Young people and people from ethnic minorities are more likely to have lost their job after returning to work from furlough than any other demographic, new figures show.
More than 16 million jobs could be at risk in the UK if the country’s small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) do not receive targeted support measures to help them through the Covid-19 pandemic, researchers have warned.
Wales will enter a two-week ‘fire break’ lockdown from Friday, First Minister Mark Drakeford announced yesterday (Monday).
Businesses are in desperate need of more financial support to avoid the “catastrophic consequences” of tougher coronavirus rules, the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has warned.
A second UK-wide lockdown could cause “permanent damage” to the economy, the Chancellor Rishi Sunak has warned.
As much as £238 million in grants for self-employed workers may have been paid out due to error or fraud, HMRC has said.