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That report about hospital parking charges resuming for NHS staff appears to be causing unease in Tory ranks.
“I’m sure that’s something that’ll need to be looked at very much again”
“It does seem very strange given how hard our NHS & care wkers have worked over last few mths that this is a decision that’s been taken”
The Government want to scrap free parking for NHS staff, which many thousands rely on. It also helps stop the spread of infection.
We have just a few hours to force them to change its plans.
Retweet and tell the Government to give NHS staff a break. pic.twitter.com/Ke9qbigys2
Many of our NHS staff are still struggling financially and the #coronavirus hasn’t disappeared, why on earth is the government so quick to make our NHS heroes cough up again for excessive parking charges? So insensitive (l could have used stronger language) give them some leeway! pic.twitter.com/ZRNP52mR07
Many of today’s papers lead on the chancellor’s jobs plan. But the I’s splash focusses on the end of free parking for NHS staff.
Guardian front page, Wednesday 8 July: Sunak stakes £2bn on job creation plan for under-25s pic.twitter.com/U0TC2BF4wI
Continue reading… Source: The Guardian: UK coronavirus live: Sunak to set out jobs plan and stamp duty holiday ———