How much will I get from the cost of living payment?

British households will receive a £400 grant in October to help ease the cost of spiraling energy bills, as Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced a significant increase in support for vulnerable households and the elderly. Families are struggling amid the greatest cost of living crisis in a generation – and the majority of households will … Read more

10 grand UK hotels to celebrate the Jubilee bank holiday in style

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee is fast approaching and while many are using the double bank holiday as an opportunity to head abroad, those of us staying at home will have plenty to enjoy with hotels up and down the country commemorating the occasion by putting on street parties, Jubilee-themed afternoon teas and even offering private … Read more

Boris Johnson’s anti-corruption tsar contemplates sending letter of no confidence

He acknowledged Mr Johnson had made “a really important start” in reforming the culture at Downing Street, including a complete overhaul of senior staff, but alluded to “an awful lot” of anger in his own party. Pressed on if he had submitted a letter, Mr Penrose replied: “Forgive me, I’m still thinking about that so … Read more

Wimbledon to drop ‘Miss’ and ‘Mrs’ on female honors boards

The practice of giving married women winners the initials and surnames of their husbands is also being changed. When Chris Evert won her second title in 1981, her singles title de ella was recorded as Mrs JM Lloyd due her marriage de ella to John Lloyd. The new board will be altered to C Evert … Read more

What is the windfall tax and how would it work?

How will it work? Mr Sunak is introducing a temporary 25pc ‘Energy Profits Levy’ to reflect the “extraordinary profits” reaped in by oil and gas companies. They now face an overall headline tax rate of 65pc, which is a combination of corporation tax – currently at 19pc – existing additional levies and the windfall tax. … Read more

Politics latest news: Rishi Sunak accused of ‘throwing red meat to socialists’ with windfall tax – The Telegraph

Politics latest news: Rishi Sunak accused of ‘throwing red meat to socialists’ with windfall taxThe Telegraph Rishi Sunak expected to announce new measures to ease cost of living crisis – watch liveGuardianNews Rishi Sunak to announce windfall tax on energy firmsGuardian The windfall tax won’t cover the high energy bills coming our wayThe Independent What … Read more

Bernie Ecclestone arrested in Brazil for ‘carrying gun while boarding plane’

Bernie Ecclestone, the former Formula One boss, was arrested in Brazil late on Wednesday after police found a gun in his luggage, according to local authorities. The Brazilian police found an undocumented LW Seecamp .32 gun in Ecclestone’s luggage during an X-ray screening, police said in a statement, adding that he was then arrested and … Read more

I have no performance advantage and have the data to provide it

Emily Bridges, the British transgender cyclist, says that she has the data to show that she would have no competitive advantage against other women. In her first interview since being blocked from competing at the national omnium championships last month, Bridges told Diva magazine that she had gone through some “pretty dark times” after being … Read more

Fuel prices hit new record high as Sunak prepares energy bills help

Ggood morning. The IFS has sounded the alarm over Rishi Sunak’s plans to help British households with their energy bills. Paul Johnson, director of the IFS, said further support for the UK’s poorest households was “very much needed” as energy bills continue to rise. But he said a blanket handout – which could cost around … Read more