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£1million funding to tackle space debris which could destroy the ISS

Space debris — detritus orbiting Earth from satellites — is a growing problem which threatens the future of human space exploration.  To tackle this issue, the Business Secretary Alok Sharma has announced £1million in funding, via the UK Space Agency (UKSA), for seven space-cleaning programmes.  Astronomers are concerned that high-value craft in low-Earth orbit, such … Read more £1million funding to tackle space debris which could destroy the ISS

Michael Gove pushed through government’s rule of six

Michael Gove played a key role in forcing through the rule of six at Covid cabinet meeting – and has ‘been consistently on the side of the toughest approach’, says source Gove faced opposition from Rishi Sunak, Alok Sharma and Grant Shapps Senior Tories believe the rule of six is too draconian and is opposed … Read more Michael Gove pushed through government’s rule of six

UK workers are the MOST reluctant to return to the office because of second wave fears, says study

British workers are the most reluctant to return to the office because of fears of a second wave of coronavirus, a new study has found.  It comes as Business Secretary Alok Sharma said he is hoping workers will return to offices soon and make cities ‘vibrant again’.   A survey of 8,000 adults from eight countries … Read more UK workers are the MOST reluctant to return to the office because of second wave fears, says study

Tory rebels sink plans to ease Sunday trading rules

Tory rebels sink plan to ease Sunday trading laws to help retailers recover from the coronavirus lockdown Government had considered plans to increase Sunday trading hours for shops However, backbenchers rebelled and saw it cut from Business and Planning Bill The move had received support from Chancellor Rishi Sunak and Boris Johnson It was hoped … Read more Tory rebels sink plans to ease Sunday trading rules

Tory MPs rebel as ministers rebuff ‘vital’ £1.3bn lagoon plan

Tory MPs rebel as ministers rebuff ‘vital’ £1.3bn lagoon plan that could provide a huge post-Covid jobs boost The government blocked plans for a £1.3billion tidal power scheme in the UK Backbench MPs believe the six tidal lagoons can help kickstart the economy Project in Swansea was rejected as it was felt it did not … Read more Tory MPs rebel as ministers rebuff ‘vital’ £1.3bn lagoon plan

Ministers set to usher in laws to protect vital UK firms from foreign predators after China tech row

Laws to protect struggling British firms from takeovers by foreign companies are to be introduced by Ministers following a series of political rows over the expansionist ambitions of Chinese business. The legislation will give Business Secretary Alok Sharma extra powers to impose conditions on deals to protect key UK firms that have been left vulnerable by … Read more Ministers set to usher in laws to protect vital UK firms from foreign predators after China tech row

Shops WILL reopen on June 15: Alok Sharma confirms high street restart on Monday

Britain’s embattled high streets can spring back to life from Monday as the Government tonight gave the final go-ahead for shops to reopen.  Business Secretary Alok Sharma confirmed that all non-essential retailers will be allowed to lift their shutters on June 15 as expected. The move will provide a lifeline for businesses and workers who … Read more Shops WILL reopen on June 15: Alok Sharma confirms high street restart on Monday

Minister Alok Sharma tests NEGATIVE for coronavirus after becoming ill in the Commons

Business Secretary Alok Sharma has tested negative for coronavirus, it was confirmed tonight, saving Boris Johnson and other senior ministers from a potential fortnight in quarantine. The Cabinet minister spent today in self-isolation and working from home after becoming visible ill in the Commons yesterday. If he had come down with the virus, Mr Johnson and … Read more Minister Alok Sharma tests NEGATIVE for coronavirus after becoming ill in the Commons

Coronavirus UK: ‘Ill’ Business Secretary Alok Sharma tested

Business Secretary Alok Sharma has been placed in isolation having felt ill earlier today in the House of Commons chamber.  He has been tested for Covid-19, a spokesperson confirmed.  According to a statement from his department: ‘Secretary of State Alok Sharma began feeling unwell when in the chamber delivering the second reading of the Corporate … Read more Coronavirus UK: ‘Ill’ Business Secretary Alok Sharma tested

Business Secretary Alok Sharma is tested for Covid-19

Business Secretary Alok Sharma is isolating and being tested for coronavirus after falling ill in the Commons this afternoon By Darren Boyle for MailOnline Published: 20:21 BST, 3 June 2020 | Updated: 20:21 BST, 3 June 2020 Business Secretary Alok Sharma has been placed in isolation having felt ill earlier today in the House of … Read more Business Secretary Alok Sharma is tested for Covid-19