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Irish businesses to receive government support following Brexit

Related Topics Brexit image captionMicheál Martin said Brexit will “continue to be bad” for Ireland, Britain and the EU A range of post-Brexit supports for Irish businesses have been announced by the taoiseach (Irish prime minister). Micheál Martin said Brexit has been and will continue to be bad for Ireland, Britain and the EU. “Even with a [trade] agreement there… Read more →

Anti-eviction protests after government ‘U-turn’ on ban

Image caption A small group of people gathered outside the law courts in Leeds as part of Acorn’s national protests Protests have taken place calling for urgent reform after a ban on landlords evicting tenants was extended by four weeks. The Acorn union said the extension, until 20 September, was “not enough” to prevent people becoming homeless. There are fears… Read more →

Government urges post-Brexit drug stockpiles

Image copyright Getty Images The government has urged pharmaceutical firms to have six weeks’ worth of drugs stockpiled, in readiness for the end of the Brexit transition period. In a letter to medical suppliers, the Department of Health and Social Care said there would be no extension to the transition period after 31 December. The DHSC acknowledged that global supply… Read more →

Aviation and gyms ‘ignored’ by government

Image copyright Getty Images UK airlines have said they are being “ignored” by the government after not being included in a fresh wave of economic stimulus to counter the effects of coronavirus. Industry body Airlines UK warned of further job losses after tens of thousands of job cuts. Gyms also said they were ignored, and retailers called for tax breaks.… Read more →

Coronavirus: Scottish government to announce 2m rule decision

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption There has been speculation that Ms Sturgeon could make the wearing of face masks in shops compulsory Scotland’s first minister is expected to announce whether or not the country will follow England in relaxing its 2m social distancing rule. Nicola Sturgeon is due to receive updated scientific today which will form the basis of… Read more →

Airbus job losses ‘utterly devastating’, says Welsh Government

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Airbus employs more than 6,000 people at its site in Broughton, Flintshire Plans to cut 1,700 UK Airbus jobs have been described as “utterly devastating” by a Welsh minister. Economy, Transport and North Wales minister, Ken Skates said a “huge number” of workers would be extremely worried by the announcement. The UK losses are… Read more →