Refuge, the UK’s largest domestic abuse charity says calls to its helpline have risen by 25% since lockdown measures began. As the UK enters the third week of lockdown measures, Sandra Horley CBE, Chief Executive of national domestic abuse charity Refuge said that ‘ordinarily, the window for women to seek help is extremely limited. During periods […]
The Trade Union Congress has called for an “emergency” boost to Universal Credit to help people get through the coronavirus outbreak. The union body says that without an urgent increase unemployment support will be lower in real terms during the coronavirus outbreak than during the mass unemployment peaks of the 1980s and 1990s. A new report published by the TUC reveals that: In 1984 when […]
Over 100 organisations from around the world have called for immediate cancellation of debt payments by developing countries in response to the Covid-19 health and economic crises. The statement, which is being sent to the G20 governments, IMF and World Bank, calls for a range of measures to cancel debt payments in 2020 and create […]
Posted on 7th April 2020 in Coronavirus.
By Michael Baxter, Fresh Business Thinking The number of deaths from Covid-19 has fallen sharply in the last two days as the UK government says that “we are taking unprecedented action to increase the NHS’s capacity.”
Posted on 6th April 2020 in Coronavirus.
Since the 25th March, award-winning, luxury, Welsh wash brand, The GoodWash Company, have donated more than 3800 emergency wash packages and soap to all NHS trusts in Wales, food banks and even King’s College Hospital in London. The packs, which contain a variety of travel size shampoo and soap bars have been sent with the […]
By Professor Dylan Jones-Evans Professor of entrepreneurship and founder of the Wales Start-up Awards, Dylan Jones-Evans has today written an open letter to Welsh Government asking when measures will be put in place that have any relevance to start-ups. He writes that ‘I have been contacted by new firms from all over Wales who have asked, […]
According to the latest report from the UK’s leading independent job board, CV-Library, the UK job market has been hit hard by the coronavirus outbreak, as job postings and applications dropped by 15.1% and 10.3% respectively last month. The study, which explores job market data from March 2020 and compares this with figures from February 2020 […]
Tim Cook, Apple CEO last night tweeted that ‘Apple is dedicated to supporting the worldwide response to COVID-19. We’ve now sourced over 20M masks through our supply chain. Our design, engineering, operations and packaging teams are also working with suppliers to design, produce and ship face shields for medical workers.’ He said that “teams across […]
Yesterday, on Sunday 6th April, and on the advice of his doctor, the Prime Minister has been admitted to hospital for tests. Downing Street say that “his is a precautionary step, as the Prime Minister continues to have persistent symptoms of coronavirus ten days after testing positive for the virus”. “The Prime Minister thanks NHS […]
By Lucy Cohen, co-founder Mazuma During this time of crisis, it’s amazing to see how businesses are using innovative ways to keep their business thriving and provide other alternatives for their customers to access their services.
As global communities respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been an increasing emphasis on public health strategies, like social distancing measures, to slow the rate of transmission. Google have recently announced that in Google Maps, they are using aggregated, anonymised data showing how busy certain types of places are—helping identify when a local business tends […]