TUC chief refuses to rule out wave of union-backed STRIKES if Rishi Sunak freezes public sector pay

Britain could be hit by a wave of strike action if Rishi Sunak goes ahead with a public sector pay freeze, a senior trade union leader warned today. Frances O’Grady, the TUC president, lashed out at reports suggesting that only doctors and nurses will escape a throttling of pay as the Government seeks to balance … Read more TUC chief refuses to rule out wave of union-backed STRIKES if Rishi Sunak freezes public sector pay

TUC chief refuses to rule out wave of union-backed STRIKES if Rishi Sunak freezes public sector pay

Britain could be hit by a wave of strike action if Rishi Sunak goes ahead with a public sector pay freeze, a senior trade union leader warned today. Frances O’Grady, the TUC president, lashed out at reports suggesting that only doctors and nurses will escape a throttling of pay as the Government seeks to balance … Read more TUC chief refuses to rule out wave of union-backed STRIKES if Rishi Sunak freezes public sector pay

Coroner urged to rule carbon-monoxide deaths ‘unlawful killings’ by victims families

A coroner has been urged to record unlawful killing verdicts into the deaths of five people who died from carbon monoxide poisoning caused by their gas cookers. Friends Richard Smith, 30, and Kevin Branton, 34, died in Saltash in November 2010, while husband and wife John and Audrey Cook, aged 90 and 86, and their … Read more Coroner urged to rule carbon-monoxide deaths ‘unlawful killings’ by victims families

Coroner urged to rule carbon-monoxide deaths ‘unlawful killings’ by victims families

A coroner has been urged to record unlawful killing verdicts into the deaths of five people who died from carbon monoxide poisoning caused by their gas cookers. Friends Richard Smith, 30, and Kevin Branton, 34, died in Saltash in November 2010, while husband and wife John and Audrey Cook, aged 90 and 86, and their … Read more Coroner urged to rule carbon-monoxide deaths ‘unlawful killings’ by victims families

Boris Johnson refuses to rule out foreign aid cut to help ease ‘huge strain’ on public finances

Boris Johnson today signalled his intention to slash Britain’s foreign aid budget to help the nation’s domestic finances – as he agreed to pump billions more into the Armed Forces. The Prime Minister declined to reject reports  of plans to slash the UK’s commitment to spend 0.7 per cent of national income on overseas aid … Read more Boris Johnson refuses to rule out foreign aid cut to help ease ‘huge strain’ on public finances

Boris Johnson refuses to rule out foreign aid cut to help ease ‘huge strain’ on public finances

Boris Johnson today signalled his intention to slash Britain’s foreign aid budget to help the nation’s domestic finances – as he agreed to pump billions more into the Armed Forces. The Prime Minister declined to reject reports  of plans to slash the UK’s commitment to spend 0.7 per cent of national income on overseas aid … Read more Boris Johnson refuses to rule out foreign aid cut to help ease ‘huge strain’ on public finances

More than three in five fines handed out to Covid rule breakers by police have gone UNPAID

More than three in five coronavirus fines have gone unpaid in some parts of England, figures suggest. A freedom of information request revealed that nine forces saw 60% or more of the penalties go unpaid within 28 days between March 27 and September 21.  The total number of fines issued in England and Wales within … Read more More than three in five fines handed out to Covid rule breakers by police have gone UNPAID

Supreme Court to rule on insurance payouts for 370,000 businesses hit by covid

Supreme Court judges will decide landmark case about insurance payouts for 370,000 businesses who couldn’t trade because of coronavirus pandemic Four-day case begins at the Supreme Court today involving 370,000 businesses  FCA brought test case over wording of business interruption insurance policies  It follows ‘widespread concern’ over ‘lack of clarity and certainty’ for businesses  By … Read more Supreme Court to rule on insurance payouts for 370,000 businesses hit by covid

Investors ‘robbed’ by City rule blocking them from investing

Small shareholders being ‘robbed’ by City rule blocking them from investing in shares worth billions in pandemic By Harriet Dennys, Financial Mail On Sunday Published: 21:51 GMT, 14 November 2020 | Updated: 23:25 GMT, 14 November 2020 Small shareholders are being ‘robbed’ by a City rule blocking them from investing in shares worth billions of … Read more Investors ‘robbed’ by City rule blocking them from investing

Former Strictly star Kevin Clifton criticises show’s no-audience rule

‘It doesn’t have that same effect’: Former Strictly star Kevin Clifton criticises show’s no-audience rule and claims empty studio is the reason behind Jacqui Smith’s axe By Rianne Addo For Mailonline Published: 01:51 GMT, 9 November 2020 | Updated: 01:54 GMT, 9 November 2020 Former Strictly star Kevin Clifton criticised the show’s no-audience rule, which … Read more Former Strictly star Kevin Clifton criticises show’s no-audience rule