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Furlough ‘must be extended’ to avoid mass unemployment, say MPs

Image copyright Getty Images The UK government should consider a targeted extension of its furlough scheme, MPs have said. The coronavirus crisis risks mass long-term unemployment and viable firms could go under without support, the Treasury Select Committee has warned. However, a blanket retention of the scheme would not be good value for money, it added. The Treasury said it… Read more →

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Coronavirus: Rhondda keen to avoid long-term impact

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Porth in the Rhondda in the early 20th Century A public health officer, worried about the lack of social distancing in the Rhondda during the pandemic, bemoaned the “well-intentioned but ill-advised custom” of neighbours calling on each other, sometimes to offer support. It was helping to spread the virus between infected and unaffected households.… Read more →

Companies hope to avoid ‘catastrophic’ EU data-transfer ruling

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Austrian Max Schrems has been in a years-long battle over the transfer of his data to the US An imminent privacy ruling has the potential to cause chaos for companies which transfer data out of the EU. Legal experts are confident that a “worst-case” judgement will not be reached, but still warn of far-reaching implications.… Read more →