The Prime Minister has set out further changes to lockdown measures in England to enable people to see more of their friends and family, help businesses get back on their feet and get people back in their jobs.
Important works to improve safety on the A361 are now complete. The 16km road between Banbury and Chipping Norton has benefitted from a £4 million investment after the Road Safety Foundation identified it as one of the 50 sections of A-class roads in the UK with the highest risk of accidents.
New stats released have shown that 18,000 jobs in North Oxfordshire have been protected through the Coronavirus Job Retention scheme whilst 4400 self-employed people have received grants worth almost £14.5 million to help with the impact of the coronavirus on their livelihoods.
From June 15th, shops are able to reopen their doors in England, in the next step in our careful easing of lockdown – provided they are meeting robust safety guidelines, keeping staff and customers safe as we get our economy moving again.
Our top priority has always been to support people, protect jobs and businesses through this crisis. The furlough and self-employment schemes have been a lifeline for millions of people and businesses.
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