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    Sunak: Second lockdown could cause permanent economic damage

    2020-10-15T08:51:00Z

    A second UK-wide lockdown could cause “permanent damage” to the economy, the Chancellor Rishi Sunak has warned.

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    Johnson ‘disappointed’ with EU trade talks progress

    2020-10-15T08:21:00Z

    The Prime Minister Boris Johnson has “expressed his disappointment” with the lack of progress in negotiations with the EU over a free-trade agreement.

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    Small businesses risk losing best talent over tech frustrations

    2020-10-15T07:13:00Z

    European small businesses are 42% more likely than enterprises to lose employees because of technology frustrations around remote working.

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    £40bn tax rises ‘inevitable’

    2020-10-13T09:36:00Z

    The government will need to introduce tax increases to raise more than £40 billion a year to weather the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, a think tank has warned.

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    Unemployment jumps to three-year high

    2020-10-13T09:20:00Z

    The rate of unemployment in the UK jumped to its highest level in over three years in August, according to official figures.

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    Workers’ mental health ‘worst than a year ago’

    2020-10-13T08:00:00Z

    More than 40% of workers in the UK feel their mental health is worse than it was a year ago, according to CV-Library.

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    Three million could be out of work by Christmas

    2020-10-12T08:59:00Z

    As many as 1.2 million workers could lose their jobs by Christmas, according to a think tank, taking the number of people in unemployment to three million.

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    Concerns over new Covid lockdown 'ripple effect'

    2020-10-12T08:38:56Z

    Business groups and the Labour Party say they are concerned about the "ripple effect" caused by new lockdown rules expected to be announced today (Monday). Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to introduce a range of new measures including a three-tiered ranking for Covid risk level, with the highest risk ...

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    Economic recovery 'faster than expected'

    2020-10-12T08:17:53Z

    The UK's economic recovery is progressing "faster than expected" according to a think tank that reported a surge in retail spending. EY Item Club's report forecasts economic growth of 16-17% in the three months to September compared with the previous three months, above expectations of 12%. Despite these figures, the ...

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    £258m self-employed grants paid 'in error or fraud'

    2020-10-08T08:46:14Z

    As much as £238 million in grants for self-employed workers may have been paid out due to error or fraud, HMRC has said. In documents seen by BBC Radio 4's Money Box programme, HMRC believes it to have affected 1-2% of the 4.7 million grants handed out to self-employed workers ...

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    Billionaire fortunes surge 27% during pandemic

    2020-10-08T08:18:43Z

    Image: Flickr Billionaires have seen their fortunes rise by more than 27% to record levels during the Covid-19 pandemic, according to UBS. The Swiss Bank found their wealth jumped from £6.2 trillion to £7.9 trillion between April and July alone. In US dollars, the figure rose to $10.2tn beating ...

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    eBay UK to launch “Pay As You Grow” scheme for start-ups and small businesses

    2020-10-07T10:30:32Z

    eBay UK has announced the launch of the “Pay As You Grow” offer for UK start-ups, removing all fees for first-time sellers for their first 100 sales each month. Starting on Friday 9 October and running until the end of the year, the offer – which has been inspired by ...

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    Johnson: Wind farms will power every home by 2030

    2020-10-06T08:31:02Z

    Wind farms will power every home in the UK by 2020, the Prime Minister Boris Johnson will pledge in his party conference speech on Tuesday. Mr Johnson will provide a £160 million fund to upgrade ports and factories to facilitate the building of turbines which he claims will create 2,000 ...

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    Planned redundancies hit 500,000

    2020-10-06T08:12:18Z

    A further 58,000 planned redundancies were announced in August, taking the total to nearly 500,000 since the Covid-19 pandemic began. Nearly 1,000 employers informed the Insolvency Service of their intention to make 20 or more people redundant. The total figure for August was dramatically below June and July which both ...

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    Managing ‘long Covid’ sickness absence in the workplace

    2020-10-06T07:00:29Z

    By Kevin Charles, consulting barrister at Crossland Employment Solicitors It’s reported that up to 10% of people suffering from Covid-19 can take at least three weeks to recover, with a quarter of a million of people in the UK thought to experience symptoms for 30 days or more. Known ...

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    Retailers and couriers set for 'Everest-sized challenge' at Christmas

    2020-10-06T07:00:13Z

    Online retailers and delivery firms are likely to face a "Mount Everest of Christmas peaks" this year, according to one courier. With Covid-19 restrictions ongoing, ParcelHero says online retailers and couriers have already experienced record peak volumes and it is warning that the run-up to Christmas could be 50% busier ...

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    Government launches £238m jobseekers coaching scheme

    2020-10-05T10:06:01Z

    A £238 million scheme designed to help jobseekers move into "growing sectors" has been launched by the government. The Job Entry Targeted Support scheme will provide coaching and advice on these sectors to those who have been out of work for three months or more as a result of the ...

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    Cambridge Analytica boss banned from being company director

    2020-10-05T09:44:08Z

    The man at the centre of the Cambridge Analytica scandal has been banned from being a company director for seven years. Alexander Nix has been banned by the Insolvency Service for what it described as repeatedly offering "shady political services to potential clients over a number of years”. The disgraced ...

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    Home working 'here to stay'

    2020-10-05T08:28:53Z

    More home working is likely to become a permanent thing for a huge number of businesses even after the Covid-19 pandemic ends, according to a new survey. Seventy-four per cent of the near-1,000 businesses surveyed by the Institute of Directors (IoD) said they plan to continue the increased levels of ...

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    Ministers warned of Covid loan fraud risk

    2020-10-01T08:39:45Z

    Government ministers were warned that business loans designed to support small companies impacted by Covid-19 were at a "very high risk of fraud". According to a report by the BBC, the British Business Bank, which operated the Bounce Back Loan Scheme, twice raised its concerns with business secretary Alok Sharma ...