Politics

Universal Credit: Work and Pensions Secretary Therese Coffey ‘entirely happy’ with scrapping of £20 per week uplift

Work and Pensions Secretary Therese Coffey has told Sky News she is “entirely happy” with a £20 per week cut to Universal Credit, despite calls from senior Conservatives to keep the benefits uplift. Ms Coffey described the £20 per week boost to benefits, which is due to end from next month, as a “temporary stop-gap” […]

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Covid 19 coronavirus: Customs worker fuming after losing her job over vaccine policy

By Harry Lock for RNZ A Customs worker, fired for refusing the Covid-19 vaccine, is railing against the decision, saying her job never required regular testing or even protective clothing. A new Health Order, in place since last week, made it mandatory for all border workers to have had at least their first Covid-19 vaccine. […]

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Kim Jong Un eyes chemicals, fertilisers to boost N Korea economy

Kim addressed politburo meeting as Pyongyang looks to stabilise economy hurt by sanctions and coronavirus pandemic. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attended a meeting of the politburo of the country’s ruling Workers Party, where he discussed the development of the economy, and particularly the chemical industry, but did not address cross-border relations with South […]