The key points from the 2021 Budget
Chancellor Rishi Sunak has unveiled his 2021 Budget..
Corporation tax will increase to 25 from 2023
Corporation tax will rise in the UK to levels not seen since 2011, Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced..
Whats in the box Key things to look out for in Rishi Sunaks Budget
Rishi Sunak faces a difficult balancing act when he sets out his Budget on Wednesday – how to begin the task of dealing with the black hole in the public finances while also supporting families and businesses hit hard by coronavirus..
Chancellor to extend furlough scheme until September as he unveils Budget
The furlough scheme will be extended until the end of September, with employers asked to contribute to workers’ salaries from July, the Chancellor is set to announce. Rishi Sunak will use Wednesday’s Budget to pledge to continue to help businesses and individuals through the “challenging months ahead – and beyond”..
Canadas most populous province says seniors will not get AstraZeneca vaccine
The health minister of Canada’s most populous province has said Ontario seniors will not receive the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine since there is limited data on its effectiveness in older populations..
Liverpool and Scotland great Ian St John dies aged 82 following illness
Former Liverpool and Scotland striker Ian St John has died at the age of 82. St John made 425 appearances for the Reds and scored 118 goals as a key member of Bill Shankly’s famous side of the 1960s..
Weekly Covid deaths fall to lowest level since start of 2021 ONS
The number of weekly registered coronavirus deaths in England and Wales has fallen by more than a quarter to the lowest level since the start of the year, figures show. There were 4,079 deaths registered in the week ending February 19 where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said..
Joint bid from UK and Ireland to host 2030 World Cup receives Government backing
A joint bid from England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland to host the 2030 World Cup has received support from the UK Government, with Prime Minister Boris Johnson saying it is the “right time” to “bring football home”..
Government dismisses Euro 2020 host speculation
Suggestions that UEFA is considering staging the rescheduled Euro 2020 solely in England this summer have been dismissed..
PM UK has very tough regime at borders
Boris Johnson has insisted the UK has “one of the toughest border regimes anywhere in the world” despite the Brazilian coronavirus strain being detected..
Family camping on 280ft cliff top had no idea of extreme danger
Two adults and a child who set up a tent on the top of a 280ft cliff had “no idea of the extreme danger they were in”, Coastguards said..
Philip transferred to another hospital for tests on pre existing heart condition
The Duke of Edinburgh has been transferred to a different hospital to undergo testing and observation for a pre-existing heart condition, Buckingham Palace has said..
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