Will there be a return to the furlough scheme? The furlough scheme was set to end on Saturday and be replaced by a less generous package of support for employers and businesses. But that was before the announcement of a second lockdown. The PM said on Saturday that the old scheme – which pays 80% of salaries – would now be extended throughout November. No further details were given. … [Read more...] about What are the rules of the new national Covid lockdown in England?
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Bella's first three months of treatment was funded by Sir Bob Elliott, who paved the way for cystic fibrosis treatment and founded the 'heel prick test' to identify the disease at birth. Pictured: Bella with Sir Bob Elliott … [Read more...] about Teen who was told she had just two years to live is fighting for the government to subsidise a $470k-a-year ‘miracle’ drug which changed her life just hours after she took the first dose
What do Tiers mean for me, when will restrictions change... and what about Christmas? Vital Q&A on what post-lockdown life will look like from Dec 2 Almost all parts of England will face tough coronavirus curbs with a ban on households mixing indoors and restrictions on hospitality from Wednesday. … [Read more...] about Landlords and drinkers’ fury at loophole that lets football fans and cinema-goers enjoy a pint WITHOUT a ‘substantial meal’… while punters are forced to buy food if they want a drink
'These are real people with real lives, struggling to put food on the table and worried about jobs and their lives. They cannot understand why they have done all they can to follow the rules so assiduously when they were open, they are now being singled out and targeted for unfair treatment. … [Read more...] about Now Michael Gove says scotch eggs ARE a ‘substantial meal’ and CAN be served with alcohol as Tier Two pubs roll out special Boris-themed £1.99 ‘main meal’ menus to lure post-lockdown drinkers with just ONE day to go until lockdown ends
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