The Treasury hopes the scheme will ultimately support 129,000 businesses. Some 80% of hospitality firms stopped trading in April following the coronavirus lockdown and 1.4 million workers in the sector have been furloughed – the highest proportion of any sector. … [Read more...] about Eat out to help out used 10.5m times in scheme’s first week
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Tennis Australia chief executive Craig Tiley indicated last week he is hopeful that Melbourne Park would have crowds of some description during its grand slam, and on Monday premier Daniel Andrews suggested his government was aiming for crowds to attend the Boxing Day Test and Australian Open. … [Read more...] about Victorian government aims for crowds at Australian Open and Boxing Day Test
8.30pm - 10pm - The Nation's TributeA special service, The Nation's Tribute, will be led by the Duke of Cambridge, will be held at Horse Guards Parade and will be broadcast on BBC One. There will be special performances of key moments from the conflicts and veterans will read tributes. There will also be musical performances from the military. … [Read more...] about VJ Day 2020 meaning – what is Victory over Japan Day and how is it being marked?
The new rules are being introduced in a bid to prevent a second wave of the virus, but a poll by the BMA has found that almost 86% of doctors in England say they expect a second peak of coronavirus in the next six months. New cases are running at their highest rate since May. Doctors have condemned the NHS test-and-trace system as an “utter shambles” amid continued stories about people facing trips of hundreds of miles to get a Covid-19 test. And GPs have been told by NHS bosses that they must revert to face-to-face consultation where necessary. Thousands of pubs, bars and nightclubs will be forced to close for good due to renewed lockdown curbs unless they receive fresh state support, according to a survey of licensees. Union leaders have also warned ministers must continue to support key workers to avoid mass post-Covid unemployment. A bleak survey by the Institute for Employment Studies says up to 700,000 more jobs could be lost across the country this autumn. … [Read more...] about Monday briefing: ‘Abide by rule of six,’ police plead
“We have already taken steps to help ease the burden of universal credit debt repayments, including reducing the maximum deduction from 40% to 30% of a claimant’s standard allowance. From October 2021 we will reduce this further to 25%, and we will double the time available to repay an advance to 24 months.” … [Read more...] about Extreme poverty ‘will double by Christmas’ in UK because of Covid-19