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Today, Tuesday 12 May, the Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced that the government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will remain open until the end of October. This means that furloughed workers across UK will continue to receive 80% of their current salary, up to £2,500. New flexibility initiatives will be introduced from August to help get employees back to work and boost the economy.
UK High Streets are on the brink of collapse as the eight-week countdown to the next quarterly rent instalment begins this week, according to the #RaiseTheBar campaign. Figures released by #RaiseTheBar show 54,638 businesses from pubs to shops, restaurants, cafes, bars, hotels, galleries and gyms are currently unable to access the £25,000 RHLG grant due to their business rates valuation falling between £51,000 – £150,000.
Everyman & Playhouse’s Love, Liverpool: An A-Z of Hope to give people the opportunity to share stories of their Liverpool
The Everyman & Playhouse theatres are calling for submissions to be part of a digital journey through Liverpool City Region, featuring commissioned work by local artists and digital ‘picnics’ put together by some of the theatres’ well-known friends.
Every year BIMA, the British Interactive Media Association, launches its search for the 100 most influential, pioneering and groundbreaking people in the digital/tech industry. They are the BIMA 100 and Mashbo is excited to announce that Managing Director, Gavin Sherratt, is on this year’s list.
Liverpool’s LightNight festival was due to take place on Friday 15 May. Whilst the free, annual culture crawl around the city can’t be recreated in lockdown, Open Culture are instead looking to use the date as an opportunity to celebrate art, artists and creatives online.
During lock down we might not be able to dance in in the parks or throw street parties but we can celebrate and commemorate the day at home – from war time recipes, songs and dances as well as activities to enjoy in the safety of your home, there’s plenty to do to enjoy VE Day 75 Celebrations.
On Saturday 2 May, the Government announced that a discretionary fund has been set up to accommodate certain small businesses previously outside the scope of the business grant funds scheme.