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Virus-hit self-employed to receive second payment

Image copyright getty images Image caption Self-employed people can apply for a second lump sum in August Self-employed people [...]

Coronavirus furlough scheme to finish at end of October, says chancellor

Image copyright Matthew Horwood The UK’s coronavirus furlough scheme will finish at the end of October, Chancellor Rishi Sunak has confirmed. At the No 10 briefing, Mr Sunak also set [...]

Coronavirus: Chancellor set to outline furlough scheme changes

Image copyright PA Media Image caption Pubs have been ordered to close to help slow the spread of the virus Chancellor Rishi [...]

Coronavirus: Rishi Sunak urged by MPs to extend self-employed help

Image copyright Dimitri Djuric Chancellor Rishi Sunak is facing calls from MPs to extend help offered to the self-employed. They have written to him, warning many would not be able to work [...]

Biggest UK solar plant approved

Image copyright Hive Energy The go-ahead has been given to the UK’s biggest solar farm, stretching 900 acres on the north Kent coast. The government has approved the controversial scheme, [...]

Coronavirus: What a post-lockdown pub could look like

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This London hairdresser has spent thousands on a refit to make sure it can reopen safely

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Coronavirus: Young could be scarred throughout working life

Image copyright AFP The International Labour Organisation has said young people are disproportionately being affected by the coronavirus health crisis. In a new report the ILO, which is a United [...]

Coronavirus: Von der Leyen calls €750bn recovery fund 'Europe's moment'

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionUrsula von der Leyen’s proposals will have to please “frugal” states as well as the Southern European countries that need the money most A major recovery [...]

UK furlough scheme now covers 8.4 million workers

Image copyright Getty Images Some 8.4 million workers are now covered by the government’s furlough scheme, up from eight million a week earlier, the Treasury has said. Claims for subsidies [...]