Covid-19

Government is ‘burning taxpayers money by the billion’ as £4bn of PPE set to go up in flames
News

Government is ‘burning taxpayers money by the billion’ as £4bn of PPE set to go up in flames

The Public Accounts Committee revealed that up to £4bn of unusable PPE bought over the pandemic will be incinerated to “generate power”.

How does sick pay in the UK compare to the rest of the world?
Sick pay

How does sick pay in the UK compare to the rest of the world?

The government has increased the rate of statutory sick pay employers must pay to staff from April 1, but unions have called it “minimal”.

Millions being spent to store wasted PPE could ease the cost of living crisis. Here’s how
cost of living crisis

Millions being spent to store wasted PPE could ease the cost of living crisis. Here’s how

While ministers spend £7m a month on storage for PPE, millions of people face a cost of living crisis. Here’s how the money could help

Carers ‘devastated’ at end of free Covid tests amid record infections
Cost of Living Crisis

Carers ‘devastated’ at end of free Covid tests amid record infections

‘Terrible for taxpayers’: Billions wasted on government PPE contracts, spending watchdog warns
Covid-19

‘Terrible for taxpayers’: Billions wasted on government PPE contracts, spending watchdog warns

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‘Some children haven’t learnt to crawl’: New report reveals impact of pandemic on society
Covid-19

‘Some children haven’t learnt to crawl’: New report reveals impact of pandemic on society

Stephen Fry to feature in play telling lockdown stories of prisoners and homeless people
Justice system

Stephen Fry to feature in play telling lockdown stories of prisoners and homeless people

Scrapping free tests and Covid sick pay labelled an ‘act of national self-sabotage’
Covid-19

Scrapping free tests and Covid sick pay labelled an ‘act of national self-sabotage’

Homeless people were social distancing long before Covid – and it may have saved lives
Andrew Guise

Homeless people were social distancing long before Covid – and it may have saved lives

Future Generations Bill passes final stage in House of Lords
Future Generations Bill

Future Generations Bill passes final stage in House of Lords

Covidland: ‘I’ve been transformed into a biological hazard overnight’
Lucy Sweet

Covidland: ‘I’ve been transformed into a biological hazard overnight’

The pandemic-era job interview questions to prepare for
Jobs advice

The pandemic-era job interview questions to prepare for

UK charities maintained or increased income during pandemic
Activism

UK charities maintained or increased income during pandemic

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Give yourself a break: The pandemic is punishing enough without a New Year’s Resolution on top
Hannah Gravett

Give yourself a break: The pandemic is punishing enough without a New Year’s Resolution on top

Isolating the dying from their loved ones was a cruel mistake we must not repeat
Paul McNamee

Isolating the dying from their loved ones was a cruel mistake we must not repeat

Jonathan Van-Tam is stepping down – so here are his best Covid analogies
Covid-19

Jonathan Van-Tam is stepping down – so here are his best Covid analogies

‘He is alone on this one’: Fury at Boris Johnson excuses after PMQs showdown
partygate

‘He is alone on this one’: Fury at Boris Johnson excuses after PMQs showdown

Government ‘VIP’ lane for PPE companies was ‘unlawful’
Covid-19

Government ‘VIP’ lane for PPE companies was ‘unlawful’

Healthcare union blasts ‘inexcusable’ No.10 BYOB party as Boris Johnson dodges scrutiny
News

Healthcare union blasts ‘inexcusable’ No.10 BYOB party as Boris Johnson dodges scrutiny

More than 360 people died from Covid on the day Downing Street held a ‘BYOB’ party
Partygate

More than 360 people died from Covid on the day Downing Street held a ‘BYOB’ party

Daily testing for critical workers labelled ‘hopelessly inadequate’ as it will only reach 1%
Covid

Daily testing for critical workers labelled ‘hopelessly inadequate’ as it will only reach 1%

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New Year’s Eve restrictions: What are the rules in my area?
Politics

New Year’s Eve restrictions: What are the rules in my area?

Why students in the UK are struggling to book their Covid vaccine
Covid

Why students in the UK are struggling to book their Covid vaccine

Government announces support for crisis-hit hospitality sector – but no furlough or rise in sick pay
Employment

Government announces support for crisis-hit hospitality sector – but no furlough or rise in sick pay

Rough sleepers to be given accommodation and offered booster jabs
Omicron

Rough sleepers to be given accommodation and offered booster jabs

‘Where on earth is the chancellor?’ – hospitality sector in crisis as public told to limit socialising
Business

‘Where on earth is the chancellor?’ – hospitality sector in crisis as public told to limit socialising

Will Christmas be cancelled again this year?
Omicron

Will Christmas be cancelled again this year?

‘Like something out of The Thick of It’: Tories blast PM’s leadership ahead of Covid vote
Government

‘Like something out of The Thick of It’: Tories blast PM’s leadership ahead of Covid vote

Omicron: Everything you need to know about the new coronavirus variant
Coronavirus

Omicron: Everything you need to know about the new coronavirus variant

Do we have to go to the work Christmas party?
Christmas

Do we have to go to the work Christmas party?

Here’s how bad Covid was at the time of the alleged Downing Street Christmas party
Partygate

Here’s how bad Covid was at the time of the alleged Downing Street Christmas party

The Downing Street Christmas party explained: A timeline of the scandal
Partygate

The Downing Street Christmas party explained: A timeline of the scandal

Hospitality job vacancies ‘nosedive’ as Omicron causes Christmas party cancellations
Employment

Hospitality job vacancies ‘nosedive’ as Omicron causes Christmas party cancellations

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