Anne-Marie's latest coronavirus update

Once more I bring you some information, useful links and answers to some of the more frequent questions I am receiving in my virtual postbag.

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme goes live

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme has now gone live.


It enables employers to claim for 80% of their employees' salaries (plus NI and pension contributions) if they have been furloughed as a result of the Covid-19 crisis.


It is a grant, not a loan.


Police guidance on leaving your house

The National Police Chiefs Council has issued new guidance to Police forces in response to some incidents of officers not being sure of the new legislation.


Below is the police guidance for you to read for yourselves.


Anne-Marie's latest coronavirus update

Covid-19 latest

I do hope everyone is well, and coping with the new measures.

Thank you for staying home when you can and maintaining social distancing when you need to leave your home. The video above shows why it is so important in our fight against this coronavirus.

The latest on Covid-19

Covid-19 latest

Northumberland Communities together

Northumberland County Council has launched it's Communities Together hub to ensure those who are unable to leave their homes receive the support they need. 

The latest advice on Covid-19

Yesterday the Prime Minister chaired an emergency COBR meeting and updated the British people on the Government’s ongoing efforts to tackle Covid-19.

MP welcomes Budget

People living and working across the North East will benefit from today’s Budget as the Conservatives deliver on the promises made to the British people, investing in infrastructure, the NHS and public services across the region.