UK’s foreign aid spending falls by £712million to £14.5billion due to the impact of Covid pandemic

UK’s foreign aid spending falls by £712million to £14.5billion due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, the first time it has gone down since the global financial crisis in 2007 International aid spending stats for 2020 show it declined by £712m to £14.5bn  Figure linked to UK economic prosperity, battered by Covid shutdowns last … Read more

UK’s foreign aid spending falls by £712million to £14.5billion due to the impact of Covid pandemic

UK’s foreign aid spending falls by £712million to £14.5billion due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, the first time it has gone down since the global financial crisis in 2007 International aid spending stats for 2020 show it declined by £712m to £14.5bn  Figure linked to UK economic prosperity, battered by Covid shutdowns last … Read more

Hotel quarantine costs will be halved for thousands of foreign workers flown into Australia to work

Hotel quarantine costs will be HALVED for thousands of foreign workers flown in to work on farms with Australia’s borders closed to backpackers NSW Government is subsidising half of the quarantine costs to boost agriculture  It comes due to a shortage of overseas workers due to international travel bans Subsidy will reduce the cost of … Read more

UK cruises: Foreign jaunts may be tricky – so take one of these new voyages around the British coast

It was the news we’d been waiting for – holidays can start again on May 17. And cruises are included, as long as they stay close to shore. Simone Clarke, of specialist agency Iglu Cruise, says: ‘Given ongoing uncertainty around international travel, these cruises are great for people looking for a change of scenery and … Read more

Families face paying £600 for tests to go on foreign holidays

Families face paying £600 for tests to go on foreign holidays: Traffic light system will require at least £150 per person extra – even if the destination is on the ‘green list’ Under traffic light system each traveller will take at least two tests on holidays  The first is taken 72 hours before boarding a … Read more

Families face paying £600 for tests to go on foreign holidays

Families face paying £600 for tests to go on foreign holidays: Traffic light system will require at least £150 per person extra – even if the destination is on the ‘green list’ Under traffic light system each traveller will take at least two tests on holidays  The first is taken 72 hours before boarding a … Read more

Britain blows millions of taxpayer funds on foreign aid projects

Britain blows millions of taxpayer funds on foreign aid projects including anti-smoking lessons, ‘friendship benches’ and eco-hammams Taxpayers’ cash is being spent on things like ‘friendship benches’ in Zimbabwe  More than £700,000 will allow people to discuss their mental health issues  A further £1 million will be spent on health promotion activities in Asia   By … Read more

Former foreign minister Julie Bishop reveals her shocking new career move  

‘What the hell just happened?’ Former foreign minister Julie Bishop reveals her surprising new career move By J. Peterson For Daily Mail Australia Published: 22:55 GMT, 24 March 2021 | Updated: 23:24 GMT, 24 March 2021 Julie Bishop has been enjoying her time in the celebrity spotlight since stepping away from politics two years ago. … Read more

New young investors taking on big risks like cryptocurrencies and foreign exchange, regulator finds

New young investors take on big risks by putting their money into cryptocurrencies and foreign exchange, regulator finds The Financial Conduct Authority said young investors use social media for tips Thrills, social status and gut instinct are motivating their investing decisions The regulator commissioned research looking into ‘self-directed’ investors By Jack Newman For Mailonline Published: … Read more

Foreign holidays could trigger ANOTHER UK-wide lockdown, experts warn

Foreign holidays could trigger another lockdown because they risk bringing back vaccine-dodging coronavirus variants, experts warn.  Boris Johnson has promised his ‘roadmap’ will end the crippling restrictions ‘once and for all’, as Britain marks a year since life as we knew it ground to a halt. But SAGE scientists say trips abroad this summer could … Read more