Tag: Covid19

Covid-19: New Jobs Support Scheme ‘will not stop mass redundancies’

Related Topics Job Support Scheme (JSS) image captionTourism plays an important part in Scotland’s economy The new Jobs Support Scheme announced by the chancellor will fail to prevent mass redundancies, the Scottish tourism sector has warned. Rishi Sunak said the government would top up the wages of workers in “viable jobs”, with staff getting up to 77% of their normal… Read more →

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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 →

Coronavirus: Has Covid-19 made more people want to be their own boss?

Image copyright Anne-Marie Harben Image caption Anne-Marie Harben outside her new shop “It’s the best thing I’ve ever done”, says hairdresser, Anne-Marie Harben who set up her own business last month. You might be forgiven for thinking that the creation of new start-ups might have radically slowed down during the Covid-19 pandemic, but that’s not necessarily the case. The number… Read more →

Coronavirus: Emirates covers Covid-19 medical and funeral costs

Image copyright Getty Images Emirates has become the first airline to offer free Covid-19 insurance as it tries to get people flying again. Passengers will be covered for medical treatment, hotel quarantine, and even their funeral if they catch the coronavirus while travelling. The announcement comes as carriers around the world have been hit hard by measures to tackle the… Read more →

Collins Aerospace announces 235 job cuts amid Covid-19 downturn

Image copyright Google A County Down aerospace company has announced it is cutting 235 jobs, almost a quarter of its workforce. Collins Aerospace is an aircraft seat manufacturing plant in Kilkeel that employs over 948 people. In a statement, the company said the planned redundancies were due to Covid-19’s “impact on demand for aerospace production”. SDLP South Down MLA Sinead… 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 →