May 11, 2020

Chancellor expected to extend furlough scheme to September

The chancellor is expected to extend the government's furlough scheme - currently paying 6.5 million laid off workers 80% of their earnings - from June to September.
May 11, 2020

British Airways pilots facing the sack could join the RAF

British Airways pilots and other civilian aviators at risk of redundancy because of coronavirus job cuts might be able to join the Royal Air Force on secondment, Sky News understands. 
May 11, 2020

Coronavirus: TfL goes off the rails with £4bn loss

London’s transport system is braced to record a £4bn loss this year, underlining the urgency of the capital’s efforts to access emergency funding from the government in order to keep bus and Tube services running.
May 11, 2020

Face mask or no face mask? New business virus guidance is clear

Employees will not be advised to wear masks or face coverings when at work under government guidelines on how businesses can become "COVID-secure".
May 11, 2020

P&O Ferries to cut 1,100 jobs to enable ‘viable’ future

P&O Ferries says it is to cut around 1,100 jobs to give the business a "viable and sustainable" future beyond the coronavirus crisis.
May 11, 2020

Swiss teams stay at home despite the end of training restrictions

Switzerland's professional soccer teams were allowed to train for the first time since the coronavirus stoppage on Monday but most preferred to stay at home amid uncertainty over whether the league would resume and concerns from the players' union.
May 11, 2020

US-UK trade talks have begun – here’s what each side wants and what to expect

Like a lot of relationships at the moment, this one is being negotiated over video.
May 11, 2020

What if I am scared of going back to work as lockdown eases?

With the relaxing of lockdown people in England who cannot do their job home are now being actively encouraged to go to work instead of being told to only go if they must.
May 11, 2020

Branson ignites Galactic stake sale to raise $500m for Virgin virus fight

Sir Richard Branson has moved to sell a big stake in the Virgin Galactic space tourism venture, worth more than half a billion dollars, to create a coronavirus fighting fund for his Virgin Group.
May 11, 2020

Skateboarding: Lockdown spurs 11-year-old Brazilian to shatter skating record

The closure of schools in Brazil due to the coronavirus pandemic gave 11-year-old prodigy Gui Khury plenty of time to perfect his skateboarding skills as he became the first person to land a 1080-degree turn on a vertical ramp.
May 11, 2020

No elite sport in England until at least June 1, says government

Elite sport in England cannot return until at least June 1 and will have to take place without spectators present, a government document containing guidelines on easing lockdown restrictions said on Monday.
May 11, 2020

The oil-dependent economies pushing through emergency economic measures

The oil price war instigated by Saudi Arabia in March, in response to Russia's refusal to implement the production cuts the Saudis were seeking, looks more damaging by the day.