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International Women’s Day moved online as expected

Monday 8 March marks International Women’s Day, with this year’s theme being ‘Choose to Challenge’. The day has existed across the world in some form for over a hundred years,…

Chancellor extends furlough scheme as Sturgeon mulls lockdown

In a significant climbdown, the Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced that the furlough scheme (or Job Retention Scheme) would be extended across the UK until the end of March. It…

Will national lockdowns work this time? Wales could be an early indicator

It is not difficult to see that Covid is spiralling out of control in the four countries of the United Kingdom and indeed globally. Northern Ireland is in the middle…

Johnson announces national lockdown in England as Sturgeon urges against non-essential travel

Boris Johnson has tonight announced a new national lockdown for England, coming into force from Thursday and remaining in place until 2 December. In an announcement reminiscent of Johnson’s initial…

Edinburgh University Students’ Association warns of £1.4 Million debt

Following the First Minister’s announcement on Wednesday 7th October that all licensed premises in the central belt must shut their doors, the Edinburgh University Students’ Association has warned staff that…

Tiered system announced in Scotland as Wales begins firebreak lockdown

As Covid-19 cases continue to rise across the UK, new restrictions and local lockdowns continue to be introduced. In Scotland, new rules on the use of face coverings in the…