The government has already announced extra supportfor firms affected by new measures to control the virus, including providing two thirds of workers’ wages where firms have been told to close. Firms will also receive grants of up to £3,000 per month.
Image copyright Getty Images Rail union leaders have written to Prime Minister Boris Johnson with “severe concerns” over plans to increase train services. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps told the BBC on Sunday that more buses and trains would run as part of a staggered approach to easing the lockdown. The letter says it is “completely […]
Image copyright PA Media There is “a moral duty” to get all children back into schools in England next month, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said. Writing in the Mail on Sunday, he said it was the “national priority” after months without in-person education during the coronavirus pandemic. Government advisers have warned of risks in […]
Announcing the merger of two government departments, the PM said it had been “right for their time” to set up the current arrangements back in 1997. Announcing the merger of the Department for International Development and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Mr Johnson said, there had been an “inherent risk” with the two separate departments, […]