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UK: What is Rishi Sunak's job support scheme and how will it work?

Submitted by pmassetti on Fri, 09/25/2020 - 15:50

The Guardian (24.09.2020) The chancellor, Rishi Sunak, has announced a replacement for the coronavirus job retention scheme based on a German-style system of wage subsidies. Faced with the prospect of rising job losses this autumn when furlough closes at the end of October, and tougher restrictions on the economy as the pandemic worsens, the “job support scheme” forms the backbone of his winter economy plan. 
The government will contribute towards the wages of employees who are working fewer than normal hours, and will cover 22% of worker pay for six months.  

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Unemployment

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Development of Nationwide Electronic Health Record (ΝEHR): An international survey - ScienceDirect

Submitted by rruggia on Tue, 06/02/2020 - 07:27

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  • Private vendors׳ involvement does not depend on who has the responsibility of the EHR system development.
  • Private vendors׳ involvement can be found in all phases of the EHR system development.
  • Indicates the necessity of more efforts to be made for the integration of Standards, for enhancing interoperability.
  • Identifies which Standards supported by EHR system in operation worldwide.

 

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Universal Basic Income is gathering support. Has it ever worked – and could it work in the UK?

Submitted by pmassetti on Mon, 05/25/2020 - 15:52

nationalgeographic.co.uk (20.05.2020)Spain has just taken the first step towards it. Many feel the UK needs it. So is UBI a Utopian ideal, or a necessary salvation?

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Extension of coverage
Cash transfers
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