Politics

Chancellor confirms Government will cover 80% of salary of retained workers

Cabinet Reshuffle
In today’s daily press conference, the Chancellor of the Exchequer has confirmed that Government grants will cover 80% of salary of retained workers. Speaking after the Prime Minister’s address, Rishi Sunak said the cover of 80% will reach salaries up to £2,500 a month. It applies for three months with no limit on spending. He stressed an urge to employers to “look to government” before laying workers off. He also told businesses that VAT was suspended for the next quarter, with nothing due until June and giving until the end of the financial year to repay. It comes as Boris
read more

West Sussex county council’s £36k drone never flown

shutterstock_521421886-840×500
A £36,000 drone owned by West Sussex county council has yet to be used despite being bought 18 months ago. The drone was purchased for £20,850 for use in surveying as well as to assist the local fire service. In addition to the cost of the drone unit itself, West Sussex county council also paid out £12,353 for staff training as well as £2,753 on insurance. A council spokesman said: “We acknowledge there has been a delay in using the drone. “We have faced a number of difficulties, mainly around licensing, and as a result we are reviewing its future
read more