London transport needs Government support for at least…

Transport for London will need at least two YEARS more government support to be financially stable, official warns, despite already being handed £1.8BILLION bailout Transport for London received £1.8 billion Government bailout in November Commissioner Andy Byford says network will need subsidy for next two years Also said Crossrail’s Elizabeth line could open before the first half of … Read more London transport needs Government support for at least…

Government ‘is funding EIGHT vaccine passport schemes with over £450,000’

Government ‘is funding EIGHT vaccine passport schemes with over £450,000’ despite ministers claiming they have ‘no plans’ to use them InnovateUK documents show £450,000 in grants for ‘vaccination passports’ Money given to eight firms for research into secure digital vaccine certificates The government sources have denied plans to set up a passport scheme 478,000 people … Read more Government ‘is funding EIGHT vaccine passport schemes with over £450,000’

Gatwick increases its Government borrowing by £75m

Gatwick increased its Government borrowing by £75m over the last week to shore up its finances during the extended travel shutdown By Harriet Dennys, Financial Mail On Sunday Published: 21:51 GMT, 23 January 2021 | Updated: 21:51 GMT, 23 January 2021 Gatwick Airport increased its Government borrowing by £75million over the last week to shore … Read more Gatwick increases its Government borrowing by £75m

Fresh calls for government to scrap VAT on electric cars or increase grants to boost sales

Ministers should consider abolishing VAT on electric vehicles (EV) or increase the incentives currently available to buy them, a market report has said. The RAC’s annual report on motoring found that electric car demand is marginally higher than a year ago, with fewer than one in ten drivers polled saying their next car will be … Read more Fresh calls for government to scrap VAT on electric cars or increase grants to boost sales

Government could intervene to STOP the City of London toppling Cass and Beckford statues

By James Robinson for MailOnline  William Beckford  William Beckford – often referred to as Alderman Beckford to distinguish him from his novelist son of the same name – was a well-known political figure in the 18th century. A vastly wealthy man, he twice served as the Lord Mayor of London in 1762 and 1769. But … Read more Government could intervene to STOP the City of London toppling Cass and Beckford statues

Japanese government categorically DENY report that the Tokyo Olympics ‘are to be cancelled’

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Japanese government put on a united front as they categorically denied a report that the Tokyo Olympics is to be cancelled this summer.  It was claimed on Thursday that senior cabinet members privately agreed the Games are doomed because of the coronavirus pandemic and are now looking to recoup … Read more Japanese government categorically DENY report that the Tokyo Olympics ‘are to be cancelled’

John Lewis to repay Government Covid loan ahead of schedule

John Lewis to repay £300m Government Covid loan ahead of schedule after Christmas sales held up better than expected The John Lewis Partnership will repay the funds before due date of 15 March Waitrose is yet to repay back the business rates relief though JLP said profits for the full year are likely to be … Read more John Lewis to repay Government Covid loan ahead of schedule

Government ‘already in talks with hotels’ on tougher border quarantine

Ministers are in talks with hotel chains over plans to force UK arrivals to quarantine at airports, it was claimed today. Travellers could be prevented from using their own accommodation under the proposals being put together by the government. Using GPS tags to ensure compliance is also believed to have been considered. The draconian ‘quarantine hotel’ … Read more Government ‘already in talks with hotels’ on tougher border quarantine

Government borrowing soared to £34.1BILLION in December

Government borrowing soared to £34.1BILLION in December the third highest monthly figure EVER amid growing fears over the £2.1TRILLION debt mountain Government borrowing £34.1billion in December, third highest month on record  The UK’s debt pile hit £2.13trillion at the end of the year, 99.4 per cent of GDP  Total borrowing April-December was highest since records … Read more Government borrowing soared to £34.1BILLION in December

Tokyo Olympics ‘are CANCELLED’: Japanese government ‘privately conclude the Games cannot go ahead’

Tokyo Olympics ‘are CANCELLED’: Japanese government ‘has privately concluded the Games cannot go ahead this summer’ after they were postponed from last year By Ross Ibbetson and Kishan Vaghela For Mailonline Published: 23:54 GMT, 21 January 2021 | Updated: 00:25 GMT, 22 January 2021 The Japanese government has decided the Tokyo Olympics cannot go ahead … Read more Tokyo Olympics ‘are CANCELLED’: Japanese government ‘privately conclude the Games cannot go ahead’