Debenhams to start reopening shops after lockdown

Image copyright AFP Debenhams is to reopen its first stores in Northern Ireland on Monday, followed by 50 shops in England the week after. It says three stores with street access in Belfast, Newry and Rushmere will be able to open following updated guidance from the NI Executive. Debenhams collapsed into administration for the second…

Quarantine rules a 'killer blow' for travel sector

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption People arriving in the UK will have to isolate for 14 days or face penalties The travel industry has condemned the government's quarantine rules, warning the mandatory two-week isolation will deter visitors and put jobs at risk.From 8 June all passengers arriving in the UK must self-isolate for 14…

Coronavirus: Ex-chancellors warn of severe unemployment ahead

Image copyright Parliamentlive TV As the UK begins to ease lockdown restrictions, three former UK chancellors have been quizzed by MPs on the Treasury Select Committee about the effects of coronavirus on the UK economy.Alistair Darling, George Osborne and Philip Hammond were asked about the severity of the crisis versus the 2008-2009 financial crash; what…

Mastercard boss: 'Leaders must reassure staff'

Video Mastercard chief executive Ajay Banga talks about how bad he thinks the coronavirus crisis will get and gives his top leadership tip in a crisis.

Social media firms fail to act on Covid-19 fake news

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Some posts found by volunteers suggested wearing face masks could cause cancer Hundreds of posts spreading misinformation about Covid-19 are being left online, according to a report from the Center for Countering Digital Hate.Some 649 posts were reported to Facebook and Twitter, including false cures, anti-vaccination propaganda and conspiracy…

Coronavirus: 'I may lose it all, but there’s no help for me'

Image copyright Layla Barnes Image caption As a small business owner, Layla Barnes is not entitled to government support Layla Barnes is one among many thousands of small business owners left financially and emotionally devastated by more than ten weeks of government-imposed lockdown. She was forced to close her Doncaster-based beauty therapy and training business…