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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… »

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… »

Oxford professor’s children refused visas to join her in UK

US family split as Home Office makes it increasingly difficult for overseas academics to work in UK universities Amber Murrey, an American academic, was “ecstatic” about being appointed associate professor… »

Waterstones says it can’t pay living wage, as 1,300 authors support staff appeal

Managing director says book chain ‘simply not profitable enough’, as Sally Rooney, Val McDermid and other authors write to protest More than 1,300 writers including Kerry Hudson, David Nicholls, Sally… »

Agencies point finger at state-sponsored hackers from China, Russia, Iran and North Korea Who is targeting vaccine developers? Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage State-sponsored hackers from… »




Akshata Murty, Sunak’s wife, holds multimillion-pound portfolio making her richer than the Queen The chancellor, Rishi Sunak, is facing questions over the transparency of his financial affairs after a Guardian… »