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The £4bn cost of school closures

Working parents are forfeiting £250 million in earnings every week as the continuing closure of schools and nurseries force them to cut down on work to look after their children, Money Mail can reveal. Families are losing an average of £36 per week from their household income as they struggle to cope with increased childcare demands, while some parents are losing in excess of £300 – Mail

Ministers to press ahead with liberal licensing laws to boost economy despite fears of increased violence – Telegraph

Government will pay £2bn in wages for 300,000 young people to keep them off the dole as Rishi Sunak puts jobs at the heart of his mini-Budget today – Mail

Dozens of care homes investigated over Covid safety fears – Telegraph

US officially begins withdrawal from World Health Organization amid pandemic – Guardian

EU set to cave on fishing as UK and Brussels go head-to-head today – Express


‘Build back better’ is a socialist trap for Boris, not a route to prosperity – Philip Johnston, Telegraph

Flaw at the heart of Boris Johnson’s big idea – Daniel Finkelstein, Times

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