It’s a massive change in policy – the first time a UK chancellor has raised the headline rate of corporation tax in decades.
Hospitalisation and death rates have been falling faster among the oldest. This didn’t happen after the first wave of the pandemic.
New figures released by the government suggest the flow of goods being exported from Britain to Europe may have fallen in January, but it appears to have bounced back.
“Keir accepts that, on this occasion, the Prime Minister was referring to old comments about the European Medicines Agency and Keir admits he was wrong and made a mistake in his response.”
Ministers have insisted the UK is on track to hit a target of offering a Covid-19 vaccine to almost 14 million people by the middle of next month. But questions remain about the supply of vaccines.
The World Health Organization has said it does not recommend the approach Britain is taking in vaccinating large numbers of people against coronavirus. Should we be worried?
All the evidence suggests the number of vaccine doses available for immediate use falls well short of the 40 million that we were originally supposed to have by this stage.
A senior official from Kent County Council’s Highways department said there were “nearer 500” lorries involved in Operation Stack.
Here’s what we know and what we don’t know, according to some of the country’s leading experts.
The Covid-19 pandemic has caused global disruption – but conditions also turned out to be perfect for researchers to quickly develop vaccines that protect people against the new virus. Knowledge from previous epidemics meant experts could move fast. And the scale of the crisis meant there was no shortage of money, volunteers or infected cases…
The first batch of Pfizer vaccine to arrive in the UK consists of just 800,000 doses, but NHS bosses say they expect to have more by the end of the year.
The coronavirus vaccine developed by Oxford University is under scrutiny after the makers admitted an error had led to different groups getting different doses in clinical trials.
The government has signed up to an international agreement designed to make sure all countries get equal access to coronavirus vaccines at the same time. But it has also said it wants British people to get the new Oxford vaccine first.
Sir Keir Starmer says only 11 per cent of people self-isolate when asked to do so. Boris Johnson says this number is “way too low”. Who’s right?
A working vaccine against Covid-19 could be available soon. But have any corners been cut in the race to immunise the world?