ofqual launch consultation on grading student qualifications
    4. New babies and registering for Child Benefit
    5. Furloughed or income reduced? You may now be eligible for Child Benefit
    6. Employees on furlough - eligibility date extended
    7. Carry over unused annual leave for up to two years due to COVID-19
    8. Self-Employed? Important tax deadline on 23rd Apr
    9. Creative Industries support
    10. Cancelled Flight and Holiday advice
    11. Resources for Families
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Coronavirus Update (10th Apr 2020)


Our 10th April Easter update contains:

  1. Help us to improve these emails
  2. Lib Dem Councillors Response Update
  3. Haringey Response Update
    1. Bulky waste collections - update
    2. Planning applications - update
    3. Parks
    4. Donations needed
    5. Local Food Banks in urgent need
    6. Volunteering opportunities
  4. National Response Update
    1. Free School meals to continue over the Easter Holidays
    2. Education advice for parents and carers from the National Education Union
    3. Energy providers - paying your bills
    4. TV, Internet & mobile providers
    5. Tax payments - Updated Guidance
    6. VAT deferrals - Updated Guidance
    7. Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme - Updated Guidance
    8. Job Retention Scheme - Updated Guidance
    9. Furlough - additional advice
    10. Pregnany and maternity leave rights and benefits
    11. Visa & immigration - new advice
    12. How to care for your pets during the Covid-19 crisis
    13. SCAM: email about over-75s TV Licenses
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Lib Dems call for energy saving scheme to be extended to 15,000 local homes amidst Covid-19 crisis


The Liberal Democrats are calling on the Government to extend a scheme that saves £140 on energy bills to households struggling due to the coronavirus, helping an estimated 15,000 housholds across Haringey.

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