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Benefit cap: Ministers rule out review despite virus worries

Image copyright Getty Images Ministers say they will not lift the benefits cap despite an advisory body warning it is stopping people getting help they need during the pandemic. The Social Security Advisory Committee said people living in areas with high rental costs were losing out due to a lack of flexibility in the system. Coronavirus meant it was “unrealistic”… Read more →

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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 →

Facebook civil-rights record hammered in own review

Image copyright EPA AFP GETTY IMAGES REUTERS BBC Facebook’s civil-rights policy is “too reactive and piecemeal”, leaving activists “frustrated and angry”, an audit commissioned by the company says. Details from a draft copy of the review, due to be published later, have been revealed by the New York Times. Facebook has already said it will not make “every change” called… Read more →

Boohoo starts review after Next and Asos desert it

Image copyright Boohoo Fast fashion brand Boohoo has ordered an independent review of its UK supply chain following reports of poor working conditions at a factory in Leicester. It comes after retailers Next and Asos dropped Boohoo goods from their stores amid claims workers were underpaid and not socially distancing. Boohoo, which said it was “shocked and appalled” by the… Read more →

Coronavirus: Review of 2m social distancing rule ‘to conclude within days’

Image copyright EPA A review into the 2m social distancing rule will conclude “within the coming days”, Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden has told the BBC. It comes amid warnings many businesses will not survive under the current guidance as the government prepares to ease more restrictions on 4 July. Pubs, restaurants and hotels are among those hoping to reopen. Pubs… Read more →