Housing Minister, Robert Jenrick, has announced temporary protections for tenants living under local lockdown restrictions. And a short ‘truce’ on eviction proceedings over Christmas. So we thought we’d look back at what his party had already promised. Including the commitments they were actually elected on.
Over 1.3 million households face digital exclusion in the UK. And Covid 19 has made addressing this issue even more urgent. Because unless everyone gets equal access to up to date information, and vital healthcare services, the consequences could be deadly serious.
Housing charity Shelter, and the Mayor of London, have both made an alarming prediction...Unless the government acts quickly, we could soon see a “tsunami” of Covid 19 related evictions.
The UK economy is now officially in recession, following a record breaking 20.4% slump in Q2 But, before this is all cast as Covid 19 related, it’s important to look back a little bit further. The downward trend in GDP is part of a pattern
The Conservative Government has been heavily criticised for its latest Covid 19 advice - which is hardly surprising given the amount of confusion it’s caused.
The French Government is set to dispatch 40 million free reusable face coverings to 7m residents most in need. Health Minister, Oliver Veran, announced the move following widespread criticism of the financial burden of mandatory mask wearing.
The launch of the Conservative Party’s Obesity Strategy has been met with much media approval today. And it could be argued that anything which helps promote health and wellbeing Professionals and campaign groups have, however, raised a range of concerns about the wider debate.
Support for Scottish independence, and the SNP, has risen consistently throughout the Covid 19 crisis. And a ‘Sunday Times’ poll forecasts more success for Nicola Sturgeon in the Holyrood elections, next year. But why do people feel so positively about more constitutional change right now? Particularly when early predictions were that the pandemic might be unifying.
The Government’s response to Covid 19 has confused everyone. Including its own Cabinet, it so often seems. And the prime minister’s recent press conference has done very little to change that impression.
The Covid 19 crisis has shone a spotlight on a whole range of issues. Including how we view, and use, shared resources. And this applies as much in the digital space, nowadays, as any other type of environment.