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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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].
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.
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.
(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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
'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”.