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Jobs Support Scheme: Conor Murphy seeks clarity from Treasury

Image caption Conor Murphy said he would seek clarity from the chief secretary to the Treasury Stormont’s finance minister has said he is seeking “clarity” from the Treasury on a new job support scheme that will replace existing furlough arrangements. Conor Murphy welcomed the fact there was now a plan to support workers when furlough ends on 31 October but… Read more →

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Coronavirus: Watchdog seeks new powers to fight inflated prices

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Reports of price-gouging have involved hundreds of businesses, the CMA says The UK’s consumer watchdog has asked the government to bring in emergency laws to stop retailers profiteering during the coronavirus pandemic. The Competition and Markets Authority said it had written to “hundreds of businesses” charging inflated prices for products such as hand sanitisers.… Read more →