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Jonathan Van-Tam has warned of 'sobering' coronavirus numbers as the latest figures revealed infections are rising in one in five UK areas.
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Nicola Sturgeon could be gone as Scotland’s First Minister in weeks over the Alex Salmond affair, the Scottish Conservative leader has suggested. In an interview with The Telegraph, Douglas Ross said the Sturgeon-Salmond saga had brought “sleaze and scandal to the heart of Scottish politics”. At the centre of the row is whether Ms Sturgeon lied to the Scottish Parliament about what she knew, a potential breach of the ministerial code. She has denied any wrongdoing. Mr Ross said if the allegation is proved true Ms Sturgeon should “absolutely” resign, and even hinted it was possible she could go before the Holyrood elections in May. “We have lost first ministers through resignations here in Scotland for far less than what Nicola Sturgeon has been accused of,” he said. Asked if Ms Sturgeon could be gone by Christmas, he said: “I think there is a lot to come not just this year but in the next few weeks that would really threaten her as the head of the SNP and as First Minister. And that’s before we even get into the election campaign.” Mr Ross, the Tory MP from Moray who became Scottish party leader last August, was speaking on Thursday, one day before Mr Salmond gave evidence in Holyrood. Mr Ross said once the Scottish parliamentary committee probing the row had completed its work the UK civil service should also look into what happened. “Leslie Evans has to be answerable for her conduct and the questions that will arise from the Scottish Parliament committee,” Mr Ross told The Telegraph.
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ITV News has obtained footage of Shamima Begum after she learned she cannot return to UK. Ms Begum was seen staying silent as she walked through a refugee camp in Syria, where she is staying. The Supreme Court ruled today that she should not be allowed to return to the UK to pursue an appeal against the removal of her British citizenship. .
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Landlords are running out of options for keeping their buy-to-let businesses in profit, as the Government plans a tax crackdown that could cost them almost £7,000 each. Chancellor Rishi Sunak is considering increasing the rates of capital gains tax, which is charged when an investment property is sold, to bring them in line with income tax. Landlords face a double whammy as Mr Sunak is also looking to increase corporation tax from 19pc to as much as 24pc. This will affect buy-to-let owners who have chosen to incorporate their properties. A record number of landlords did so last year after previous tax crackdowns since 2016 made it increasingly unprofitable to own a buy-to-let in their personal name. About 229,000 buy-to-let businesses are now run using a company, according to Hamptons International, the estate agency. The proposed capital gains hike would cost the average landlord an extra £6,800 in tax when selling up, calculations by Hamptons have revealed. London landlords, who have typically seen the biggest gains, will see their tax bill rise the most – by £26,840. Higher-rate taxpayers would be hit by a 40pc capital gains tax rather than the current 28pc on their gains. The analysis assumes landlords have not already used up their £12,300 annual tax-free allowance.