Haringey coronavirus (COVID-19) updates
Employees who work for UK firms forced to close by law, because of Coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions, are to get two-thirds of their wages paid by the government as part of a new scheme announced today by Chancellor, Rishi Sunak.
The scheme will begin on 1 November and run for six months, with a review in January.
Until November businesses that are asked to close can continue to use the furlough scheme. The grants will be paid up to a maximum of £2,100 per employee a month.
Additionally, for businesses forced to close in England, there will be an increase in business grants - with up to £3,000 a month paid every fortnight.
Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, Haringey, like all councils, has had to continue to bill and collect the income that it is due to receive.
This must be done in order to fulfil the council’s statutory obligations and, most importantly, provide the funding for the crucial services that it delivers and that Haringey residents rely upon, both during this crisis and normal times.
Of course, these are not normal times and since April we have adjusted our approach to take into account special circumstances, while still being clear where debts are owed to the council.
In line with government guidance, we have resumed our normal procedures. These will be applied ethically and responsibly and we will continue to recognise the specific circumstances of individuals, families, businesses and other organisations.
We would continue to advise Haringey residents to liaise with us in order to help manage their payment of any debts – engagement is an important part of our relationship with our residents and businesses.
If you require any support with any invoices, bills or reminders you have received, please contact the following for support/information:
Business Rates: 0208 489 1700
Corporate Debt Management: 0208 489 1700
Council Tax: 0208 489 1000
Housing Benefits: 0208 489 2766
Connected Communities: 0208 489 4431
Support to access services in Haringey.
Citizens Advice Bureau: 0808 223 1133 (Freephone)
Independent charity offering free and confidential advice.
Step Change: 0800 138 1111 (Freephone)
Debt advice service.
Members of the Haringey community are uniting to urge fellow residents to wear a mask and do the right thing to keep each other safe as the Covid-19 pandemic continues.
Coronavirus usually spreads by droplets through the air from coughs, sneezes and speaking. Scientific evidence shows that when used correctly, wearing a face covering may reduce the spread of coronavirus droplets.
Launched by Haringey Council, the #wearamask campaign video features messages from David Lammy MP, Catherine West MP, the Leader of the Council, Metropolitan Police and local organisations including, Jacksons Lane, Fashion Enter, Wise Thoughts, Turkish Cypriot Women’s Project, Public Voice and 306 Collective.
Read the latest government guidance on wearing a mask (external link). If you have coronavirus symptoms, find out how you can get a test (external link). If you need support at this time or if you want to volunteer to support the community, please visit our Haringey Giving page for more information.
Note for iPhone users and Youtube. There is a known bug with iOS and Youtube, Two buttons are read before the player but provide no functionality. We advise that you skip these to access the content.
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