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Tag: United Kingdom Government

Liverpool Chairman, Tom Werner Expresses Regret Over Furlough Decision
Sport

Liverpool Chairman, Tom Werner Expresses Regret Over Furlough Decision

Liverpool chairman Tom Werner accepts the club made a mistake when they announced plans to use the government’s furlough scheme. The Premier League leaders faced huge criticism in early April when owners Fenway Sports Group revealed they planned to take advantage of the coronavirus job retention scheme, which would see the United Kingdom government cover 80 per cent of wages up to £2,500 per month. There was a backlash from fans and former players given the club had announced pre-tax profits of £42million just six weeks earlier, leading them to reverse their decision and issue an apology through chief executive Peter Moore. “It’s better to admit a mistake than to dig your heels in,” said Werner, as per the Daily Mail. “Hopefully, people will know that all we really care abo...
Nigerian High Commission Owes United Kingdom Government N3.3bn Traffic Fee – UK
Politics

Nigerian High Commission Owes United Kingdom Government N3.3bn Traffic Fee – UK

The United Kingdom says the Nigerian High Commission in London owes £7.1m ((N3.3bn) in congestion charges and parking tickets. Giving a breakdown on Tuesday, the UK Foreign Office said Nigeria was owing £7, 063, 965 in congestion fees and £47, 165 in parking tickets. The figure amounts to more than three times the entire 2020 budget of the high commission, which stands at N1.6bn London charges a daily congestion fee of £11.50 ((N5, 405) if one drives a car within the central zone at any time between 7am and 6pm on weekdays. The charge was put in place in 2003 to dissuade people from using their private vehicles and instead to patronise the public transport system to prevent traffic congestion. Incidentally, London is the favourite destination of the President, Major Gene...
UK Hits 95 Percent Broadband Penetration As Nigeria Struggles At 21 Percent
News

UK Hits 95 Percent Broadband Penetration As Nigeria Struggles At 21 Percent

The United Kingdom Government has disclosed that 95 per cent of premises within the country now have access to superfast broadband.   U.K. Minister for Secretary of State, Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, Matt Hancock, who announced the milestone, praised the government, especially for deeming it possible to encourage superfast broadband rollouts in areas deemed less commercially attractive by operators.   This is coming on the heels of Nigeria's struggle towards attaining a 30 per cent penetration set for end of this year. Nigeria currently has 21 per cent penetration.   Hancook explained that over the last five years, the government's rollout of superfast broadband has made superfast speed a reality for more than 4.5 million homes and businesses, who wou...

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