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Job Retention Scheme Extended

The job retention scheme will be extended, for four months, until the end of October. By that point, we will have provided eight months of support to British people and businesses. Until the end of July, there will be no changes to the scheme whatsoever.

Home But Not Alone Service

If you need urgent help

You can call the Home, But Not Alone phoneline if you live in Suffolk and need urgent help during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. 

This emergency phoneline is for people who:

Tom' Star Article, 1st May 2020

In my Ipswich Star column this week I've reiterated my disgust at the appeal verdict this week and have also spoken about activity on the Education Select Committee. I also talk about what its like taking part in Parliamentary proceedings virtually and my ever growing need for a hair cut!

Ipswich Hospital Debts Written Off

Tom says "I have been written to by the Health Secretary to inform me that just under £200 million will be written off Ipswich and Colchester Hospitals Trust debt. This is good news for Ipswich Hospital.

Prime Minister’s illness shows how dangerous coronavirus can be

"This week we have all witnessed the dramatic spectacle of the Prime Minister of our country being admitted to the intensive care department at St Thomas’s Hospital in central London. This was a very sudden development and one that caught many of us by surprise", writes Tom, in his Ipswich Star article on Friday.

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Talking with Tom

We are living through extraordinary times and I’m fully aware of how difficult things are for many of my constituents at the moment. Particularly many of the elderly and more vulnerable members of our community and those being advised to self-isolate.