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Building projects hit by lack of supplies and price rises

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Building projects hit by lack of supplies and price rises By Simon Read & Niall-James Convery Business reporters, BBC News - Published - comments - Comments Building materials are running short in the UK, leaving DIY projects in doubt and building companies under pressure. The Construction Leadership Council has warned that cement, some electrical components, timber, steel and paints are all in short supply. It blamed "unprecedented levels of demand" that are set to continue. The Federation of Master Builders said that some building firms may have to delay projects and others could be forced to close as a result. "Small, local builders are being hit hardest by material shortages and price ri...

Dominic Cummings says PM had no plan to protect vulnerable people from Covid | Coronavirus | The Guardian

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Dominic Cummings ramped up his attacks on Boris Johnson on the eve of the former aide’s evidence session, accusing the prime minister of having no “serious plan” to protect society’s most vulnerable people from Covid. Johnson – along with ministers, government scientific advisers and civil servants – is braced for a lambasting from the man who was his most senior adviser until November, when Cummings is questioned by MPs on Wednesday . It has been reported Cummings will use his appearance before MPs to claim Johnson referred to coronavirus as “kung-flu”, and was willing to be infected with the virus live on TV – a statement that was allegedly made before he contracted the disease. Downing St...

Dominic Cummings says PM had no plan to protect vulnerable people from Covid | Coronavirus | The Guardian

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Dominic Cummings says PM had no plan to protect vulnerable people from Covid Boris Johnson braced for criticism when MPs question man who was once his most senior adviser See all our coronavirus coverage On Tuesday, Cummings said on Twitter that those in care homes and other social care, and vulnerable people asked to shield, had been failed. Photograph: Alberto Pezzali/AP On Tuesday, Cummings said on Twitter that those in care homes and other social care, and vulnerable people asked to shield, had been failed. Photograph: Alberto Pezzali/AP Tue 25 May 2021 20.16 BST Last modified on Wed 26 May 2021 04.37 BST Dominic Cummings ramped up his attacks on Boris Johnson on the eve of the former ai...