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ORG calls England’s test and trace programme unlawful on data protection grounds

The Open Rights Group [ORG] has said that England’s test and trace programme is unlawful and has been since its initiation on May 28, after the Department of Health admitted that there had been no assessments on the impact that the scheme would have on people’s privacy.

PM wishes to avoid second nationwide lockdown

Prime minister Boris Johnson told The Sunday Telegraph that he does not want to trigger a second nationwide lockdown should there be a second spike of Covid-19 cases.

Sewell to lead government's racial inequality commission

Tony Sewell has been appointed chair of the government’s new commission which will explore issues of racial inequality in the UK.

NHS to receive £3 billion funding boost in case of second Covid-19 wave

Prime minister Boris Johnson has said that the NHS in England will receive an additional £3 billion in funding to help prepare for the possibility of a second wave of Covid-19 cases in winter, which will help ease the pressures of the colder season on the health service.

Health secretary orders review into Covid-19 death data

Health secretary Matt Hancock has ordered an urgent review into how daily coronavirus death figures are calculated in England, following revelations that the current counting methods may have included people who had contracted the virus and recovered some months before they died.

TimeFinders launches innovative advocacy service

Senior life specialists TimeFinders have announced the launch of an innovative new service to protect the best interests of individuals who do not have someone to appoint as a Health & Welfare attorney, and will offer peace of mind to those ageing alone or whose families live a distance away.

PM: York to be considered as temporary home for Parliament

Prime minister Boris Johnson has written a letter saying that it would “make sense to consider” the city of York as a “potential location” for Parliament’s temporary home while the Palace of Westminster undergoes renovations.

Government sets out plans to hand new post-Brexit powers to devolved administrations

The UK government has revealed its plans to hand power over issues previously governed by the EU to the devolved administrations after the post-Brexit transition period lapses in December.

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