Public inquiry into safety concerns at major new Scottish hospital buildings underway

Meanwhile, the Sick Kids hospital in Edinburgh was originally due to open in 2012. Following the issues in Glasgow, the Scottish Government stepped in to prevent the £150m facility from opening just a day before it was due to finally accept patients last year, due to ventilation problems there.  Doctors tried to raise safety concerns […]

Inflation-busting pay rise for public sector workers

Nearly a million public sector workers will be given inflation-busting pay rises as a reward for their efforts during the coronavirus pandemic. Teachers and doctors will see the largest pay rises at 3.1 per cent and 2.8 per cent respectively, which the government said...

Face masks in all public places under consideration

Boris Johnson is expected to set out a fresh “road map” for his long-term Covid-19 strategy on Friday, when he will give new details of how the country will get back to work without risking a second spike. The new laws on face masks in shops were unveiled...

‘Secretive’ data company Palantir files to go public

Palantir has confidentially filed to go public, paving the way for investors to take a stake in the historically shadowy big data company founded by Trump donor Peter Thiel.  The data analysis software company, which runs its European operations from London, submitted...