‘It is why we are only inviting back reception, year one and year six in primary schools so there is the space in those schools for children to return and for infant schools to use other premises, perhaps the junior school, to enable children to return safely and to maintain the distances between pupils. … [Read more...] about Boris Johnson announces primary schools in England will start to reopen on MONDAY and some students will return to secondary schools from June 15 as he sets out ‘limited and cautious’ easing of lockdown
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The so-called R value, or reproduction rate, is currently between 0.7 and 0.9, and must remain under one to avoid a rise in infections - a key test on whether lockdown measures should be eased, with the Government stressing the need to avoid a second wave of cases which would threaten to overwhelm the NHS. … [Read more...] about ‘Don’t tear the pants out of it!’ Government adviser Prof Van-Tam warns public not to abuse liberties and risk pushing R rate above 1 when lockdown is eased and says ‘we’re at a very dangerous moment’ after huge crowds swarm beaches in 82F temperatures
How does the Land Army application process work?Applicants begin by applying to join the new Land Army on a Government website, and are asked questions such as whether they have a driving licence. … [Read more...] about Romanian fruit and veg pickers head to UK after just 200 out the 50,000 applicants sign up for Land Army – as government ramps up call for more volunteers over fears crops will rot
Payment holidays are being offered for up to three months on credit cards and loans under guidelines published by the Financial Conduct Authority, the City watchdog. Mortgage repayment holidays can also be requested up until the end of October, with about 1.8m approved so far. … [Read more...] about UK banks granted 1.5m payment holidays on credit cards and loans
Income-tax deferrals: Self-assessment income tax payments, that were due in July, can be deferred to the end of January next year. Rent support: Businesses who are struggling to pay their rents are protected from eviction until the end of June. Coronavirus business interruption loan scheme: SMEs can get loans and overdrafts of up to £5million for up to six years and the government will guarantee up to 80 per of these. Grants of up to £10,000: Small firms can get grants of up to £10,000 to help with ongoing business costs. VAT payments: VAT payments can be deferred for three months. Tax bill help: SMEs that cannot afford their tax bills can ask HMRC for a “time to pay” arrangement so any debt collection is suspended. Business rates holiday: A 12-month business rates holiday has been introduced for many businesses. Most read in Money … [Read more...] about Is the self-employed government grant scheme going to get extended like furlough to October?