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Covid-19: UK economy plunges into deepest recession since records began

GDP falls 20.4% – the worst of any G7 nation in the three months to June UK falls into recession – live business update Analysis: a full recovery from the… »

UK working mothers are ‘sacrificial lambs’ in coronavirus childcare crisis

Exclusive: Survey reveals lack of childare played role in almost half of female layoffs ‘Sexist policies’: mothers struggle to return to work Economic fallout from pandemic will hit women hardest… »

Chancellor extends UK furlough scheme until end of October

Rishi Sunak says programme will run for further four months as coronavirus crisis continues Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage The chancellor has extended the government’s coronavirus… »

UK economy could shrink by 35% with 2m job losses, warns OBR

Unemployment could hit 10% by end of spring with public borrowing rising at fastest rate since WWII Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Britain’s economy could shrink… »

‘Great Lockdown’ to rival Great Depression with 3% hit to global economy, says IMF

Latest World Economic Outlook describes shock of coronavirus pandemic as ‘like no other’ Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage The International Monetary Fund has slashed its forecasts… »

Millions in UK ‘could slip through virus wage safety net’

Some self-employed workers and high earners at risk despite subsidy plan, warn thinktanks Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Millions of people across Britain risk falling through… »

Nicola Sturgeon announces tighter household measures as PM says England’s new restrictions ‘likely to remain in force for six months’ Boris Johnson sets out new Covid restrictions at ‘perilous turning… »




A dossier of evidence detailing how the online ad targeting industry profiles Internet users’ intimate characteristics without their knowledge or consent has been published today by the Irish Council for… »