Covid black hole in public finances ‘is less bad than feared’ thanks to vaccine surge

Rishi Sunak could have more wriggle room than feared in his Budget this week amid claims the stunning vaccine rollout has resulted in upgraded growth prospects. The Chancellor has been dropping heavy hints that he will raise taxes in his crucial financial package on Wednesday, stressing the need to fill the black hole left by … Read more

Don’t force primary school pupils to wear masks, says top Public Health England adviser 

Don’t force primary school pupils to wear masks, says top Public Health England adviser Top PHE adviser warned not to force primary school pupils to wear face masks Dr Susan Hopkins said children that young have trouble keeping masks on She also said young pupils need to see facial expressions for their development By Daily … Read more

Tony Blair calls for vaccine passports: Ex-PM says scheme would make public ‘feel safe’

Tony Blair calls for vaccine passports: Ex-PM says scheme would make public ‘feel safe’ to return to normal life – and suggests anti-vaxxers are not ‘very sensible’ The former PM, 67,  encouraged everyone to have the Covid vaccine if possible UK Government considering a ‘Covid clear’ scheme ahead of lockdown lift  Mr Blair stressed that … Read more

Coinbase one step closer to going public on US stock exchange

Cryptocurrency platform Coinbase reveals it pulled in revenues of $1.3bn in 2020 as it lines up stock market float amid Bitcoin boom Coinbase is on a mission to bring about mainstream endorsement of crypto  The listing would come after the price of Bitcoin hit highs of over $57k  By Jane Denton For Thisismoney and Reuters … Read more

Boris Johnson must be ‘honest’ with the public about need for austerity, Hammond says

Boris Johnson must be ‘honest’ with the public and ditch big-spending manifesto pledges after Covid, ex-Chancellor Lord Hammond warns – as Tories and Labour threaten to block corporation tax rises By James Tapsfield, Political Editor For Mailonline Published: 09:38 GMT, 25 February 2021 | Updated: 09:43 GMT, 25 February 2021 Boris Johnson must be ‘honest’ … Read more

Ex-fiancée of MAFS star Jake Edwards breaks her silence since her cheating claims were made public

The ex-fiancée of Married At First Sights star Jake Edwards has broken her silence after publicly accusing him of cheating on her.   Jake, who married Perth businesswoman Beck Zemek on Monday night’s season premiere, was slammed by ex Paige McCuskey in brutal Instagram posts.  Paige took aim at Jake as she said she wouldn’t be watching this … Read more

Kia’s new app gives drivers access to 14,000 public EV charging devices

Car firm Kia has today launched an antidote for drivers of electric cars who suffer range-anxiety worries about where they can next charge their car. It’s new KiaCharge s ‘one-stop shop’ system gives drivers of its cars access to 13,900 UK charging points at which to recharge their pure electric or plug-in petrol-electric hybrid vehicles. … Read more

People share snaps of the adorable pets as they travel on public transport with their owners

Animal crossing! People share adorable snaps of creatures they’ve spotted on public transport – from a llama on a train to a kitten on a plane People have been sharing adorable snaps of people’s pets on public transport One snapped a raven perched on its owner’s lap on an underground train Another shared a photo … Read more

Public sector debt surged by more than £300BILLION since April

Public sector debt has surged by more than £300billion since the start of April last year as ministers continue to scramble to borrow cash to keep the UK afloat during the coronavirus crisis.    Office for National Statistics data released this morning showed that some £316.4billion has been added to the UK’s debt mountain since the … Read more

Public sector debt surged by more than £300BILLION since April

Public sector debt has surged by more than £300billion since the start of April last year as ministers continue to scramble to borrow cash to keep the UK afloat during the coronavirus crisis.    Office for National Statistics data released this morning showed that some £316.4billion has been added to the UK’s debt mountain since the … Read more