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Save up to ₤2,000 with Tax
AS Schools return
in the North West, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is reminding
working parents they could save up to ₤2,000 per child per year
to pay towards After School Clubs and other childcare services.
Around 170,000 families in the North West are eligible for Tax
Free Childcare, which can cut thousands of pounds off childcare
All families have to do is pay into their Tax Free Childcare
account and for every ₤8 that they deposit, the UK Government
immediately makes a top up payment of an additional ₤2. The
scheme is open to working parents, including the self employed,
who earn between the minimum wage and ₤100,000 per year and have
children aged 0 to 11 years old. Families with a disabled child,
aged 0 to 17 years old, can receive up to ₤4,000 in Government
support each year.
HMRC has also updated the Childcare Choices website so parents
can now get personalised scheme information for each child.
Families can choose from childcare providers that have signed up
to Tax Free Childcare, including:- Nannies, Nurseries,
Childminders or After School Clubs.
HMRC's Deputy Chief Executive and Second Permanent Secretary,
Angela MacDonald, said:- ďAs more parents across the
country return to work and kids head back to School following
the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic, there has never been a
better time to sign up to Tax Free Childcare. It takes just
minutes to set up an account on our improved and more accessible
Childcare Choices website and soon you could be receiving up to
₤2,000 per child towards the cost of childcare each year.Ē
You can find out more and apply through the Childcare Choices
includes a Childcare Calculator at:-
that compares all the Government's childcare offers to check
what works best for individual families.
Sefton Council are reminding
hospitality businesses and customers about Covid19 Safety
AS the Bank
Holiday weekend approaches, Sefton Council is reminding local
businesses and their customers of the importance of following
the Government's COVID-19 guidance. For businesses in the
hospitality sector such as pubs, bars and restaurants this means
keeping a temporary record of their customers to assist the NHS
Test and Trace should Coronavirus cases develop. This is in
addition to maintaining the distancing and cleaning measures
required to help keep their clients safe. For customers, this
means following any of the measures in place for their
protection and making sure they provide any Test and Trace
information requested on arrival.
Cllr Ian Moncur, Sefton Council's Cabinet Member for Health and
Wellbeing, said:- "Pubs and bars should have
in place a way of recording their customers' contact details so
that if there are cases of Coronavirus associated with the
premises, they can be traced, warned and instructed to isolate.
These simple measures on arrival are for the protection of
customers and staff but are also there to protect the
hospitality sector and the wider economy by reducing the
possibility of a wider COVID-19 outbreak and the potential need
to introduce local restrictions, which would have a negative
effect on everyone. Personally, if I arrived at a pub bar or
restaurant that didn't have tracing measures in place, I
Sarah Rodriguez from Southport BID said:- "Business owners
in Southport have worked incredibly hard since reopening to
ensure their customers and staff are safe and have shown a great
deal of respect for the social distancing guidelines as a
community. We do back Sefton's plea to ensure that we work
together to ensure that these high standards continue across the
busy Bank Holiday and beyond. As a team, we are available for
any support and resources to help you implement the measures are
Sefton Council's Environmental Health team has been working with
businesses across the Borough to help them put in place the
measures needed to keep employees and customers safe. Government
guidance Information is also available at:-
Information to help businesses of all types identify and manage
Coronavirus outbreaks, in the form of downloadable and printable
Action Cards can also be found on Sefton Council's
Could you live on ₤13 a day?
MANY people have
been having major problems with Universal Credit (UC) even
before the Pandemic, but new the UK Government has taken it to a
new low. People on low incomes who need to self isolate and are
unable to work from home, within areas that have high incidence
of COVID-19 will 'benefit' from a new payment
scheme, using UC payments. Scheme to be tested 1st in Blackburn
with Darwen, Pendle, and Oldham will see payments of up to ₤182
to be made to people who have tested positive for COVID-19 and
their contacts, from Tuesday, 1 September 2020, the Health
Secretary has announced. He stated that:- "eligible
individuals who test positive with the virus will receive ₤130
for their 10 day period of self isolation. Other members of
their household, who have to self isolate for 14 days, will be
entitled to a payment of ₤182."
Health Secretary Matt Hancock said:- "The British public
have already sacrificed a great deal to help slow the spread of
the virus. Self isolating if you have tested positive for
COVID-19, or have come into contact with someone who has,
remains vital to keeping on top of local outbreaks. This new
payment scheme will help people on low incomes and who are
unable to work from home to continue playing their part in the
national fight against this virus. Payments will be provided
within 48 hours of the eligible individual providing the
necessary evidence. Individuals will be asked to provide a
notification from NHS Test and Trace and a bank statement."
So what do you think about this announcement? Could you live on
₤13 a day? Please do please email us your thoughts and views on
this scheme, to:-
MP Bill Esterson commented:- "Hancock said he couldnít
live on sick pay, but expects low paid workers to do so. How on
earth is ₤13 a day going to persuade people to self isolate if
they canít afford to miss out on going to work? Another
announcement without credibility from the Government."
A bit more information on the payment:-
We are told that this will not
reduce any other benefits that they receive.
Also we are informed that this
payment equates to:-
₤130 if an individual has tested
positive for Coronavirus and has to self isolate for 10 days
(from the point they 1st developed symptoms)
₤182 if a member of an
individualís household has tested positive for Coronavirus and
they are asked to self isolate for 14 days (from the point the
member of their household first developed symptoms)
₤13 per day (up to a maximum of
₤182) if an individual is identified as a non-household contact
of another person who has tested positive for Coronavirus and is
asked to self-isolate up until 14 days after they were most
recently in contact with the person who tested positive
To be eligible for the funding, individuals must:-
Have tested positive for
COVID-19 or received a notification from NHS Test and Trace
asking them to self isolate
Have agreed to comply with the
notification from NHS Test and Trace and provided contact
details to the Local Authority, and must be employed or self
Employed people will be asked to
show proof of employment.
Self employed will be required
to show evidence of trading income and that their business
delivers services which the Local Authority reasonably judges
they are unable to carry out without social contact.
Be unable to work from home
(checks will be undertaken on all applicants) and will lose
income a result be currently receiving Universal Credit or
Working Tax Credit.
Fresh warning over COVID-19
as case numbers rise
A rise in
confirmed COVID-19 cases across Liverpool has prompted public
health officials to warn people that the virus is still
prevalent and precautions still need to be taken. The last 2
weeks have seen a steady increase in the rolling weekly total,
although it is lower than other areas that have restrictions in
place. The cases are not confined to a specific area, but are
across the city, and the data shows that adults under 40 account
With schools set to reopen next week, people are being urged
remain vigilant to help try and avoid cases in the community and
in schools and colleges. Director of Public Health, Matt Ashton,
said:- "It is really important that as schools start to
reopen and more workplaces are getting back to normal, we all
take responsibility and follow the guidance to limit the spread
of cases as far as possible. We have worked really hard with
schools over the last few months to put in place measures to
make sure they are as safe as possible for our young people. The
big risk is infection coming in to the school through the
community, for example through people who donít know they are
carrying it mixing with staff or pupils outside and it infecting
them. It is therefore essential that we all socially distance
whenever possible, and when not, use face coverings This is not
about us as individuals, this is about our childrenís education,
their future prospects and their emotional wellbeing."
As a result, a renewed appeal is being made, particularly to
under 40's, to:-
Stick to social distancing - 2
metres whenever possible.
Wear face coverings in confined
spaces, supermarkets and on public transport.
Use face coverings properly -
from over the nose to under the chin, and avoid contamination
when putting on and taking off.
Wash hands regularly.
Abide by the limits on household
Get tested if they have symptoms
via the NHS website or calling:- 119.
Councillor Paul Brant, Cabinet member for public health, said:-
"Communities have been absolutely brilliant in working with us
to try and make sure we keep the number of cases low. It is
really important we donít let the sacrifices and progress of the
last few months go to waste. This is about us all working
together to protect each other, making sure we are not
complacent and keeping cases under control. Every single one of
us has a responsibility to others."
More information about symptoms; which include a continuous
cough, high temperature and loss of taste and smells; is
number of confirmed cases per ward in Liverpool is available
Total UK cases COVID-19 cases
in and around Liverpool City Region
total number of UK
Coronavirus (COVID-19) infections that have been laboratory
confirmed, within the UK, has risen by 1,522 cases and the
total number now stand at 330,368, that includes tests
carried out by commercial partners which are not included in
the 4 National totals.
The number of COVID-19 associated UK fatalities added to the
total, was sadly reported to be 12 according to the
Department of Health. The total number of deaths of people
who have had a positive test result confirmed by a Public
Health or NHS laboratory is 41,477.
The number of COVID-19 patients currently in UK Hospitals:-
767. The current number of COVID-19 patients currently in
mechanical ventilation beds in UK Hospitals:- 64. Daily
number of COVID-19 patients admitted to UK Hospitals:- 109.
In England, there are a total of 285,505 confirmed cases.
North West - total of 52,197 confirmed cases:-.
The number of laboratory confirmed cases within the
Liverpool City Region are as follows:-
1,073 confirmed cases.
St. Helens, 1,277
The number of laboratory confirmed cases within
Local Authorities around the Liverpool City
Region are as follows:-
with Darwen, 1,804 confirmed cases.
1,098 confirmed cases.
2,249 confirmed cases.
1,558 confirmed cases.
East, 2,367 confirmed cases.
West and Chester, 2,126 confirmed cases.
8,076 confirmed cases.
4,166 confirmed cases.
2,838 confirmed cases.
► Preston, 1,417 confirmed
2,210 confirmed cases.
► Salford, 1,760 confirmed
► Stockport, 1,967 confirmed
1,880 confirmed cases.
1,641 confirmed cases.
► Warrington, 1,406 confirmed
2,303 confirmed cases.
Areas within England which are currently in Lockdown or
have Enhanced Restrictions imposed on them:-
City of Manchester
action to control Covid19 cases through further
Parts of Pendle
Daily reported COVID deaths are now measured across the UK
as deaths that occurred within 28 days of the 1st
laboratory confirmed positive COVID test.
Daily and cumulative
numbers of COVID-19 patients admitted to Hospital. Data are
not updated every day by all 4 nations and the figures are
not comparable as Wales include suspected COVID-19 patients
while the other nations include only confirmed cases.
Previous 24hr Data
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