The latest news from the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority:
A public consultation on how best to improve the future vitality of March will be ‘going virtual’ thanks to an innovation being used by the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority to adapt to coronavirus safety measures.Local people are being invited to step into an online virtual consultation room to take part in the March Area Transport Study (MATS).
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The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority’s rapid response to the coronavirus has so far seen £4.48 million in cash grants awarded to support local businesses.The newly created Covid-19 Capital Grant Scheme has now awarded money to 106 businesses across the region to fund investments which are forecast to protect 479 jobs and create a further 238.Mayor James Palmer has said the scheme has so far succeeded in awarding grant funding to businesses quickly.
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Tell us about the impact on your businessCovid-19 Recovery Strategy - updated 11 May 2020 In his address to the nation yesterday, the Prime Minister outlines a roadmap for reopening society. Full details of the address can be found here. Today, we are pleased to share further details of the recovery strategy, which...
A cross-government Taskforce featuring Mayor James Palmer has officially concluded, having issued £59 million in redundancy pay to 8,281 ex-employees of former travel agency Thomas Cook, after it announced liquidation in September 2019.The Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and the Department of Work and Pensions, who chaired the Taskforce, wrote to its members including Mayor James Palmer and Chair of the Business Board Austen Adams to thank them for their work in helping to mitigate the impact of Thomas Cook’s insolvency for over 9,000 former employees and on local economies including Peterborough, where many ex-employees were based.The Taskforce was made up of Local Authorities, Trade Associations, Unions, Government Ministers, Government Departments and MPs.
If you are a Business Membership Organisation, please share this widely amongst your member companies and networks.Tell us about the impact on your businessCovid-19: support for businesses - updated 6 May 2020
Blackout, lockdown.I won’t be alone in seeing parallels between the war in Europe that ended this week 75 years ago and the national emergency we’re facing today – a common enemy, a community-first attitude, compliance with irksome but life-saving rules, death and self-sacrifice on all Fronts, and many heroes emerging.
This Sunday, the Government is expected to announce a staggered lifting of lockdown.