In Lebanon, the crisis the advantage of political parties, faith-based

Masked men dressed in orange jumpsuits at the wheel of trucks loaded disinfecting liquid criss-cross the different regions. To the rear of the trailer, a slogan : “All against the corona “. A convoy almost commonplace in these times of pandemic, if it is not that the load is struck by the distinctive orange of the free patriotic Current (CPL), the party founded by president Michel Aoun. Elsewhere, the convoy in charge to disinfect the streets and is surmounted by a white flag struck a cedar encircled with red, the emblem of the lebanese Forces (LF, led by Samir Geagea), and the other christian party.

The marketing of the Covid-19

Cartons whole bottles of hydroalcoholic gel, are also delivered, always accompanied these logos so recognizable. Ditto for the food parcels or meals distributed to the poor who, containment forces, be deprived of the scarce resources that gave them their jobs daily. Further south, the volunteers are this time of shields surmounted by a border of yellow and stamped with the characteristic symbol of Hezbollah, to distribute solutions, hydro-alcoholic, masks or food aid.

→ REPORT. Coronavirus : our special report on the pandemic of Covid-19

Conspués for their incompetence and corruption which gangrene the country by the movement of popular protests that started on October 17, 2019, political parties, faith-based lebanese were found during the pandemic an opportunity to restore their image. While the government of Hassan Diab was trying to prepare as best public hospitals to receive the sick, they put themselves at the service of a population impoverished by the successive crises, with a great deal of communication.

The battalions of volunteers from Hezbollah

The Hezbollah, known for its organization millimétrée, has launched the first in the battle, mobilising 25 000 volunteers and did not hesitate to rent private hospitals. “Hezbollah is ready for all that may have a claim against the ministry of health or the government “said as early as mid-march, its chief, Hassan Nasrallah, is posing as a partner of the State.

According to Rindala Jabbour, the coordinator of the media committee of the CPL, the party of president Michel Aoun, a thousand volunteers went to each region to educate the population, provide protective masks and hand sanitizer. “We have also set up a mobile clinic for testing. We went everywhere, including places where we don’t have many followers “, ensures the young woman. Food aid is distributed to more than 200 000 people, of the operations financed by the money of the lebanese diaspora to the tune of 440 000 €.

Political clientship

Number of Lebanese have rallied “marketing operations “ reviving the patronage. “The State can not cope alone with the virus, it is normal that the political parties are participating in this effort alongside their communities “, justifies Rindala Jabbour, refuting any covered election. “The FL have never been put under the spotlight for their actions of charity, it is a natural response to the feeling of solidarity, humanity, and patriotism “ensures a responsible for that “all actions commenced by any party, are deemed to be under the governance of the lebanese State “.

The former minister and mp Abdullah Farhat is not fooled : in his eyes, these are not the only altruism and “aim of political gains in the elections “ : “Unfortunately, the Lebanese define themselves more by their religious affiliation, national and patriotic. At this time, everyone is finally going to help his family. “

→ REPORT. In Lebanon, ” we are witnessing the end of the civil war “

The clashes – particularly between sunnis and shiites – who broke out in several parts of Beirut Saturday, June 6, in the margin of the resumption of the protest movement, are another illustration. In this time of multidimensional crisis, exacerbate tensions denominational risk of plunging Lebanon in the throes of the civil war. All parties are aware of it. The alert has been hot.

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A political crisis, health and economic

October 17, 2019 : the beginning of the popular uprising against poor management and corruption.

19 December 2019 : Hassan Diab, a university is presenting themselves as independent of the major parties, was appointed prime minister.

March 7, 2020 : Lebanon announces that it will not reimburse a billion euros of its debt which matures (about $ 81 billion in total).

Mid-march 2020 : the country is taking a series of measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

March 29, 2020 : While the national currency continues its drop against the dollar, the “hunger riots” took place in Beirut and Tripoli.

At the end of April 2020 : the country began to make a plan déconfinement progressive, before being forced to reconfiner again its population on may 12, as a result of new cases.

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Apple presents its new iPhone SE 2, its most affordable phone

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He had been waiting for so long that, when it came true, it seemed like a mirage. In the middle of the hurricane Covid-19 that forced him to change his plans, in the face of the coming economic storm and with great uncertainties in the technology sector, Apple has wanted to take advantage of some wind in favor with the renewal of its new ‘low cost’ smartphone. As rumored, it is called iPhone SE. It is the second generation and is committed to updating its guts.

Surprisingly, the technology giant has announced this Tuesday its new terminal, which promises to replace possible sales falls at a general level. It is a «smartphone» that has a screen 4.7-inch Retina HD type (1,334 x 750 p), which is inspired directly from the iPhone 8 released in 2017. In addition, it supports playback in Dolby Vision and HDR10. With the return of the Start button, the security measure is subject to the Touch ID fingerprint sensor.

Preserving the classic aesthetic, it presents a compact design. The main novelties come hidden, inside. The secret lies in its A13 Bionic microchip, the same “brain” found in the company’s latest terminals, which promises a good performance, although it has not yet been tested under conditions. It has a system based on machine learning and a technology called Neural Engine that is capable, according to the company, of processing five billion operations per second.

In addition, it has a camera 12 megapixel with F1.8 focal aperture -reused from other previous models- capable of portrait mode (blurring the background to make the subject close-up) using software, that is, betting on computer photography. Something that differentiates it significantly from the most advanced iPhone that have triple rear camera. As for video, the rear camera records in high definition 4K up to 60 frames per second.

This is the main sacrifice to defend a price, which a priori, is very attractive: 489 euros. The new device, which will come in three colors (black, white and red), will come to Spain on April 24 although it can be booked from Friday.In addition to these characteristics, it is resistant to dust and water (up to 1 meter deep for 30 minutes, according to the IP67 certification). A decision that, in that sense, It puts you on par with other terminals despite some limitations.

Ruled by the iOS 13 operating system, another interesting feature is that it can be charged wirelessly (thanks to compatible chargers, not included), supports dual SIM cards thanks to the eSIM -virtual SIM card-, with what can be interesting as a business mobile. In turn, it supports 4G connections.

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a measured but reasonable renovation

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OnePlus’s track record in the mobile phone market is commendable. The Chinese firm, during its first proposals, opted for a single model that was committed to an attractive formula and already assimilated by consumers: offering great benefits at more affordable prices. The strategy was expanded until two different models appeared. One powered by the “Pro” category which makes it a winning horse thanks to some technical improvements. Now, go to the same idea with the renewal of your devices: the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro. Both are compatible with the new fifth generation mobile networks, the famous 5G.

The “normal” version, that is, the OnePlus 8, is the more balanced of the two. The most complete, if possible, in the compendium of high characteristics that compiles the terminal, which shares some (part of its guts) – with its older brother. At first glance, it is practically identical to the previous model, the 7T, but it has migrated from the skin and significant improvements have been added, such as the “brain” that moves its entire ecosystem: a powerful Snapdragon 865 microchip that is marked with two configurations of 8 and 12 GB of RAM. His behavior is barely curtailed and fluid is a joy which is how we have verified during the tests carried out by this newspaper in recent days.

With a sensational screen 6.55 inch, the terminal is very compact as a whole. It handles quite well with one hand unlike other existing models on the market like Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra, whose size is quite monstrous. In this case, the mamotreto is manageable (weighs only 180 grams), even stored in the pants pocket. An important detail to keep in mind is that all artificial remnants on its touch surface have been removed. It has no “notch,” that controversial tab that has become very popular in the industry in recent years. Now there is no trace. To include the front camera, a “hole” has been made, which is left to the left discreetly.

The chosen panel maintains the standards offered on previous occasions with one of the Amoled type, well balanced and with good color reproduction despite offering a Full HD resolution (2,400 x 1,080 pixels) that is somewhat more corseted. With a 20: 9 aspect ratio, the “smartphone” fits most multimedia content. Features slightly curved edges inspired by Samsung’s Galaxy terminals although in this case it is somewhat wasted as interactive spaces for a submenu. This fluidity in its handling is also appreciated thanks to the 90 Hz refresh rate, which adapts to the type of content offered, making it sometimes difficult to distinguish it.

Where some modifications have been made is in its photographic power. The terminal includes a triple rear camera in the form of a traffic light with three differentiated lenses and, again, located in the center. The proposal is gimmicky and correct, without too many pretensions. One, the main one, which contains a 48 megapixel sensor. The zoom has now passed to this lens and, unlike other proposals, it works digitally at all times.

It has not taken an important step in this matter, but instead, progress has been made in Artificial Intelligence algorithms to achieve better results than the previous model. It combines with an ultra wide angle of 16 megapixels very versatile to add more information and finally the novelty: a macro camera (2 megapixels) to capture details and that replaces a telephoto lens. In general, it is supported by the same frame of mind as the whole mobile as a whole: it is balanced. Doubts may exist in that macro lens and its capabilities somewhat upgradeable. Is it going to be used a lot? Time will tell.

In video recording, a hybrid stabilization system (optical and digital) has been used. A function designed for those users who create multimedia content and are looking for a product that achieves better results. Although it is trimmed by default, the software allows recording in 4K quality at a rate of 60 frames per second. As for its protection measures, the OnePlus relies on its safe to various technologies already established in the market such as the fingerprint sensor (similar to the previous model) and a facial recognition sensor. Both work consistently, although somewhat below speed and precision than other rivals.

Without a headphone jack and supported by a USB-C connector, one of its strengths is the battery. Here there has been a big push. And you can see it. It goes from a 3,600 mAh to a 4,300 mAh. In just over fifty minutes it has been fully charged thanks to its powerful charger and, in addition, it is compatible with wireless chargers (although it is not included). Aesthetically beautiful, with matte finishes, but without being disruptive, they come in various colors (black, emerald green with sparkling effects a version called “interstellar” inspired by the rainbow). Although they may be a little slippery, it is easily corrected with the company’s policy of including a cover. The price, on the other hand, has been a surprise, although somewhat disconcerting when leaving from the 709 euros (one hundred euros more in the superior version of 12 GB of RAM).

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The benefits of lying on the stomach of seriously ill patients

A study carried out in theWuhan Jinyintan Hospital(China) in 12 patients with severe acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) related to infection with the new coronavirus, and assisted by mechanical ventilation, has shown the benefits of lying on their stomachs for their lungs.

The work, published in the ‘American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine‘was carried out during the week of February 18 by healthcare professionals from the hospital center who attended to the patients under study.

This workit is the first evidence of lung behavior in patients with severe Covid-19 who require mechanical ventilation and receive positive pressure, and demonstrates that some do not respond well to this pressure and do respond when positioned looking down, “the researchers have detailed. .

And it is that, during work he placedupside downto patients for 24 hours and at times when they had low blood oxygen levels, which was measured, along with lung volume and airway pressure, using devices placed on the patients’ respirators. Airway ventilation was also measured.

Seven patients received at least one upside-down positioning session, three others also positioned like this but received life support to replace pulmonary and cardiac function, and othersthree died.

Patients who did not lie on their stomach had poor lung capacity, while those who alternated on their back and stomach positions improved this parameter. “It’s just a small number of patients“But our study shows that many patients may be exposed to more harm than benefit when trying to increase pressure, since we have seen that the lung can improve when the patient is face down,” the researchers have settled.

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the Chinese firm bets on good specifications but less “bargain” than ever

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In mid-February, Xiaomi presented in China the terminals that will be its flagships this year. It was the Redmi Mi 10 and Redmi Mi 10 Pro, two high-end phones to compete face to face with the “top” of the rest of the brands. The presentation to the rest of the world was supposed to take place during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, ​​but the cancellation of the event due to the coronavirus ruined those plans. Now, a month later and during an online presentation, without an audience or journalists, the Chinese firm has finally given the starting gun to its new devices.

Appears on stage (empty) Shou Zi Chew, President of Xiaomi, and his first words are in solidarity with the victims of the pandemic that is ravaging the world, and to announce the shipment of a million face masks to Europe, with special attention to Spain, France and Italy. After the laudable gesture, the senior executive went on to review the latest milestones of the company, highlighting its investment of 7,000 million dollars in 5G and IoT (Internet of Things).

Until now, Xiaomi has been characterized by offering terminals with the same specifications and components as the others, but at almost half the price. A “bargain” that is at the base of its rapid success and expansion. But that could be changing. In fact, and despite the fact that the new Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro They are still cheaper than other equivalent terminals of the competition, it is also true that the price difference is narrowing. The most expensive version, in fact, already exceeds 1,000 euros.

After his initial speech, Chew went directly to the presentation of the new terminals. We are facing two flagship devices, with 6.67-inch AMOLED Full HD + screens, a resolution of 2,340 x 1,080 pixels and a refresh rate of 90 Hz (which results in the clarity of moving images). The format is 19.5: 9 and its maximum brightness is 1,120 nits, which guarantees that we will be able to see the screen well even in full sun. The panel supports HDR10 + and, according to Chew, allows a contrast of up to 5,000,000: 1, always showing true color. Common dimensions in the two terminals, they are 162.6 x 74.8 x 8.96 mm, and the weight is 208 grams.

As expected, the new Xiaomi have adopted the latest and most powerful of Qualcomm’s processors, the Snapdragon 865, which means that both are 5G and benefit, in addition to the performance, which doubles that of the previous version, of a Significant reduction in energy consumption, resulting in longer battery life. Of course, for RAM the brand has adopted the new LPDDR5 (Low Power Double Data Rate) standard, which is twice as fast and consumes up to 30% less energy than the previous one. Depending on the model we choose, the RAM varies from 8 to 12 GB. The same as the internal storage capacity, which starts from 128 GB and shoots up, in the most expensive versions, up to 512 GB.

As for the battery, and inexplicably, that of the “normal” Mi 10 has somewhat more capacity than that of the Mi10 Pro (4,780 milliamps compared to 4,500). The Mi 10 features a 30W fast charging system, 30W wireless charging and 10W reverse charging (for accessories), while the Mi 10 Pro raises those figures to 50W (a full charge at 45 minutes), and maintains wireless charging at 30W (one charge in 65 minutes) and reverse charging at 10W.

The main course, four cameras

In the photography section, Xiaomi has put the rest in its new terminals. And it is here where the greatest differences between the normal model and the Pro occur. In both devices, the main camera incorporates the same and spectacular 108 megapixel sensor (and F1.6 aperture) that we could already see in the previous Mi Note 10 .

In the normal Mi 10, that “super sensor” is accompanied by a 2-megapixel “bokeh”, a 13-megapixel wide-angle and a 2-megapixel lens for macro shooting. In the Mi 10 Pro, however, the specifications go up and we find a 20-megapixel wide-angle, a telephoto that allows a hybrid x10 zoom (digital up to x50), and a 12-megapixel bokeh. The front camera, which is installed on both terminals in a perforation of the screen, is 20 megapixels, with the capacity to record videos at 120 images per second.

Shou Zi Chew explained that on November 19, Xiaomi launched a satellite equipped with the 108 megapixel sensor. The images captured from “up there”, cut off during the presentation, are really impressive, and allow you to enlarge the details with a minimum loss of quality. “On our phones,” he said, “we have the best mobile camera in the world.” The mobiles also have a new “anti-flicker” sensor which contributes to the clarity and quality of the images.

According to Chew, the combination between the different cameras leads to a substantial improvement in the quality of the zoom, portrait mode and night mode. The wide angle, for example, has a system that prevents distortion in the images we take at a very wide angle. “The 108,000,000 pixels of our main sensor,” explained the President of Xiaomi, “are much more than a number. In fact, they allow us to capture details that were previously impossible, and with an unprecedented quality, “he said.

Both phones can record videos in 8k quality, with optical and digital stabilization. In this section, Chew talked about the incorporation of a new concept, the «video portrait», and the «Shoot Steady» function, which is capable of completely stabilizing what we record with the camera, even if we are moving. “The Mi 10 Pro,” he said, “is the first videophone of our era.”

As for the sound, both the Mi 10 and the Mi 10 Pro have two stereo microphones (one above and one below) that automatically detect the orientation of the phone and convey the feeling that the subject is really moving from side to side from the screen. The system has achieved the highest Dxomark audio score.

The two phones will be sold in gray, white, green and blue from April 1 and April 15 (the Pro version), and prices vary according to the chosen capacities. Thus, the Xiaomi Mi 10 will start at 799 euros (8GB of RAM and 128GB for storage), while the Mi 10 Pro will start at 999 euros. Xiaomi also presented a Lite version that will cost 349 euros. Finally, the firm also presented its new television, andl My 65-inch 4S TV for a price of 549 euros.

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Man dies after self-medication with chloroquine to prevent coronavirus – NBC Los Angeles

An Arizona man died after ingesting chloroquine phosphate – believing it would protect him from contagion with the coronavirus. The man’s wife has also ingested the substance and is undergoing critical care.

The man’s wife told NBC News that she had seen television briefings during which President Donald Trump talked about the potential benefits of chloroquine. Although drugs to prevent or treat COVID-19, the disease caused by coronavirus, have not been approved, some early research suggests that it may be useful as a therapy.

However, the toxic ingredient consumed by the couple was not the therapeutic form of chloroquine, known as hydroxychloroquine, but chloroquine phosphate, an ingredient listed in a parasitic treatment for their home fish.

The couple – both in their sixties and potentially at greater risk of complications from the virus – mixed a small amount of the substance with a liquid and drank it as a way to prevent coronavirus. The wife says they got sick in a few minutes and her husband died shortly after their arrival in the hospital.

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Universal credit: find out if you are eligible and how much you could receive

Universal Credi t is designed to provide financial support to help those who don’t have a job or have a low income with the costs of daily living.

Many people may find themselves in a difficult situation as the coronavirus pandemic continues, which means that the demand for support may increase.

To those who have never applied for government assistance it may seem a little daunting and confusing, but fortunately eligibility for universal credit follows simple procedures.

The government has informed that people who do not qualify for the statutory sickness allowance may instead apply for universal credit or new-style employment and support allowance (ESA).

You can also claim these benefits if you are prevented from working because of a public health risk.

This means that if you are self-isolating yourself at home because you have coronavirus symptoms or live with someone who does, you may have the right to help the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP).

In the first case, seven days of self-isolation are required, in the second case they are 14 days.

ESA will now be payable to people directly affected by Covid-19, or self-insulating according to government advice.

It will be paid from the first day, rather than the eighth, and means that for the first time the payment will be immediate in an attempt to help people in difficulty due to the impact of the coronavirus.

You can submit your request online and you will not have to participate in the interview with the mandatory work center or appointments during the coronavirus epidemic.

Many have wondered how their savings could affect a claim or the amount you are entitled to. Will you expect to live in your savings account instead?

The government claims that a person may be able to obtain universal credit if:

  • You are low-income or jobless

  • You are 18 or older (there are some exceptions if you are 16-17 years old)

  • You are of state retirement age (or your partner is)

  • You and your partner save £ 16,000 or less between you

  • Live in the UK

Also, if you live with your partner, earnings and savings will be taken into account, even if they are not eligible for universal credit.

It is worth noting that you will not be able to get any of the tested benefits if your capital and savings exceed the upper limit of £ 16,000. These include:

However, your savings and capital (or your partner’s savings, capital and income) are not taken into account when applying for “New Style” unemployment benefit (JSA) and this particular benefit can be obtained at the same time as credit universal – or on its own.

“New Style” JSA is a contribution-based advantage. This means that you may be able to get it if you paid enough National Insurance Contributions (NIs) in the two full fiscal years before the year you are applying for.

It gets paid every two weeks and if you qualify, you can get the “New Style” JSA for up to 182 days. Next, your job coach will discuss your options.

If you qualify for both “New Style” JSA and universal credit, any “New Style” JSA you receive will be counted as universal credit income.

To apply for universal credit, visit the gov.uk website here.

You can also use an independent benefit calculator to find out:

These are free to use, anonymous and have replaced the advisory service for the benefits.

Calculators

Turn2us – for information on income-related benefits, tax credits, reduction of municipal taxes, assistance allowances, universal credit and how your benefits will be affected if you start working or change working hours

Politics in practice – for information on income-related benefits, tax credits, contribution-based benefits, reduction of municipal taxes, assistance allowances, universal credit, how they are calculated and how your benefits will be influenced if you start working or change l working hours

entitled to – for information on income-related benefits, tax credits, contribution-based benefits, reduced municipal taxes, care allowance, universal credit and how your benefits will be affected if you start working

What do you need

You will need precise information on:

  • savings

  • Revenue, including those of your partner

  • Existing benefits and pensions (including anyone who lives with you)

  • Expenses (such as rent, mortgage, childcare payments)

  • Council tax account

Who can’t use them

You cannot use calculators if you are under 18 and they will not give accurate results if you are:

For more information on Universal Credit, visit the gov.uk website here.

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Self-employed in the UK? Here are the chancellor ‘s new measures to help | Money

TChancellor Rishi Sunak said on Friday that he “will strengthen the safety net for those who work for themselves” with a package of measures to support self-employed workers and freelancers, offering better benefits and tax deferrals.

But there is growing anger among self-employed workers for what they see as insufficient support in the emergency measures announced on Friday evening.

Self-employed workers will have access to the equivalent of statutory pay for sickness and will receive tax deferrals, but they are not part of the 80% profit pledge.
The Federation of Small Businesses said: “The question at this point is – with businesses forced to close – why have self-employed workers been excluded from the commitment to pay 80% of their earnings?

“It may not be fair that an employee who currently earns £ 25,000 a year would be able to access £ 20,000 a year through the new payroll scheme, while someone who works independently earning the same amount could have access to around £ 5,000 in support. “.

What new rights do I have as a self-employed person now?

Sick pay is the main change. The chancellor announced that “self-employed workers are now able to access full universal credit at a rate equivalent to the employee’s compulsory sick pay”.


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How much “sick pay” will I receive as a self-employed person?

The current sickness allowance rate for employees is £ 94.25 per week for sickness allowance for a maximum period of 28 weeks. Last week the government announced that the money will be paid from the first day instead of the fourth day for those affected.

What government benefits can I apply for as a self-employed person?

In general, when it comes to determining which benefits are eligible and how much you could get, the same rules usually apply if you work for an employer or are self-employed, according to the Turn2Us advisory group. Your earnings from self-employment will be counted as income when you determine what benefits may be available to you. Turn2Us also offers a useful benefit calculator.

But self-employed workers find the demand for benefits extremely complex. In the wake of the chancellor’s announcements, a self-employed person contacted the Guardian to say: “Have you ever tried to navigate the system to get support from public finances as a self-employed sole trader who has lost his trade? It is Byzantine, with so many circles. “

Sunak mentioned the minimum income plan. What does it mean?

The government will also suspend the minimum income threshold, which is the amount that DWP uses to set up universal credit payments each month.

Since the minimum income plan has been temporarily removed, self-employed workers are now treated as employees within the universal credit system. Previously, if someone had been self-employed for 12 months, universal credit would have applied the minimum income plan to them, which is essentially a financial assumption about the income they received, regardless of whether they are actually earning it. Benefit advisors say it was a strict rule.

The government says the change in the minimum income plan will last “for the duration of the epidemic.”

The government website that offers more guidance is available at gov.uk/universal-credit and gov.uk/guidance/new-style-employment-and-support-allowance.

What is the chancellor doing to postpone my “account” tax bills?

Sunak said he will postpone the next round of self-assessment payments to the account (originally scheduled for July 31, 2020), in January 2021.

“This is a relatively simple measure, which is easy to implement and will provide a direct and easily quantifiable benefit to taxpayers in a time of real stress for many,” said Robert Salter of accountants Blick Rothenberg.

What about VAT?

Most self-employed workers earn below the VAT registration threshold, which amounts to £ 85,000. The chancellor said he would postpone VAT for the next quarter, saving businesses £ 30 billion.

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Seat will pay record extra pay to its employees for its benefits in 2019

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Seat will pay 1,550 euros in April to each employee for the benefits obtained in 2019, which represents a record amount in the history of the company and 45% more in relation to what was paid to each employee in 2018, when they received 1,068 euros for the profits of the previous year.

The amount to be paid to the staff on April 15 is 250 euros more than the maximum allowed in the Seat collective agreement, but the company has decided to pay this extraordinary additional pay for the effort made by the staff last year.

Is he fourth consecutive year after the approval of the current collective agreement that Seat will distribute a payment of benefits for the result obtained.

The Spanish firm Seat was the subsidiary of the German Volkswagen consortium that recorded a greater increase in its operating profit in 2019, at the end of the year with earnings of 445 million euros, 74.7% more, as disclosed in the Volkswagen results presentation.

In these last four years, Seat has paid almost 4,000 euros to each employee as payment of benefits.

The Vice President of Human Resources, Xavier Ros, He stressed that “2019 was, again, a record year for Seat thanks to the professionals who are part of the company”, and said that this pay is his “way of thanking everyone for their commitment and dedication to obtaining of the excellent results of last year, which was also a difficult year. “

However, since last Monday Seat has had to apply a Temporary Employment Regulation File (ERTE) to a maximum of 14,771 people due to the coronavirus crisis, which keeps the whole of the Spanish automobile industry paralyzed.

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