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England makes exams u-turn

All A-Level and GCSE results in England will be based on teachers’ predicted grades following criticism of the controversial standardisation algorithm.

Greater Manchester mayor to pursue legal action over exam grading system

As pressure mounts on the government to resolve the exam grades crisis, Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham has made public his intent to write to exam watchdog Ofqual and pursue legal action over the algorithm system which has calculated this year’s A-Level results.

MPs fear rise in homelessness when eviction ban lapses

Several MPs are concerned that England could be hit by a “new wave of homelessness” when the ban on evictions ends later in August.

Public Health England to be scrapped

Health secretary Matt Hancock will announce this week that Public Health England is to be replaced by a new body, the Sunday Telegraph reports.

Royal Society calls for higher sick pay and flexible furlough to reduce health and economic risks

In a new report, the Royal Society has recommended that statutory sick pay is increased, and the furlough scheme is extended on a flexible basis.

UK updates quarantine list

The UK government has imposed quarantine measures on arrivals from a host of countries, with people entering the country from France, the Netherlands, Monaco, Malta, the Turks and Caicos Islands, and Aruba all required to self-isolate for 14 days from 04:00 BST on Saturday.

Government to resume easing of lockdown restrictions in England from Saturday

From Saturday, further lockdown restrictions will be eased in England to allow small wedding receptions and live indoor performances to resume with socially distanced audiences.

UK enters recession

The largest economic contraction on record between April and June this year has officially seen the UK enter recession, after the economy shrank 20.4 per cent compared with the first quarter of the year.

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