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A coalition of transatlantic airlines have demanded that President Biden and Boris Johnson lift “overly cautious” travel restrictions between the US and UK given the strength of the two countries’ coronavirus vaccine programmes. The companies, which include all the carriers offering passenger services between the nations and other industry players including Heathrow Airport, argued that
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Britain’s lowest-paid workers are most at risk of unemployment when the government’s furlough scheme ends later this year, according to a new study. They were also three times more likely to have already lost their jobs during the pandemic, after a “rollercoaster” year, researchers at the Resolution Foundation said. The think tank, which focuses on
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Businesses looking to secure government contracts will have to pledge to be net zero by 2050 under new requirements. From September, firms seeking public sector contracts worth more than £5m a year will also have to publish “clear and credible carbon reduction plans” before being considered, the Cabinet Office said. The move, which coincides with
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The reopening of indoor hospitality last month failed to boost footfall in town centres, according to the latest figures. Footfall strengthened after non-essential retail opened in April but the numbers were disappointing after restaurants, pubs and cafes were allowed to open indoors in England from 17 May. The gap between footfall in May 2021 and
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With large price hikes on the horizon, shoppers are being encouraged to splurge now while costs remain low. The British Retail Consortium (BRC), the trade group representing shop owners, said on Tuesday that although shop prices continued to fall in May, the drop was the slowest since February 2020, indicating that depressed costs due to
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Heathrow has opened a dedicated terminal for passengers on direct flights from red list countries, following concerns that they were mixing with those from green and amber nations. Travellers on direct flights from red list destinations will now go through Terminal 3, although a dedicated facility for processing such travellers is eventually planned for Terminal
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