Huncote Parish Council

Serving the people of Huncote

Clerk: Stuart Bacon
Huncote Parish Council, c/o 3
Mountfield Road, Earl Shilton
Leicestershire LE9 7LW

Author: Clerk to the Council

Some information and changes which have happened to the benefits system

Some information and changes which have happened to the benefits system

The government has made some changes to the benefits system in response to the Covid-19 outbreak. Please see below for more information.

Statutory Sick Pay

SSP is a benefit paid to employees by employers. It can be paid for upto 28 weeks to people who normally earn at least £118 per week.

It is currently £94.25 per week. The normal annual increase will take this to £95.85 from April... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 07 Apr 2020 15:43 by Clerk to the Council

Tags: Local Information, coronavirus

New Coronavirus (COVID-19) information leaflet

Coronavirus

The government have produced a new leaflet on what to do to help stop the spread of coronavirus, including information on symptoms and government support.

This leaflet has information on what everyone must do to help stop the spread of coronavirus. There is also information on spotting the symptoms, advice for vulnerable groups, and information about government support for businesses and workers.

This... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 07 Apr 2020 12:46 by Clerk to the Council

Tags: Government information, coronavirus

Councils given new powers to hold public meetings remotely

Councils given new powers to hold public meetings remotely

Local authorities in England handed new powers to hold public meetings virtually by using video or telephone conferencing technology.

The government have begun to release details about how this can now go ahead from Saturday 4 April 2020 - https://www.gov.uk/government/news/councils-given-new-powers-to-hold-public-meetings-remotely?utm_source=e9e74923-3b23-40ab-b860-508a5e8eee17&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=govuk-notifications&utm_content=immediate... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 06 Apr 2020 15:13 by Clerk to the Council

Tags: Government information, Local Information, coronavirus

The Journal - April 2020 Edition

The Journal - April 2020 Edition

As usual The Journal team prepared a copy for April. We had even sent it to our printer when the country went into lockdown. It wasn't printed but it is available on line.

Just click on the link - http://www.the-journal.org.uk/486%20The%20Journal.pdf

Posted: Sat, 04 Apr 2020 16:26 by Clerk to the Council

Tags: Local Information, Other information

Leicestershire County Council has established a £1m fund to support the local voluntary and community sector, during the current Coronavirus pandemic

Leicestershire County Council has established a £1m fund to support the local voluntary and community sector, during the current Coronavirus pandemic

Leicestershire County Council has established a £1m fund to support the local voluntary and community sector, during the current Coronavirus pandemic.

Supporting communities has never been more important – and we want to enable the sector to continue and step up its vital work.

Charities, constituted voluntary and community organisations and social enterprises can apply for a maximum of £25,000... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 18:31 by Clerk to the Council

Tags: Leicestershire County Council, Local Information, coronavirus

Supporting disabled people through the coronavirus outbreak

Supporting disabled people through the coronavirus outbreak

A joint statement from Justin Tomlinson MP, Helen Whately MP and Vicky Ford MP outlining how the government plans to support disabled people, their carers, and their families during the coronavirus outbreak.
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/supporting-disabled-people-through-the-coronavirus-outbreak?utm_source=9b2784bb-b1a9-478e-a417-13f2dfde594d&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=govuk-notifications&utm_content=immediate... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 18:27 by Clerk to the Council

Tags: Government information, coronavirus

The UK Government has today launched a GOV.UK Coronavirus Information service on WhatsApp

The UK Government has today launched a GOV.UK Coronavirus Information service on WhatsApp

The new free to use service aims to provide official, trustworthy and timely information and advice about coronavirus (COVID-19), and will further reduce the burden on NHS services.

This will help combat the spread of coronavirus misinformation in the UK, as well as helping ensure people stay home, protect the NHS and save lives.

The GOV.UK Coronavirus Information Service is an automated 'chatbot' service... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 25 Mar 2020 14:56 by Clerk to the Council

Tags: Government information, coronavirus

Corona virus update

Corona virus update

In light of the current corona virus outbreak, to find all the latest details and information the government have information available from the following sources:

- https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

- https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response

- https://www.albertocosta.org.uk/coronavirus-advice

This information is subject to change, so please... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 19 Mar 2020 13:24 by Clerk to the Council

Tags: Local Information, NHS, Other information, Press Release, coronavirus