Travel and festival booking spend surged after roadmap revealed

Spending on holidays surged by 109 per cent in the week after Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced his roadmap out of lockdown, new research has revealed. Bookings soared with spending rising by 102 per cent at travel agencies and 122 per cent at airlines, compared to the week of spending prior, according to card data … Read more

Boris Johnson’s roadmap out of lockdown encourages employees to return to the office

More people are heading in to the office every day than working from home in the wake of the announcement of the roadmap out of lockdown.   Only 32 per cent of Britons surveyed said they are still exclusively working at home, while 39 per cent are working every day at their normal place of work. … Read more

Roadmap to happiness: Surge in proportion of Brits who believe life will be normal within six months

Roadmap to happiness: Proportion of Brits who believe life will return to normal within six months surges 10 per cent after Boris Johnson launches a plan to end the lockdown – but new data shows Covid financial hit has affected the poor the most Those who believe Covid crisis will be over within six months … Read more

Owner of Downton Abbey stately home hits out at ‘catastrophic’ roadmap

The owner of the stately home used in Downton Abbey has hit out at the Government’s ‘catastrophic’ road map for easing coronavirus restrictions. The Countess of Carnarvon questioned why Highclere Castle in Berkshire would not be able to open its doors to visitors until May 17 at the earliest under the timetable set out by … Read more

People aren’t waiting for your roadmap, Boris! Lockdown-weary Brits enjoy coffees with pals

Boris Johnson’s cautious approach to easing restrictions quickly came under strain as lockdown-weary Britons jumped the gun on his road map and started mixing with friends.  Coffee catch-ups in the park and outdoor sport remain banned until March – but after nearly a year of draconian Covid measures people took advantage of the recent good … Read more

Nicola Sturgeon unveils her lockdown exit roadmap for Scotland

Nicola Sturgeon today unveiled a lockdown exit roadmap for Scotland which will see the stay at home rule lifted and the return of some non-essential shops on April 5.  She said her ‘deliberately cautious’ plan will start with more pupils heading back to classrooms on March 15 and with the limit on outdoor mixing being … Read more

Covid UK: FTSE 100 rises after ‘roadmap out of lockdown’ revealed

FTSE 100 creeps up by just 14 points or 0.2 per cent to 6,616 as investors tentatively welcome Boris Johnson’s plan to lift Covid restrictions FTSE 100 index rises 14 points to 6,616 in half-hour after PM’s announcement  But index of Britain’s leading companies is still down by 12 points or 0.2% on day Fears … Read more

Coronavirus UK: Boris Johnson’s roadmap out of lockdown in full

Boris Johnson’s 60-page roadmap out of lockdown in full: PM’s four-step plan to lift England’s Covid restrictions By Mark Duell for MailOnline Published: 16:59 GMT, 22 February 2021 | Updated: 17:24 GMT, 22 February 2021 Advertisement The UK Government released a 60-page document today explaining Boris Johnson’s announcement of a four-stage plan to gradually lift … Read more

Working from home could stay until JUNE under Boris Johnson’s lockdown roadmap

Working from home could remain until JUNE under Boris Johnson’s lockdown roadmap despite plan to abandon ‘Stay at Home’ slogan for ‘Stay Local’ at the end of March   By David Wilcock, Whitehall Correspondent For Mailonline Published: 16:38 GMT, 22 February 2021 | Updated: 16:38 GMT, 22 February 2021 Britons could be working from home until … Read more

Open pubs by EASTER, demand Tory MPs ahead of Boris Johnson’s roadmap out of lockdown announcement

Pubs must be open by Easter, Tory MPs demanded today ahead of Boris Johnson’s announcement of plans to unchain the UK from coronavirus lockdown. The COVID Recovery Group of Tory backbenchers seemed unsatisfied with details of the PM’s roadmap to recovery briefed over the weekend. It suggested April could be the earliest pubs could serve … Read more