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Eustice: Britain might need to begin tapering furlough scheme

LONDON (UK) – Britain’s COVID-19 jobs protection scheme’s indefinite running will not work and it should be tapered down as people slowly head back to work, according to British environment minister George Eustice. “The furlough scheme has been incredibly important in terms of keeping people on standby and ready to return to work. Clearly as […]
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Ryanair holiday bookings surge; Britain slowly exits quarantine

DUBLIN (UK) – Ryanair expects Britain to join European nations in dropping COVID-19 quarantine plans in the coming weeks, Chief Executive Michael O’Leary said in an interview on Wednesday, reporting a “big surge” in holiday bookings from the country. Last week Britain announced a 14-day quarantine from June 8 for arrivals from abroad, including
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Britain extends COVID-19 mortgage payment holiday by three months

LONDON (UK) – Britain has extended its mortgage payment holiday scheme for homeowners in financial difficulty during the coronavirus pandemic for another three months. Britain’s finance ministry said more than 1.8 million mortgage payment holidays had been taken up since the scheme was launched in March. It had been due to end in June. Homeowners […]
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Thursday, 21st May Daily Roundup

Here’s a quick summary of what has happened around the world over the last 24 hours, brought to you exclusively by British Herald. Local News  British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will not face criminal action following allegations of misconduct over his relationship with U.S tech entrepreneur Jennifer Arcuri. Britain has agreed a deal to acquire […]
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Britain agrees deal to provide free antibody tests

LONDON (UK) – Britain has agreed a deal to acquire antibody tests, a spokesman for Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Thursday, saying the tests would be free and health and care workers would be prioritised. Mass antibody testing is being considered by many countries as a way to speed the reopening of economies devastated […]