New government Covid scheme to pay up to half of wages

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Brexit: PM 'disappointed' with progress ahead of EU summit

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Job Support Scheme: Concern mounts at Covid shutdown 'ripple effect'

Image copyright PA Media Image caption Workers at companies told to close as part of virus restrictions will get two-thirds of their wages [...]

UK economy: Shoppers aid growth but slowdown ahead, says report

Image copyright Getty Images The UK economy may have grown by as much as 17% in the three months to the end of September, says the EY Item Club, but slower growth may follow. Shoppers splurged [...]

Covid-19: UK workers to get 67% of pay if firms told to shut

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionRishi Sunak: Expansion of Job Support Scheme is a “safety net” Employees who work for UK firms forced to shut by law because of coronavirus restrictions are to get two-thirds [...]

UK economic growth slows despite restaurant boost

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WTO to name first female boss as shortlist narrows

Image copyright Reuters/WTO Image caption Ngozi Okonjo and Yoo Myung-hee are both in the running to lead the WTO And then there [...]

Extreme poverty set for first rise since 1998, World Bank warns

Image copyright Getty Images Extreme poverty is set to rise this year for the first time in more than two decades, with coronavirus expected to push up to 115 million people into that category, [...]

Coronavirus: Up to £258m self-employment grants 'error or fraud' – HMRC

Image copyright Andy Charles Image caption Andy Charles, pictured with his son Ben, suffered months of delays after a SEISS claim was fraudulently made in [...]

Bounce back loans: Taxpayers may lose £26bn on unpaid loans

Image caption The BBC revealed how criminal gangs had set up fake companies to claim loans. Up to 60% of emergency pandemic loans made under the Bounce Back [...]