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Covid: Airport support scheme to open in England

The government is aiming to provide grants by April to mitigate the impact of Covid travel rules.

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Airline industry needs up to another $80bn to survive pandemic

The world’s airlines need another $70-$80bn of government aid to get through the pandemic, the industry says.

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Will the Trump corporate backlash make a difference?

After the storming of the US Capitol, Donald Trump is facing “a very different set of calculations”.

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Joanna Lumley ‘shocked’ at claims disabled workers unpaid

Sir Iain Duncan Smith and Joanna Lumley speak out about employees allegedly owed a total of £200,000.

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Can supermarket security guards help with mask rules?

Supermarkets around the UK are stepping up enforcement of mask-wearing rules.

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WhatsApp extends ‘confusing’ update deadline

The Facebook-owned platform still says its users must accept the update or stop using the service.

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Covid-19: Parents with childcare issues ‘must get right to furlough’

Labour says legal duty on employers to grant requests would ease strain on families in lockdown.

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Scottish fishermen ‘sailing to Denmark to land catch’

Red tape plus a “poor” Brexit deal mean fishermen fear for the future, says an industry body.

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Joe Biden unveils $1.9tn US economic relief package

The US president-elect says the nationwide vaccine rollout so far has been “a dismal failure”.

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UK economy shrank by 2.6% in November as services suffered

Coronavirus restrictions in England affected services, with pubs and hairdressers badly hit.