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  • Workers on zero-hours contracts twice as likely to die of COVID
    Yahoo Finance UK

    Workers on zero-hours contracts twice as likely to die of COVID

    Those without contracts that guarantee regular hours or income face a 'triple whammy of endemic low pay, few workplace rights and low or no sick pay.'

  • Reuters

    UPDATE 1-Sterling slips vs euro ahead of May Scottish election

    The pound fell against the euro on Friday to its lowest in seven weeks and was on track for its second consecutive week of losses against the common currency, with analysts attributing the fall partly to an upcoming Scottish parliamentary election. After a strong first quarter, helped by a speedy rollout of vaccinations against COVID-19 across the United Kingdom and by dwindling expectations of negative interest rates, sterling had a weaker start to April. While traders weighed indications of how Britain's re-opening of shops would affect the economic recovery, they also said investors had turned more cautious ahead of the Scottish parliamentary election on May 6.

  • Reuters

    Sterling falls vs euro to 7-week low ahead of Scottish election

    The pound slipped against the euro on Friday to its lowest level in seven weeks and was on track for its second consecutive week of losses against the common currency, with analysts attributing the fall partly to an upcoming Scottish parliamentary election. After a strong first quarter, helped by a speedy rollout of vaccinations against COVID-19 across the United Kingdom and by dwindling expectations of negative interest rates, sterling had a weaker start to April. While traders weighed indications of how Britain's re-opening of shops would affect the economic recovery, they also said investors had turned more cautious ahead of the Scottish parliamentary election on May 6.