William Winter

William Winter


William contributes to our political news output. He studied Politics at the London School of Economics.

William Winter's articles (150)

Bars, pubs, cafes and restaurants in Wales will reopen tomorrow

Bars, pubs, cafes, and restaurants in Wales will be allowed to fully reopen their doors from tomorrow.

Southport Pleasureland boss says VAT cut ‘doesn’t go far enough’

Norman Wallis from Southport Pleasureland has criticised the government for ignoring the VAT struggles faced by the amusements industry.

One-sixth of homeowners have taken "mortgage holidays"

Chancellor Rishi Sunak set out a number of measures when the government first introduced lockdown, including CBILS and the Job Retention Scheme, both of which were set to provide more flexibility to businesses. For individuals, he announced a "stay of execution" on evictions for tenants, while homeowners could apply for a "mortgage holiday".

William Hague: government ‘right in theory, muddled in practice’ on civil service reform

Michael Gove delivered a speech on Saturday setting out the government’s vision for reforming the civil service. As if to display the full force of their intent, this was followed a few hours later by the announcement that Sir Mark Sedwill would be departing as cabinet secretary.

National Debt now bigger than the UK economy

The government's emergency measures in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic have caused the country's debt to exceed GDP for the first time in sixty years.

Commons leader: there is much for Parliament to be proud of this year

House of Commons leader Jacob Rees-Mogg has commended his fellow MPs and civil servants for the work they have managed to do in trying circumstances in the year to date.

Senior Tory MP accuses Johnson of breaking personal promise

Following the news that the Department for International Development is to be subsumed by the Foreign Office, Andrew Mitchell has accused Boris Johnson of going back on a promise he made to him during last year’s Tory leadership contest.

WHO head commends UK for Covid-19 breakthrough

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has congratulated the United Kingdom for what may well be the biggest breakthrough to date in the fight against Covid-19.

Sir Geoff Hurst tells Leaders Council about ‘unbelievable work’ of the NHS

The Leaders Council of Great Britain and Northern Ireland set up a Zoom video call between the Guys cancer team at Guys Hospital, London and World Cup winning legend, Sir Geoff Hurst.

Chiropractor Dr Arif Soomro supports Quinn's letter to chancellor

Dr Arif Soomro, director and Founder of The Cliff's Chiropractic Clinic in Southend has drawn our attention to an open letter from Catherine Quinn, president of The British Chiropractic Association, to Rishi Sunak, Chancellor of the Exchequer.

Harry Kane awarded The Hannibal Prize

Harry Kane has been awarded The Hannibal Prize by The Leaders Council of Great Britain and Northern Ireland for his innovative suggestion on what to do with the current Premier League season.

Speciality Breads launches self-isolation bread-making masterclass

Amid warnings it could take up to six months for things to return to normal, Speciality Breads have released an online guide detailing how to make bread from home and have offered to send readers a free sample of their own 'glorious breads'.

Leavitt Walmsley Associates launch advice blog for self-employed during Covid-19 crisis

Award-winning accountancy firm Leavitt Walmsley Associates from Sale, Cheshire, has launched its own advice blog aimed at self-employed people, summarising the government's new provisions and highlighting action that individuals can take to safeguard their finances during the coronavirus pandemic.