Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Understandably, lots of people have been getting in touch about Coronavirus (COVID-19). It is important that we all continue to follow official public health guidelines and remain calm. You can find the government’s latest official guidance relating to Coronavirus (COVID-19) here. The NHS has also published detailed advice about the virus, available here.

Locally, I am liaising with the two local authorities, Westminster City Council and the City of London Corporation, on their responses to the virus, how they are supporting the most vulnerable, advising on how people can volunteer to help and supporting local businesses.

In response to the questions I am being asked, I have put together some advice which you can find on the sidebar by the video.

I have also produced a useful guide about the importance of people looking after their mental health at the moment, which you can view here. Please share this with your friends and family.   

My parliamentary office remains open with staff all working from home in accordance with government advice. If you need to get in touch please use our normal contact details which can be found here.   

Together, we can support each other and come through this difficult time.

News

Nickie asks for clarity on funding for rough sleepers’ accommodation

In the last few weeks both Westminster City Council and the City of London Corporation have successfully sourced temporary accommodation for the vast majority of rough sleepers in both Cities. This has been done with the support of the government who have providing funding for accommodation.

Aiken calls for business grant flexibility

Member of Parliament for the Cities of London & Westminster, Nickie Aiken has called on the government to raise its £51,000 rateable value threshold for cash grants in the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors.

Update on fire hazards at Victoria Coach Station

Last month, Member of Parliament for the Cities of London & Westminster wrote to both TfL Commissioner Mike Brown and Deputy Mayor for Transport Heidi Alexander asking them to clarify that fire safety hazards, identified by the London Fire Brigade, at Victoria Coach Station  were being addres

Nickie invites you to #StayInWorkOut

Cities of London and Westminster MP Nickie Aiken is encouraging people to stay healthy and improve their mood by supporting a new national campaign inspiring people to do exercise during the coronavirus (COVID19) outbreak.

Urging support for the hospitality industry

Member of Parliament for the Cities of London and Westminster, Nickie Aiken, has called in parliament for greater support to protect the hospitality industry during the ongoing Coronavirus outbreak.