Isle of Wight MP calls for change to furlough scheme to help Island hospitality industry

Bob Seely arrives

Mr Seely asks for furloughed hospitality staff to be able to return to work earlier than planned, in light of possible reopening in July for a number of businesses such as restaurants, pubs, accommodation and leisure facilities

Thursday, 14th May, 2020 4:33pm

By The Office of Bob Seely with one comment

Watch: Cutting-edge drone delivering medical supplies to the Isle of Wight goes live

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The Isle of Wight once again is involved with cutting edge technology, as the new drone developed delivering medical supplies goes live

Thursday, 14th May, 2020 9:20am

By The Office of Bob Seely with 2 readers' comments

Self employed Islanders can apply from today for Government support

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Those eligible will receive a government grant worth up to £7,500 with the money expected to be in bank accounts within six working days of each claim

Wednesday, 13th May, 2020 11:07am

By The Office of Bob Seely with 2 readers' comments

Support for Britain’s ‘Festival Island’ is needed says Isle of Wight MP, Bob Seely

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Bob Seely said he would contact other MPs and Ministers to talk about events, hospitality in general and festivals to see what can be done

Tuesday, 12th May, 2020 3:13pm

By The Office of Bob Seely with 7 readers' comments

Isle of Wight MP welcomes further Government support for small businesses

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Businesses that have been targeted for the new assistance include those in shared spaces, regular market traders, small charity properties and bed and breakfasts that pay council tax rather than business rates

Wednesday, 6th May, 2020 10:58am

By The Office of Bob Seely with one comment

£1 million Government grant scheme designed to increase supply of local seafood

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Bob Seely MP urges all businesses on the Isle of Wight in the seafood industry to look at this funding pot to see if it can help them

Thursday, 30th April, 2020 2:39pm

By The Office of Bob Seely with one comment

Isle of Wight business urged to access funds for furloughed staff

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The scheme where employers can claim a cash grant covering up to 80 per cent of the wages for a furloughed employee goes live today

Monday, 20th April, 2020 10:51am

By The Office of Bob Seely

‘I will be volunteering myself to help out where I can’ says Bob Seely MP

Bob Seely arrives

Isle of Wight Conservative MP, Bob Seely, says the voluntary sector provides a really important role in making sure people are getting the help they need

Tuesday, 31st March, 2020 9:32am

By The Office of Bob Seely with 9 readers' comments

Isle of Wight to receive £5m additional funding to deal with Covid-19 impact

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The funding will be used to enhance hospital discharge processes so patients who no longer need urgent treatment can return home safely and quickly

Monday, 30th March, 2020 5:00pm

By The Office of Bob Seely with 6 readers' comments

Here are the answers to 1,000 Coronavirus queries Isle of Wight MP has received from Islanders

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The document produced by the Isle of Wight MP responds to over 1,000 questions raised by Islanders this week in light of the Coronavirus outbreak

Friday, 27th March, 2020 9:33am

By The Office of Bob Seely with 4 readers' comments

Isle of Wight chosen for Government pilot to test drone deliveries of medical samples across the Solent, says MP

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It's thought the use of drones between the Isle of Wight and the mainland will help speed up diagnoses by cutting out time spent journeying on ferries and roads, say the MP's office

Monday, 16th March, 2020 2:50pm

By The Office of Bob Seely with 4 readers' comments

Additional cost of providing healthcare due to being on an Island about £12 million, says Isle of Wight MP

Bob Seely arrives

Seely said that it's estimated the additional cost of providing healthcare on the Isle of Wight - to the same standard as on the mainland - is about £12 million

Friday, 6th March, 2020 10:31am

By The Office of Bob Seely with 3 readers' comments