Covid-19: Sunak set to unveil emergency jobs scheme

Image copyright Getty Images Chancellor Rishi Sunak will later unveil a plan aimed at minimising further unemployment as stricter Covid-19 restrictions come into force. The new measures are expected to replace the furlough scheme, which is set to expire next month. In July, around five million workers were still receiving some or all of their income through the scheme, many… Read more →

Ford Bridgend closure ‘grieving process’ for workforce

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionFour decades of manufacturing axed The closure of the Ford engine plant in Bridgend has been a “grieving process” for the workforce and is “devastating for the local community”, says a worker and union official. The 1,700 highly-skilled, well-paid jobs “can’t be replaced”, said Andrew Pearson, Unite convener at the site. Ford… Read more →

Climate change and Covid economy ‘must be tackled together’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A taskforce is looking at whether projects such as tree planting could offer work and training opportunities Offering young people work on nature projects and converting empty offices into eco-homes are among the ideas being considered by a “green recovery” Welsh Government taskforce. Its boss Sir David Henshaw said it was “absolutely critical” climate… Read more →

Top food brands lack green packaging, says Which?

Image copyright KELLOGG Image caption Pringles are now trying out a new pack design Many top UK grocery brands have non-recyclable packaging, with crisps, chocolate and cheese products among the worst offenders, says Which? The tube containing Pringles crisps, now undergoing a redesign, was singled out as “notoriously hard to recycle” by the consumer organisation. But Cadbury and Babybel were… Read more →