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Government braced for four million unemployed

The Work and Pensions Secretary has told Sky News her department are preparing to support up to four million unemployed. It comes as the Government’s furlough scheme concludes at the end of October. Read more here: SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel for more videos: Follow us on Twitter: Like us …

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COVID-19: What is the true economic cost of the pandemic?

Helen-Ann Smith takes a look a which sectors of Britain’s economy have been hit hardest by the pandemic. SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel for more videos: Follow us on Twitter: Like us on Facebook: Follow us on Instagram: For more content go to and download our apps: Apple: Android Sky …

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Pret to cut over a third of UK workforce – BBC News

The UK high street chain Pret a Manger is cutting 2,800 jobs as it restructures the business to cope with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. The coffee and sandwich chain says it has seen clear signs of recovery since lockdown was eased but trade is still down around 60% …

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'Hard times are here,' says Rishi Sunak on UK recession

Rishi Sunak, the chancellor, said: “I’ve said before that hard times were ahead and today’s figures confirm that hard times are here.” Britain has entered the deepest recession since records began as official figures on Wednesday showed the economy shrank by more than any other major nation during the coronavirus …

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