The government is aiming to provide grants by April to mitigate the impact of Covid travel rules.
UK government wins bid for OneWeb satellite firm
Image copyright OneWeb Image caption Artwork: The government wants OneWeb to run a sat-nav service as well as deliver broadband A consortium involving India’s Bharti Enterprises and the UK government was the highest bidder in an auction for the failed satellite company OneWeb. The London firm went bankrupt in March while trying to build a […]
Coronavirus: Not possible to ‘reliably’ compare death tolls at this stage – Raab
Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has insisted it is not yet possible to “reliably” compare coronavirus death tolls country-by-country. It comes as the UK reported its death total as 29,427, which is now higher than Italy’s 29,315. Answering the BBC’s David Shukman at Tuesday’s Downing Street briefing, Mr Raab said: “I don’t think you can make […]
Coronavirus: Ban on landlords evicting renters extended
Image copyright Getty Images Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick has announced a two-month extension to the government’s ban on evicting renters amid the Covid-19 pandemic. New evictions in England and Wales of tenants in both social and privately-rented accommodation will be suspended until 23 August. “No-one will be evicted from their home this summer due to […]