Alexander Bridge-Wilkinson

Alexander Bridge-Wilkinson

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Chancellor’s £2 billion “kickstart scheme” to be set out on Wednesday

Chancellor Rishi Sunak is poised to present his £2 billion “kickstart scheme” which is intended to guarantee more jobs for young people.

Tory party conference to be moved online

The annual Conservative Party conference will be moved online this year because of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

PM under fire for comments made about care homes

Prime minister Boris Johnson has faced criticism for comments he made on Monday this week, after he suggested that “too many care homes didn’t really follow” coronavirus safety procedures.

Homeowners to receive vouchers of up to £5,000 for home insulation

Under chancellor Rishi Sunak’s economic recovery plan to be unveiled on Wednesday, hundreds of thousands of homeowners will be provided vouchers of up to £5,000 to pay for energy-saving home improvements such as better insulation.

Government promises 30,000 new traineeships to stave off unemployment

The government is promising to provide 30,000 new traineeships to get young people in England working as fears of mass unemployment continue to grow in the wake of the Covid-19 crisis.

Government provides £1.57 billion support package for arts sector

The government has announced a £1.57 billion support package to help preserve the arts sector amid growing industry pressure.

Fly Research poll: week 14 update

London based online market research agency FlyResearch has been issuing weekly polls to its research panel of over 3000 people throughout the coronavirus lockdown in the UK, in order to project how the outbreak and the implementing of social distancing has been impacting the daily life of UK citizens. In conversation with The Parliamentary Review, managing partner Greg Ward discusses the findings from the thirteenth wave of the Covid-19 tracker survey, published on July 2 and sourced from data collected on June 26.

UK government wins OneWeb bid

The UK government has taken a £400 million [$500 million] stake in bankrupt satellite firm OneWeb as it plans to replace the EU Galileo sat-nav system when the UK’s membership of it ends in January 2021.

Shadow chancellor calls for more government action to protect jobs

Labour shadow chancellor Anneliese Dodds has said that more support is required from the government to prevent further job losses as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Government to introduce daily televised press briefings

The UK government is planning to introduce daily televised press briefings in a similar format to those used by the White House, which will come in during the autumn.

France, Spain, Germany and Italy included on quarantine free list

The government has published a list of countries which will be exempt from the UK Covid-19 quarantine law from July 10, with travellers from France, Spain, Germany and Italy among others no longer required to go into self-isolation on arrival.

PM to call for calm ahead of lockdown easing

Prime minister Boris Johnson is due to hold a press conference from Downing Street on Friday, where he will ask the public to “act responsibly” when further lockdown restrictions in England are eased from Saturday.

“Significant” disagreements remain in UK-EU trade negotiations

The UK and EU have both said that significant differences remain in negotiations over a post-Brexit free-trade agreement, after the latest round of talks took place face-to-face in Brussels this week.

Former transport minister criticises quarantine law as government looks to scrap air bridge plans

Conservative MP and former transport minister Theresa Villiers has taken aim at the Covid-19 quarantine law for new arrivals in the UK, saying it has not been worth the damage caused to the travel industry.

Hong Kong citizens offered route to UK citizenship

Prime minister Boris Johnson has said that up to three million British National Overseas [BNO] Passport holders in Hong Kong will have the opportunity to settle in the UK and apply for full citizenship.