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Boris Johnson defends making foreign NHS staff pay fees for service even though 'they saved my life'

independent.co.uk

Boris Johnson has insisted foreign NHS staff must continue to pay huge fees for the service, despite admitting they saved his life.Labour urged the prime minister to axe the controversial policy – which The Independent revealed would stay, despite a promised “review” – calling it “a gross insult”.In reply, Mr Johnson acknowledged nurses from overseas had saved his life from coronavirus , but claimed the NHS would otherwise be left short of essential funding.Sharing headlines“We must look at the realities,” he warned, claiming it was “very difficult in the current circumstances to find alternative sources” of cash.The immigration health surcharge – due to soar from £400 a year to £624 from th...

Dyson's UK staff revolt against order to return to work | Technology

theguardian.com

The engineering firm Dyson told staff who were able to work from home to return to the office this week, in apparent contravention of government advice , then cancelled the plan after a mutiny among dismayed employees, the Guardian understands. Government guidelines state that people should “work from home, if you can”, with employers told to make every possible effort to allow staff to do so. However, multiple sources said that the company, owned by Britain’s richest man Sir James Dyson , told staff they should start coming back into the office, in rotating shift patterns, from Monday. Returning to work in the coronavirus crisis: what are your rights? Read more The proposals prompted anger ...

No-deal Brexit 'would overwhelm local emergency teams' | Politics

theguardian.com

Leaked report warns local disaster planning already exhausted by coronavirus crisis...