Shadow defence secretary John Healey urged ministers to give Greensill £200m loan

Labour was today dragged into the Greensill scandal after it was revealed its shadow defence secretary John Healey lobbied ministers to hand the cash-strapped company £200million in COVID-19 loans ‘without delay’. The shadow defence secretary wrote to Business Secretary Nadhim Zahawi in May 2020 urging him to give Greensill, run by Australian financier Lex Greensill and owners of … Read more

Shadow defence secretary John Healey urged ministers to give Greensill £200m loan

Labour was today dragged into the Greensill scandal after it was revealed its shadow defence secretary John Healey lobbied ministers to hand the cash-strapped company £200million in COVID-19 loans ‘without delay’. The shadow defence secretary wrote to Business Secretary Nadhim Zahawi in May 2020 urging him to give Greensill, run by Australian financier Lex Greensill and owners of … Read more

Good call! Communities urged to adopt an iconic red phone box

Good call! Communities urged to adopt an iconic red phone box and give it a new lease of life By Daily Mail City & Finance Reporter Published: 21:53 BST, 5 April 2021 | Updated: 21:55 BST, 5 April 2021 Communities are being urged to take ownership of iconic red phone boxes as they are retired … Read more

Covid-19 UK: NHS vaccine clinics urged to stay open over Easter weekend

The NHS was today accused of missing a trick after it emerged dozens of vaccination sites around the country are closing for the bank holiday weekend. The Adam Smith Institute think-tank slammed centres for shutting on the days more people would be able to get their first jab because they are off work. It said … Read more

Tax chiefs are urged to stop chasing pension scam victims for large fines

Tax chiefs are urged to stop chasing pension scam victims for large fines and to show more empathy for those caught up in the nightmare HMRC was said to have ‘lacked empathy’ in its relentless pursuit of scam victims Government suggested a law change to allow some victims a tax amnesty MPs on the work … Read more

Peers are urged to exempt media from upcoming online safety laws 

‘Don’t let web giants police news’: Peers are urged to exempt media from upcoming online safety laws Lords communications and digital committee told of concerns by news chiefs Peers also called on to exempt news outlets from upcoming online safety laws Government Bill would see ‘lawful but harmful’ content removed from websites But there are … Read more

Wives and women who divorced in retirement urged to check pensions 

Older wives and women who divorced in retirement urged to check if they are entitled to a better pension By Ben Wilkinson for the Daily Mail Published: 22:01 GMT, 9 March 2021 | Updated: 22:01 GMT, 9 March 2021 The Government has put aside £3bn to  pay around 200,000 wives, widows and over-80s who should … Read more

Coronavirus: UK care home visitors urged to get a Covid vaccine as soon as possible

People planning to visit relatives or friends in care homes have been urged to get a coronavirus vaccine as soon as possible to make visits less risky. Indoor visiting will be allowed again from Monday in England, with every care home resident allowed to nominate one regular visitor who will be permitted to go inside. … Read more

Thousands of women owed average £13,500 after being underpaid pension are urged to put in claims

Women are being urged to check if they were underpaid the state pension and are in line for top-ups from a bill put at around £3 billion – after it emerged it could take up to six years for DwP to contact all those affected by the scandal.  Around 200,000 women are set to receive … Read more

Thousands of women owed average £13,500 after being underpaid pension are urged to put in claims

Women are being urged to check if they were underpaid the state pension and are in line for top-ups from a bill put at around £3 billion – after it emerged it could take up to six years for DwP to contact all those affected by the scandal.  Around 200,000 women are set to receive … Read more