Prime Minister and Rishi Sunak Could Reduce Energy Bills’ VAT

Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak are considering a U-turn over energy bills that would see VAT cut or scrapped to relieve the pressure on hard-pressed families. The Prime Minister has previously repudiated the idea saying that cutting the tax was a blunt instrument, but may be forced to act in the face of increasing politicalContinue reading “Prime Minister and Rishi Sunak Could Reduce Energy Bills’ VAT”

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Keir Starmer Calls Boris Johnson’s Social Care Reforms A Working Class Dementia Tax

Sir Keir Starmer has labelled Boris Johnson’s social care reforms a working-class dementia tax as the two leaders engaged in fierce clashes at PMQs. Sir Keir Starmer accused Boris Johnson of breaking a Tory manifesto promise that nobody would have to sell their homes to pay for care. The Labour leader claimed the Government wasContinue reading “Keir Starmer Calls Boris Johnson’s Social Care Reforms A Working Class Dementia Tax”

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Long Waits For Routine Treatment In The NHS

It was reported that follow up appointments are to be scrapped and patients moved around the country under extreme strategies to tackle the immense NHS waiting list overload. The Health Secretary Sajid Javid is understood to have ordered NHS health chiefs to come up with suggestions to alleviate the backlog. A review will recommend patientsContinue reading “Long Waits For Routine Treatment In The NHS”

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Conservative Fury At Boris Johnson’s Crackdown On MPs’ Outside Earnings

Boris Johnson was facing another brutal day attempting to quell the sleaze crisis with Tories angry about his back of a fag packet crackdown on their outside earnings. The Prime Minister desperately sought to draw a line under the chaos by promising to ban politicians from working as consultants on the side, something that costsContinue reading “Conservative Fury At Boris Johnson’s Crackdown On MPs’ Outside Earnings”

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What Are The Chances Of Plan B?

Rishi Sunak insisted there was no need to move to Plan B to cut COVID cases after health leaders debated whether there needed to be an urgent rollout of tougher measures to combat a surge in cases. The Chancellor insisted that the data showed that bringing back working from home and introducing compulsory COVID passportsContinue reading “What Are The Chances Of Plan B?”

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Andy Burnham Wants Council Tax Slashed

Andy Burnham yesterday called on Labour to support a wealth tax based on the value of the property. The Greater Manchester mayor said he wanted to see council tax scrapped and replaced with the new tax. The proportional tax would see homeowners paying a yearly levy worth about 0.5 per cent of the value ofContinue reading “Andy Burnham Wants Council Tax Slashed”

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People Could Just Work Two More Hours A Week, Therese Coffey Says

Therese Coffey today defended scrapping the £20 a week Universal Credit uplift, suggesting people could work two additional hours to make up the money. The Work and Pensions Secretary said the increase had always been a temporary part of the response to the pandemic and maintained that she’s completely happy with it going. The commentsContinue reading “People Could Just Work Two More Hours A Week, Therese Coffey Says”

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Face-To-Face Doctor Appointments Are Down 3.4 Million A Month

GPs are holding 3.4 million fewer face to face appointments a month compared with before the pandemic. The surprising numbers reveal the scale of the shift towards consultations held remotely. There were seven million more appointments every month conducted over the phone in June this year when compared with the same month in 2019 beforeContinue reading “Face-To-Face Doctor Appointments Are Down 3.4 Million A Month”

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Maternity Scandals Spark Safety Review

Experts will evaluate the safety of maternity services across the NHS to reduce harm to babies. They hope to establish the best ways of recognising warning signs of babies in distress so doctors can intervene sooner. It follows a string of high profile scandals in which mothers and babies have died or been left withContinue reading “Maternity Scandals Spark Safety Review”

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Keir Starmer Calls For Proposals For A New Royal Yacht To Be Scrapped

Sir Keir Starmer will attempt to draw Labour back towards the political centre-ground with a promise to crack down on sickening anti-social behaviour. The Labour leader last night said questionable plans for a new royal yacht should be scrapped, with the savings used to finance the deployment of more CCTV cameras and community support officersContinue reading “Keir Starmer Calls For Proposals For A New Royal Yacht To Be Scrapped”

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