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Coronavirus highlights health and safety inequality

The UK is one of the safest places to work in the developed world, with low levels of workplace fatalities compared to its European neighbours. This is true even when adjusting for the fact UK workers may be less likely to work in traditionally da...


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Economists warn abrupt and premature lockdown lift risks higher death toll and double-dip recession

Authors of a new report into the effect of the coronavirus on the economy have proposed a cautious and prolonged reopening strategy over an abrupt end to lockdown measures to allow the economy to restructure around physical distancing requirements...


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Summer Statement schemes fall short in protecting firms and jobs

Results from the latest BCC Coronavirus Business Tracker reveal that businesses are still facing significant cashflow challenges, with the schemes announced in the Summer Statement failing to provide support at the scale needed to protect jobs aft...


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UK workers want vaccine or antibody test before returning to work

With lockdown measures easing and office spaces starting to open again, new research released by Canada Life reveals that 35% of those who have been working from home during lockdown want a vaccine or an antibody test before returning to the physi...


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Further details of the Job Retention Bonus announced

Further details of how jobs will be protected through the government’s new Job Retention Bonus have been unveiled by HMRC. The bonus – announced by Chancellor Rishi Sunak as part of his Plan for Jobs last month – will see busine...


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Business leaders commit to reporting on black inclusion in the workplace

A number of leaders in UK business have signed an open letter that commits them to reporting annually on the sustainable and long-term actions they are taking to address black inclusion in the workplace.  The letter backs up words of solidar...