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Renting: Christmas ‘truce’ for tenants facing eviction

Image copyright PA Media The government has announced a “truce” on enforcement action for tenants facing eviction in England and Wales this Christmas. It also said that evictions will not be enforced in areas subject to local lockdowns as the pandemic continues. Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick added that it has increased notice periods to six months in an “unprecedented measure”.… Read more →

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Coronavirus: Neets facing a ‘ticking time bomb’, says Colleges Wales

Image caption Caitlyn Morgan has been struggling to find a job since the Covid lockdown Wales faces a “ticking time bomb” over the number of young people not in education, employment or training (Neet), according to Colleges Wales. There are fears the Covid pandemic and recession will damage the prospects of a generation. The number of Neets has increased in… Read more →

Coronavirus: NI arts sector ‘facing obliteration,’ says theatre chief

The arts sector in NI is “facing obliteration” because of the disastrous impact of Covid-19, according to leading figures in the industry. The head of Belfast’s MAC theatre, Anne McReynolds, told a Stormont committee that “a cultural Armageddon” was on the horizon. Ms McReynolds, made a direct appeal to the executive for an urgent financial package. She was appearing before… Read more →

Coronavirus: Support pledge for everyone facing unemployment

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Ken Skates made the announcement at the Welsh Government’s daily news briefing Everyone aged over 16 in Wales will be offered help to find work, self-employment, education or training to help with the job losses expected in the coming months, a minister has said. Figures show the numbers claiming out-of-work benefits in Wales have… Read more →

Coronavirus: Conor Murphy says NI facing very severe recession

Image copyright Getty Images Northern Ireland faces a “very severe” recession following the coronavirus crisis, Finance Minister Conor Murphy has warned. Mr Murphy said the post-pandemic landscape would feature “major challenges”. Northern Ireland has taken its initial steps out of lockdown, with the reopening of garden centres, churches for private prayer, and golf courses. However, many businesses will not be… Read more →

Coronavirus: Coach firms facing ‘impossible choices’

Image caption Andy McDade says it’s going to be incredibly difficult for the coach industry to survive Andy McDade, who runs a Lanarkshire coach firm established by his father almost 40 years ago, says surviving the winter is going to be incredibly difficult. McDade’s Coaches, like many similar firms across Scotland, is facing “almost impossible choices” as it struggles to… Read more →