he Government can take steps to avoid worsening it. But that requires as bold a deviation from ordinary policy as the extraordinary relief efforts we saw before.
“We know that the transmission of the virus is lower outdoors and that it is easier to follow Covid-secure guidelines in open spaces”, says PM as he sets out guidance.
Travelers to Britain will be required to self-isolate for 14 days and face fines if they don’t comply.
More emphasis could have been put on local delivery of services, drugs, and even treatment using mobile medical equipment and remote consultation.
To kick off the restart debate on a practical level, here are five areas to consider for the first phase of any amendment to the current restrictions.
It should remove those taxes and regulations that will stop business from applying their ingenuity on the problem of rebuilding from the ruins.
A common threat, especially in the form of a pathogen, flicks switches in our brains, making us less tolerant of dissent.
Plus: Treasury and Work & Pensions lessons. Greenlighters v the rest. Remembering Attlee’s surplus. And: the key question now is “how”, not “what”.
The theoretical aim of policy then should be bridging over what is hopefully a short pause in activity – eliminating near-term distress for households and businesses.
What about the impact on domestic violence, with everyone stuck in their own homes? And on those with serious but non-life threatening health problems?
Chancellor Rishi Sunak can delay some spending, but he must lay the groundwork for long-term plans.
Belfast City Council’s planning committee has given the go-ahead for the 500million pound Tribeca development in the Cathedral Quarter. The development is your usual mix of shops, offices, apartments and restaurants. The developer has a fancy website where you can see all the details. I have a lot of sympathy for the Save the Cathedral Quarter Campaign but that area has been very run down for years and something does need to be done. And… those luxury apartments that no … Read more
Labour Party releases confidential Treasury report about the impact of Brexit deal on Northern Ireland.
Home Office admits Britain’s new immigration system will not be in place until at least 2021.
Multimonth delays at ports, unrest at the Irish border and rising food prices part of ‘realistic assessment’ of no-deal.
The backstop in the Withdrawal Agreement would require checks on just nine trucks a day, according to calculations by the NI Retail Consortium, Manufacturing NI and the Freight Transport Association based on data from the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research…
The history books may record why it was that when the North was at a Brexit crossroads the business community here remained largely silent during much of the period since the June 2016 referendum. That it has eventually chosen to…
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The British Irish Chamber has helpfully compiled a digest of headlines within the technical notices that the UK government has published outlining preparations businesses and consumers should take in preparation for a “no deal” outcome in Brexit negotiations. They are…