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VAT cut for hospitality sector extended for six months, Rishi Sunak announces
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Rishi Sunak exposes Labour dithering on furlough scheme demands: 'Don't even have plan A!'
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Ruth Jones Surprised To Discover Her Grandfather's Pivotal Role In The Creation Of The NHS
Ruth Jones made a surprising discovery about her grandfather’s role in the creation of the NHS during an appearance on Who Do You Think You Are?.The Gavin And Stacey star and co-creator is one of the celebrities taking part in the new series of the hit BBC genealogy show, which sees different famous faces tracing their family history.During filming, Ruth learned that her paternal grandfather had a pivotal role in the Medical Aid Societies in South Wales, which went on to form the basis of what became the National Health Service.She said: “I feel so privileged to have been taken on this spectacular journey into my heritage and to have discovered so much about my ancestors.“I’ve probably been guilty of assuming people from by-gone generations were stuffy, two dimensional and a bit dull. But my trip on Who Do You Think You Are? has proved the opposite to be true.”More details about Ruth’s family will be revealed when the episode airs as part of the new series, which begins on BBC One next month. Other celebrities taking part including Doctor Who star Jodie Whittaker, Britain’s Got Talent judge David Walliams and Liz Carr, best known for her role in Silent Witness.Who Do You Think You Are? has delivered some big bombshells in recent years, but none quite so staggering as EastEnders actor Danny Dyer, who discovered that he is descended from actual royalty. Meanwhile, Ruth has repeatedly shot down rumours that she and James Corden had been working on a new episode of their hit sitcom Gavin And Stacey, following the success of last year’s Christmas special.Most recently, she told Jenni Falconer on Smooth Radio: “We wouldn’t want to come up with something that was substandard. The last thing we want to do is disappoint.”READ MORE: Eamonn Holmes Shares Embarrassing Reason His Who Do You Think You Are? Episode Was Pulled Emma Willis Unearths Grisly Family Secret On Who Do You Think You Are? Anita Rani Reveals How Who Do You Think You Are? Empowered Her And 'Changed Her Life'
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VAT cut extended until March 2021 for cafés, restaurants, hotels and more
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Leon launches 13 new chilled products exclusively into Sainsbury’s stores
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Breonna Taylor decision: riot declared in Portland as protests grip US cities – US politics live
Anger after grand jury refuses to charge officers involved in killingTwo Louisville officers shot in protests over Breonna Taylor decisionRiot declared in Portland as Black Lives Matter demos held in many citiesAuthorities in several cities deploy tear gas against crowdsSign up for our First Thing newsletter 12.14pm BST Anand Giridharadas has published on The Ink this morning a conversation with Kentucky state representative Charles Booker. He is a former Democratic candidate for the Senate, and a family friend of Breonna Taylor. He told Giridharadas:The powerful thing about Breonna, in her life and her death, is that she is telling the story of structural inequity, the story of generational poverty, of criminalization. The arc of her life shows her overcoming adversity as a young Black lady trying to advance her career in the face of folks who don’t want to give her a chance because of where she’s from, her name’s pronunciation, whom she’s related to. It showed the dynamic of lack of investment in communities, and the criminalization of communities that ultimately led to a justice system trying to crack down, to the benefit of development in cities. All of this led to her door being kicked in.I think you need stories like this to help shine the light more broadly. Breonna Taylor was good friends with my family. Being able to see her as a human being that was doing the best she could, connected to people that felt like they didn’t have any options. And then, facing the brunt of the justice system that saw her as a deadly weapon before seeing her as a human being. All of that is on full display. And it happened in her home. 12.05pm BST If you want a quick recap of what happened overnight, our multimedia team have put this report together on the Breonna Taylor demonstrations and protests. Continue reading...
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A coffee cup recycling bin is being installed at Manchester Piccadilly station
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Rishi Sunak announcement in full: What are new measures unveiled in Winter Economy Plan?
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Luis Suarez's final threat to Barcelona before Atletico Madrid transfer
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Rishi Sunak announces ANOTHER coronavirus bailout for business
Chancellor Rishi Sunak today unveiled his new Winter Economy Plan with a wage subsidy scheme to replace furlough as its centrepiece as he moved to try to stave off massive job losses over the winter.
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Job Support Scheme: Rishi Sunak announces plan to top up wages of workers on reduced hours
Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced a Job Support Scheme under which the government will pay up to two-thirds of lost wages for employees working at least one-third of normal hours, as part of his Winter Economy Plan to deal with the impact of coronavirus.
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Workers Can Have Two Thirds Of Wages Topped Up If Hours Cut, Announces Rishi Sunak
Some workers will have two thirds of their lost wages covered if their hours are reduced, Rishi Sunak has announced.The measure forms part of the chancellor’s winter economic plan and replaces the furlough scheme, which expires next month.To be eligible employees will have to work a minimum of 33% of their normal hours.For the remaining hours not worked, the government and employer will pay one third of the wages each.It means someone working 33% of their hours will receive at least 77% of their pay.This is a breaking news story and will be updated. Follow HuffPost UK on Twitter here, and on Facebook here.Related... Students May Be Told To Stay On Campus For Christmas, Confirms Matt Hancock
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Workers Can Have Wages Topped Up If Hours Cut, Announces Rishi Sunak
Some workers will have their lost wages covered by the government if their hours are reduced, Rishi Sunak has announced.The measure forms part of the chancellor’s winter economic plan and replaces the furlough scheme, which expires next month.To be eligible employees will have to work a minimum of 33% of their normal hours.For the remaining hours not worked, the government and employer will pay one third of the wages each.It means someone working 33% of their hours will receive at least 77% of their pay.The level of grant will be calculated based on employee’s usual salary, capped at £697.92 per month.Speaking in the Commons, Sunak said the “resurgence” of coronavirus posed “a threat to our fragile economic recovery”.“Our approach to the next phase of support must be different to that which came before,” the chancellor said.“The primary goal of our economic policy remains unchanged - to support people’s jobs - but the way we achieve that must evolve.”In a warning to the public, the chancellor said he “cannot save every business” and “cannot save every job”.Defending his decision to end the furlough programme, Sunak said the government had to focus on saving “viable” jobs.“As the economy reopens it is fundamentally wrong to hold people in jobs that only exist inside the furlough,” he told MPs.Sunak also extended the self-employment income support scheme and 15% VAT cut for the hospitality and tourism sectors, and help for businesses in repaying government-backed loans.The chancellor delivered his plans in the Commons, but Boris Johnson was not there to support him as he was visiting police recruits in Northamptonshire.Downing Street denied speculation about a rift between at the top of Government, insisting there was “absolutely not” a problem between Johnson and Sunak.This is a breaking news story and will be updated. Follow HuffPost UK on Twitter here, and on Facebook here.Related... Students May Be Told To Stay On Campus For Christmas, Confirms Matt Hancock
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New coronavirus jobs scheme to pay millions for working a third of normal hours
Chancellor Rishi Sunak won't extend the furlough scheme - but announced a new 'Jobs Support Scheme' - which will directly support the wages of employees in "viable jobs"
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Australian cricket great Dean Jones DIES aged 59 
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Manchester City stance on Jose Gimenez transfer revealed
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Rishi Sunak announces new jobs support scheme to help people in work
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