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Reform cycle to work scheme so it can be used by lower-paid, Sunak urged

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Business and cycling groups have urged the government to reform its cycle to work scheme so it can be used by lower-paid and self-employed workers, arguing they are often the people who need it the most. Introduced mo...

Hard-right Tories push to delay environmental land management scheme

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The government’s plans to pay farmers for their stewardship of nature could be delayed or scrapped, it is feared, as hard-right Conservative MPs join the campaign against the environmental land management scheme (Elms...

Cigarette butt recycling scheme aims to stub out waste in Catalonia

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In a move that could provide some income for homeless people and clean up the streets, the Catalan government is looking at paying €4 to anyone who hands in a pack’s-worth of cigarette ends at a recycling point. The c...

‘We’ll make it work’: UK community-led scheme offering hope to Ukrainian refugees

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They looked pale and exhausted as they waited for their cases – containing the few possessions they were able to pack into their car when they fled their home in Ukraine – at Luton irport’s baggage reclaim. But the sm...

Foreign agent scheme omitted from UK national security bill

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Plans to require lobbyists, PR firms and other professionals in the UK to register their work for Russia, China or any other foreign country have been unexpectedly left out of the national security bill published on W...

Revealed: Barclays avoids almost £2bn in tax via Luxembourg scheme

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Barclays has avoided nearly £2bn in tax via a lucrative arrangement in Luxembourg that allowed it to pay less than 1% on profits in the tax haven for more than a decade. A Guardian analysis of Barclays’ tax bills show...

The Ukrainian children at the mercy of UK’s refugee scheme

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Nazarii has spent the last three weeks listening to fighter planes fly over his village in western Ukraine and hoping that his British visa will arrive soon. The 17-year-old applied to join a family in Hampshire under...

Civil servants called UK Covid testing scheme ‘unlegit’, court hears

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Civil servants described the government’s Covid testing programme as “unlegit” and “no way to do business” in emails revealed in a high court challenge to the awarding of up to £85m in contracts for antibody tests. Th...

Labor to help low and middle income earners buy home with shared ownership scheme

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Anthony Albanese will provide help for Australians on low and middle incomes to buy houses by giving eligible applicants a commonwealth equity contribution of up to 40% of the purchase price of a new home, and up to 3...

‘Inhumane’ Homes for Ukraine scheme requests security scans for baby girl

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The UK’s flagship scheme for welcoming Ukrainians has been called “heartless and inhumane” after visa officials demanded a six-month-old baby undergo security scans 800 miles from her home before she is allowed to fly...

Buccaneers dismiss ‘chatter’ over Tom Brady’s alleged Dolphins scheme

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Tampa Bay have brushed off a recent story that Tom Brady had been planning to move to the Miami Dolphins before he came out of a brief retirement to rejoin the Buccaneers this off-season. Stories in recent weeks claim...

Bill Shorten attacks NDIS boss as Labor promises overhaul of $30bn scheme

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Labor has promised an overhaul of the national disability insurance scheme’s appeals process as Bill Shorten launched a stinging attack on the leadership of the agency’s current boss, Martin Hoffman. Unveiling the opp...

Italy’s superbonus 110% scheme prompts surge of green home renovations

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For years, people living in Castelnuovo di Porto, a medieval village close to Rome, had put off doing maintenance jobs on their homes, whether it be fixing the roof or cracks in walls caused by earthquakes, because th...

E-scooter scheme could close over ‘dubious’ Russia links

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A metro mayor has threatened to halt a popular e-scooter scheme if the Swedish company behind it does not do more to sever links with Russia. The west of England mayor, Dan Norris, said he is deeply concerned that Sto...

Cornish pilot scheme cuts bus fares to encourage use of public transport

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Residents and visitors can enjoy cheaper trips around the far south-west of England after the launch of a cut-price bus fare pilot in Cornwall. Ticket prices across the county have been reduced by between 20% and 40% ...

Auditor general finds jobkeeper scheme effective despite ‘shortcomings’ in compliance checks

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The auditor general has identified “shortcomings” in compliance checks for the jobkeeper program, including in relation to one company deemed eligible and pocketing $360,000 despite more than doubling its revenue, but...

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