Future Free Trade Agreements

The UK has published its negotiating objectives for free trade agreements (FTAs) with Australia and New Zealand. 

Food standards and future trade deals

Robert has received a joint letter from the Department for International Trade and Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs reinforcing that the 'UK Government will not compromise' on food standards in any trade negotiation.

The letter continues:

Coronavirus outbreak FAQs: what you can and can't do

The government has set out its plan to return life to as near normal as we can, for as many people as we can, as quickly and fairly as possible in order to safeguard livelihoods, but in a way that is safe and continues to protect our NHS.

Update on changes to stroke services

Following representations about the changes to stroke services Robert has received the attached  letter from Mr. Morritt, the Chief Executive of the York Teaching Hospital Trust.

COVID-19: update to Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

The Government has announced that the Job Retention Scheme will be extended for four months, until the end of October.  Until the end of July, there will be no changes to the scheme whatsoever.