As the head of the civil service, Simon Case is the highest ranking public official to be implicated in the partygate scandal . Aged 43 and with a PhD in political history, the civil servant’s roles have included director of strategy for GCHQ and principal private secretary to David Cameron and Theresa May. He left Government in 2018 to take up a role as private secretary to the Duke of Cambridge but was drafted back into Whitehall in April 2020 to help with the Government’s pandemic response efforts. His deployment to the Cabinet Office at the height of the first national lockdown - which was initially intended as a temporary secondment from his royal duties - led to his rapid promotion through the ranks of the civil service high command. In June 2020, just three months after his return to Government, he was promoted to the role of permanent secretary to run 10 Downing Street. And in September of the same year he was appointed to lead the civil service, becoming the … [Read more...] about Meet Simon Case: The highest ranking public official to be implicated in the partygate scandal
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Queen: Royal portraits created using varieties of cake Sign up for royal alerts including a daily special Jubilee edition SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info But surprisingly, cheesecake topped the poll with 37 percent of the vote – beating some UK classics including coffee and walnut cake, and fruitcake. Related articles Doctor on foods to eat and avoid to lose menopause weight Nutritionist recommends one drink that’s ‘essential for burning fat’ Chocolate cake took second spot, ahead of the classic Victoria Sponge. Other varieties of bake to make the list were Christmas cake and Battenburg, as well as fondant fancies, madeira loaf, spotted dick, apple cake, and flapjack. The research was … [Read more...] about Britain’s favourite cakes revealed – with cheesecake topping the list
Sadiq Khan quizzed by pensioner on future of free bus passes Get pensions news and advice plus latest money alerts for FREE now SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info While £15billion is lost in unclaimed benefits every year, a significant amount is also wasted in associated benefits like free travel. In total, 10 groups of Britons are entitled to financial support towards travel costs. Related articles State Pension to hit £10,600 a year - Sunak faces triple lock decision Nationwide raises interest rates on ISA savings account As the cost of living continues to stretch Britons’ finances, people are being reminded to claim everything they are entitled to. People who rely on Universal Credit and … [Read more...] about Bus pass: The 10 groups of Britons who would benefit from free travel – have you checked?
By Kevin Peachey Published 1 hour ago Share close Share page Copy link About sharing Support to help people deal with soaring energy bills this winter has been outlined by the chancellor, Rishi Sunak. The measures are a mix of broad help and specific payments to those on lower incomes. All UK households to get an energy bill discount All UK households will get a grant which will reduce energy bills by £400 from October. Previously, the chancellor had said £200 would be knocked off everyone's energy bills, but would have to be paid back in instalments over five years. Now, the discount has been doubled to £400 and he has cancelled the requirement to repay. In other words, from October, everyone's energy bill will be reduced by £400. In technical terms. it will apply directly for households in England, Scotland, and Wales. The equivalent funds should be given to … [Read more...] about Cost of living: What Rishi Sunak’s help means for you