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Share of UK workforce on leave drops to 5%

By David Milliken LONDON (Reuters) – British companies have reported that the proportion of staff on leave fell to 5% in the second half of June, its lowest level since the start of the employment support program last year , the Office for National Statistics announced Thursday. The UK economy …

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Britain to make masks optional by July 19

Face masks and social distancing will no longer be mandatory in England from July 19, British media reported on Sunday. Face masks will become a “personal responsibility,” Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick told Sky News. However, the news of the easing comes amid a further rise in UK coronavirus infection figures. …

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