The Government Could Pay £500 To Everyone Who Tests Positive To Encourage Self-isolation

Everyone testing positive for COVID could be paid £500 by the Government to self isolate, under plans reportedly being considered by ministers. The scheme, which would cost up to £450 million a week, aims to encourage more people to take a test and to persuade those who test positive to stay at home, regardless ofContinue reading “The Government Could Pay £500 To Everyone Who Tests Positive To Encourage Self-isolation”

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BENEFITS BOOST

Rishi Sunak is considering giving six million people a one-off £500 benefit payment as part of plans to fight off a rebellion over Universal Credit. The lump-sum would be an alternative to continuing increased payments for Universal Credit claimants, which have provisionally been raised by £20 a week. The enhanced payments were introduced for 12Continue reading “BENEFITS BOOST”

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Rishi Sunak’s Furlough U-Turn Was Right – But It Was Forced By His Own Grave Mistakes

This week we have entered a second national lockdown, which has forced the chancellor, Rishi Sunak, to U-turn on extending the furlough scheme. Both these outcomes the chancellor didn’t want and doggedly opposed for weeks. He led the group of ministers in the cabinet who fought the circuit breaker when Labour supported it last monthContinue reading “Rishi Sunak’s Furlough U-Turn Was Right – But It Was Forced By His Own Grave Mistakes”

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To Be Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak Must Dare To Be Disliked

Being the frontrunner in the Conservative leadership stakes seldom ends well, yet this is the position that the chancellor Rishi Sunak, dispenser, for now, of vast sums of other people’s money, find himself in. He’s the favourite to take over at some point as Boris Johnson’s leadership deflates like a soufflé and the Tory tribeContinue reading “To Be Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak Must Dare To Be Disliked”

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In The Week Boris Told A Battered Britain It Was In For Another Six Months Of COVID Winter Misery

A news outlet has revealed that Carrie Symonds has enjoyed a five-star holiday in the exclusive Italian resort of Lake Como with her infant Wilfred. However, in the week Boris Johnson told Britons the UK was in for another six months of misery, yet his fiancee has been staying at the £600 a night GrandContinue reading “In The Week Boris Told A Battered Britain It Was In For Another Six Months Of COVID Winter Misery”

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Boris Johnson Hits Reverse

Boris Johnson has unveiled a major crackdown on normal life in a bid to stop a second surge of the coronavirus. He will drop his back to work drive, announce constraints on socialising and levy a 10 pm curfew on bars and restaurants from Thursday. Pubs and other outlets will be permitted to serve seatedContinue reading “Boris Johnson Hits Reverse”

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Millionaire Rishi Sunak Refuses To Say If £95 Sick Pay Is Enough To Live On

Millionaire Chancellor Rishi Sunak has refused to say if the UK’s £95 a week sick pay rate is enough to live on as Labour urged the top Tory to put himself in the shoes of low paid workers who face choosing between rent and food if they’re forced into self-isolation. And he was urged toContinue reading “Millionaire Rishi Sunak Refuses To Say If £95 Sick Pay Is Enough To Live On”

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Fears Mount That Millions Will Have Their Minimum Wage Rise Cancelled

Downing Street said it had no plans to pull the brake on the next minimum wage rise in April 2021 but added a pretty big caveat. Fears have been raised that millions of workers could lose out on a planned increase in the National Minimum Wage because of damage done to the economy by COVIDContinue reading “Fears Mount That Millions Will Have Their Minimum Wage Rise Cancelled”

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Eat Out To Help Out

Ministers are asking Rishi Sunak to launch a second helping of his discount dining scheme to lure workers back into Britain’s abandoned city centres. The Chancellor is understood to have received suggestions from co-workers that a follow up to his hugely triumphant ‘Eat Out to Help Out’ initiative could boost urban markets recover from theContinue reading “Eat Out To Help Out”

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