Anger at UK lockdown easing plans ‘that could put workers at risk’ | UK news

Workers may refuse to turn up or stage walk-outs unless the government helps guarantee their safety, trade unions have warned amid anger over guidance designed to ease the lockdown. As ministers prepare to urge the country back to return to work, Labour joined a string of trade unions in criticising draft guidelines for being vague, … Read more Anger at UK lockdown easing plans ‘that could put workers at risk’ | UK news

Coronavirus has left Britons scared to go outside. And can you blame us? | Joel Golby | Opinion

Rare to hear that our government has done something “too well”, but it seems they’ve finally managed it. As the Financial Times reported on Friday, government messaging has successfully scared Britons into staying inside, so successfully that we are now too afraid to ever go outside again, and now various departments are left scratching their … Read more Coronavirus has left Britons scared to go outside. And can you blame us? | Joel Golby | Opinion

Rival Sage group says Covid-19 policy must be clarified | World news

The government has fundamental questions to answer about its approach to tackling Covid-19, an independent body of experts have said. The Independent Sage committee – a body of 12 scientists and experts set up in parallel to the government’s Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage) – is chaired by the former UK government chief scientific … Read more Rival Sage group says Covid-19 policy must be clarified | World news

UK government begins transatlantic trade talks with Washington | Business

Liz Truss has claimed bolstering transatlantic trade could help the economy bounce back from the Covid-19 crisis, as negotiations with Washington over a free trade deal begin by video link. Despite the government’s negotiating objectives for the deal pointing to a modest economic gain of 0.16% of GDP over 15 years, the international trade secretary … Read more UK government begins transatlantic trade talks with Washington | Business