Consumers all across the world are comfort buying more luxury goods online to help them get them through the Covid-19 crisis, tech firm Emarsys reports.
Posted on 8th April 2020 in Coronavirus.
The Arts Council for England is making £160 million of emergency funding available for those organisations and individuals that make up our arts, museums and libraries. They have also changed the funding requirements for individuals and organisations currently in receipt of our funding. Chief Executive of The Arts Council for England Darren Henley says that ‘under […]
Starling Bank is introducing the Connected card, a second card that customers can connect to their existing account and give to anyone they trust to pay for groceries and other essential items on their behalf. The Connected card has been designed to help personal account customers who are self-isolating during the coronavirus emergency and are […]
Since the original guidance on the Job Retention Scheme was released, it has undergone a review by the Government. The Scheme is based around placing employees on furlough and employers claiming 80% of wage costs to avoid lay off and redundancy. Clarification on some key areas is now available, in addition to an amendment to […]
The World Trade Organization (WTO) is predicting a severe decline in international commerce this year. In a new report the WTO forecasts a contraction of between 13% and 32% this year. Estimates of the expected recovery in 2021 are equally uncertain, with outcomes depending largely on the duration of the outbreak and the effectiveness of […]
More than a third (36%) of HR Directors (HRDs) believe their organisation’s senior leadership team is not doing enough to address the potential business impact of inaccurate, late and non-compliant payroll practices. According to the survey of 250 HRDs at large UK companies, conducted by Zellis, almost all (94%) said that their organisation’s decision makers […]
Jack Dorsey, Twitter’s chief executive, has pledged to donate $1bn (£800m) to fund coronavirus research to help “disarm this pandemic”.
Refugees living in camps are sharing one tap between up to 250 people and many have less than 3.5 square meters of living space per person which will make it extremely difficult to contain a coronavirus outbreak, Oxfam said have said this week.
The British Chamber of Commerce’s weekly tracker poll, which serves as a barometer of pandemic’s impact on businesses and the effectiveness of government support measures, received more than 1,000 responses and is the largest independent survey of its kind in the UK. This week’s poll reveals that 37 per cent of businesses are planning to furlough […]
The British Chamber of Commerce’s weekly tracker poll, which serves as a barometer of pandemic’s impact on businesses and the effectiveness of government support measures, received more than 1,000 responses and is the largest independent survey of its kind in the UK. The second set of polling was conducted from 1-3 April and follows further […]
The haulage industry can quickly deliver the PPE health workers need in the fight against COVID-19, said RHA chief executive, Richard Burnett. But furlough rules were preventing thousands of drivers from helping move the life-saving equipment, and urged Parliament to change the law. His call came in response to health secretary, Matt Hancock’s remarks on […]
The COVID-19 crisis is expected to wipe out 6.7 per cent of working hours globally in the second quarter of 2020 – equivalent to 195 million full-time workers according to the International Labour Organisation.
Posted on 7th April 2020 in Coronavirus, hours of work, informal economy, low income, occupational safety and health, safety management, social dialogue, social protection, unemployment, vulnerable groups.