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People urged to seek help early if struggling financially due to Covid-19

Navigation for News Categories People are being urged to seek financial help as soon as they find themselves struggling as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. Photo: 123RF The Financial Services Complaints service, funded by registered financial service providers, expects complaints to increase by as much as 30 percent once government and lender support packages…Continue Reading

Clarity urged for post Brexit food safety policies

Members of a parliamentary committee have called for greater clarity about food safety after the United Kingdom leaves the European Union. The House of Lords Common Frameworks Scrutiny Committee is looking at how the Food and Feed Safety and Hygiene (FFSH) framework will work alongside the UK Internal Market Bill, which is a proposal to ensure…Continue Reading

Government urged to ease restrictions on temporary visas to address labour shortage

Navigation for News Categories The government is being urged to ease restrictions on temporary visas to ensure there are enough workers available to address an acute labour shortage in popular holiday destinations. Queenstown businesses have been working with the council to try and address a labour shortage in the town. Photo: RNZ / Nona Pelletier…Continue Reading

Government urged to keep supplying food parcels as ‘pandemic fatigue’ grows

About 69% of the respondents supported an increase in the value of social grants as well as retaining the R350 Covid relief grant.The findings, which come from the second round of UJ/HSRC’s Covid-19 survey, polled 7,966 respondents.Findings were weighted to match Statistics SA data on race, education and age, and could be regarded as broadly…Continue Reading

IAFP attendees urged to ‘think big’ to tackle challenges

Caroline Smith DeWaal today told IAFP delegates to think big when tackling challenges of the 21st century as she opened the virtual event. The deputy director of EatSafe (Evidence and Action Towards Safe, Nutritious Food) at the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), gave the Ivan Parkin Lecture called “Audacious Innovation: Critical Tools for the 21st…Continue Reading

U.S. Treasury urged PPP lenders to focus on existing customers: Congress report By

© . FILE PHOTO: FILE PHOTO: The United States Department of the Treasury is seen in Washington, D.C. By Michelle PriceWASHINGTON () – The U.S. Treasury Department encouraged banks to prioritize existing customers when dishing out Paycheck Protection Program pandemic loans, disadvantaging smaller businesses against the intent of lawmakers, a Congressional panel said on Friday.“The…Continue Reading

Government urged to clear up ambiguities around wage subsidy rules

Employers have been accused of taking advantage of badly worded wage subsidy rules and not paying workers what they are due. By the end of August, there were more than 5500 complaints made through an online dedicated subsidy complaint page with more than 1000 still unresolved. Photo: 123RF Advocates and unions said there is currently…Continue Reading

Next government urged to rethink rules for shovel ready projects

Navigation for News Categories The next government needs to rethink the rules for shovel ready projects and be prepared to spend more, according to a new report. (File image). Photo: RNZ / Claire Eastham-Farrelly Law firm Simpson Grierson has looked at the planned infrastructure-led kick start for the recovery, and said rules changes were needed…Continue Reading

Pinoys urged to wash food thoroughly as added COVID-19 measure

The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources today urged Filipinos to strictly observe proper food handling in the kitchen as an added measure against COVID-19. “[F]or the safety of consumers, it is advised that proper food handling practices be observed at all times,” the bureau said in a statement. Goods wrapped in plastic or packaging brought…Continue Reading

SAGE urged government to lockdown earlier, UK’s top scientific adviser says

The UK’s chief scientific adviser has said the government was urged to impose full lockdown measures around a week earlier than they were introduced, as he admitted the country’s coronavirus outcome has “not been good”.Sir Patrick Vallance made the revelation around the timings of the guidance from the scientific advisory group for emergencies (SAGE), as…Continue Reading