Economics Editor, BBC. Fin crisis book @theDefaultLine .. Brexitologist. Host award-winning 2016 EUref TV interviews & 2017 live GE debate. United ST.
What’s happening elsewhere, not models, have been clearest guide as to whats likely to come, and what to try to avoid - on that basis - v worrying read about care homes in Spain/ France, which haven’t counted in official figs, but that’s changing in France
On closer inspection one main Covid announcement - that non “CE”-marked gloves, visors, masks, overalls for NHS use, can be imported as long as adheres to WHO standards - is in fact European Commission announcement from 2 weeks ago, which already applied to UK - ie its EU rules
@BBCBusiness @JaneHow17483954Hi Jane, On self employment the 50% threshold applies either in the single year 18/19 - or as an average of 3 years. But if you are employed in any way, you should be eligible for furlough scheme on employment income as long as PAYE, even 0 hrs. Need to talk to your employer.
@BBCBusiness Thanks for your qs -hope helpful. Lots clearly concerned about falling thru cracks. What I’d stress is lot of people who don’t know just how much support out there, including bosses. MUCH more than you might expect & may require workers to tell bosses clearly eg on furloughing👊🏽
Full extraordinary resignation letter from Chair of UK infrastructure commission over EU Withdrawal Bill - “worst legislation of my lifetime” for a “Ukip allied Brexit ..fraught with danger” and “indefensible bailout” of East Coast Mainline:
UK medicines pricing clearly on US side of table... This video from January is US Pharma industry lobby telling US trade negotiators that US-UK trade deal is “an important opportunity” to deal with “artificially depressed prices” in UK - “dictated” via our “primary payer” system
Dominic Grieve deselection campaign being led by someone who not only stood against him as Ukip candidate in GE 2017, was a UKIP local council candidate and local branch chairman of Ukip, but also stood for the UKIP National Executive Council in 2016... now a Conservative.