Press Releases 2021

Roger regularly issues press releases about current topics. We have included a selection of them here which we hope will be of interest to you.

January 19th 2021

Covid Vaccine Supply

I am gravely concerned by the shortage of the supply of Covid 19 Vaccine to local Primary Care Networks in Kent.

It seems to me that to open large new centres that have to be supplied with vaccines and to promise to

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January 16th 2021

Universal Credit

I have already expressed to Treasury Ministers my view that given the original justification for the uplift – which was always intended to be temporary and has already been extended – it should be extended further to recognise the ongoing effects of the pandemic upon incomes.

January 11th 2021

Good news that Rapid (Electric) Taxi Charging points have been installed in Margate (Station and Market Square), Birchington (Albion Road) and Herne Bay (Beach Street). Now we need to take advantage of KCC`s Parish EV project run by Connected Kent and bid for the second wave of Parish chargers. None in the first wave, sadly.

January 5th 2021

Business Support

New one-off grant to support retail, hospitality and leisure businesses forced to closed.

Retail, hospitality and leisure business premises forced to close can claim a one-off grant of up to £9,000. The one-off additional grant each business premises will receive depends on their rateable value:

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January 4th 2021

National Lockdown

As we head into this national lockdown please see below the guidance that the government has published.

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January 3rd 2021

Notwithstanding the Prime Minister’s view, expressed on Television this morning, that “schools are safe” I hold to the opinion that in tier 4 areas of infection a further post-Christmas breathing space for evaluation is needed before primary schools in East Kent re-open.

The decision taken before the spread of the new strain of Coronavirus was premature and even at this late stage must be re-assessed. I entirely endorse the view expressed by Kent County Council in their letter to the Secretary of State.

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January 2nd 2021

We need consistency in a schools re-opening policy that reflects the spread of the pandemic as it is now and not as it was before Christmas. What is right for London has to be right for East Kent. Delay the start of term and re-assess the needs of both the education and health services.

Teachers’ lives matter.

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