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Judicial review: ‘Snarling’ not the way to get reform, says former top judge

Image copyright PA Media Image caption Lord Sumption was a Supreme Court justice from 2012 to 2018 “Shouting and snarling” is not the way to get judges to accept curbs to their powers, a former top judge has warned.Lord Sumption said the judiciary was likely to accept “reasonable” measures to address government concerns they are…

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Coronavirus: UK’s approach ‘concerning’, says Jeremy Hunt

Image copyright Getty Images The government’s decision not to cancel public events over the coronavirus outbreak is “concerning”, says ex-health secretary Jeremy Hunt.His criticism of the UK approach comes as new measures to delay the virus spreading come into effect. Many other countries have responded to the crisis by closing schools and cancelling sports and…

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Coronavirus: Plaid Cymru call for Wales v Scotland to be called off

Image copyright Stu Forster/Getty Images Image caption Scotland v Wales at Murrayfield in last year’s Six Nations The Six Nations match between Wales and Scotland should be called off, Plaid Cymru has said.Leader Adam Price called for all mass gathering events should be postponed or cancelled.The safety of citizens “must be put before everything else”,…

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Budget 2020: Business rates suspended for shops and cafes

Image copyright Getty Images Tens of thousands of England’s retail, leisure and hospitality firms will not pay any business rates in the coming year, the chancellor has announced.Companies with a rateable value of less than £51,000 will be eligible for the tax holiday, Rishi Sunak said.The measure applies to firms including shops, cinemas, restaurants and…

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Budget 2020: Chancellor pumps billions into economy to combat cornavirus

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe chancellor says his 2020 Budget offers the “largest sustained fiscal boost for nearly 30 years” Chancellor Rishi Sunak has unveiled a £30bn package to boost the economy and get the country through the coronavirus outbreak.He is suspending business rates for many firms in England, extending sick…