Lower Thames Crossing is looking to use a support chain with local SMEs at the core, and are putting in place initiatives to help SMEs get in the best possible shape to win work on the project, which is part of the biggest investment in the road network in a generation.
Today, the second stage of the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) has opened for applications. Those eligible will receive a government grant worth up to £6,570 and over 2.7 million people have benefitted from the scheme so far.
I know that the coronavirus pandemic has had an extraordinary impact on peoples’ livelihoods and wellbeing, which is why I welcome the unprecedented and broad range of support provided by the government.
On 29 June, the government announced that £560 million of additional condition funding would be made available this year to maintain and improve school estates, on top of the £1.45 billion already provided for school maintenance in 2020-21.
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