Tag: impact

Coronavirus: Coach convoy highlights impact on industry

Image caption About 32 coaches took part in the demonstration A convoy of coaches has taken to the road to highlight the impact of coronavirus on the industry. More than 30 coaches left Carmarthen for Haverfordwest in Pembrokeshire, ending up in Cardigan, Ceredigion. Protest organiser Stuart Hewens, of Laugharne Travel, said the coach industry has been overlooked and has called… Read more →

Coronavirus: Nicola Sturgeon warns of ‘significant impact’ on jobs

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionCoronavirus: Nicola Sturgeon expects to see rise in unemployment in key report First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has warned of a rise in jobless figures due to the coronavirus lockdown. She said statistics are likely to show a “significant impact” on the number of people in work in Scotland. Ms Sturgeon also called… Read more →

Coronavirus impact: Huge rise in Scots claiming unemployment benefit

Image copyright Getty Images The latest figures on the labour market point to a huge increase in people claiming unemployment benefit in Scotland. Across the UK in April, claimants went up by 856,500, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) estimates. Its figures suggest the number of people claiming unemployment benefit in Scotland increased by 66.9% – which would be up… Read more →

Coronavirus: Alistair Darling warns economic impact ‘far worse than banking crisis’

Image caption Mr Darling was chancellor during the 2008 financial crisis The economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic will be “far, far worse” than the banking crisis in 2008, a former chancellor has warned. Alistair Darling said the country was already in a “very deep recession”. He predicted that unemployment would start to rise in August despite the UK government’s… Read more →

Coronavirus: Reports highlight impact on Scots economy

Image copyright Getty Images The huge impact of the coronavirus crisis on the Scottish economy has been highlighted in separate reports. An RBS survey indicated that private sector activity in Scotland fell at an “unparalleled” rate last month. Its Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) recorded the biggest drop in new business on record. Meanwhile, the Scottish Council for Development and Industry… Read more →