BRITS self-isolating with Covid have been reminded they can still claim a £500 pandemic payout. Here's how you can claim the payment if you're entitled. Who is entitled to a £500 government payout? First things first, the Test and Trace support payment is only available in England. And it's different to the £500 energy payout currently being considered by the business secretary. The COVID cash is available for people on low incomes who have to self-isolate. You can claim the one-off payment if you've tested positive and been told to self-isolate - or if you've been told to do so as a close contact of someone else who tested positive. You must be unable to work from home and able to prove you're losing out on income when you self-isolate. Most read in Money SIGHT MOVE CHEQUE YOU OUT FALL IN LOVE SHOP THIS Lastly, you don't need to be claiming benefits to qualify … [Read more...] about What is the £500 self-isolation payment and how do you claim it?
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The owner of restaurant chains Wagamama and Frankie & Benny's has warned that consumer confidence may take a while to bounce back even after Plan B restrictions are lifted. Sales at the Restaurant Group last month were hit by working from home guidance, calls for caution in socialising and increased travel testing requirements, the company revealed in a trading update. The restrictions put a dampener in the recovery of Wagamama, which went from 11% like-for-like growth compared to pre-pandemic levels in October to just 1% in December. Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player 2:18 Omicron impacts business Its other restaurant chains including Frankie & Benny's and Chiquito also saw growth in consumer appetite dry up with revenues down 2% by last month. The group's pub division, including the Brunning & Price chain, saw sales 7% down in December. Advertisement But the company said it had delivered … [Read more...] about Wagamama owner warns bounce-back in consumer confidence after Plan B may take a while
Suggestions that households stock up in preparation for Omicron are not a reality for low income whānau struggling to “gain ground when scrambling on stones”. As the country braces for an inevitable wave of Omicron in the community , politicians have warned whānau to “stock up a bit” for when it comes . But one welfare agency in Ōtautahi (Christchurch) is predicting double the demand for help from those unable to afford the luxury of banking supplies. Comments from a 26-year-old student and solo mum made in a Te Pūtahitanga o te Waipounamu report shows just why it is so hard for many to prepare for isolation. READ MORE: Not ‘two and done’: Education to lift Māori booster uptake Te Waharoa, a Covid gateway for BOP patients: BOP iwi, police and government groups create Covid support network Covid-19: Māori Food Network sends out 25 tonnes of kai to struggling whānau “The Covid lockdown stressed me out so much, I was at home with my son watching everyone panic … [Read more...] about While some ‘panic buy’ ahead of Omicron, what happens to families on the poverty line?
Liverpool: 'Shamed' diners caught dodging huge steakhouse bill Sign up to receive our rundown of the day's top stories direct to your inbox SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info The diners ordered six two-course meals, including BBQ chicken wings, nachos, burgers and a seabass, along with three pints of San Miguel and five Diet Cokes at Los Amigos Steakhouse & Mexican in Aigburth, Liverpool. Restaurant bosses gave the bill dodgers a "gentle warning" to come back with the money but have had no joy in the three weeks since. Related articles Woman doesn't show up for restaurant booking but leaves review Unjabbed chef erupts at Covid accusations Louise Lawler, one of the managers at the restaurant, … [Read more...] about CCTV captures shamed diners who fled steakhouse without paying £96 bill
The couple were denied viewing the three-bed, semi–detached cottage in Surrey (Image: Purplebricks) Sign up to receive our rundown of the day's top stories direct to your inbox SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Luke Main, a builder, and his wife, Dr Joanna Brunker, a Cambridge University medical physicist, said that they could not sell the house to “two men in a partnership”. The estate agent has now removed the property from its listings. Related articles European Court rules in FAVOUR of Supreme Court's 'gay cake' case Phillip gives thanks to co-stars for support after coming out Luke Whitehouse, from London, and his partner Lachlan Mantell, an ITV producer, made enquiries about the three-bed, semi–detached … [Read more...] about Gay man ‘in tears’ after Christians refuse house viewing as it is ‘contrary to Bible’
A mum said she turned to dating apps after splitting up from the dad of her two kids. However, it didn't end well for parent Julie Haynes, who said she was catfished by the guy she met. Julie said she started chatting to a man who she thought was a builder with his own firm. However, in reality, she was actually speaking to an engaged man living in Newcastle. The gobsmacked mum, from from Co Cork, was led to believe the business owner lived in Ireland too. Talking to RSVP Live, she said: “So I was chatting to this lad and he was telling me his life story. He told me he was a builder, he had his own company and he had four or five lads working under him. “He said he had moved to Cork from Clare because he wanted to expand his business in Cork. “We were chatting away, I was thinking this guy really has a good head on his shoulders, and he was working in Douglas which is only about 20 minutes away from me.” Julie said she liked the guy because he … [Read more...] about Mum thought she met builder on dating app – but was gobsmacked by real identity
EU unimpressed over Liz Truss’s post-Brexit threats Sign up for FREE now and never miss the top politics stories again SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info A teary Adele took to Instagram last night to postpone her entire Las Vegas residency, just 24 hours before the opening night. She said: "Half my team have Covid and it's been impossible to finish the show. I'm sorry, it's last minute. I'm so upset and I'm really embarrassed." Dragging Brexit into the debate on Twitter, one Rejoiner-in-chief and anti-Brexit protester Steve Bray, known for shouting "Stop Brexit" outside Parliament, gave Adele more grief by implying that the headline news of Adele's tour was unimportant and that instead the focus should be on lorries … [Read more...] about ‘Tour bus stuck in queue!’ Adele dragged into Brexit row as Rejoiner fumes at Dover chaos
LOW-INCOME families could face losing access to free state-backed food if they haven't switched to Universal Credit after having a baby. New parents are being told they can no longer receive Healthy Start vouchers to help feed their children if they are still on legacy benefits, despite guidance on the government's own website that says they can. Healthy Start vouchers help low-income pregnant women and families in England, Wales and Northern Ireland who have young children. They help cover the cost of milk, vegetables, fruit, pulses and vitamins. The vouchers are available from week 10 of your pregnancy or if you have a child under age 4. If you qualify for the scheme, you will be sent vouchers you can use in more than 30,000 shops in the UK. You can also get coupons to swap for vitamins to help with pregnancy, breastfeeding or for your children. The vouchers are currently worth £4.25 each after the value was raised last April . A shake-up to the scheme means … [Read more...] about Millions of Brits could miss out on £442 free food due to benefits rules – make sure it doesn’t happen to you
Good afternoon. The weekend is coming and we have prepared a quick summary of the main news of the day in our Friday, January 21, 2022 edition of Today in Slovakia . We wish you a pleasant read. For weekend tips and reads, check out our Spectacular Slovakia weekly roundup . This week, Peter Dlhopolec is writing about a display on the history of the Tatras mountains and a pre-WWII viaduct. You can also read an interview with the new Slovak Philharmonic head. Skryť Remove ad Article continues after video advertisement Skryť Remove ad Article continues after video advertisement Bratislava gets a new nature reserve The Vydrica brook (Source: TASR) A significant chunk of the forests above Bratislava, in the Small Carpathians, will soon get better nature protection. The Vydrica Nature Reserve , to be established on February 1, will spread around the popular tourist spots of Spariská, Malý Slavín and … [Read more...] about News digest: Teenager sets world record in Slovak plane
The driver of a Tesla on autopilot which ran a red light, slammed into another car and killed two people is being prosecuted for manslaughter. This is the first time serious criminal charges were filed in a fatal crash involving a partially automated driver-assist system. Driver Kevin George Aziz Riad, 27, was exiting a Californian highway in his black Tesla Model S in 2019 when he ran a red light and slammed into a Honda Civic. The two people in the Civic, Gilberto Alcazar Lopez and Maria Guadalupe Nieves-Lopez died at the scene while Riad and a woman in the Tesla were hospitalised with non-life-threatening injuries. Riad, a limousine service driver, has pleaded not guilty to two counts of vehicular manslaughter and is currently on bail while the case is pending. This isn’t the first time an automated driving system has caused accidents – but they are the first to involve a widely used driver technology. Authorities in Arizona last year filed a charge of … [Read more...] about Tesla driver to face manslaughter charge after autopilot car crash killed two