Unemployment can obviously be devastating on a personal level but it also has lasting economic consequences. Those who are out of work may become “disengaged” from the labour market. They may lose skills they had in work and fail to gain new ones. Relationships between employers and employees that have been built up, in some […]
“I think that’s the problem- they don’t know how anyone works… It’s been really, really hard. I’d only just become self-employed and the first year is already the toughest – you’re building your client-base, I was just starting out.
‘People have missed funerals of loved ones because of lockdown. Many have had to look after their own young children while ill. One of the architects of the rules keeping those people housebound drove across the UK, knowing he had the virus. Indefensible hypocrisy and selfishness,’ Ms Rowling tweeted.
He told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme: ‘This virus is capable of surging back really quickly and is actually doing so in most countries where there’s been success at getting it under control and, as it surges back, the way you stop outbreaks developing is through having well-functioning contact tracing linked to testing, with isolation […]
“Any change needs to be completely clear and be coupled with financial support for all those who need it.” Dennis Reed, of over-60s group campaign group Silver Voices, said Government advice was “all over the place” and “reopening of the economy” was “putting older people at risk”.
Downing Street said the government’s ‘Contain’ strategy set out that restrictions can be imposed on transport links ‘if there is an area that is particularly badly affected’. But the PM’s spokesman said that was not only a possibility for London — as any location could be subject to similar curbs.
The Government advice on working from home changed from today – meaning employers can ask their staff to come into the office Rishi Sunak launched his ‘eat out to help out scheme’ giving Brits up to half-price meals and help the hospitality sector A new 90-minute coronavirus test was rolled out to help people get […]
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‘At the time, there was a lot of things in the paper about drugs, so I made him a drug dealer, or a peddler of alcopops to children and things like that, which I thought was so wrong it was alright. I wouldn’t do it now, but I don’t think I regret it.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have become such a hot potato that they’ve been banned as a topic of conversation in the salons of Hampstead, I hear. ‘We’re not allowed to talk about Harry and Meghan,’ confirms Esther Rantzen, who lives in the posh North London enclave. ‘That produces passionate views, pro and anti […]