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Coronavirus: Up to £3.5bn furlough claims are fraudulent or paid in error

Up to £3.5bn in Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme payments may have been claimed fraudulently or paid out in error, the government has said. HM Revenue and Customs told MPs on the Public Accounts Committee it estimates that of the £35....


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Charity launches free domestic abuse advice line for businesses

A new advice line for businesses supporting employees experiencing or at risk of domestic abuse has been launched by domestic abuse charity Hestia. One in four women and one in six men will experience domestic abuse at some point in their lifetim...


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American Airlines faces backlash after introducing Black Lives Matter badge

American Airlines is facing backlash among workers after allowing its cabin crew to wear Black Lives Matter badges on their uniforms while on duty. The commercial jet carrier announced on Sunday that it would be introducing the new policy across ...


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A four-day week: a solution for unemployment?

Think tank Autonomy has been looking into what a post-COVID economy could look like, with a focus on the possibility of adopting a four-day week as an alternative to an increase in unemployment. They argue that, as contributions from the governme...


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Welshman sues employer over “racist sheep banter”

A Welshman is suing his former employer for racism after workmates repeatedly called him a “sheep s**gger”. Sixty-one-year-old James Bracegirdle, a health and safety expert, claims he was subjected to “increasingly hostile racis...


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Leading organisations commit to prioritising mental health when retuning to work

The CIPD is one of 33 leading organisations that has committed to prioritising the mental health of its employees as they return to work. Joining organisations including Unilever, Barclays and Santander, the CIPD has signed an open letter to The T...