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28/3/2020
Coronavirus Guidance For Animal Owners
Advice on caring for animals during outbreak.   Guidance for animal owners related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has been published by the Scottish Government.  
28/3/2020
Highland Council Helpline Now Up And RunningThumbnail for article : Highland Council Helpline Now Up And Running
The Highland Council has launched a free helpline to give assistance and to collect details of individuals and community groups looking to provide volunteering support during Covid19.   The single line number - 0300 303 1362 - will connect callers to relevant Council specialist teams and will operate Monday to Friday from 8am to 6pm.  
28/3/2020
10,000 extra troops to join British army's Covid support force
On 18 March the Defence Secretary announced new measures to enable armed forces personnel to support public services in response to the coronavirus outbreak.   The COVID Support Force is currently supporting the public services to respond to the outbreak with the following activity.  
28/3/2020
Coronavirus (covid-19): Advice To Owners Of Companion Animals And Livestock
Advice to owners of companion animals and livestock who may be required to self-isolate as part of government advice on coronavirus (COVID-19).   Coronavirus (COVID-19): advice to owners of companion animals and livestock.  
28/3/2020
Coronavirus (covid-19): Advice For Beekeepers
Guidelines for people working with honey bees.   As beekeepers, please be aware of the following guidance when looking after your honey bees.  
28/3/2020
Highland Trading standards advice and guidance on COVID-19 and scamsThumbnail for article : Highland Trading standards advice and guidance on COVID-19 and scams
Many Highland tourist businesses face the problem of cancelled bookings.  Consumers are unable to travel due to the COVID-19 restrictions and many businesses are forced to temporarily close.  
28/3/2020
What Are The Enterprising Companies Doing To Help Scotland's Businesses And CommunitiesThumbnail for article : What Are The Enterprising Companies Doing To Help Scotland's Businesses And Communities
While the primary focus must, of course, be on saving lives, it is also incumbent on those of us responsible for supporting Scotland's economy to be doing all we can to help businesses, workers and communities through this time of extraordinary challenge.   The UK and Scottish Governments have already outlined unprecedented financial and economic measures.  
28/3/2020
Supporting Suppliers During Coronavirus (covid-19) Outbreak
Economy Secretary announces help for companies.   New guidance has been published for public sector organisations to support suppliers during the coronavirus outbreak.  
28/3/2020
Funding for digital mental health services
Additional £3.8 million to expand support.   Extra funding to develop mental health services to cope with further demand as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has been confirmed by the Scottish Government.  
28/3/2020
100% rates relief for heavily-impacted sectors
Support for businesses during economic emergency.   The retail, hospitality and leisure sectors along with aviation industries will be aided by rates relief to support them during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.  
27/3/2020
Caithness General Hospital Prepared for Covid 19 Patients
Caithness General Hospital in Wick have made a number of changes within the hospital to prepare to receive Covid 19 patients.   The maternity unit (Henderson) has been moved to the ground floor with the unit being reserved now for the arrival of any patients with Covid 19.  
27/3/2020
Covid-19 - Dental Services In Highland
Routine dental care services in high street practices in Scotland have been suspended.   If you feel you have an URGENT dental need, in normal working hours, you should contact your practice, who will provide advice, reassurance or telephone assessment.  
27/3/2020
Covid-19 Self-employment Income Support Scheme - HMRC Notice After Chancellors Announcment
The Chancellor, this evening, announced a new Self-employment Income Support Scheme to support self-employed people who have been adversely affected by COVID-19.   Who is eligible Self-employed people do not need to get in touch with HMRC as the scheme isn't yet open for applications.  
27/3/2020
COVID-19: Care At Home
NHS Highland (Highland Council area) Adult Social Care supports approximately 6000 people in the community.  This community will be largely the most vulnerable community population when it comes to Covid-19.  
27/3/2020
Chancellor gives support to millions of self-employed individualsThumbnail for article : Chancellor gives support to millions of self-employed individuals
Rishi Sunak announces world-leading scheme to support the UK's self-employed affected by the coronavirus outbreak.   direct cash grant of 80% of their profits, up to £2,500 per month latest announcement in an unprecedented package of government support to protect businesses and individuals Millions of self-employed individuals will receive direct cash grants though a ground-breaking UK-wide scheme to help them during the coronavirus outbreak, the Chancellor announced today.  
27/3/2020
Devolved Governments Need More Flexible Funding And Greater Borrowing Power To Tackle Coronavirus EffectivelyThumbnail for article : Devolved Governments Need More Flexible Funding And Greater Borrowing Power To Tackle Coronavirus Effectively
Institute For Fiscal Studies David Phillips - Observation.   The press briefings by the Prime Minister are a daily reminder that addressing the public health and economic impacts of coronavirus are by far the biggest immediate policy challenges the UK government has faced for decades.  
27/3/2020
New £100 Million Campaign To Reach Up To A Billion People Globally Will Help Stop The Spread Of Coronavirus.Thumbnail for article : New £100 Million Campaign To Reach Up To A Billion People Globally Will Help Stop The Spread Of Coronavirus.
The UK government is working with Unilever to fund a global programme to urgently tackle the spread of coronavirus.   The programme will reach up to a billion people worldwide, raising awareness and changing behaviour, to make sure people are washing their hands with soap regularly and disinfecting surfaces.  
27/3/2020
Help Is Coming For (most Of) The Self-employed
Institute For Fiscal Studies Stuart Adam and Helen Miller - Observation.   Today (26 March 2020) the Chancellor announced new, very generous support for the self-employed.  
27/3/2020
Bank Rate Maintained At 0.1% - March 2020
The Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of England voted unanimously to maintain Bank Rate at 0.1%.  The committee also voted unanimously to continue with the programme of £200 billion of UK government bond and sterling non-financial investment-grade corporate bond purchases, financed by the issuance of central bank reserves, to take the total stock of these purchases to £645 billion.  
27/3/2020
The Economic Response To Coronavirus Will Substantially Increase Government Borrowing
Institute For Fiscal Studies Carl Emmerson and Isabel Stockton - Observation.   Isabel Stockton, a research economist at the Institute for Fiscal Studies, said: "The response to the covid-19 pandemic has led to a sharp downturn in economic activity.