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Oil price drop leads to cheaper fuel at the pumps

Amid exceptional circumstances, UK petrol prices fell by their largest margin in 12 years in March, triggered by a complete collapse in the world oil price, new RAC Fuel Watch data […]

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Smoking and COVID-19 warning from Public Health England

If you smoke, you are not only putting yourself at greater risk of developing severe disease from the COVID-19 virus, but those around you exposed to second-hand smoke, including children, […]

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We analysed electricity demand and found coronavirus has turned weekdays into weekends

dcurzon / shutterstock Grant Wilson, University of Birmingham; Noah Godfrey, University of Birmingham; Shivangi Sharma, University of Birmingham, and Tom Bassett, Swansea University The measures to control the spread of […]

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NUS urges universities to waive costs of student accommodation during the crisis

As the government announces a lockdown for all citizens, concerns grow for the seven million students NUS represents, both here and abroad. NUS National President, Zamzam Ibrahim, commented:   “The […]

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British travellers abroad advised to return to UK now

all British travellers abroad who are usually based in the UK advised to return now international travel is becoming highly limited with the further closure of air routes, land borders and […]

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What’s closed for at least the next month

Just so you know what is officially closed as of this morning: The Secretary of State has made new regulations under the emergency procedure, to protect the public. The Health […]

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Homemade hand sanitiser recipes that could help protect against coronavirus

KSai23/Shutterstock Shobana Dissanayeke, Royal Holloway and James McEvoy, Royal Holloway To slow the spread of coronavirus we’re being told to wash our hands more, preferably with soap and water, or […]

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Protection for tenants and landlords announced

Emergency legislation to suspend new evictions from social or private rented accommodation while this national emergency is taking place No new possession proceedings through applications to the court to start […]

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Foreign Office advises against all but essential foreign travel

Today the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) has advised against all non-essential international travel, initially for a period of 30 days. This advice takes effect immediately. This change in travel […]

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What are your consumer/employment rights during Coronavirus?

Citizens Advice has issued the following information to help answer common questions about people’s consumer and employment rights. The information covers flights, accommodation, events, scams, sick pay and people’s rights […]

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