An article on the dangers of not buying the right mortgage insurance cover (Personal finance, Cash) quoted the figures for statutory sick pay claims as worth £81.60 a week for up to 28 weeks, provided normal earnings are at least £102 a week. The current figures, as of the new tax year, are £85.85 a week subject to a minimum earning figure of £107 per week.
The lord lieutenant of Clackmannanshire told the public administration select committee of his “unease about the use of the word ’empire’ in honours awards”, not the Commons public accounts committee, as we had it in a report (“Queen’s advisers on honours say it’s time for the end of ’empire’“, News).
A report on Ramires’s goal against Barcelona said that André Villas-Boas, it seemed, had splurged millions on a player who put the “jog” into O Jogo Bonito, and also that Benfica bought him in 2010. The Chelsea manager at the time of Ramires’s transfer was Carlo Ancelotti and Benfica bought him in 2009 (“Ramires chips away at the sceptics“, Sport).
A production error meant the Sudoku Classic and Killer on 6 May were the same as the previous week. The correct sequence is online. Apologies.
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