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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 →

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Coronavirus: Impact of virus ‘made NI recession 10 times worse’

Image copyright PA Media Image caption There are concerns unemployment could spike when the government’s job retention scheme closes at the end of the month The recession NI was already facing has been made 10 times worse by Covid-19, a committee has heard. Stormont’s economy committee has been hearing from economists on how the pandemic has affected economic growth. Ulster… Read more →

Coronavirus: Rhondda keen to avoid long-term impact

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Porth in the Rhondda in the early 20th Century A public health officer, worried about the lack of social distancing in the Rhondda during the pandemic, bemoaned the “well-intentioned but ill-advised custom” of neighbours calling on each other, sometimes to offer support. It was helping to spread the virus between infected and unaffected households.… Read more →

Rugby League World Cup 2021 in England aims for high impact

Image copyright Chris Hyde/Getty Images Next year’s sporting calendar is shaping up to be a crowded one, with the staging of the delayed 2020 Olympic Games and European football championships, but one major event being held in England believes it can cut through the clutter. Organisers of the 2021 Rugby League World Cup believe their tournament is unique – with… Read more →

Dyson cuts 900 jobs amid coronavirus impact

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Sir James Dyson is Britain’s richest man, according to The Sunday Times Rich List. Dyson is cutting 600 jobs in the UK and a further 300 worldwide as the coronavirus impact speeds up the company’s restructuring plans. The firm, best known for the invention of the bag-less vacuum cleaner, said the pandemic was changing… Read more →

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 →