Month: August 2020

The fee for plastic carrier bags is set to double from April next year, with the charge being extended to all shops in England, the Government has announced. Small retailers – defined as those employing 250 people or fewer – will no longer be exempt from the levy, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural […]

The widow of Pc Andrew Harper has sought to dispel “misleading” and “deliberately harmful” claims about her campaign for a new law. It’s for those who kill emergency workers to be jailed for life. Lissie Harper wrote in a blog post that she was “immensely grateful” for the public’s support of an online petition calling […]

Hundreds of thousands of students in England, Wales and Northern Ireland have received their A Level and vocational qualification results, after the exams were cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Instead, schools and colleges were told to estimate grades, which were then moderated by exam boards, with the aim of ensuring results were not significantly […]

The UK has entered recession for the first time in 11 years due to the impact of coronavirus. The Office for National Statistics estimates Britain’s GDP fell by 20.4% in the second quarter of 2020. That’s following a dip of 2.2% in the first quarter of the year. Sky’s Economics Editor Ed Conway explains why […]

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