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Ian Forsyth Workers should be given “full” employment rights from day one, Labour has said as it announces plans to “fundamentally change the economy”. Currently some rights – such as being able to request flexible working – only kick in at a later stage. Labour is also calling for a ban on “fire and re-hire”
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Reuters Health Secretary Sajid Javid has apologised after saying people should no longer “cower” from coronavirus. He made the comments in a tweet announcing he had made a “full recovery” from Covid, a week after testing positive. Labour accused him of denigrating those who followed the rules, while the founder of a victims’ group said
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Shutterstock Businessman Lex Greensill had a sometimes “extraordinarily privileged” relationship with government, a Cabinet Office report has found. The report says the Australian financier’s government role gave him “a marketing platform” for his business. Civil servants “should have considered” the conflicts of interest, it adds. Labour’s deputy leader Angela Rayner said the report had been
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Getty Images Experts have recommended that a limited group of children should be offered Covid jabs to protect them against the pandemic ahead of winter, Vaccines Minister Nadhim Zahawi has said. He told BBC Breakfast it included children who were almost 18, vulnerable to Covid or who lived with people who were clinically vulnerable. But
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Getty Images The prime minister and chancellor will now self-isolate as normal after contact with Health Secretary Sajid Javid, who tested positive for coronavirus. The reversal comes just hours after they said they would take part in a pilot scheme involving daily testing. Opposition parties said it suggested there was “one rule for them and
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