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Covid isolation rules will no longer apply to food workers
Covid isolation rules will no longer apply to food workers

It has been announced that food workers in the UK will be exempt from Covid isolation rules as the government tries to tackle potential food shortages. Product availability has become an issue as more supermarket depot workers and food manufacturers are forced to self-isolate. However, the government now says these workers can do daily tests regardless of their vaccination status.

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Shoppers urged not to panic buy in supermarkets

The boss of frozen supermarket giant Iceland has urged shoppers not to start panic buying. He admitted that while there were some problems with staffing and availability issues, photos of empty shelves that have recently emerged are ‘isolated incidents,' and shoppers should not feel pressured to start panic buying.

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Half of pandemic buyers regret overpaying for their new homes

A recent survey has shown that half of those who bought a new home during the pandemic regret overpaying for their properties. In addition, figures show nearly a quarter of homebuyers paid over the asking price during the pandemic, with many rushing into the property purchase.

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FCA takes action against debt packager firms

Following an FCA review of the practices of debt packager firms, 5 firms have stopped providing regulated debt advice until further notice and the FCA has used formal powers to stop another firm from providing regulated advice.

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Power of attorney system set for modernisation

Power of attorney can be a helpful tool in later life if you struggle to manage your finances or other aspects of your life. While the current legal process for enacting power of attorney can be long-winded and frustrating, plans have been put forward to modernise the system.

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Millions more people to be offered flu vaccine this autumn

This autumn and winter, England is planning to offer millions more flu jabs to try and combat the double threat of Covid and flu. With key Covid restrictions such as social distancing now scrapped, the risk of Covid and other respiratory infections will increase as people start to mix again. The health service now hopes to jab more than 35 million people against flu, including over-50s, at-risk groups, and children aged between two and 16.

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New lockdown warning – and it’s not even Freedom Day yet!

Just days before Freedom Day, Professor Chris Whitty has warned there could be another lockdown in place within weeks due to soaring Covid cases and rising deaths. Despite the government's previous insistence there would be no more lockdowns after 19th July, the Chief Medical Officer suggested this could be unavoidable if cases and deaths continue to rise.

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