Posts for Economy

Working from home: Twitter reveals why we’re embracing it

Mixing worlds. unsplash.com/@charlesdeluvio Fiona Carroll, Cardiff Metropolitan University; Mohamed Mostafa, Cardiff Metropolitan University, and Simon Thorne, Cardiff Metropolitan University The effects of coronavirus on the economy already appear bleak. Unemployment and government borrowing are soaring and a recession seems inevitable. Yet amid these worrying developments there are positive elements to […]

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Coronavirus sick pay scheme opens today

In a further boost to employers affected by the outbreak, The Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme – which was announced by Chancellor Rishi Sunak at the Budget -opened for applications this morning. The scheme allows small and medium-sized employers, with fewer than 250 members of staff, to apply to […]

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Citizens Advice on returning to work

With government guidance now stating that, for some sectors, those who cannot work from home should return to work, Citizens Advice has outlined the top six need-to-knows when it comes to your employment rights. The charity’s webpage Coronavirus – if you’re worried about working offers further information and advice to people who […]

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Thousands of seafarers are stranded aboard ships, with no end to their shift in sight

Helen Devereux, Solent University At the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, there was much attention on the plight of cruise tourists. Governments around the world closed their ports to cruise ships and refused to allow passengers to disembark. While all cruise passengers are now ashore, those who work on cruise […]

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Personal and economic wellbeing stats

No surprises on the latest update on personal and economic wellbeing in the UK. Between 20 March and 30 March 2020, almost half (49.6%) of people in Great Britain reported “high” (rating 6 to 10) anxiety; this was sharply elevated compared with the end of 2019 (21%) and equates to […]

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Lifetime ISA rules changed

People whose income has been affected by Coronavirus and who want to access their Lifetime ISA funds early will no longer face an additional withdrawal charge thanks to a temporary rule change, John Glen, Economic Secretary to the Treasury, announced today. The move is part of the government’s unprecedented package […]

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