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Daily Update 26/05/2020

The total deaths as a result of Coronavirus now stands at 37,048 as of today, an increase of 134. For the first time since March there were zero deaths recorded in Northern Ireland. Nationwide this week has seen the lowest number of Coronavirus deaths in six weeks.  Over the weekend it was alleged by several…

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Daily Update 22/05/2020

The total death toll as a result of Coronavirus now stands at 36,042, an increase of as of today 368.  Matt Hancock, the Health Secretary, started the daily briefing by drawing attention to mental health awareness week. Hancock announced that the government have given £4.2 million to mental health charities like Samaritans and Young Minds. …

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Daily Update 20/05/2020

The total death toll as a result of Coronavirus now stands at 35,704, an increase of 363 as of today.  In Prime Minister’s Questions Boris Johnson stated that by June the government will have a test, track and trace system in place.  The government’s plans to reopen schools in June if the rate of infection…

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An Update from The Speaker

On 15 May, The Speaker of the House, The Leader of the House and the Shadow Leader of the House issued a further update for Members of Parliament and their staff. The update contains guidance for Members’ staff and constituency offices, information on the measures in place in Parliament and information from Public Health England.…

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Daily Update 19/05/2020

The total deaths as a result of Coronavirus now stands at 35,341, an increase of 545 as of today.  In the daily Coronavirus briefing George Eustice, the Minister of State for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, announced that the government was encouraging British nationals to apply for farm harvesting jobs around the country. This call comes…

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Daily Update 18/05/2020

The total death toll as a result of Coronavirus now stands at 33,796, an increase of 160 as of today.  The chief medical officers have stated that anosmia, loss of taste and smell, should be added to the other two warning symptoms for Coronavirus, a continuous cough and a high temperature. Anyone experiencing any of…

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Daily Update 15/05/2020

The rate of infection, the so-called R number, for Coronavirus is now between 0.7 and 1. The increase in the rate of infection has led some news outlets to question the government’s decision to loosen lockdown restrictions this week. The total death toll as a result of Coronavirus now stands at 33,998 an increase of…

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Daily Update 13/05/2020

The total deaths as a result of Coronavirus now stand at 33,186, an increase of 494.  In the daily briefing Robert Jernick, the Housing Secretary, told the public that restrictions on exercise have been lifted and that workers unable to work from home should speak to their employers about arranging a possible return to work.…

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Daily Update 12/05/2020

The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, has announced that the government will continue their job retention scheme until October. The scheme, which allows workers to be paid 80% of their wages up to £2,500 a month, will allow require employers to make contributions from August but also allow them to move workers onto part-time hours. This change…

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Tax Debt and Mental Health

When debts start to mount up, it can have an adverse effect on an individual’s mental health and well-being. This guide offers lots of helpful information such as: Understanding the impact of debt to mental health – the different kinds of debt (e.g. tax debt) and how they can be a key source of stress,…

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