Entries by Simon Curtis

Staff Shortages

The shortage of workers that is currently effecting supply chains across the country could go on for a number of years warns the CBI. It said that the Government should adopt a more flexible policy on immigration to tackle the problem. McDonalds, Wetherspoons, Ikea and Iceland have reported that they are falling short of some […]

UK approves Pfizer jab for 12 to 15-year-olds

The UK regulator has approved the use of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine in children aged 12-15, saying it is safe and effective in this age group and the benefits outweigh any risks. The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) have approved the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine for children aged 12 to 15-years-old in the UK. Dr […]


Frontline agency staff must be included in vaccination plans of NHS Trusts in England from Monday, following instructions from NHS England. The move follows successful lobbying by the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC). The REC is now urging the minister for Covid vaccine deployment Nadhim Zahawi MP to think more broadly about who should be […]