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Island economy “scarred” by Covid-19 restrictions

Related Topics Coronavirus pandemic image copyrightGetty Images image captionSocial distancing has limited capacity to about 20% on some ferry services to and from Arran The loss of visitors and reduced ferry capacity to Arran during the Covid pandemic could have “long-term scarring effects” on the island’s labour market. A new study has highlighted a third of Arran’s economy is reliant… Read more →

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Covid: PM considering new restrictions amid second coronavirus wave

Image copyright AFP Boris Johnson will spend the weekend considering whether to tighten Covid-19 measures further, after saying the UK was “now seeing a second wave”. The government is understood to be looking at a ban on households in England mixing, and reducing opening hours for pubs and restaurants. At least 13.5 million people, roughly one-in-five of the UK population,… Read more →

Wirecard: Financial watchdog lifts restrictions on payments

Image copyright Getty Images The UK’s financial watchdog has lifted restrictions on German payments company Wirecard, allowing it to resume payment activities. The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) imposed restrictions on the company’s UK arm after its collapse last week. Thousands of people could not access their money or make payments through apps as a result. “Our primary objective all along… Read more →

Coronavirus: Restrictions ‘bringing shops to the brink’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Non-essential shops have remained closed in Scotland since late March Scottish retail sales improved last month but still slumped by more than a quarter, according to a regular survey. Total sales in May were down year-on-year by 27.6%, although this was an improvement on the record low recorded in April (32.2%). Overall food sales… Read more →

Coronavirus: Italy’s Conte offers hope as travel restrictions end

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Italians are now allowed to travel inside the country again Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte offered a hopeful message as the country moved to its final stage in easing lockdown restrictions. “We deserve to smile, to be cheerful, after weeks of great sacrifice,” he said on Wednesday. He added that now was the time… Read more →

More people are driving despite the lockdown restrictions, says RAC

Image copyright Getty Images More people are using their cars despite the coronavirus lockdown, the RAC reckons. Its analysis suggests that are 11% more vehicles on the road this week than in the second week of lockdown. Meanwhile the number of emergency callouts climbed 18% over the same period. “There is now mounting evidence that people are venturing back out… Read more →