There is growing concern of a collapse of city-centre economies because of the lack of people working in offices. The PM himself is said to be concerned of “apocalyptic scenes” in city centres amid fears the coronavirus crisis will cause a “polo mint recession” where the suburbs are busy while centres are hollowed out. … [Read more...] about Boris Johnson will unveil blueprint for getting workers back in the office within days
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The government has offered to furlough workers through its Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, paying up to 80 per cent of wages up to £2,500 a month While self-employed workers can get up to 80 per cent of profits paid by the government for the next three months - again up to £2,500 a month Under the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme, SMEs can get loans and overdrafts of up to £5 million for up to six years and the government with guarantee up to 80 per of these loans Small firms can get grants of up to £10,000 to help with ongoing business costs It has also announced VAT payments and self-assessment tax returns are deferred for three months SMEs that cannot afford their tax bills can ask HMRC for a “time to pay” arrangement so any debt collection is suspended And they can get up to two weeks’ sick pay - almost £200 per employee up to 250 staff members - refunded by the government. A 12-month business rates holiday has been … [Read more...] about Insurers taken to court as coronavirus stricken businesses could be missing out on up to £900million
GamCare offers free information, support and counselling for problem gamblers in the UK. It runs the National Gambling Helpline (0808 8020 133) and also offers face-to-face counselling. If you live in England or Wales, are aged 16 or over and have complex problems related to gambling, you can refer yourself to the NHS’ National Problem Gambling Clinic for problem gamblers. The Gordon Moody Association offers residential courses for men and women who have problems with gambling – email [email protected] or call 01384 241292 to find out more. It also runs the Gambling Therapy website, which offers online support to problem gamblers and their friends and family. Gamblers Anonymous UK runs local support groups that use the same 12-step approach to recovery from addiction as Alcoholics Anonymous. There are also GamAnon support groups for friends and family … [Read more...] about When will betting shops and bookmakers reopen?
'My first moment on America's Got Talent, it's all up to me?' he asked, then followed the crowd, saying, 'This is your lucky day, because I will not squash a dream. It's a yes from me.' … [Read more...] about America’s Got Talent: Sofia Vergara stumbles into seats after getting freaked out by Chef Boy Bonez
'I would go hug you, but there's a virus going on, so…' Sofia told Michael after he finished, holding out her arms in a circular hug instead, as the other judges did the same. … [Read more...] about America’s Got Talent: Sofia Vergara tearfully tells poet she can ‘feel’ his pain and recalls her brother’s murder in 1998