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Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme

Over the past few weeks I have been emailed by small businesses who are having problems with the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) not operating as was expected.

I have been raising these individual issues with the Treasury, the banks in question, and UK Finance.

We need a Volunteer Care Corps

As we face this crisis, there are many tales from all over the country of extraordinary individual acts of kindness and communities banding together to support others. But this won’t be enough as Matt Hancock acknowledged last night.

RMT Strikes - March

Due to the RMT announcing that its members will be taking further strike action on the SWR network in March, there will be an amended strike timetable on the following dates:

• Monday 9th March

• Tuesday 10th March

• Thursday 12th March

• Friday 13th March

December Strike Compensation

Due to the unprecedented level of strike action by members of the RMT union, and the wholly unnecessary impact this had on passengers, the Government has worked with South Western Railway to secure compensation arrangements.

Burlington Road Update

On Thursday 12th February Merton Council's Planning Applications Committee will consider the proposals for the Tesco Site, 265 Burlington Road, New Malden, KT3 4NE. 

Below is my email to the Committee. 

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Good morning,