Ministers map out Liberty Steel rescue plan

The Government is preparing to trigger an emergency plan to save 5,000 British jobs in the event of a collapse of Sanjeev Gupta’s steel business.  Gupta, founder of Liberty Steel and its vast parent company GFG Alliance, wrote to Government officials on Thursday in a desperate bid to secure a £170million bailout from taxpayers.  Troubles … Read more

Ministers urge British holidaymakers to enjoy the delights of Birmingham, Manchester and Portsmouth

A holiday in Paradise (Circus)! Ministers urge British holidaymakers to enjoy the delights of Birmingham, Manchester and Portsmouth as foreign tourists stay away The government’s official tourism agency, Visit Britain, is set to spend £5million  The ‘Escape The Everyday’ campaign to urge the UK public to get on city breaks  It comes after government introduced … Read more

Ministers looking at all options to save Liberty Steel from collapse 

Ministers looking at all options to save Liberty Steel – and its 3,000 jobs – following Greensill Capital collapse By Francesca Washtell For The Daily Mail Published: 21:50 GMT, 25 March 2021 | Updated: 22:34 GMT, 25 March 2021 The Government is considering ‘all options’ to make sure Liberty Steel does not go bust. The … Read more

Ministers ‘plan to strengthen employee rights on working from home’

Law could change to allow Britons to work from home FOREVER: Ministers plan to strengthen employee rights to make flexible hours ‘the norm’ Ministers reportedly planning to strengthen employee rights to work from home Government expected to launch a consultation on flexible working later this year Comes after Boris Johnson said he believes cities will … Read more

Ministers cast further doubts on summer holidays abroad

Ministers cast further doubts on summer holidays abroad and warn booking now is ‘risky’ as they ‘work on new “traffic light” scheme to resume non-essential travel’ amid fears over spiking Covid numbers in Europe Ben Wallace said it is ‘premature’ and ‘potentially risky’ to book holiday abroad  Ministers said to be working on new ‘traffic … Read more

Supermarkets warn ministers not to strike Brexit trade deals with countries with poor animal welfare

Supermarkets warn ministers not to strike Brexit trade deals with countries with poor animal welfare and environmental standards Supermarket bosses said jobs would be at risk if UK flooded with cheap imports They ask No10 to use recommendations of Trade & Agriculture Commission  Ministers have been under pressure to enshrine a ban on chlorinated chicken  … Read more

Nick Robinson grills Cabinet Ministers for breakfast on Radio 4 but now he’s feeling the heat

For more than six decades, Radio 4’s Today has been the BBC’s flagship morning current affairs programme, framing the daily news agenda and making household names out of its stable of four regular presenters. But now those familiar on-air voices have become what one insider describes as ‘a cauldron of egos’ following the announcement that … Read more

Ministers are told traditional uniform is ‘repressive’ and should be abolished

The END of school uniforms? Ministers are told traditional attire is ‘repressive’ and should be abolished to let pupils ‘find their own style’ Peers offered support for new law which aims to make uniforms more affordable  Earl of Clancarty told Lords he supported proposal to cut costs in Education Bill Went so far as to … Read more

HENRY DEEDES on the Prime Minister’s attempts to calm nerves over the vaccine jab 

Put away your worry beads, people. Keep cool, stay calm, no need to panic! Boris Johnson was in Red Adair mode at yesterday’s Downing Street briefing, dampening flames and putting out fires caused by the latest hullaballoo over the vaccine roll out. These stories about the AstraZeneca jab causing people to conk out due to … Read more

Watchdog blasts ministers over ‘adverse effects’ of children having lessons online during lockdown 

Spending watchdog blasts ministers over ‘long-term adverse effects’ of children having lessons online during Covid lockdown Government ministers blasted by National Audit Office over poor online learning Report from the Office claims some children were left without laptop for months The authors said Government lacked ‘contingency plan’ when closing schools By Education Editor For The … Read more