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Covid-19 Bulletin #1

Covid-19 Updates 
 

National 

The government set out the Self-Employed Income Support Scheme. 

There is a new Coronavirus Information Service available on WhatsApp 

Up-dated advice on moving house

Bold announcements in the Budget welcomed

Damian welcomes the extensive measures announced in this week’s Budget, which include a comprehensive response to the immediate impact of Covid-19 together with capital investment which will lay the foundations for the UK’s future growth and prosperity.

Damian said:

Damian talks on human capital investment

Damian spoke in the Budget debate and called for new ways to think about investment in human capital, to seize opportunities and deal with changes in jobs as a result of automation and technology:

 

Careers Week at Eggar's School

Damian made a return visit to Eggar's School in Alton for a Q&A with Year 7 students, with some great and engaging questions on careers and parliamentary life in general.

Damian joins DCMS Select Committee

Damian is pleased to have been confirmed as a member of the Digital, Culture, Media & Sport select committee, and looking forward to our first Inquiries.

Damian on BBC Politics South

Damian was a guest on BBC Politics South today with Peter Henley, Southampton City Cllr Satvir Kaur, and Phiala Mehring of the National Flood Forum. BBC South at 10am

Damian talks on tax issues

Britain now has one of the lowest tax gaps in the world. But there's more to be done to ensure tech multinationals pay their fair share, and ensure a level playing field for our high street shops. See Damian's speech in today's Opposition Day debate on Tax Avoidance:

 

 

Damian visits Kidney Care in Alton

Damian was Interested to meet with Alton-based Kidney Care UK last week, and to see more detail today on the plans to introduce a new opt-out system for organ donation – providing thousands of people across the UK the opportunity to have the life-changing surgery they need.

Damian visits GamesQuest

Damian always appreciates the opportunity to visit local businesses and today he had the pleasure of meeting Nigel and the team at GamesQuest. Based in Bordon, the company supplies thousands of different types of games and merchandise. For more information: