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Financial aid for an estimated 3.8 million self-employed is opening for applications – with promises of payments within six working days. he Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) was first announced in March amid a clamour from business groups for targeted help for the likes of plumbers, electricians, musicians, many freelancers and hairdressers – unable to […]

Restrictions on the property market and construction sector, designed to combat the spread of coronavirus, are being relaxed. https://news.sky.com/story/coronavirus-estate-agents-to-reopen-as-englands-housing-market-set-to-re-start-11987292

Boris Johnson will be hoping hundreds of thousands of workers heed the Government’s call to return to work on day one of moves to ease the coronavirus lockdown. https://news.sky.com/story/back-to-work-day-in-england-with-the-first-steps-to-reviving-the-economy-11987359

Hundreds of companies are suspected of fraudulently claiming furlough money from the government while pressuring their employees to continue working. https://news.sky.com/story/coronavirus-hundreds-of-firms-suspected-of-pressuring-furloughed-staff-to-work-11987358

British Airways pilots and other civilian aviators at risk of redundancy because of coronavirus job cuts might be able to join the Royal Air Force on secondment, Sky News understands.  Talks are underway between the RAF and members of the aviation industry to explore whether civilian pilots who previously served in the armed forces and […]

Britons won’t be able to get a haircut, visit a pub or dine in a restaurant until 4 July at the “very earliest”, Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has told Sky News. https://news.sky.com/story/coronavirus-no-haircuts-pubs-or-restaurants-until-july-at-the-earliest-says-dominic-raab-11986330

An international “wanted” notice has been issued for an American woman charged with allegedly causing the death by dangerous driving of motorcyclist Harry Dunn. https://news.sky.com/story/harry-dunn-death-us-suspect-anne-sacoolas-wanted-internationally-11986641

Boris Johnson has altered the government’s advice ahead of the UK entering its eighth week of lockdown. The slogan of “stay at home, protect the NHS, save lives” has been changed to “stay alert, control the virus, save lives”. The prime minister set out a “conditional plan” for easing the coronavirus lockdown in England, which sets out […]

Across the UK people have been coming together to help those most in need during the lockdown.Eugene Petzer who co-founded the mutual aid group Isolation Help Bexley tells Sky News the lockdown has unintentionally created a new sense of community in his borough.    

The Queen has defiantly insisted that the United Kingdom remains “a nation those brave soldiers, sailors and airmen would recognise and admire”. Alluding to the coronavirus pandemic and how many national events planned for the day had to be cancelled due to social distancing, Her Majesty said: “Today it may seem hard that we cannot […]




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