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Coronavirus job losses may deepen regional inequality – Labour

Image copyright PA Image caption M&S is among the major retailers to announce big job cuts this summer Job losses triggered by the coronavirus pandemic will hurt some parts of the UK more than others and deepen regional inequality, Labour has said. Areas with a high proportion of workers in struggling sectors, such as aviation, retail and manufacturing, would be… Read more →

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Scottish Labour unveils plan to ‘transform’ Scottish economy

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Leonard said the pandemic should be a “turning point” for the country’s economy and environment About 130,000 jobs could be created by transforming Scotland’s economy in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, according to Scottish Labour’s leader. Richard Leonard said a “Green new deal” was needed to tackle both the economic crisis and… Read more →

Coronavirus: Labour wants review of job retention bonus scheme

Image copyright JESSICA TAYLOR/UK Parliament Image caption The scheme is major plank of Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s recovery plan Labour is calling for a review of whether the chancellor’s job retention bonus scheme represents value for money for the taxpayer. The scheme will pay firms £1,000 for each employee brought back to work from furlough and employed until January. Labour’s call… Read more →