Coronavirus: Ministers pledge to double staff in job centres

UK businesses cut more than 12,000 jobs in two days Labour urges more support to stem job losses UK economy hit by worst contraction in 41 years The government says its furlough scheme, currently paying 80% of the wages of more than nine million workers, has already stemmed job losses from a sharp economic decline […]

Kim Darroch: Former top UK diplomat ‘does not regret’ Trump criticism

In a wide-ranging interview with the BBC’s Newsnight, to be broadcast at 2245 GMT on BBC Two, he said he accepted his position had become untenable after his observations became public, leading Mr Trump to describe him as a “stupid guy” and “pompous fool”.

True scale of Britain’s jobs bloodbath revealed: Thousands of firms planned more than 300,000 redundancies in June and July as coronavirus pandemic ravaged workplaces

‘It’s rapidly being defrauded more and more because employers are making furloughed people work and telling them they can’t say anything or they’ll lose their jobs. The scheme is open to fraud and abuse and it’s hard to check where the money is actually going.

Zoo Caretakers, Maids, Cashiers: These Are the 20 Lowest-Paying Jobs in 2020 America

Laundry and dry-cleaning workers come in at number nine, earning an average of $25,420 a year, and number ten belongs to childcare workers, including people who assist with the dressing, feeding, bathing and overseeing play of children but not educators or teaching assistants ($25,510).

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe: Government considers diplomatic protection

Conferring diplomatic protection on the citizen would ratchet up their status, so that diplomats working on the case would no longer treat it as a consular matter but a formal, legal dispute between Britain and that country, conducted under the rules of international law.

Pizza Express will shut 73 of its 449 restaurants – one in six of its UK sites – with 1,100 jobs under threat as cost saving plans are approved by creditors

‘As a proud member of the UK high street, we remain committed to the role Costa plays in supporting the economic recovery of the country, but today I want to say a huge thank you to all of our team members that are affected by this announcement and we will be supporting you throughout this […]

Finalizing their divorce from Britain, Harry and Meghan repay $3 million spent on renovating their UK home

The couple, who have since bought a home in Santa Barbara, California, moved into the early 19th-century building shortly before the arrival of their son Archie in May 2019. The property had undergone structural changes to turn five small dormitory-style units into a single home

UK’s Brexit plans would ‘break international law,’ minister admits

The comment came one day after the government was forced to play down reports in the British media that it was seeking to alter elements of the Northern Ireland Protocol, part of the deal that Johnson’s government reached with Brussels last year, designed to keep an open border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of […]

Senior Tories Call on UK Ministers to Scrap ‘Illegal’ Plan to Tear Up Parts of Brexit Divorce Deal

The European Union weighed in on the reports, with one EU diplomat suggesting the minister’s admission his country was poised to “break international law” could have immediate impact on the crunch round of talks in London between UK chief negotiator David Frost and the EU’s Michel Barnier.

Coronavirus: Rishi Sunak unveiling ‘kickstart jobs scheme’ for young people

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