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If you’re planning to head abroad or already have a UK holiday booked during the half term break, you may be wondering whether it will go ahead.It’s been widely reported that the government is considering a “circuit break” – or mini two-week lockdown – to limit the spread of coronavirus in the UK.Members of the government’s Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage) told the Financial Times if this goes ahead, it’s likely to coincide with half term to limit the impact on education. It’s unlikely this kind of lockdown would be as dramatic as the measures introduced in March, but it’s expected hospitality venues may have to close early – or completely. There’s also the possibility that households will be told not to mix and people will be discouraged from non-essential travel. READ MORE:
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The government is yet to confirm if the circuit break will happen, so should you cancel anyway? It really depends on how important a holiday is to you and how quickly you’d need a refund if it can’t go ahead. If you’re considering cancelling now, the first step is to check the cancellation policy on your holiday to decide whether it’s worth pulling the plug now, or leaving it until the last minute. Some Airbnbs and hotels, for example, allow you to cancel up to 48 hours before your check-in with no fees.Your other option is to wait for a government announcement that will potentially ban your holiday from taking place. In this scenario, you’d then have to contact your holiday provider or your insurer for a refund, but beware this may not be processed quickly, as you’ll likely be joining a queue with thousands of others. Malcolm Tarling from the Association of British Insurers (ABI) says “it’s a tricky time” if you have a half term holiday booked. In the event that your holiday can’t go ahead, he says you’ll need to contact your accommodation provider or airline for a refund first, before trying your insurer. READ MORE:
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“The reason travel insurance policies require you to try other refund sources first is that travel insurance is primarily designed and priced to cover the risk of needing emergency medical treatment while overseas,” Tarling tells HuffPost UK.“Where people have first tried to get travel refunds from other sources, and then turn to their travel insurer, then (provided it is covered) insurers will deal with the claim as quickly as possible.”However, you’ll need to check if your travel insurance policy covers you for travel disruption – because not all policies do.“If the policy does cover them, this will usually kick in if the customer has tried and not been able to get refund/s from any other source, such as the air carrier, tour operator or credit card provider,” Tarling says, reiterating that you might need to be patient. “It is worth bearing in mind that travel insurers expect to pay £275 million in travel cancelation claims – a record amount in cancellation payments so far from a single event.”It’s difficult to make a decision, as there’s so much uncertainty right now. Your best bet might be to look into what might happen if you cancel – even if you’re hoping it goes ahead – so you can be prepared if lockdown measures do come in. READ MORE:
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Priti Patel has been defeated in parliament as peers insisted she must restore protections for lone child refugees in Europe after the Brexit transition.The Lords, by a majority of 94, backed an amendment from Lord Dubs to ensure lone child refugees maintain their right to be reunited with family in the UK once the Brexit transition ends on December 31.The home secretary also faced a second defeat as peers insisted EU children in care are automatically given settled status in the UK.It was the second attempt by Dubs, who came to the UK as a child fleeing the Nazis on a kindertransport, to restore children’s family reunion rights. Boris Johnson had deleted the protections from his flagship Withdrawal Agreement Act 2020, which enacted his exit deal.Ministers have said the government is seeking to negotiate with the EU new arrangements for lone child refugees to be reunited with family in the UK.But peers fear that the EU is refusing to discuss the issue during the stalled talks on a post-Brexit relationship, and question why Johnson stripped the rights from his own legislation.It also comes after Patel warned of a crackdown on people seeking refugee status in the UK, including by floating ideas such as sending them 4,000 miles away to Ascension Island, or repelling dinghies crossing the Channel by somehow creating waves.Following the vote, Dubs said: “Families should be together.“The government defeat today demonstrates the strength of feeling that we should not abandon our humanity and compassion by removing the right of children to be reunited with relatives here in the UK. “I would now urge the government to put their own words into practice, by rethinking its policy and supporting this amendment when it comes before the Commons.”Dubs added: “The home secretary claimed on Sunday that the Conservative Party has a proud history of providing a safe haven to those in need.“This claim does not align with what we have seen in the House today, as the government is prepared to callously abandon these most vulnerable of people, leaving them at risk of exploitation of the worst kind.”Beth Gardiner-Smith, chief executive of Safe Passage International, said: “This defeat should be a wake-up call to the government that providing a safe and legal way for vulnerable refugee children from Europe to be reunited with their families is not only the moral thing to do, but the will of a cross-party collaboration across the House and local authorities.“Rather than spending time and energy on pie in the sky talk of magic wave machines or sinister internment camps on distant islands, the government should now support safe and legal routes and back this amendment when it come back to the House of Commons.“The home secretary said at the weekend that family and community are her guiding principles, accepting this amendment is her chance to prove it.”Vickie Hawkins, executive director of Medecins Sans Frontieres UK, said: “It has been deeply disheartening to have watched the UK government abdicate their responsibilities by attempting to close down some of the few existing routes to safety for refugees and asylum seekers within Europe.“This amendment gives the UK government a chance to take steps towards rectifying this: it is surely the bare minimum to ensure that safe routes to sanctuary in the UK stay open for unaccompanied children.“We sincerely hope that the UK government will show some humanity and accept this amendment.“Irrespective of the UK’s relationship with the EU, the government has an obligation to protect vulnerable people who have crossed borders seeking international protection.”The defeats set up a battle in the Commons over the immigration and social security coordination bill, where Patel must win two votes to delete Dubs’ amendments from the legislation.But Dubs’ amendments are likely to be thrown out by MPs, given Johnson has a Commons majority of 80 and any Tory rebellion is likely to be small, if there is one at all.Related...
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