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Mobile drive-in cinema settles in Essex to top UK ticket sales

Nightflix drive-in cinema tops U.K. & Ireland ticket sales for June, as the U.K. demonstrates its love of The Big Screen July 2 2020, London: June 15th saw the U.K. begin to emerge from the COVID-19 lockdown and as part of that first wave of lifting restrictions, drive-in cinemas were given the green light to open their gates. Nightflix Drive-In Cinema kicked-off screenings June 19th and has gone on to top UK & Ireland cinema ticket sales for June as cinemagoers have flocked to its site in Colchester. From day…

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Coronavirus: Lights to stay down on Broadway until next year

Broadway contributes billions of dollars to New York’s economy and supports almost 100,000 jobs All 41 theatres that make up New York’s performing heartland of Broadway will stay closed until next year. They have been shut since March when they closed as part of the city’s lockdown in response to the COVID-19 crisis. Now, in what could prove to be a terminal blow for some theatres, not to mention the careers of many who work in the industry, the Broadway league has said the curtain won’t be raised on any productions…

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UK Government announces ‘flexible’ new furlough arrangements

The UK government has confirmed the latest set of changes to its “flexible” furlough scheme – dubbed CJRS V2 – ahead of its launch of the 1 July. HM Revenue and Customs has set out the new guidance as the current version of the Coronavirus Job retention Scheme (CJRS) ends today (30 June). The updated guidance explains that from 1 July, employers can bring furloughed employees back to work for any amount of time and any shift pattern, while still being able to claim CJRS grant for the hours not worked. From…

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