UK lockdown

UK lawmakers order probe into PM Boris Johnson's alleged lies on 'partygate' scandal

The probe piles more pressure on a Conservative prime minister whose grip on power has been shaken by claims he flouted the pandemic rules he imposed on the country.

published on : 22nd April 2022

UK PM Boris Johnson holds breath amid approaching deadline of 'lockdown-breaching parties' report

Alleging that the prime minister and his staff flouted restrictions, some Conservative lawmakers called for Johnson's resignation and triggered intense infighting inside the governing party.

published on : 26th January 2022

UK may be forced into Omicron circuit breaker lockdown: Reports

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been presented with a number of options under Plan C, ranging from "mild guidance to nudge people, right through to lockdown".

published on : 18th December 2021

'Work from home, COVID passports': UK government announces new rules amid Omicron variant fears

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said at a briefing that the rate of Omicron cases was doubling every two to three days, risking a 'big rise in hospitalisations'.

published on : 9th December 2021

UK PM Johnson apologises, orders probe into leaked video of Downing Street 'party'

Johnson issued an apology and announced an internal inquiry by his Cabinet Secretary Simon Case to establish the full facts around the leaked video.

published on : 8th December 2021

Furlough total in UK falls to new low as many return to work after COVID lockdown

HM Revenue and Custom, which compiles the data, said that 1.6 million people remained on the government's support plan at the end of July, down 340,000 on the month before.

published on : 10th September 2021

UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak wants young workers to return to working from offices

The senior Indian-origin Cabinet minister reflected on his own early career with investment bank Goldman Sachs, which he said benefitted from interactions with mentors in the workplace.

published on : 3rd August 2021