Full-time workers who have recently changed jobs are being sacked or left without pay because of an apparent loophole in the government’s coronavirus support scheme, Sky News can reveal.
Month: March 2020
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The UK is committing £75m to help Britons stranded abroad by chartering rescue flights when there are no other routes available.
A murder investigation has been launched after a family of four and their dog were found dead at a home in West Sussex.
Boris Johnson revealed 20,000 ex-NHS staff have returned to the service to help fight coronavirus – as he used a video message from quarantine to contradict Margaret Thatcher.
A frontline NHS consultant has died after testing positive for the coronavirus.
The NHS has enlisted easyJet and Virgin Atlantic to help staff the new Nightingale hospitals being built to deal with the coronavirus pandemic.
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