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Self employed support outlined in today’s Budget

The furlough scheme will now run until the end of September and self-employed income support will be extended to 600,000 who were previously excluded, the Chancellor has confirmed in today’s…

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The Budget 2021: The key points made by Rishi Sunak

The Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced the Budget 2021 today, with the key points being as follows: Covid-19 Support Furlough is to be extended until the end of September The Government…

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2021 Budget outlined

Chancellor says he wants to be ‘honest’ with the British people ’65 billion to help the economy’  Rishi Sunak tells the Commons. “First, we will continue doing whatever it takes to…

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Further Covid study for people with low immunity

People with low immunity due to health conditions, including cancer, are being recruited to a study to urgently find out if coronavirus vaccines will still offer them high protection. People…

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Celebration of Captain Sir Tom Moore planned in April

Celebration of Captain Sir Tom Moore planned in April Plans to host a celebration of Captain Sir Tom Moore’s life have been revealed by his Daughter Hannah Ingram-Moore. Captain Sir…

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Testing of secondary pupils

Regular testing of secondary pupils will be a “game-changer” in giving confidence that schools are safe, a government science adviser has said. Professor Calum Semple told the BBC better ventilation…

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Furlough extended, confirms Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng

Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng has confirmed the furlough scheme will be extended when the Budget is set out on Wednesday. In December, Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced the furlough scheme will…

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Covid deaths in UK are down by a quarter says ONS

Covid deaths in UK are down by a quarter, according to the Office for National Statistics. New data show both Pfizer-BioNTech and Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccines significantly reduce severe COVID-19 in older…

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Associations back UK government support to host World Cup 2030

Prime Minister Boris Johnson says it is the “right time” for the UK and Republic of Ireland to launch a joint bid to host the 2030 World Cup. The UK…

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Chancellor expected to announce £400m for arts sector

The chancellor is set to announce £408m of help for museums, theatres and galleries in England to reopen when Covid restrictions start to ease. Rishi Sunak will provide additional support…

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