Independent: Leaders don’t have to sacrifice people’s lives to save public money during this pandemic – we need both

Believe it or not, this crisis isn’t a zero-sum game. Simple checks won’t slow anyone down, they’ll create transparency, writes John Penrose The rules and regulations that stop dirty money from being made in ganglands or war zones, and then moved around the world by unscrupulous lawyers or accountants before…

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The Telegraph: Boris Johnson urged to cut taxes to help get the economy moving after lockdown

Original article by Edward Malnick of The Telegraph. Available here: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2020/05/30/boris-johnson-urged-cut-taxes-help-get-economy-moving-lockdown/ Report by the Conservative Policy Forum suggests a re-think of HS2 and a revival of food and drugs manufacturing in the UK TORY PARTY members want Boris Johnson to cut business rates and introduce a stamp duty holiday to…

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The Express: UK faces unexpected threat as ‘coronaphobia’ risks economic recovery

THE coronavirus lockdown has left more than two-thirds of Britons frightened to go to football matches, live shows, and other big public events, a new survey has suggested, dealing a blow to hopes of a swift economic recovery. The UK economy remains effectively closed, with no guarantees about when businesses…

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Mercury Article: Weston Hospital debt write-off and looking towards a lockdown-lite

This week saw one big problem solved, but another that kept going. The victory was the hospital, where we’ve finally got Ministers to write off over £57 million of accumulated debts from years of financial problems. It’s the final chapter in a long, long journey of fighting for funding improvements…

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