Tesco WILL repay £585 million it saved from Covid business rates relief scheme

Tesco has announced it will repay £585 million it saved from the coronavirus business rates holiday after enjoying a sales surge during lockdown. The decision comes after the supermarket giant was criticised for accepting the business rate relief while paying a £315 million dividend to shareholders. Chairman John Allan said the board ‘are conscious of … Read more Tesco WILL repay £585 million it saved from Covid business rates relief scheme

UK plc ‘faces double whammy of Covid and no-deal Brexit’

The UK was today warned it faces a double whammy of one of the worst coronavirus hits of any major economy – while businesses that have ridden out the crisis could be hammered by the failure of EU trade talks. The latest outlook from the OECD suggests Britain will be affected more dramatically than most … Read more UK plc ‘faces double whammy of Covid and no-deal Brexit’

Britain records 13,430 Covid cases and 603 deaths as second wave continues to tail off

Britain today recorded another 13,430 coronavirus infections and 603 deaths as the second wave of the disease continues to tail off. Department of Health statistics show Covid cases were slightly higher today than the 11,299 posted last Monday, which was considered a blip because it was unusually low. The UK’s outbreak has been shrinking for … Read more Britain records 13,430 Covid cases and 603 deaths as second wave continues to tail off

UK plc ‘faces double whammy of Covid and no-deal Brexit’

The UK was today warned it faces a double whammy of one of the worst coronavirus hits of any major economy – while businesses that have ridden out the crisis could be hammered by the failure of EU trade talks. The latest outlook from the OECD suggests Britain will be affected more dramatically than most … Read more UK plc ‘faces double whammy of Covid and no-deal Brexit’

UK hit harder by Covid than any other developed economy except Argentina

UK hit harder by Covid than any other developed economy except Argentina, in OECD ratings By Lucy White For The Daily Mail Published: 23:16 GMT, 1 December 2020 | Updated: 23:16 GMT, 1 December 2020 The UK has been hit harder by the pandemic than any other developed economy except Argentina, a global watchdog says. … Read more UK hit harder by Covid than any other developed economy except Argentina

Stratford-on-Avon launches legal action in bid to get out of Covid Tier 3 

Stratford-on-Avon District Council has mounted a legal challenge against the Government’s ‘arbitrary and irrational’ decision to put it in Tier 3. Its Conservative leader Tony Jefferson today sent a Judicial Review pre-action letter to Health Secretary Matt Hancock, urging him to retract the allocation. He said the decision to impose the harshest restrictions when the national … Read more Stratford-on-Avon launches legal action in bid to get out of Covid Tier 3 

Statford-on-Avon launches legal action in bid to get out of Covid Tier 3 

Stratford-on-Avon District Council has mounted a legal challenge against the Government’s ‘arbitrary and irrational’ decision to put it in Tier 3. Its Conservative leader Tony Jefferson today sent a Judicial Review pre-action letter to Health Secretary Matt Hancock, urging him to retract the allocation. He said the decision to impose the harshest restrictions when the national … Read more Statford-on-Avon launches legal action in bid to get out of Covid Tier 3 

Matt Hancock chokes back tears as he reveals he lost family member to Covid

Matt Hancock chokes back tears in the House of Commons as he reveals his step-grandfather died of Covid last month as the Health Secretary issues an emotional plea for people to stick to new rules Matt Hancock revealed in House of Commons his step-grandfather died of Covid Health Secretary said his family member had caught … Read more Matt Hancock chokes back tears as he reveals he lost family member to Covid

Matt Hancock chokes back tears as he reveals he lost family member to Covid

Matt Hancock chokes back tears in the House of Commons as he reveals his step-grandfather died of Covid last month as the Health Secretary issues an emotional plea for people to stick to new rules Matt Hancock revealed in House of Commons his step-grandfather died of Covid Health Secretary said his family member had caught … Read more Matt Hancock chokes back tears as he reveals he lost family member to Covid

Number of Covid deaths in Europe increased ten-fold from first death to lockdown

Britain’s delayed response to the coronavirus in March saw the epidemic accelerate faster then some European nations that locked down earlier, a study has found.  A mathematical paper by Professor Christopher Dye of the University of Oxford looked at 30 nations and assessed their outbreaks based on Covid deaths. In the data, the researchers found … Read more Number of Covid deaths in Europe increased ten-fold from first death to lockdown