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A California lawmaker wants to make the 4-day week a reality for US workers

Rep. Mark Takano of California. AP Photo/Cliff Owen Rep. Mark Takano introduced legislation that would reduce the standard working week to 32 hours. This would lower the threshold after which eligible workers get paid for overtime. Takano believes doing this will enable more workers to achieve a better standard of work life. See more stories on Insider's business page. On Wednesday Rep. Mark Takano of California announced he had introduced legislation designed to make the four-day wor...
Tags: Politics, UK, Obama, Congress, California, Senate, US, Careers, America, Trends, Strategy, House Of Representatives, New Zealand, Workers Rights, Labour Party, John Mcdonnell


Conditions that led to 2011 riots still exist today, experts warn

Data analysis finds large-scale cuts to youth services and increase in racial disparity 10 years on‘The Mark Duggan case was a catalyst’: the 2011 UK riots 10 years onThe conditions that led to riots across England 10 years ago still exist today, experts have warned, as data analysis showed significant cuts to youth services in affected areas and an increase in racial disparity in stop and search.On 4 August 2011, police officers shot and killed Mark Duggan, a 29-year-old mixed-race man, in Tott...
Tags: Politics, UK, England, London, Austerity, Conservatives, Society, UK News, Manchester, Greater Manchester, Tottenham, Young People, Birmingham, Uk Riots 2011, Mark Duggan


Conditions that led to 2011 UK riots still exist today, experts warn

Data analysis finds large-scale cuts to youth services and increase in racial disparity 10 years onThe conditions that led to riots across the UK 10 years ago still exist today, experts have warned, as data analysis showed significant cuts to youth services in affected areas and an increase in racial disparity in stop and search.On 4 August 2011, police officers shot and killed Mark Duggan, a 29-year-old mixed-race man, in Tottenham, north London. His death sparked a wave of civil unrest which s...
Tags: Politics, UK, England, London, Austerity, Conservatives, Society, UK News, Manchester, Greater Manchester, Tottenham, Young People, Birmingham, Uk Riots 2011, Mark Duggan


Drugs deaths in Scotland soar to record level

Country has Europe’s worst drugs death rate, more than three-and-a-half times higher than rest of UKDrugs deaths in Scotland have hit a new record after 1,339 people died last year from drugs overdoses or the cumulative effects of years of addiction.National Records of Scotland, the statistics agency, said the figure was a 5% increase on drugs-related fatalities registered in 2019. The country continues to have the worst drug death rate in Europe, with 21.2 deaths per 1,000 of the population, m...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Drugs, Scotland, Society, UK News, Drugs policy, National Records of Scotland


UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson can't work his umbrella and Prince Charles laughs at him: video

Prince Charles, Prince of Wales looks concerned as British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson's umbrella is blown inside-out at The National Memorial Arboretum on July 28, 2021 in Stafford, England. Christopher Furlong/Getty Images UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson brought some unintended levity to a somber event in Staffordshire. Amid light rainfall, Johnson struggled with his umbrella, which blew inside-out. Prince Charles, seated next to Johnson, laughed along with other high-ranking off...
Tags: Politics, UK, London, News, Wales, Trends, Umbrella, Prince Charles, Rain, Royal Family, Boris Johnson, Charles, Johnson, Staffordshire, Reuters, Patel


Ministers under fire for putting France on England’s ‘amber plus’ list

Criticism grows after concerns raised over whether there was too much focus on Covid cases in RéunionCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageMinisters are facing growing criticism for putting France on the new “amber plus” travel list, after concerns were raised about whether they focused too much on variant cases in its Réunion Island territory 5,700 miles (9,180 km) from Paris.The UK foreign secretary, Dominic Raab, admitted on Thursday the decision to impose tougher restri...
Tags: Health, Europe, Politics, UK, England, France, Society, UK News, World news, Paris, Health policy, Vaccines and immunisation, Reunion Island, Dominic Raab, Coronavirus


UK Covid live: 31,117 new cases as research suggests vaccines have prevented 60,000 deaths in England

Latest updates: new infections rise second day in a row; figures came ahead of publication of Public Health England’s latest vaccine surveillance reportRaab: vaccine passports aimed at encouraging young to get jabbed‘I might delete it’: users on the NHS Covid app amid pingdemicLack of quarantine at England’s borders ‘risks havoc of Covid variants’Coronavirus – latest global updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage 4.29pm BST The government has been accused of introducing “Covid ID cards by st...
Tags: Politics, UK, England, Travel & leisure, UK News, NHS, Liberal Democrats, Northern Ireland, Boris Johnson, Vaccines and immunisation, Public Health England, Alistair Carmichael, Dominic Raab, Coronavirus


Britons still on furlough most likely to be arts and creative workers

Two industries overtake hospitality sector as number on scheme drops by 590,000 after taper kicks inCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageStaff in the arts and creative industries overtook hospitality workers as the most likely to be on furlough in June, as the number of people being paid through the UK scheme dropped by 590,000 to 1.9 million ahead of government subsidy cuts that forced employers to begin paying towards the job protection scheme.HMRC figures showed the num...
Tags: Business, Politics, UK, Hmrc, UK News, Airline Industry, Rishi Sunak, Coronavirus, UK job furlough scheme


Number of UK workers on furlough drops by 590,000 as taper kicks in

Staff in arts and creative sectors and workers over 65 now the most likely to be on the job protection schemeCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe number of workers on furlough fell by 590,000 in June, ahead of government subsidy cuts that forced employers to begin paying towards the job protection scheme.HMRC figures showed that the number of workers on the scheme dropped from 2.5 million to 1.9 million, its lowest level since the start of the pandemic, before a 10% cu...
Tags: Business, Politics, UK, Hmrc, UK News, Airline Industry, Rishi Sunak, Coronavirus, UK job furlough scheme


UK Covid live: vaccines have prevented 60,000 deaths and 22m infections in England, new research suggests

Latest updates: new figures came ahead of publication of Public Health England’s latest vaccine surveillance reportRaab: vaccine passports aimed at encouraging young to get jabbedLack of quarantine at England’s borders ‘risks havoc of Covid variants’Coronavirus – latest global updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage 2.22pm BST Prof Jonathan Van-Tam, the deputy chief medical officer for England, told BBC News a few minutes ago that new research suggests that vaccines have prevented 22 million...
Tags: Politics, UK, England, Travel & leisure, UK News, BBC News, Boris Johnson, Public Health England, Dominic Raab, Jonathan Van Tam, Tim Spector, Coronavirus


UK Covid live: 689,313 people in England and Wales pinged by NHS Covid app last week

Latest updates: latest figures show increase of more than 70,000 compared to previous weekRaab: vaccine passports aimed at encouraging young to get jabbedLack of quarantine at England’s borders ‘risks havoc of Covid variants’Coronavirus – latest global updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage 12.00pm BST The next Covid wave may be more severe in Northern Ireland than in other parts of the UK because vaccine take-up rates have been lower, members of the legislative assembly (MLAs) at Stormont ...
Tags: Politics, UK, England, Wales, Scotland, Travel & leisure, UK News, Northern Ireland, Treasury, Boris Johnson, England Scotland, Stormont, Dominic Raab, Coronavirus, NHS COVID, Prof Ian Young


Sajid Javid admits UK Covid rates unpredictable as cases rise again

Health secretary’s comments came after a week of declining cases ended with 4,000 increase in one dayCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageSajid Javid has said “no one really knows” what trajectory the Covid pandemic will take in the weeks ahead, as new cases across the UK rose after seven days of consecutive declines.The latest Covid data, published on Wednesday, showed 27,734 people testing positive across the UK – up by 4,000 from a day earlier. Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, UK, UK News, Infectious Diseases, Boris Johnson, Sajid Javid, Javid, Coronavirus


Revealed: Queen vetted 67 laws before Scottish parliament could pass them

Extent of arcane practice known as crown consent in Scotland has until now been unknown to the publicThe Scottish government has given the Queen advanced access to at least 67 parliamentary bills deemed to affect her public powers, private property or personal interests under an arcane custom inherited from Westminster.The Queen’s consent procedure, which critics have called anti-democratic, has been used repeatedly by the monarch in recent decades to secretly lobby for changes to proposed UK le...
Tags: Politics, UK, Law, Scotland, UK News, Monarchy, The Queen, Scottish politics


Arrested Biafra separatist’s family accuse Raab of ‘unlawful failure’

Exclusive: Nnamdi Kanu’s relatives threaten judicial review against UK foreign secretary, saying his life is at risk in NigeriaThe family of a British national said to have been arrested in Kenya and taken to Nigeria in an act of extraordinary rendition has accused the UK government of abandoning him to illegal detention and risk of torture.Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (Ipob) – a prominent separatist movement proscribed in Nigeria – fled the country in 2017 while on...
Tags: Politics, UK, Nigeria, Africa, UK News, World news, Kenya, Foreign, Nnamdi Kanu, Raab, Abia, Dominic Raab, Commonwealth and Development Office


Fully vaccinated travelers from the US and the EU will soon be able to enter England without quarantine

Passengers at London Heathrow Airport. DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP via Getty Images England plans to begin lifting its quarantine rules for non-UK residents. The rules are set to ease for fully vaccinated people from the US and the EU. Previously, they have had to isolate for 10 days upon arrival. See more stories on Insider's business page. England is changing its coronavirus rules to allow fully vaccinated travelers from the US and the European Union to enter without quarantining.The chan...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, England, Science, France, US, Trends, Eu, European Union, News UK, Northern Ireland, Sky News, Afp, Scotland Wales, Getty Images England


UK royal yacht could cost taxpayer £50m more than initially said

Defence secretary says Britannia replacement would cost up to £250m at event to launch projectBritain’s new royal yacht could cost the taxpayer an initial £50m more than previously indicated at a total cost of £250m, the defence secretary said at an industry event to launch the project.The replacement for the long-scrapped Britannia, a brainchild of the prime minister, Boris Johnson, would be commissioned at “between £200m and £250m at a firm price”, Ben Wallace told a specially convened confere...
Tags: Politics, UK, UK News, Tax and spending, Defence policy, Ministry Of Defence, Water transport, Boris Johnson, Defence, Ben Wallace, Greenwich Continue


UK poised to end amber list quarantine for people vaccinated in US and EU

Ministers to discuss plans, with talks also to determine if they will apply to England only or all UK nationsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coveragePlans to significantly open up international travel are expected to be announced on Wednesday, with UK ministers poised to let people who have been fully vaccinated in the US and EU avoid quarantine if arriving from amber-list countries.The move would benefit millions of people by finally letting them be reunited with family and ...
Tags: Travel, Health, Europe, Politics, UK, England, France, US, Eu, Spain, European Union, UK News, World news, US news, Immigration and asylum, Foreign Policy


Home Office failing Windrush generation again, spending watchdog finds

Despite ‘promise to learn lessons’, Priti Patel’s department set up process that is too complex for victims, with inadequate capacityThe Windrush generation is being failed by the Home Office “all over again” because of fundamental problems in the compensation scheme for UK citizens misclassified as illegal immigrants, parliament’s spending watchdog has concluded.Despite a “promise to learn lessons”, Priti Patel’s department has set up a process that is too complex and difficult for victims to e...
Tags: Politics, UK, Race, Conservatives, UK News, World news, Immigration and asylum, Home Office, Priti Patel, Windrush, Commonwealth immigration, Windrush scandal


MPs and campaigners alarmed at UK’s ‘discriminatory’ crime reduction plans

Government’s proposals include more frequent stop and search and making community service street cleaners ‘more visible’MPs and campaigners have sounded alarm at a series of proposals in the government crime reduction plan, including more frequent stop and search, a trial of “alcohol tags” and criminals undertaking “visible” community service cleaning streets.Liberty said the permanent relaxation of search powers would “compound discrimination in Britain and divide communities” and the former sh...
Tags: Politics, UK, Law, Police, UK News, Britain, Liberty, Diane Abbott, Priti Patel, Stop and search


Ex-intel analyst says seeing a US drone kill a child pushed him to leak military documents that he faces 11 years behind bars over

Men look at wall graffiti depicting a U.S. drone along a street in Sanaa, Yemen, November 9, 2013. REUTERS/Mohamed al-Sayaghi Daniel Hale, a former intel analyst, faces 11 years in prison for leaking docs on US drone strikes. Hale wrote an 11-page letter to the court explaining why he leaked the docs, offering gruesome details. "I came to believe that the policy of drone assassination was being used to mislead the public," Hale wrote. See more stories on Insider's business page. "War ...
Tags: Politics, UK, News, Obama, US, America, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, Afghanistan, Taliban, Drones, Pakistan, War On Terror, US Air Force, Trump


UK rejects EU’s Northern Ireland moves, saying Brexit deal must be renegotiated

Downing Street says Brussels overtures are insufficient and ‘comprehensive’ solutions neededBoris Johnson has rejected Brussels’ latest attempt to iron out problems with the post-Brexit arrangements for Northern Ireland, insisting that the withdrawal agreement signed last year must be renegotiated. Related: If Britain wants to resolve the Northern Ireland protocol, this is not the way to do it | Anand Menon and Jill Rutter Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, UK, Eu, European Union, UK News, Britain, Northern Ireland, European Commission, Boris Johnson, Brussels, Johnson, Brexit, Jill Rutter, David Frost, Trade Policy, Anand Menon


US intends to keep travel restrictions in place against UK, European countries, others

The United States has no plans to lift travel restrictions at this point given the rise of the delta variant, according to a White House official.       [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, UK, News, White House, US, United States, Usa Today


Coronavirus live: US keeps travel ban on UK and Schengen area; Thailand reports record case numbers

White House renews travel ban over fears of the Delta variant; Thailand registers 15,376 new cases – another record riseEurope clamps down amid fears over rapid spread of Delta variantIndonesia loosens Covid restrictions despite record deathsHow England’s ‘pingdemic’ took a heavy toll on the ToriesSee all our coronavirus coverage 4.14pm BST Mauritius said it recorded more than 1,000 new cases last week but claimed up to 99% were symptom-free, AFP reports. “Everything is under control, the ma...
Tags: UK, England, White House, Singapore, US, World news, Thailand, Delta, Mauritius, Schengen, Afp, Coronavirus, Zouberr Joomaye, National Communication Committee


10 Things in Politics: Fauci predicts booster shot for some

Hope you had a nice weekend! Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics. Sign up here to receive this newsletter. Send tips to [email protected] or tweet me at @BrentGriffiths.Here's what we're talking about:Inside the turmoil at the Bill & Melinda Gates FoundationFauci says Delta variant is running through '2 kinds of America'The climate crisis is upending real estate tooWhat we're watching today: President Joe Biden welcomes Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi to the Wh...
Tags: Utah, UK, England, Nbc, Mississippi, Congress, California, Washington Post, France, White House, Virginia, Israel, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden


If Britain wants to resolve the Northern Ireland protocol, this is not the way to do it | Anand Menon and Jill Rutter

The UK has legitimate concerns about the deal, but threatening to tear it up will destroy the trust that’s so vitalTaking responsibility should be the flipside of taking back control. But admissions of responsibility are in short supply in the government published on the Northern Ireland protocol on Wednesday. According to this, the protocol was the responsibility of (delete according to taste) Theresa May, Hilary Benn or indeed the 2019 parliament. Anyone, in other words, except the people wh...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, European Union, UK News, Britain, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Hilary Benn, Brexit, Jill Rutter, David Frost, Anand Menon


Cryptocurrencies could lead to ‘limitless’ losses for UK government

Experts warn of danger of untraceable funds if companies accepting payments in cryptos go bustThe government could face “limitless” losses as a result of businesses that accept payments in untaxed and untraceable cryptocurrencies going bust, an insolvency expert has warned.A growing number of companies, including the ethical cosmetics firm Lush and office-sharing firm WeWork, have begun taking payments for goods and services in cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin, alongside debt, credit or cash. Co...
Tags: Business, Politics, UK, Money, Hmrc, Bank Of England, UK News, E-commerce, WeWork, Cryptocurrencies, Bankruptcy and IVAs


Foreign Office is ‘complicit in British man’s Somalia torture’

‘David Taylor’ claims hooding, sensory deprivation and waterboarding was to persuade him to cooperate with the CIAA British citizen has claimed he was tortured in Somalia and questioned by US intelligence officers, raising concern that controversial practices of the post-9/11 “war on terror” are still being used.The 45-year-old from London alleges he has endured hooding, sensory deprivation and waterboarding at the hands of the Somali authorities to persuade him, he believes, to cooperate with t...
Tags: Politics, UK, London, Human Rights, Law, Africa, US, UK News, World news, US news, Middle East and North Africa, Foreign Policy, Somalia, David Taylor, Foreign Office, CIAA


UK lorry drivers plan to strike over low pay and poor working conditions

Nearly 3,000 hauliers are proposing a ‘stay at home’ day, prompting fears over already creaking food supply chainsLorry drivers are planning a nationwide strike over their working conditions, prompting warnings that this would magnify food shortages and cripple the country’s already creaking supply chains.Hauliers are proposing a “stay at home” day next month in response to low pay and working terms, an event designed to compound the effect of the UK’s lorry-driver shortage , which last week led...
Tags: Food, Business, Politics, UK, UK News, Supermarkets, Retail industry, Work & careers, Transport, Transport policy, Industrial Action, Road Haulage Association, Coronavirus


Lorry drivers plan to strike over low pay and poor working conditions

Nearly 3,000 hauliers are proposing a ‘stay at home’ day, prompting fears over already creaking food supply chainsLorry drivers are planning a nationwide strike over their working conditions, prompting warnings that this would magnify food shortages and cripple the country’s already creaking supply chains.Hauliers are proposing a “stay at home” day next month in response to low pay and working terms, an event designed to compound the effect of the UK’s lorry-driver shortage , which last week led...
Tags: Food, Business, Politics, UK, UK News, Supermarkets, Retail industry, Work & careers, Transport, Transport policy, Industrial Action, Road Haulage Association, Coronavirus


All the bad news Boris Johnson's government just tried to bury

UK prime minister Boris Johnson in London on July 8, 2021. Jeremy Selwyn - WPA Pool/Getty Images The UK government released a trove of bad news as MPs head on their summer break. Ministers announced pay freezes and dodged questions on transparency. Labour said the government had "clearly attempted to hide" a damning report. See more stories on Insider's business page. The UK government has a cynical tradition of saving up bad news and dumping it into the public domain just as MPs head ...
Tags: Politics, UK, England, London, Wales, Trends, David Cameron, Bbc, NHS, Labour, Yvette Cooper, News UK, Home Office, Michael Gove, Boris Johnson, Pembrokeshire



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