Coronavirus: only 55 prisoners freed early in England and Wales | Society

Just 55 prisoners have been released early under emergency measures to alleviate the Covid-19 crisis in jails in England and Wales for which up to 4,000 prisoners were eligible, a minister has revealed. Lucy Frazer, the justice minister, told the justice select committee, that as of 11 May, an additional 21 pregnant women had been … Read more

Chancellor extends UK furlough scheme until end of October | Politics

The chancellor has extended the government’s coronavirus wage subsidy scheme for workers until the end of October despite its spiralling cost, as he attempts to prevent a wave of job losses in the summer. In a surprise move that underlines the likely duration of the economic crisis, Rishi Sunak said the unprecedented scheme would continue … Read more