Young people hired by firms will get their wages subsidised by the government under its £2billion Kickstart Scheme House buyers will see stamp duty cut on homes up to £500,000 until next year - we've explained how it will work Households will get £5,000 in energy saving vouchers to help them insulate their homes - here's what you need to know Businesses will be given a £1,000 bonus for each employee they bring back from furlough Pubs and restaurant bills will be slashed by £10 a head in August VAT will be cut from 20 per cent to 5 per cent for businesses in the hospitality and tourism industry … [Read more...] about Almost 60,000 workers now facing redundancy day after Rishi Sunak’s ‘jobs, jobs, jobs’ mini-Budget
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More than 144,000 people asked to self-isolate in first five weeks of Test and Trace During the first five weeks of Test and Trace, 144,501 people who had been identified as recent close contacts of people who had tested positive for Covid-19 were reached through the tracing system and asked to self-isolate. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus UPDATES: UK coronavirus death toll hits 44,602 after 85 new fatalities