Tag: change

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 →

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Coronavirus: Work-at-home change ‘will have devastating impact’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Commuters have still not returned in large numbers to London’s financial districts Business groups have reacted with dismay to the prime minister’s call for people to work at home where they can. The CBI said that it was a “crushing” blow that would have a “devastating impact”. It marks a change in policy following a… Read more →

GERS: A challenge to change

Douglas FraserBusiness/economy editor, Scotland Related Topics Coronavirus pandemic image copyrightEPA GERS shows the gap between Scottish tax take and spending is big, but coronavirus is set to make it humongous, with fiscal repairs requiring years of effort. Annual publication fires up the independence debate. Allied to the current crisis, and a point of disruption, there is a case for revisiting… Read more →

Coronavirus: Climate change ‘bigger threat’ than Covid-19

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption NHS workers want scientists involved in planning for a post-coronavirus Wales Poor air quality and climate change pose a bigger threat to people’s health and the economy than coronavirus, NHS staff have warned. BBC Wales has seen a letter – sent on behalf of hundreds of healthcare bodies representing millions of professionals – to… Read more →

Coronavirus: Will the pandemic change our commuting habits?

Image caption John McBride, Stevie Morrow and Bernie Cheshire talk about their commuting challenges and changes Many people who worked from home during the coronavirus pandemic are considering how they will travel to their workplace as businesses begin to reopen. So will our commuting habits change? Previously, we thought very little of sitting in traffic, waiting on a train or… Read more →

How coronavirus will change the way we all shop

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWhat’s it now like shopping for clothes? After three months of hibernation, non-essential shops in England will finally be able to re-open on Monday. But it is clear Covid-19 will have a lasting impact on retail well beyond the end of lockdown. There’s socially distanced shopping, for starters. The new retail rules… Read more →