UK Government Puts New System In Place For Home Owners
In January this year, the former Secretary Of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government Robert Jenrick announced plans that the government was aiming to create new legislation that would allow the owners of leasehold properties to extend their current lease by around nine hundred and ninety years with no need to pay any ground rent. This could potentially save leaseholders thousands of pounds a year and give them the security of knowing that they own the property they live in for the long term and won't be forced out on to the street any time soon.
Emma Raducanu Wins 2021 US Open Title
Emma Raducanu has won the 2021 Women's Singles US Open title after beating fellow teenager Leylah Fernandez at Flushing Meadows. The eighteen year old won in straight sets, 6-4, 6-3 to claim the title and make history by becoming the first qualifier to win a major tennis title.
World Prepares To Turn Grey To Raise Awareness Of Brain Tumours
There are over sixty thousand people living in the UK with a brain tumour. Thirty more cases get diagnosed every day meaning that this is an extremely common condition which can have varying symptoms. There are several different kinds of brain tumour that people can be diagnosed with. This can range from the most lethal brain tumour which is known as glioblastoma to the long term complications that come with a meningioma. Once a person has been diagnosed with a brain tumour, their lives and the lives of those around them will never be the same again as they will have to have regular check ups and scans to check on how the tumour is developing.
UK Announces Plan For New Health And Social Care Tax
Plans for a new Health and Social Care tax rise have been laid out by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson during a press conference which was delivered on Tuesday. The aim of the tax will be to raise around £12 billion a year through people's national insurance contributions to help fund health and social care commitments. The prime minister described the plan which includes capping health and social care costs in England at £86, 000 as reasonable and fair.
Disabled People Choose Whether Or Not To Take Action To Get Support They Need
There are approximately eight point four million disabled people of working age in the United Kingdom. Out of this four point four million (53.6 %) are currently in employment. This compares with 81.7% of people who are not disabled being in work. The unemployment rate for disabled people is twice that of those who are non disabled as 8.4% of disabled people are unemployed compared with 4.6% of people who aren't disabled.
British Paralympic Legends Prepare For World Class Para Snow sport Programme
The British World Class Para Snow Sport squad has been confirmed by GB Snow sport with a number of experienced, paralympic legends joined by world class athletes and a host of new upcoming talent in the nations largest ever global programme for Para snow sports.
WeThe15 Movement Aims To Promote More Visibility For People With Disabilities
A new global, human rights movement aimed at helping to support the 1.2 billion people with disabilities is due to launch soon. The WeThe15 movement is a decade long campaign which will transform the lives of disabled people all round the world. The campaign is being led by multiple global organisations around the world including the International Paralympic Committee, International Disability Alliance, UN Human Rights, UNESCO, UNAOC amongst others. This means, that for the first time ever, different sports events, tournaments and organisations will join forces to work together and collaborate. This will include events such as the Special Olympics and Invictus Games joining forces with the IPC and International Committee of Sports For The Deaf working together to highlight the difficulties that disabled people face around the world.
UK Government Tells Vulnerable Groups They Can Stop Shielding
As part of Boris Johnson's road map to releasing the lock down, people who are considered medically vulnerable or at higher risk than others of contracting Covid 19 are now being told they should stop shielding and follow the same rules and regulations as everyone else. This is to help ensure society can open fully and strengthen the economy which is suffering due to the fact that people have had to stay in their homes under lockdown for such a long time. A new set of advice and guidance has been created for those people who may be venturing out for the first time following the shielding period. They are being told to visit places such as supermarkets or other stores when it may be quieter and there is less risk for them to be coming in to contact with anyone who may be displaying symptoms of the virus or may have it unknowingly.