4 mn read Evidence-based recommendations to ministers, called for by the Foreign Secretary under new reforms to the independent body that scrutinises UK aid, are now expected to drive valuable development spending overseas. According to PM Boris Johnson, taxpayers in the UK are to see “maximum value” and more significant aid spending because of the reforms.
4 mn read Creating a hospitality surge has arguably been number one priority of the United Kingdom’s government to boost the economy since lockdown lifted. Figures released by Her Majesty’s Treasury reveal restaurants across the country have made more than 87,000 claims on discounted meals, via the Eat Out to Help Out scheme. By the third week since its inception, the British government had spent £336 million reimbursing businesses.
4 mn read While the UK government has announced ways in which it will be boosting the economy in the post-COVID era, there are concerns within the medical community that all the hard work of nurses in the National Health Service has gone unappreciated.
3 mn read A fledgling campaigner, still in secondary school, posed for a photo with a Hong Kong Independence sign at a demonstration in 2017. He was then arrested and imprisoned. Hongkonger, Honcques Laus, now 18, is the youngest of six pro-democracy activists to be branded ‘fugitives of justice’ by the Hong Kong police.
4 mn read China’s National Security Law for Hong Kong has seen Hong Kongers begin to arrive in the UK ahead of the UK Government’s announced visa scheme for British Nationals Overseas (BN(O)s), which is expected to come into effect in January 2021. The UK Government has indicated that the British National (Overseas) (BN(O)) visa will begin in […]
5 mn read The United Kingdom’s economy has taken a substantial hit because of the coronavirus outbreak, with many businesses facing insolvency, and redundancies at an all-time high. The pandemic has claimed the lives of over 45,000 people in the country, while millions more are dealing with the consequences of months-long lockdown.
4 mn read Following the announcement of the British National (Overseas) visa, many people have raised the question as to whether the United Kingdom should be doing more to protect the freedoms of Hong Kongers, as well as keeping them safe. The new immigration route came as a response to the Chinese Government’s most recent imposition of national security law on Hong Kong, which further threatens the democratic lifestyles of the people living in the city-state.