What should government be doing?

Updated on September 20, 2021 in General
0 on March 20, 2020

The government has announced major business measures and put serious, life-changing policies in place across the country to manage COVID-19. What do you think the government should be doing, eventprofs? Are the current measures enough? We want to hear from you below.


Financial aid

The government has announced it will pay the wages of those unable to work during the COVID-19 crisis, to a maximum of £2,500 a month. Full information about the coronavirus job retention scheme can be found here.

These loans will be available from the end of April. You can apply for them via HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

If your business needs short term cash flow support, you may be eligible for a Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan. This scheme is due to launch week commencing Monday 23 March.


The Coronavirus Bill

Click here to read the UK government’s Coronavirus bill, which outlines the strategy for tackling the virus. Among some of the key powers the new bill bestows are:

  • To enable the government to restrict or prohibit events and gatherings during the pandemic in any place, vehicle, train, vessel or aircraft, any movable structure and any offshore installation and, where necessary, to close premises
  • To enable the police and immigration officers to detain a person, for a limited period, who is, or may be, infectious and to take them to a suitable place to enable screening and assessment.



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