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Foreign Affairs Committee criticises Covid-19 repatriation efforts

In a new report, the cross-party Foreign Affairs Committee has said that the Foreign Office’s repatriation initiative to bring UK citizens home at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic was not swift enough.

EY analysis warns of potential for long-winded economic recovery

New analysis from the EY Item Club has hinted that the UK economy may not return to pre-pandemic levels until the year 2024.

Ban on junk food adverts included in anti-obesity plans

It has been confirmed that a ban on junk food adverts before 21:00 will be included in the government’s new measures to crack down on obesity, which will be announced in full later.

Mixed response to Spain’s removal from quarantine-free list

Health minister Helen Whately has said the government made the “right” choice and acted “rapidly and decisively” by removing Spain from the UK’s quarantine free list over the weekend, despite criticism from the travel industry and Labour.

FlyResearch poll: week 17 update

London based online market research agency FlyResearch has been issuing weekly polls to its research panel of over 3000 people throughout the coronavirus lockdown in the UK, in order to project how the outbreak and the implementing of social distancing has been impacting the daily life of UK citizens.

Retailers in refusal to enforce new face covering rules

Sainsburys, Asda, Co-op and Costa Coffee are among major retailers who have said that they will not be responsible for enforcing new rules over wearing face coverings in shops.

Labour figureheads hit out at former leader Jeremy Corbyn as legal cases mount

Members of Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer's shadow cabinet have been engaging in fierce criticism of his predecessor Jeremy Corbyn, accusing him of being responsible for a raft of legal cases against the party, the Telegraph reports.

Government to slash foreign aid budget by £2.9 billion

The UK will reduce its foreign aid budget by £2.9 billion this year amid fears of the impact the Covid-19 pandemic may have on the economy.

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