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Exodus over transgender advice continues as Government pulls out of Stonewall diversity training

Whitehall cuts ties over growing fears that the LGBT charity's workplace policies are at odds with the 2010 Equality Act The Government has pulled out of Stonewall diversity training, The Telegraph can reveal, as an exodus over its transgender advice continues. The Cabinet Office confirmed that it and the Government Equalities Office have ended membership of the controversial LGBT charity's Diversity Champions scheme.

telegraph.co.uk ,  8h 0
Exodus over transgender advice continues as Government pulls out of Stonewall diversity training

Cummings promises more revelations about 'f***ing hopeless' Hancock

Dominic Cummings has said there is ‘more to come’ following a series of explosive revelations against ‘hopeless Hancock’ and the government. The PM’s former top adviser yesterday posted a 7,000-word blog alleging a series of failures during his time in No10. That included a screenshot of a Whatsapp message he says is from Boris Johnson, in which the prime minister appears to describe health secretary Matt Hancock as ‘totally f***ing hopeless’ in response to figures about testing.

metro.co.uk ,  19h 126
Cummings promises more revelations about 'f***ing hopeless' Hancock

Working from home ‘to become new normal’ under Government plans

Working from home could become the new normal as ministers draw up plans to continue with flexible working after lockdown has been lifted. Millions of workers could get “default” rights to work at home with bosses being made to provide good reason why they should return to the office.

standard.co.uk ,  20h 1
Working from home ‘to become new normal’ under Government plans

Right to work from home could be made law under sweeping post-pandemic plans

Employers could be required to show it is essential for staff to attend the workplace in order to prevent them from working flexibly A default right to work from home could be enshrined in law under plans being considered by ministers. The Government will consult on the plan over the summer, which would boost provisions for people to continue to work from home if they wished.

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Right to work from home could be made law under sweeping post-pandemic plans

Cheaper parking and outdoor dining in plan to lure workers back to offices

Ministers work on recovery strategy that aims to boost attractiveness of spending time in city centres, The Telegraph learns Cheaper parking and more outdoor dining in cities could be used to encourage people back to work later this year as the Government leans against ordering a return to the office.

telegraph.co.uk ,  1d 0
Cheaper parking and outdoor dining in plan to lure workers back to offices

Deaf woman, 36, is suing Cabinet Office at High Court for 'injury to feelings' over lack of sign language interpreters at government Covid briefings

Katie Rowley, 36, said the Government breached obligations to deaf people Ministers say Ms Rowley's claim should be dismissed at High Court Ms Rowley wants a 'declaration of unlawfulness' as well as compensation A deaf woman has sued the Cabinet Office at High Court for 'injury to feelings' over the absence of sign language interpreters at Government Covid briefings.

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Deaf woman, 36, is suing Cabinet Office at High Court for 'injury to feelings' over lack of sign language interpreters at government Covid briefings

Deaf Leeds woman ‘should not get damages’ for lack of Covid British Sign Language interpreters, judge told

Ministers say a deaf woman who has taken High Court action after complaining about a lack of British Sign Language interpreters at Government Covid briefings in England should not get compensation. Katie Rowley, 36, from Leeds, has taken legal action against the Cabinet Office. Ms Rowley says the Government has breached obligations to make broadcasts accessible to deaf people under equality legislation.

yorkshirepost.co.uk ,  1d 2
Deaf Leeds woman ‘should not get damages’ for lack of Covid British Sign Language interpreters, judge told

Working from home could continue beyond end of lockdown

There is also criticism of £96 a week sick pay Millions of Brits could be "encouraged" to carry on working from home, a leaked paper has claimed today. The suggestion is that ministers should avoid telling people to return to the office after 15 months of home working - even when lockdown is eased on July 19.

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Working from home could continue beyond end of lockdown

Guidance on plastic screens in pubs not changing for now - despite leaked memo

No10 said the current rules “remain” despite a leaked paper reportedly suggesting they were making the risk from Covid worse Guidance on using plastic screens in pubs, restaurants and offices is not changing at the moment, the government has said. Downing Street said the current rules “remain” - despite a leaked memo suggesting the screens could in fact be making Covid transmission worse.

mirror.co.uk ,  1d 0
Guidance on plastic screens in pubs not changing for now - despite leaked memo

Home working may continue after July says leaked memo - as £96 sick pay slammed

A leaked government paper suggests ministers may stop short of telling Brits to return to the office - and could remove perspex screens in pubs over fears they're doing more than than good The government could stop short of telling millions of Brits to end 15 months of home working on July 19, a bombshell leaked paper has claimed today.

mirror.co.uk ,  1d 0
Home working may continue after July says leaked memo - as £96 sick pay slammed

Leeds woman taking government to court over lack of sign language at briefings

A deaf woman from Leeds is preparing to mount a High Court challenge after complaining about a lack of British Sign Language interpreters at Government Covid briefings. Katie Rowley, 36, is taking legal action against the Cabinet Office, a lawyer representing her said with an online hearing being held today [June 16].

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Leeds woman taking government to court over lack of sign language at briefings

Plastic screens in salons & restaurants could make Covid spread WORSE

PLASTIC screens are unlikely to stop Covid transmission and may make it worse, government ministers have reportedly been advised. Screens fitted in workplaces - including beauty salons, offices hairdressers and restaurants - should be scrapped, according to a draft Cabinet Office report seen by POLITICO's Playbook.

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Plastic screens in salons & restaurants could make Covid spread WORSE

Woman takes Government to court over lack of interpreter at Covid briefings

Katie Rowley argues that the Government breached obligations to make broadcasts accessible to deaf people under equality legislation A deaf woman is preparing to mount a High Court challenge after complaining about a lack of British Sign Language interpreters at Government Covid briefings. Katie Rowley, 36, from Leeds, is taking legal action against the Cabinet Office, a lawyer representing her said.

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Woman takes Government to court over lack of interpreter at Covid briefings

Japan April core machinery orders rise 0.6% month/month

(Reuters) - Japan's core machinery orders rose 0.6% in April from the previous month, government data showed on Wednesday. The reading compared with a 2.7% rise seen in a Reuters poll of economists, the Cabinet Office data showed. Compared with a year earlier, core orders, a highly volatile data series regarded as an indicator of capital spending in the coming six to nine months, grew 6.5% in April, versus a 8.0% advance expected by economists, the data showed.

mobile.reuters.com ,  2d 0
Japan April core machinery orders rise 0.6% month/month

Cabinet Office ordered to release secretive Union polling after two year court battle

Secretive UK Government polling on public attitudes towards the Union must be published in the next four weeks, a court has ruled. The taxpayer funded polls, which are believed to show an increase in support for Scottish independence, were shared with ministers in 2018 and 2019, but were never made public.

eveningexpress.co.uk ,  2d 0
Cabinet Office ordered to release secretive Union polling after two year court battle

Brits must live with Covid even if it means hundreds of deaths and full hospitals, ministers warn

The country must learn to live with Covid even if it means hundreds of deaths a day and hospitals are full, Cabinet ministers have said. Michael Gove said such events may be necessary in order for the Government to lift the last remaining coronavirus restrictions on 19 July.

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Brits must live with Covid even if it means hundreds of deaths and full hospitals, ministers warn

Cabinet Office ‘ordered to disclose’ polling on Union after SNP tribunal case

The Cabinet Office have been ordered to disclose polling on the Union following a tribunal. The SNPs constitutional affairs spokesperson Tommy Sheppard MP had sent a Freedom of Information request in June 2019 seeking information on polling since January 2018 on public perception on the Union and how much money had been spent on it.

scotsman.com ,  2d 0
Cabinet Office ‘ordered to disclose’ polling on Union after SNP tribunal case

Covid passports for theatres and sports still option at despite lockdown delay

Michael Gove says Covid certificates on the NHS app are being piloted at football games and in theatres ahead of new 'Freedom Day' on July 19 Covid passports for theatres and sports are still being looked at, despite Boris Johnson delaying the end of lockdown. Digital Covid certificates on the NHS app proving someone has a negative test or a jab are being piloted by officials ahead of 'Freedom Day' on July 19.

mirror.co.uk ,  2d 98
Covid passports for theatres and sports still option at despite lockdown delay

UK Government ordered to release 'secret' Scottish independence polling

'Secret' Scottish independence polling to be released after SNP MP tribunal win THE UK Government had been ordered to release “secret” polling on attitudes towards the Union and Scottish independence after an SNP MP won a Freedom of Information (FOI) appeal. Tommy Sheppard originally called in 2019 for the Cabinet Office to release “all information relating to polling the general public on their perception on the strength of the Union since January 2018”.

thenational.scot ,  2d 0
UK Government ordered to release 'secret' Scottish independence polling