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26/3/2020
Be Vigilant Against Coronavirus Scams
Issued by the UK Government Insolvency Service.   orking with our partners, we are warning our customers and members of the public to be vigilant in the face of scams connected to the coronavirus (Covid-19).  
26/3/2020
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Scottish Government begins monitoring uptake and provision of childcare places The Scottish Government has begun monitoring the uptake and provision of places in early learning and childcare settings.   This includes private and third-sector all-day childcare services including nurseries, out of school care and childminders (not local authority settings).  
26/3/2020
Tax Helpline To Support Businesses Affected By Coronavirus (covid-19)
New HMRC helpline launched to help businesses concerned about paying their tax due to coronavirus (COVID-19).   HMRC has a set up a phone helpline to support businesses and self-employed people concerned about not being able to pay their tax due to coronavirus (COVID-19).  
26/3/2020
G20 Leaders' Summit - Statement On Covid-19: 26 March 2020
5 Trillion dollars to Be Injected To the world Economy.   G20 leaders made a statement on COVID-19 after a virtual summit.  
26/3/2020
PM Announces Record Funding To Find A Coronavirus Vaccine
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced record funding to find a coronavirus vaccine.   Prime Minister calls on world leaders to collaborate to speed up vaccine development for coronavirus.  
25/3/2020
Covid-19 Testing To Get Key Workers Back To Work
Household members with symptoms to be tested.   Prioritised testing for coronavirus (COVID-19) will allow key health and social care workers to return to work, Health Secretary Jeane Freeman has announced.  
25/3/2020
Business Grant Applications Sought - Grants £10,000 To £25,000 Now Available
The Highland Council today launched on behalf of the Scottish Government, the COVID-19 business grant scheme.  Grants of £10,000 and £25,000 are available for eligible businesses.  
25/3/2020
COVID-19 (Coronavirus) - Advice for Highland Council tenants
As a landlord, the Council's priority is maintaining the welfare of our tenants and providing you with essential services at this difficult time.   The situation is changing daily, but this bulletin contains the most up-to-date information about where you can seek advice if you have any concerns about your wellbeing, income or other tenancy matters.  
25/3/2020
Hinkley Point C Statement on Coronavirus - 1000 Workers Affected
This is just one example of what happening across many work sites.   The safety of workers and the community is the first priority at Hinkley Point C and a wide range of measures have already been put in place to protect workers and prevent the spread of infection.  
25/3/2020
Shielding People At Risk From Coronavirus
Tailored support to protect those at highest risk.   New guidance and local support is being implemented to help shield around 200,000 of the most at-risk Scots from coronavirus (COVID-19).  
25/3/2020
Campsites And Caravan Parks To Close
Visitors staying on leisure sites asked to return home.   In line with recent advice on coronavirus (COVID-19) announced by the First Minister, campsites, caravan and holiday parks in Scotland are to close immediately to new arrivals, including tourers, other transient visitors and holiday lets.  
25/3/2020
Emergency Coronavirus Powers
UK Coronavirus Bill supported by MSPs.   The Scottish Parliament has backed measures contained in UK emergency legislation that will help strengthen Scotland's response to coronavirus (COVID-19).  
25/3/2020
Meygen Granted £1.545m For Pioneering Subsea Hub From The Scottish Government
SIMEC Atlantis Energy Limited ("Atlantis"), a global developer, owner and operator of sustainable energy projects, is pleased to advise that MeyGen Plc ("MeyGen") has been awarded a £1.545 million grant from the Scottish Government's Saltire Tidal Energy Challenge Fund to develop a subsea tidal turbine connection hub for the next phase of development of the MeyGen tidal power array, the world's largest tidal stream power project.   The Saltire Tidal Energy Fund is a £10 million fund supporting the commercial deployment of tidal energy generation in Scottish waters through driving innovation and a reduction in the cost of electricity generated.  
25/3/2020
Supporting Coronavirus Key Workers
Further guidance to employers published.   To ensure front line staff in the fight against coronavirus (COVID-19) have access to essential childcare provision, employers are being urged to think critically about what staff are considered key workers.  
25/3/2020
Homelessness - Delivering Statutory Services - No Evictions Now
Due to the COVID19 restrictions and the closure of Council Service Points, there has been a change in the way Highland Council provides its Homeless services.   If you become Homeless, please contact the Council's Service Centre on 01349 886602 (during office hours) and 01349 886691 (out of hours) for further help and support.  
25/3/2020
Vehicle Owners To Be Granted MOT Exemption In Battle Against Coronavirus
Temporary exemption will enable vital services to continue, frontline workers to get to work, and people to get essential food and medicine during the COVID-19 outbreak.   cars, motorcycles and vans to be granted MOT exemption this will allow people to carry on with essential travel vehicles must be kept in roadworthy condition Vehicle owners will be granted a 6-month exemption from MOT testing, enabling them to continue to travel to work where this absolutely cannot be done from home, or shop for necessities.  
25/3/2020
Key Worker Hubs Set Up By Highland Council
The Council has been working at pace to set up centres for the children of key workers.  Anyone who has applied for a place at one of the key worker hubs in the Highland Council area will be contacted by the end of today (Wednesday 25th) with confirmation of the arrangements that have been put in place.  
25/3/2020
Coronavirus Support For Seafood Fishing Industry
Extra payments to help sector through coronavirus outbreak.   The seafood sector is to receive an initial package of more than £5 million in financial support to assist businesses during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.  
25/3/2020
Highland Council helpline now up and running from 2.00pm Today
THE HELPLINE GOES LIVE TODAY FROM 2:00pm ONWARDS.   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.  
25/3/2020
Energy Advice During Covid19 Outbreak
If you have a pre-payment meter you are encouraged to try to keep at least 14 days' worth of credit on your meter(s) in case you need to self isolate.   You should contact your electricity/gas supplier straightaway if for any reason you can't top up your meter.