The Covid Lockdowns price tag – £372bn and rising

THE NATIONAL AUDIT OFFICE has estimated additional public spending directly attributable to Covid-19 to May 2021 to be a staggering £372bn. As we are now into2022 the £400bn mark will have been easily surpassed. The Office of National Statistics (ONS) reckons there are 27.8m households in the UK.  So, since the start of the pandemic direct Covid-19 …

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Scotland Vs England: what do differing mask mandates tell us?

MASK MANDATES were re-imposed in England on the 30th November 2021, making it unlawful for people to enter shops and public transport without wearing a face covering, and thereby bringing England broadly into line with the rest of the United Kingdom. In light of those changes, now since reversed, it is timely to revisit the …

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