Tuesday, March 17, 2020

We aim to share a daily summary each day – this includes:

  • Information about updates we’ve made to our website and group
  • Summary of local news
  • Key national/international points

Team updates:

Local updates:

National/International:

  • “Less than a week after pledging £12bn in his budget to soften the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, the chancellor admitted that the measures were insufficient”, “The chancellor Rishi Sunak has [now] announced a £350bn package of loans and grants to help Britain cope with the lockdown of large parts of the economy, as he warned the country was facing a threat to its prosperity unmatched in peacetime.”
  • Mortgage lenders will offer a three month mortgage payment holiday to those struggling to pay:
  • The death toll in Italy increased by 16% in the last 24 hours. 345 people died, and 2,503 have now died in Italy in total.

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