DfID scheme accused of ‘putting UK aid in pockets of wealthy companies’ | Global development

A newly announced aid programme that promises to help workers in the developing world supplying goods to British high street chains like Marks & Spencer, Primark and Morrisons has been condemned for using taxpayers’ money to “pick up the bill” for improving workforce conditions. The £6.85m scheme, announced on Thursday by international development secretary Anne-Marie … Read more DfID scheme accused of ‘putting UK aid in pockets of wealthy companies’ | Global development

Grant Shapps gives wrong day for start of France quarantine rules | World news

With hundreds of thousands of holidaymakers nervously hanging on his every word, it is fair to expect the transport secretary to have a firm grasp of the details when announcing France would be removed from the UK’s travel corridor list. But Grant Shapps sowed confusion on Thursday night by apparently giving out the wrong information, … Read more Grant Shapps gives wrong day for start of France quarantine rules | World news

The Guardian view on access to art: drifting away | Editorial

As redundancies loom and opportunities for cultural experiences narrow, the arts risk regressing into a pastime for the elite The grim news in the arts continues apace. Tate wrote to staff this week confirming that 313 employees will be made redundant. These workers are from the commercial branch of the operation, a company that began … Read more The Guardian view on access to art: drifting away | Editorial

UK coronavirus live: new quarantine rules spark scramble to return from France | World news

Wittily headlined: LES MISÉRABLES, Politico’s London Playbook predict a stampede home this morning as all arrivals from France — where around 500,000 people from the UK are currently thought to be on holiday — will have to isolate for 14 days or face a fine from 4am on Saturday morning. Find out what you can … Read more UK coronavirus live: new quarantine rules spark scramble to return from France | World news