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UK coronavirus live: George Eustice urges furloughed workers to pick fruit; death toll rises by 545

Official total now at to 35,341; UK facing ‘severe recession the likes of which we haven’t seen’, says Rishi Sunak Excess deaths in UK reached almost 55,000 in early May,… »

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… »

UN warns over human rights impact of a ‘digital welfare state’

The UN special rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights has raised concerns about the UK’s rush to apply digital technologies and data tools to socially re-engineer the delivery of… »

Rights group has been under pressure to condemn past statements by Kremlin critic Amnesty International has said it will cease calling Alexei Navalny a “prisoner of conscience”, following pressure to… »




Scheme will issue vouchers to just 49,000 people by end of March at current rate, analysis finds The government’s flagship green homes grant scheme will help just 8% of its… »