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Key evidence on opening schools revealed
22/05/2020 | news | health | 2,510
Sources say any risk to pupils is very small but any activity outside the home has risk.
Mortgage payment holiday extended for three months
22/05/2020 | news | business | 696
The Treasury cautions that borrowers should continue to pay their mortgages if they are able.
Facebook defends actions on virus misinformation
21/05/2020 | news | business | 1,007
Facebook's founder Mark Zuckerberg tells the BBC it will remove content likely to result in "imminent harm".
More councils warn over opening schools on 1 June
20/05/2020 | news | education | 1,624
More than 35 councils warn not all of their primary schools will be ready to reopen on 1 June.
Bosses' bonuses banned in exchange for virus loans
19/05/2020 | news | business | 203
The Treasury and the Bank of England will restrict company payouts for firms seeking taxpayer funds.
Doctors 'told not to discuss PPE shortages'
15/05/2020 | news | uk | 1,527
One NHS doctor tells BBC Newsnight he was told by managers at his hospital to "stop causing a fuss".
Lloyd's says virus payout to be biggest since 9/11
14/05/2020 | news | business | 346
Insurance market Lloyd's of London says it expects coronavirus-related claims to cost it up to $4.3bn.
Coronavirus antibody test a 'positive development'
14/05/2020 | news | health | 3,824
The test, now approved in the UK, can tell who has had Covid-19 - but gives no guarantee they are immune.
We will have summer tourist season, promises EU
13/05/2020 | news | world | 2,247
The European Union proposes a gradual lifting of borders to kick-start the tourist industry.
'Do not drive from England to Wales to exercise'
11/05/2020 | news | uk | 2,896
People are warned not to travel to Wales from England for leisure activities or to second homes.
Arrivals from France to escape UK quarantine
10/05/2020 | news | business | 2,669
The UK government says the new measures will not apply to those travelling from France.
World leaders pledge billions for vaccine fight
04/05/2020 | news | world | 2,692
More than $8bn (£6.5bn) are pledged to help develop a vaccine and fund research into treatments.
McDonald's to start delivery-only reopening
01/05/2020 | news | business | 749
The fast food chain will reopen 15 outlets, serving a limited menu that won't include breakfast.
Tube may be 'overwhelmed' when lockdown is lifted
30/04/2020 | news | uk | 1,007
Transport and police in London could come under great strain if restrictions are eased, a report warns.
'Disappointing' progress in UK-EU trade talks
24/04/2020 | news | politics | 7,197
The EU's chief negotiator says the 'clock is ticking' as the UK calls for "constructive" talks.
'Traffic light' system to lift lockdown in Wales
23/04/2020 | news | uk | 885
First minister says some restrictions could be eased at end of current three-week lockdown period.
Pressure to give businesses 'hope' in lockdown
23/04/2020 | news | uk | 1,584
A senior Tory MP says the government must discuss a return to normality or risk companies folding.
B&Q reopens stores after coronavirus shutdown
23/04/2020 | news | business | 1,481
Some firms, including Aston Martin and Taylor Wimpey, are starting to reopen after the lockdown.
UK inflation falls as lockdown begins to bite
22/04/2020 | news | business | 955
Clothing and fuel prices slide as economists warn of sharp falls in inflation ahead.
Nine in 10 dying with virus have existing illness
16/04/2020 | news | health | 1,453
Heart disease is the most common underlying condition, followed by dementia and respiratory illness.
Social distancing needed 'until vaccine found'
16/04/2020 | news | uk | 3,249
Scientists say "significant" measures should stay for some time, with the UK lockdown set to continue.
Publish exit strategy this week - Labour
14/04/2020 | news | politics | 4,977
Labour urges clarity - but ministers say is too soon to talk about easing coronavirus restrictions.
Funding 'not enough' to keep some charities afloat
09/04/2020 | news | uk | 693
While many charities have welcomed the government's £750m package, others say more help is needed.
Police warning after 660 illegal parties shut down
08/04/2020 | news | uk | 4,512
Greater Manchester Police says some house parties even featured bouncy castles, DJs or fireworks.
Most coronavirus deaths occurring in hospitals
07/04/2020 | news | health | 1,122
Latest figures show some are happening in the community but most are on hospital wards.
A fifth of smaller firms 'will run out of cash'
31/03/2020 | news | business | 1,757
Despite government help, almost 20% of UK firms are unlikely to get the money they need to survive.
'Mix-up' over EU ventilator scheme
26/03/2020 | news | politics | 4,482
Labour demands an "urgent explanation" from ministers over why they did not join EU equipment plan.
PM thanks 500,000 who have signed up to help NHS
25/03/2020 | news | uk | 2,948
The role of volunteers will be "absolutely crucial" in fighting coronavirus, says Boris Johnson.
Shopping centre giant Intu warns it could go bust
12/03/2020 | news | business | 1,023
The owner of the Trafford Centre and Lakeside shopping centres reports a loss of £2bn.
BBC could scale back output if hit by coronavirus
12/03/2020 | news | entertainment | 853
The broadcaster is "gaming out" what could happen in studios and newsrooms if many staff went sick.
Budget to be unveiled amid coronavirus pressures
10/03/2020 | news | politics | 1,194
Chancellor Rishi Sunak will present plans to deal with the outbreak in his first Budget.
Budget 2020: What it means for you
10/03/2020 | news | business | 604
The Budget focused on coronavirus, but here is what it means for your financial health.
John Lewis warns stores could close as bonuses cut
05/03/2020 | news | business | 1,055
The partnership, which also owns Waitrose, is reviewing the business after its annual profits dive.
Three days more sick pay for self-isolating workers
04/03/2020 | news | uk | 1,550
Workers will get statutory sick pay from the first day off work, Boris Johnson tells the Commons.
'No excuses for not cutting crime', police told
26/02/2020 | news | uk | 1,597
The home secretary signals the return of crime targets, saying "outcomes" in key areas will be measured.
No visas for low-skilled workers, government says
18/02/2020 | news | politics | 7,269
Ministers urge firms to stop relying on "cheap labour", but critics warn of damage to the economy.
France warns UK of bitter post-Brexit trade talks
17/02/2020 | news | politics | 4,914
The UK and EU will "rip each other apart" as they vie for advantage, France's foreign minister says.
Sajid Javid quits as chancellor
13/02/2020 | news | politics | 6,939
Rishi Sunak takes over at the Treasury, as his predecessor says he had "no option but to resign".
UK economy saw zero growth at the end of 2019
11/02/2020 | news | business | 1,872
Growth in the services and construction sectors was offset by a "poor showing" from manufacturing.
Ikea announces first big UK store closure
04/02/2020 | news | business | 1,475
The Swedish furniture giant's Coventry branch will close this summer, putting 352 jobs at risk.
UK set for Brexit, as PM promises 'new dawn'
30/01/2020 | news | politics | 9,970
After 47 years as a member of the European project, the UK will leave the EU at 23:00 GMT.
European Parliament approves Brexit agreement
28/01/2020 | news | politics | 2,990
MEPs overwhelmingly back the terms of the UK's exit after an emotional debate in Brussels.
Britons in China call for more UK coronavirus help
28/01/2020 | news | uk | 878
UK citizens criticise the government response as No 10 says it is finalising plans for their return.
Migrant salary threshold fall recommended
28/01/2020 | news | politics | 2,505
Reducing the minimum by £4,400 would help recruit NHS staff and teachers, says an independent committee.
BBC News announces 450 job cuts
27/01/2020 | news | entertainment | 3,018
There will be cuts to Radio 5 Live and BBC Two’s Newsnight as part of an £80m savings drive.
UK to monitor China flights as virus precaution
22/01/2020 | news | uk | 143
Precautionary measures will apply to flights from Wuhan to Heathrow, the government says.
Fundraising appeal launched for Big Ben Brexit chimes
16/01/2020 | news | politics | 3,369
A crowdfunding project aims to raise £500,000 by the weekend to pay for the bell to ring on 31 January.
Backlash against Flybe's government rescue grows
15/01/2020 | news | business | 2,763
British Airways' owner IAG files a complaint to the EU arguing Flybe's rescue breaks state aid rules.
Johnson rejects Sturgeon's indyref2 demand
14/01/2020 | news | uk | 7,149
Boris Johnson confirms he will not agree to Nicola Sturgeon's request for a second independence referendum.
UK's largest union backs Starmer for Labour leader
08/01/2020 | news | politics | 1,804
Unison says Sir Keir Starmer is best placed to unite the party and take it back into government.