Government could pay 10% of wages for people who go BACK to work in furlough ‘flip’

Government could pay 10% of wages for people who go BACK to work in furlough ‘flip’ as Rishi Sunak desperately tries to stop employers laying-off staff in October More than a million firms have utilised Job Retention Scheme during pandemic But many fear they’ll be unable to keep employees when support ends in autumn Treasury … Read more Government could pay 10% of wages for people who go BACK to work in furlough ‘flip’

Recreational cricket CAN return from next weekend as government performs U-turn, says Boris Johnson 

‘Having been stumped on the radio I sought scientific advice’: Recreational cricket CAN return from next weekend as government performs U-turn, says prime minister Boris Johnson By Spencer Morgan For Mailonline Published: 18:09 BST, 3 July 2020 | Updated: 18:15 BST, 3 July 2020 Prime minister Boris Johnson has announced that cricket can resume next … Read more Recreational cricket CAN return from next weekend as government performs U-turn, says Boris Johnson 

Jeremy Hunt says government took ‘far too long’ over testing in Leicester to avoid local lockdown

Jeremy Hunt has slammed Boris Johnson‘s government for taking ‘far too long’ to implement targeted coronavirus virus testing in Leicester. Writing in The Daily Telegraph, the former Health Secretary claimed mass coronavirus testing could reduce the likelihood of local lockdowns. His intervention comes as the East Midlands city was placed under harsher restrictions by Matt … Read more Jeremy Hunt says government took ‘far too long’ over testing in Leicester to avoid local lockdown

Dominic Cummings plans special bootcamp to teach government advisors ‘how to predict the future’

Dominic Cummings plans special bootcamp to teach government advisors ‘how to predict the future’ by reading book on how only the paranoid survive Dominic Cummings has ordered government advisers to read two books  Superforecasting by Philip Tetlocks deals with predicting the future  High Output Management by Andrew Grove claims ‘only the paranoid survive’  Cummings will … Read more Dominic Cummings plans special bootcamp to teach government advisors ‘how to predict the future’

Around 1,000 grieving relatives of coronavirus victims are preparing to sue the Government

Around 1,000 grieving relatives of coronavirus victims are preparing to SUE the Government for ‘gambling’ with lives by failing to lock down ‘fast enough’ Relatives say that ministers failed to lock down the UK quickly enough They are calling for investigation into PPE shortages and the flawed testing regime Professor Neil Ferguson said locking down … Read more Around 1,000 grieving relatives of coronavirus victims are preparing to sue the Government

Six times the UK Government changed its mind on coronavirus rules

Facebook has today launched a campaign to weed out misinformation about the coronavirus — but even official messages have caused ‘considerable confusion’. The British Government has rowed back on issues and changed its stance constantly throughout the Covid-19 crisis, always insisting it is ‘following science’. Complicated messages and changes of heart have been rife in … Read more Six times the UK Government changed its mind on coronavirus rules

Zoo boss warns of mass animal culls without government help

The chief executive of a zoo in Leicestershire has warned that Britain faces a mass animal cull in its animal parks if the government doesn’t step in and help cover running costs. Dr Sharon Redrobe, the chief executive of Twycross Zoo in Leicestershire, has said that a government intervention may be needed to help cover … Read more Zoo boss warns of mass animal culls without government help

Government spurns calls for full probe into underpaid state pension

Government spurns calls for full proactive effort to make payouts to women losing out out on thousands of pounds in state pension Labour urged Pensions Minister Guy Opperman to launch a full investigation  Tens of thousands of elderly women could be owed an estimated £100million  ‘Many don’t know yet to this day,’ says Shadow Pensions … Read more Government spurns calls for full probe into underpaid state pension

New setback for brides-to-be as weddings remain on hold while registrars ‘await government guidance’

New setback for happy couples as weddings remain on hold while registrars ‘await government guidance’ despite Boris Johnson saying service could restart on July 4 Couples face waiting until September for their big day despite July 4 lockdown easing County councils say ceremonies are delayed while they wait for clear guidance At the start of … Read more New setback for brides-to-be as weddings remain on hold while registrars ‘await government guidance’

Stella McCartney advertises for staff after using Government scheme to furlough hundreds of staff

Stella McCartney advertises for 30 new staff after using Government bailout scheme to furlough hundreds of staff Stella McCartney furloughed up to half her 1,400 staff across 51 stores in April The designer is advertising roles ranging from administration to knitwear design Six of the new jobs are in China and Japan, 22 are in the … Read more Stella McCartney advertises for staff after using Government scheme to furlough hundreds of staff