Looking forward, Rich says we are likely to see “sensible” ticket pricing for a while. However, if nervous audiences have to be enticed back, that may make it more difficult for theatres to run schemes offering cut-price tickets to young people and key workers. These are typically subsidised by the pricey premium seats traditionally bought by well-off older Brits and tourists. … [Read more...] about What to expect at a socially distanced night at the theatre
Mr Sunak said he was already 'doing the work' on a costly new scheme to 'incentivise' employers to take on extra staff in the New Year. And officials were working on a 'range of other schemes' designed to copy the success of Eat Out To Help Out. … [Read more...] about ‘There won’t be a tax grab’: Rishi Sunak vows to carry on spending and will wait for the ‘fog’ of coronavirus pandemic to lift before he starts to make savings
One gauge of how badly being flung into Tier 3 affected local prosperity is the £44million support package handed to Liverpool city region, which was put into the highest level of restrictions in October, on top of £7 million when it went into the lower Tier 2. … [Read more...] about The REAL cost of Covid-19: RUTH SUNDERLAND’s terrifying dossier exploring the full economic damage will make you ask… can we afford to keep the brakes on Britain?
England was split into three in October in the original tiered strategy, with areas in the first tier - medium alert - subject to the same national measures which were in force at the time across the country including a 10pm curfew for pubs and restaurants and a ban on most gatherings of more than six people. … [Read more...] about Last push to beat Covid: Boris Johnson unveils post-December 2 lockdown ‘Tiers’ vowing they will be ‘redundant’ by MARCH amid rising vaccine hopes – with gyms and Christmas shopping back on the cards but warnings of a ‘catastrophe’ for pubs
That, however, is little more than margin-of-error stuff compared to the wastefulness which the PM licensed last week with his drive to so-called 'carbon net zero' (however good it will make him look on the international stage, when Glasgow hosts the UN climate change summit next year). … [Read more...] about DOMINIC LAWSON: Boris Johnson ducks paying his personal bills. No wonder he doesn’t worry about yours