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End of the office: the quiet, grinding loneliness of working from home

Before Covid-19, many of us thought remote working sounded blissful. Now, employees across the world long for chats by the coffee machine and the whirr of printersDahlia Francis is sitting on a small couch at the foot of her bed, in her shared flat, on a housing estate in south London. She wears her new uniform of pyjama bottoms and a Zoom-ready plain T-shirt. Her room used to be a living room. Now the only communal space is the kitchen, where Francis’s three flatmates occupy a small dining tabl...
Tags: Health, Business, London, Society, UK News, World news, Work & careers, Mental Health, Britain, Francis, Loneliness, Guardian Careers, Zoom, Coronavirus outbreak


Australian super funds troubled by rush for second withdrawal under coronavirus rules

Industry worries people who are desperate for cash due to the Covid-19 crisis are draining their retirement savingsSuper funds received more than 340,000 applications in three days from people who wanted to make a second withdrawal from their superannuation accounts under rules allowing early access to retirement savings due to the coronavirus crisis.The double drawdowns have increased concerns that people who are desperate for cash due to the recession provoked by Covid-19 lockdowns are drainin...
Tags: Business, Australia news, Canberra, Australian economy, Superannuation, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus Australia update: NSW to tighten pub rules as authorities investigate source of Crossroads cluster – live news

Venues will face a smaller cap on numbers and stricter requirements to take patrons’ details as dozens of cases traced to Sydney hotel. Follow liveFollow live news from around the world‘Compelling’ evidence pollution worsens Covid-19Sign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus email 11.13pm BST The president of the National Farmers Federation, Fiona Simson, will address the national press club today about a plan for agricultural manufacturing, which the NFF says will provide a boost to the A...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Coalition, Australian politics, New South Wales, Sydney, Victorian politics, New South Wales politics, Island, Victoria, Labor party, Liberal party, South Australia


After mixed messages and mess-ups, Johnson bows to the inevitable

Apparent indecision over new policy to contain spread of Covid-19 won’t help people seeking clear guidanceFace masks must be worn in shops across England from 24 JulyCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageMaking facing coverings in English shops mandatory had increasingly appeared an inevitable next step in the government’s campaign against coronavirus after the prime minister appeared wearing one on Friday, and mused about taking a stricter approach.On Sunday, Michael Gove ...
Tags: Business, Politics, England, UK News, Retail industry, Michael Gove, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Rishi Sunak, Coronavirus outbreak


Markets strengthen amid economic recovery hopes - business live

Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial newsIntroduction: Asia-Pacific markets rally on recovery hopesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage 8.20am BST Some traders are pinning their hopes on a Covid-19 breakthrough.Over the weekend, the head of German biotech firm BioNTech predicted that the vaccine being developed with Pfizer could be ready for regulatory approval by the end of the year.A study on Remdesivir showed that the drug reduced coronavirus fatal...
Tags: Business, Economics, Stock Markets, Asia Pacific, Ftse, Fda, Pfizer, BioNtech, Coronavirus outbreak, City Britain


Super-rich call for higher taxes on wealthy to pay for Covid-19 recovery

Exclusive: Group of 83 wealthy individuals demands ‘immediate, substantial and permanent’ higher taxes ‘on people like us’A group of 83 of the world’s richest people have called on governments to permanently increase taxes on them and other members of the wealthy elite to help pay for the economic recovery from the Covid-19 crisis.The super-rich members, including Ben and Jerry’s ice cream co-founder Jerry Greenfield and Disney heir Abigail Disney, called on “our governments to raise taxes on pe...
Tags: Business, Disney, G20, Tax and spending, Global Economy, Rich lists, Inequality, Ben, Jerry, Jerry Greenfield, Abigail Disney, The super-rich, Coronavirus outbreak


Until Covid-19 uncertainty melts away there's little chance of full economic recovery

Nations are entering the critical economic phase of the pandemic: how to get consumers spending againCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageHealth considerations were all that mattered in the early stages of the Covid-19 pandemic. Governments ordered businesses to shut even though they knew activity would fall sharply as a consequence. There was a clear message to the public: stay at home and save lives.The lockdowns had the desired effect. The number of new cases soon peake...
Tags: Business, Politics, Economics, Australia news, Economic policy, Economic recovery, Economic growth (GDP, Coronavirus outbreak


Labor demands coronavirus supports remain as figures show 13 jobseekers per vacancy

Opposition seizes on new data arguing Coalition has been ‘demonising unemployed people’Labor has seized on new figures showing there are now 13 jobseekers for every single job vacancy in Australia to argue against cutting government supports.The figures show in May there were 1,635,286 people receiving jobseeker or youth allowance, compared with 124,500 vacancies, and that those welfare recipients collectively would stand to lose $900m if the $550 fortnightly coronavirus supplement was removed. ...
Tags: Business, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, National Parks, Coalition, Australian politics, New South Wales, Welfare, Labor party, Scott Morrison, Sussan Ley, Australian economy, Anthony Albanese, Linda Burney, Coronavirus outbreak


Victoria records 273 new Covid-19 cases and flags return to remote schooling in lockdown areas

Daniel Andrews warns the next six weeks will not be an ‘ordinary winter’ as a man in his 70s dies of coronavirusThe Victorian premier, Daniel Andrews has warned residents to prepare for an extraordinary six winter weeks after the state announced another 273 coronavirus cases on Sunday.Andrews said schools in lockdown areas would remain closed to most students after revealing the latest case numbers, which represent another single-day high for the state. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Victoria, Daniel Andrews, Australian economy, Andrews, Coronavirus outbreak


'Innovationish' training: Australian government spends $230,000 on latest management fad

Exclusive: Masterclasses promise to improve work mindsets and link programs to Covid-19 response Australian government agencies have spent more than $230,000 on “innovationish” training – the latest management fad promising to improve work mindsets – and linked the programs to the government’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic.The Australian Securities and Investment Commission and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade spent $180,000 with the US company People Rocket LLC, which suggests it...
Tags: Business, US, Management, Australia news, Australian politics, Australian economy, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Australian Securities and Investment Commission, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID, People Rocket LLC


Leicester factory put lives at risk during lockdown, claims garment worker

Exclusive: amid allegations of production continuing behind closed doors, regulators have clamped down in the cityCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageWhen the garment factory where Anil worked learned that the risk of coronavirus meant it couldn’t do business as usual, it didn’t shut up shop. Instead, it locked the doors.“It was always going,” said Anil, not his real name. “They wrote on pieces of paper: ‘The factory is closed because of coronavirus.’ But they locked the ...
Tags: Health, Business, Society, UK News, Retail industry, Health policy, Leicester, Employment law, Manufacturing sector, Boohoo, Anil, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus Australia live update: NSW records 14 new Covid-19 cases as Victoria reports 288 new cases

Pop-up testing facility to be set up in Sydney hotel car park as Victorian premier says 37,588 tests were conducted in the state yesterday. Follow live news and updatesVictoria records highest national daily Covid-19 total since pandemic beganScott Morrison speaks after national cabinetEight Melbourne public housing towers released to stage three restrictionsFollow our global live blogDownload the Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 7.21am BST Due to the heightened publ...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, Australia news, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Welfare, Victorian politics, Victoria, Melbourne, Tasmania, South Australia, Western Australia, Northern Territory


Coronavirus Australia live update: Victoria records 288 new Covid-19 cases amid Melbourne lockdown

Premier Daniel Andrews says 37,588 tests were conducted in Victoria yesterday. Follow live news and updatesVictoria records highest national daily Covid-19 total since pandemic beganScott Morrison speaks after national cabinetEight Melbourne public housing towers released to stage three restrictionsFollow our global live blogDownload the Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 6.19am BST Tasmania was due to open its borders on 24 July, but isn’t opening now until 31 July, i...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, Australia news, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Welfare, Victorian politics, Victoria, Melbourne, Tasmania, South Australia, Daniel Andrews, Western Australia, Northern Territory


Coronavirus Australia live update: Victoria premier Dan Andrews announces 288 new Covid-19 cases in press conference

Daniel Andrews says 37,588 tests were conducted in Victoria yesterday. Follow live news and updatesVictoria records highest national daily Covid-19 total since pandemic beganScott Morrison speaks after national cabinetEight Melbourne public housing towers released to stage three restrictionsFollow our global live blogDownload the Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 5.24am BST A reporter asks if the virus is milder in this outbreak, because there is not a proportionate i...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, Australia news, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Welfare, Victorian politics, Victoria, Melbourne, Tasmania, South Australia, Daniel Andrews, Western Australia, Northern Territory


Coronavirus Australia live update: prime minister Scott Morrison press conference addresses Covid-19 after national cabinet meeting

Scott Morrison says national cabinet discussed the need ‘to protect against complacency in other parts of the country’. Follow live news and updatesScott Morrison speaks after national cabinetEight Melbourne public housing towers released to stage three restrictionsFollow our global live blogDownload the Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 4.24am BST This was flagged yesterday. The national medical advice, for places where there is ongoing community transmission is to w...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, Australia news, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Welfare, Victorian politics, Victoria, Melbourne, Tasmania, Scott Morrison, South Australia, Western Australia, Northern Territory


Coronavirus Australia live update: Victoria announces $534m business support package amid Melbourne lockdown

National cabinet to discuss hotel quarantine as state and territory leaders to consider cap on international arrivals. Follow live news and updatesEight Melbourne public housing towers released to stage three restrictionsFollow our global live blogDownload the Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 2.18am BST I’ve some time trying to establish who’s responsible for screening passengers at airports and what it should involve after Jetstar passengers walked straight off a pl...
Tags: Health, Hong Kong, Business, Australia, China, Australia news, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Welfare, Victorian politics, Victoria, Melbourne, Tasmania, Canberra


Coronavirus Australia live update: national cabinet to discuss hotel quarantine and Victoria lockdown

State and territory leaders to consider cap on international arrivals as Melbourne infections grow. Follow live news and updatesEight Melbourne public housing towers released to stage three restrictionsFollow our global live blogDownload the Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 12.10am BST Reproductive health provider Marie Stopes Australia says it is concerned that telehealth services introduced as part of the coronavirus support package in April could be rolled back in...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, Australia news, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Welfare, Medicare, Victorian politics, Victoria, Marie Stopes, Melbourne, Tasmania, South Australia, Western Australia


Coronavirus Australia live update: Victoria premier Daniel Andrews warns restrictions could be longer than six weeks as Melbourne cases soar

Eight of the nine public housing towers to move to stage 3 restrictions like the rest of Melbourne as Victoria records 165 new cases. Follow live news and updatesVictorian premier Daniel Andrews provides coronavirus updateFollow our global live blogSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus email 9.04am BST Liberal party candidate Fiona Kotvojs has conceded she has lost the byelection in Eden-Monaro to Labor’s Kristy McBain, around four days after the ABC called it for McBain.The Liberals ...
Tags: Business, Labor, Abc, Australia, Economics, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Queensland politics, Victorian politics, New South Wales politics, Victoria, Labor party


Coronavirus Australia live update: Victoria premier Dan Andrews holds press conference on cases and Melbourne lockdown

Victoria records 165 new cases, with 30 linked to outbreaks and 135 under investigation. Follow live news and updatesVictorian premier Daniel Andrews provides coronavirus updateFollow our global live blogSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus email 8.27am BST Andrews was asked what he did on his birthday (which I believe was the day before yesterday). He said he had dinner at home after a Zoom cabinet meeting.I was at home having a very nice family dinner. Let me indicate to you when t...
Tags: Business, Australia, Economics, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Queensland politics, Victorian politics, New South Wales politics, Victoria, Labor party, Melbourne, Liberal party


Coronavirus Australia live update: Victoria premier Dan Andrews to hold press conference on cases and Melbourne lockdown

Victoria records 165 new cases, with 30 linked to outbreaks and 135 under investigation. Follow live news and updatesFollow our global live blogSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus email 7.28am BST In response to the prime minister’s announcement about the extradition treaty with Hong Kong and the move to grant visas for people coming to Australia from Hong Kong, the Chinese embassy has released this statement: China strongly deplores and opposes the groundless accusations and measur...
Tags: Hong Kong, Business, Australia, China, Economics, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Queensland politics, Victorian politics, New South Wales politics, Victoria, Labor party


Coronavirus Australia live update: Victoria records 165 new Covid-19 cases as Melbourne enters lockdown

Scott Morrison addresses Australian response to Hong Kong security laws and provides coronavirus update. Follow live news and updatesFollow our global live blogSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus email 5.24am BST There is one more case of Covid-19 in the ACT.A man in his 20s, has been diagnosed- he is a close contact of a previously confirmed case. 5.22am BST The LGA’s with the biggest active case load are Hume - 143 Continue reading...
Tags: Hong Kong, Business, Australia, Economics, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Queensland politics, Victorian politics, New South Wales politics, Victoria, Labor party, Melbourne


Coronavirus Australia live update: prime minister Scott Morrison holds Hong Kong press conference amid Victoria Covid-19 lockdown

PM provides coronavirus update and addresses Australian response to Hong Kong security laws. Follow live news and updatesFollow our global live blogSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus email 4.23am BST Scott Morrison:Our decision to suspend the extradition agreement with Hong Kong represents an acknowledgement of the fundamental change of circumstances in relation to Hong Kong because of the new security law. Which, in our view – and this is not just our view, this is, I’d say, a sha...
Tags: Hong Kong, Business, Australia, Economics, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Queensland politics, Victorian politics, New South Wales politics, Victoria, Labor party, Liberal party


Coronavirus Australia live update: SA makes face masks mandatory for arrivals amid Victoria Covid-19 lockdown

Queensland announces Victorians will be turned away at border as states tries to contain ‘high-risk situation’. Follow live news and updatesSouth Australia announces extra testing and face masks ruleFollow our global live blogSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus email 3.10am BST There will be another national Covid-19 briefing today, at 3.30pm, with one of the deputy chief medical officers - today, it is Dr Nick Coatsworth 3.09am BST Here’s the official announcement from the Vict...
Tags: Business, Australia, Economics, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Queensland politics, Victorian politics, New South Wales politics, Victoria, Labor party, Melbourne, Liberal party


Coronavirus Australia live update: Queensland to turn anyone from Victoria away at border as Melbourne enters lockdown

The NSW premier is expected to announce new restrictions today as the state tries to contain ‘high-risk situation’. Follow live news and updatesVictorians to be turned away at Queensland borderFollow our global live blogSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus email 1.32am BST The Jetstar CEO says things are moving very quickly, and that has meant that it hasn’t always been a smooth process;I think - we’re working very, very hard ourselves, airports, government health authorities, to mak...
Tags: Business, Australia, Economics, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Queensland politics, Victorian politics, New South Wales politics, Victoria, Labor party, Melbourne


Coronavirus Australia live update: 'extremely high' chance Victoria outbreak has spread to NSW as Melbourne enters lockdown

The NSW premier is expected to announce new restrictions today as the state tries to contain ‘high-risk situation’. Follow live news and updates‘This lockdown seems different’: Melbourne on edgeSenior students to return despite Victorian school clusterFollow our global live blogSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus email 12.34am BST Oh dear lord. The chief health officer for Queensland, Dr Jeannette Young has just shared an update which strikes fear in this little-Queenslander-who-jus...
Tags: Business, Australia, Economics, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Queensland politics, Victorian politics, New South Wales politics, Victoria, Labor party, Melbourne, Liberal party


Coronavirus Australia update: 'extremely high' chance Victoria outbreak has spread to NSW as Melbourne locks down – live news

The NSW premier, Gladys Berejiklian, has flagged new restrictions will be announced today as the state tries to contain ‘high-risk situation’. Follow live‘This lockdown seems different’: Melbourne on edgeSenior students to return despite Victorian school clusterSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus email 11.23pm BST The caps and the Melbourne pause on hotel quarantine has had a flow on affect for some Australians who are still overseas, and were unable to travel home sooner, for one r...
Tags: Business, Australia, Economics, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Queensland politics, Victorian politics, New South Wales politics, Victoria, Labor party, Melbourne, Liberal party


Unions urge Rishi Sunak to do more on unemployment

TUC and thinktanks call for immediate action to stem rising tide of redundanciesBusiness lobby groups and trade unions have called on the UK government to do more to help companies and workers recover from the coronavirus lockdown.They warned that many otherwise viable firms still faced “maximum jeopardy right now” despite the chancellor on Wednesday announcing a string of radical measures. Continue reading...
Tags: Business, Politics, UK, Economics, UK News, Trade unions, Economic recovery, TUC, Rishi Sunak, Coronavirus outbreak, Summer statement 2020


'This lockdown seems different': second time around, Melbourne is on edge

The return of stay at home orders has been met with a mixture of resignation and relief, fury and sadnessDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notificationsCoronavirus Australia maps and cases: live numbers and statisticsMelbourne residents will be locked down from midnight on Wednesday. It is both easier and much harder this time around.Easier because remote working routines have already been established and because, this time, we know what to expect. And harder, because...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Victoria, Melbourne, Coronavirus outbreak


Devolved nations call on Treasury for billions in extra spending

Finance ministers of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland say Rishi Sunak must offer moreThe Treasury has failed to quell demands from finance ministers in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland for billions in extra spending despite an offer of a further £1.6bn.The devolved governments welcomed some of the chancellor’s initiatives, including a temporary cut to VAT for tourism businesses and fresh incentives to reemploy furloughed staff, but said Rishi Sunak’s package fell far short of the stimulu...
Tags: Business, Politics, Wales, Scotland, UK News, Northern Ireland, Treasury, Scotland Wales, Rishi Sunak, Coronavirus outbreak, Summer statement 2020


UK coronavirus live: Rishi Sunak unveils stamp duty cut, furlough bonus and August discount for eating out

Chancellor delivers summer statement in the Commons on UK economic recovery from pandemicThe chancellor’s key points at a glanceFull report: Sunak unveils stamp duty holiday and hospitality VAT cutBoris Johnson refuses to apologise to care workers at PMQsPM’s local hospital closes to emergency admissions after Covid-19 outbreakGlobal coronavirus updates – live 2.28pm BST Business groups like the chancellor’s announcement.Here is an extract from the response from Dame Carolyn Fairbairn, the C...
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