Day: January 4, 2021

TUC calls for Furlough scheme for mums and dads while schools are off

Working parents trying to balance work and childcare should be put on furlough while schools are closed, the umbrella body for UK trades unions says.

Bosses may not be aware that they can use the scheme to support parents, according to the Trades Union Congress.

Many families would be “frantically” looking for a solution, the TUC said, after the decision to start the new term late or online for many pupils.

Employers must “do the right thing and furlough mums and dads”, the TUC said.

All secondary schools will remain closed to students this week, except for the children of key workers such as NHS staff. Students are expected to return on a staggered basis from 11 January.

Most primary schools are open to pupils from Monday, except in London and parts of the south east of England where the spread of a new, more infectious, strain of coronavirus is

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Domanico promoted to managing editor at Business Insider

Michael Domanico

Michael Domanico has been promoted to managing editor at Business Insider, where he will focus on hiring.

He joined the news organization a year ago as an assistant managing editor.

Previously, Domanico was working freelance at Numlock News and IGN Entertainment respectively. He was also a legal intern for the U.S. Department of Labor.

Domanico has also served as a managing editor at the Washington Square News.

Domanico holds a bachelor’s degree in politics from New York University.

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Lockdown drives record numbers of viewers to TV streaming services

Britons spent 40% of their waking hours watching TV during the height of the coronavirus pandemic, fuelling the biggest year for new subscribers to streaming services.

The number of subscribers to the three most popular services in the UK – Netflix, Amazon and Disney+, which demonstrated perfect timing by launching in the UK on the first day of the spring lockdown – will hit 32.4 million by the end of this year. The number of subscribers to streaming services is now double the number signed up to traditional pay-TV providers such as Sky, BT and Virgin Media.

The number of streaming subscribers has increased by more than 8 million this year. That is nearly double the number of the next best year, with more than three million people signing up to a service for the first time.

“TV has been a pandemic winner and the growth in subscribers shows how

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