MINISTERS HAVE SPENT £10BILLION ON BUNGLED TEST AND TRACE SCHEME Ministers spent an astonishing £10 billion on the bungled test and trace programme as part of an extra £48 billion of spending on public services during the coronavirus crisis, it has emerged. … [Read more...] about Boris Johnson MISSES his promise to turn all coronavirus swabs around within 24 hours by the end of June: Number 10 admits ‘we need to do more’ as separate data shows Test and Trace is getting WORSE at finding close contacts
Mr Rees-Mogg replied: "The taxation of toilets has been an issue since the reign of [Roman] Emperor Vespasian [AD 69 to 79], when he famously said, 'Pecunia non olet' - money does not stink - and thought it was quite reasonable to tax lavatorial facilities. … [Read more...] about Government promises ‘relief’ for public toilet users
The Little Mermaid has not been part of this debate, but last year a Disney live action remake of the 1989 animated film of the same name, was the subject of a controversy, after African American actress Halle Bailey was cast in the movie's lead role. … [Read more...] about Little Mermaid statue honouring fairy tale covered in ‘racist fish’ graffiti
The last thing Barclays would want is to have the government busybodies peering into the dark halls and cupboards of the Barclays empire. Whatever skeletons any of us have, none of us want them brought out into the critical and non-expert light of the politicians. … [Read more...] about Barclays’ eastern promise?
Mr Sunak announced a 50% ‘Eat Out to Help Out’ discount among measures to get customers back into restaurants, cafes and pubs from Monday to Wednesday during August up to a maximum discount of £10 per head for everyone. Businesses can then claim the money back Stamp duty threshold will increase from £125,000 to between £300,000 and £500,000 for six months to boost housing market; A radical plan to pay the wages of up to 300,000 young people on Universal Credit if businesses agree to take them on for at least six months; A £2billion scheme to subsidise home insulation and other environmental upgrades that ministers hope will support more than 100,000 jobs; A temporary cut in VAT which is expected to be focused on struggling sectors like hospitality; … [Read more...] about Rishi’s £1,000-a-head bribe to stop bosses sacking furloughed workers: Chancellor launches £9BILLION ‘jobs bonus’ scheme but how much will be wasted on employers who would have taken staff back anyway?