Responding to the Government's decision to lift quarantine restrictions in England, a spokesman for travel trade organisation Abta said: 'The Government announcement today that lifts quarantine restrictions for returning passengers from 10 July in England will be greeted with huge relief by the travel industry, which can now plan ahead and take summer holiday bookings. … [Read more...] about ‘Mass testing’ at UK airports to save our summer holidays: Grant Shapps will FINALLY unveil list of 60 ‘safe’ countries today – including France, Spain, Italy and New Zealand – but will they want Brits to go there?
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A government spokesperson stated: “We are doing all we can to support these industries through government grants, loans, the furlough scheme and the Arts Council’s £160m emergency response package. We are also considering ways in which we may be able to support it further on top of the unprecedented financial assistance we have already provided.” … [Read more...] about Norwich theatre blasts ‘idle’ government as redundancy threatens half of workforce
But, soon enough, political considerations got the better of her — as they so often do with this First Minister. When she was taken into the fold via Cobra meetings, she angered No 10 by pre-empting the Prime Minister's announcement of a policy shift from containment to delay of the virus. … [Read more...] about Holiday air-bridge lift-off: France, Spain and Italy are on list of quarantine-free holiday destinations as government FINALLY publishes guidelines
But the new analysis reveals that, on average, Labour councils saw their spending power reduced by 34%, while the average Conservative council suffered an equivalent decline of less than a quarter (24%). Of the 50 councils which received the deepest budget cuts, 28 were Labour controlled in 2010, while just six were Conservative. The remainder were Liberal Democrat controlled (two) or had no overall control (14). … [Read more...] about Labour councils in England hit harder by austerity than Tory areas
“The British side disregarded China’s solemn position and insisted on changing the policy,” Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said Thursday. “The Chinese side strongly condemns this and reserves the right to make further responses. All resulting consequences will be borne by the British side.” … [Read more...] about UK grants asylum to ex-staffer at its Hong Kong consulate