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‘Pingdemic’ damaging UK’s economic recovery

Britain’s recovery from the pandemic slowed last month as shortages of goods supplied to factories, building sites and shops began to take their toll on growth and increasing numbers of workers across the country were forced to isolate after being ‘pinged’ by the NHS app. Overall retail footfall in mid-July was also three-quarters of the level recorded in the equivalent week of 2019, prior to lockdown, reflecting continued over-caution among some shoppers – Guardian

£6billion NHS glove contract shows rocketing cost of PPE – Guardian

Companies told to give two in five board seats to women – Telegraph

Nearly 75 per cent of secondary schools in England will hold ‘catch-up’ classes for more than 500,000 pupils over the summer break – Mail

GP clinics at ‘breaking point’ and recovery plan is essential – Guardian

Netflix becomes first major studio to require Covid vaccinations on all US productions – Mail

American postal workers union opposes mandatory vaccinations ‘at this time’ – Epoch Times


With Covid in retreat, now Boris Johnson must show what he really stands for – Stephen Glover, Mail

Music unites us, so let’s stop politicising the Proms – Ben Lawrence, Telegraph

The rudderless, Labour-lite Tories face an autumn of political carnage – Allister Heath, Telegraph

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