No need for your poker face! Casino dealers will hand out cards face up as part of Covid measures

No need for your poker face! Casino dealers will hand out cards face up as part of new Covid safety measures Government allows casinos to reopen from today with new safety measures Dealers will hand out cards face up to stop players from touching the cards Move said to suit card games like Blackjack and … Read more No need for your poker face! Casino dealers will hand out cards face up as part of Covid measures

ALEX BRUMMER: Britain fires up output but Covid has left nasty scars

Soon after lockdown, as economic output plunged in Britain and the rest of the world, an economist friend told me he refused to buy into parallels with the Great Depression and other historic disasters. His argument was that Britain and the other Western democracies had learned from the past and the unprecedented fiscal and monetary … Read more ALEX BRUMMER: Britain fires up output but Covid has left nasty scars

British tourists in France WILL have to quarantine after a surge in Covid cases

France was added to the UK’s quarantine list today in a savage blow to tens of thousands of British holidaymakers. After a week of speculation ministers acted on a worsening coronavirus situation across the Channel, ministers ordered travellers returning from the popular destination to isolate for 14 days.  The quarantine is set to come in … Read more British tourists in France WILL have to quarantine after a surge in Covid cases

Covid crisis stops many young workers from saving into pensions

Two out of five young people have stopped or cut back on pension saving during the Covid 19 crisis, new research reveals. Pay cuts, redundancy and worries over job security have forced workers of all ages to consider whether they can still afford to put money in their pension, even though this could damage their … Read more Covid crisis stops many young workers from saving into pensions

Wetherspoons boss Tim Martin demands scientists publish evidence of pub Covid outbreaks

Wetherspoons boss Tim Martin has demanded scientists publish evidence of coronavirus transmission in pubs after an expert said drinking indoors in bars raised the risk of transmission.  Bacteria expert Professor Hugh Pennington said there has been a Covid-19 ‘outbreak associated with pubs’ and for ’90 per cent of cases, that was how they caught it.’ The Aberdeen … Read more Wetherspoons boss Tim Martin demands scientists publish evidence of pub Covid outbreaks

‘Unemployment map’ of Britain: Blackpool tops list of areas hit hardest by Covid jobs bloodbath

The parts of Britain that are claiming the most Government help since lockdown started have been revealed.  Blackpool topped the list of areas where working-aged residents claim Universal Credit, with 12.3% of the population, representing an increase of 5.1% since March.  Birmingham is next with 10.9%, with Thanet third on 10.5%, then Wolverhampton on 10.4%, … Read more ‘Unemployment map’ of Britain: Blackpool tops list of areas hit hardest by Covid jobs bloodbath

Sparkling rewards for gold buyers: Covid sparks rush on precious metal

Sparkling rewards for gold buyers: The pandemic has sparked a rush on precious metals… but is it too late to cash in? By Ben Wilkinson for the Daily Mail Published: 22:00 BST, 11 August 2020 | Updated: 22:47 BST, 11 August 2020 Gold has always been seen as a safe bet in times of crisis, … Read more Sparkling rewards for gold buyers: Covid sparks rush on precious metal

Cruises held in port amid Covid storm: P&O and Carnival cancel voyages

Cruises stuck in port amid Covid storm: P&O and Carnival forced to delay and cancel more voyages By Francesca Washtell For The Daily Mail Published: 22:00 BST, 11 August 2020 | Updated: 22:51 BST, 11 August 2020 Cruise companies P&O and Carnival have delayed and cancelled more voyages as the industry struggles to restart. P&O, … Read more Cruises held in port amid Covid storm: P&O and Carnival cancel voyages

Covid loans hit £52bn: Fears taxpayer will be left to foot the bill

Covid loans hit £52bn: Fears firms will be saddled with debt they won’t be able to pay and taxpayer will be left to foot the bill By Daily Mail City & Finance Reporter Published: 22:01 BST, 11 August 2020 | Updated: 22:50 BST, 11 August 2020 As of August 9, the total lent to 1.2m … Read more Covid loans hit £52bn: Fears taxpayer will be left to foot the bill