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NEWS | Published August 9th 2020, 10:10 am

Met with redundancy: National museum cuts one fifth of staff

Covid-19 has taken its toll on the Met. Forced to abandon its annual gala at the beginning of the pandemic, the museum has now resorted to laying off dozens of employees, leaving the museum 20 per cent smaller than it was prior to the outbreak.

NEWS | Published August 9th 2020, 9:09 am

Under the hammer: Sotheby’s reports $2.5 billion in pandemic sales

For most, sales of $2.5 billion amid a pandemic would be a cause for celebration. Yet for Sotheby’s, this almost 25 per cent decline in sales is anything but.

NEWS | Published August 8th 2020, 9:09 am

This is “The End”: conceptual art and the fourth plinth

The recent weather in London lends itself to ice cream, perhaps more than elsewhere in the country. Thankfully, conceptual artist Heather Phillipson has answered the call, building a 31-foot statue of a dollop of cream, with a precariously positioned fly sitting atop it.

NEWS | Published August 8th 2020, 9:09 am

In your streams: 12 million subscribe to new platforms amid pandemic

First came Tiger King, soon followed Normal People, then I May Destroy You, and just like that, Britons spent 40 per cent of their waking hours watching the telly.

NEWS | Published August 7th 2020, 9:09 am

Director of V and A: abandoning arts in schools “is a mistake”

On April 23rd the V&A was supposed to open an exhibition on the history of the handbag. Two months later, one on Alice in Wonderland had planned to follow. Now, after a closure of almost 150 days, the gallery is set to reopen, thought the format is a touch unclear.

NEWS | Published August 7th 2020, 9:09 am

Situation "under review on a constant basis” as quarantine list grows

Rishi Sunak has announced that the UK "will not hesitate" to add countries to the quarantine list in the hope of preventing the spread of Covid-19.

NEWS | Published August 7th 2020, 9:09 am

Managing director of Corkills Motor Group: “I think I’ve grown and changed as a leader over the years.”

As businesses across the country respond to the current economic situation, the director of Corkills Motor Group spoke with The Leaders Council about the difference between leadership and management. Meanwhile the "Dominic Cummings effect" damages faith in the government.

NEWS | Published August 7th 2020, 7:00 am

Qualitrain Group exemplify need for innovation as new Scottish Conservative leader eyes up economic recovery

As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to deal a significant blow to the UK economy and the knock-on effects are felt on businesses and supply chains, CEO of Derbyshire training provider Qualitrain Group, Richard Bates, tells the Leaders Council about how his firm is looking to deal with the loss of income streams by exploring means of innovating and seeking out new opportunities. Meanwhile, Douglas Ross, who was confirmed as the new leader of the Scottish Conservatives on Wednesday, has promised to produce an economic recovery plan within the next month.

NEWS | Published August 6th 2020, 10:10 am

MENTA chief executive on leadership: “It’s about knowing when to listen”

As businesses across the country respond to the current economic situation, The Leaders Council spoke with the chief executive of MENTA, about the importance of listening. Meanwhile the government is to announce whether France will feature on the quarantine list in the next 24 hours.

NEWS | Published August 6th 2020, 9:09 am

Creative thinking: The Art Council and Covid-19

It would seem that Mimi Wilcox’s flight to the UK was fortuitous. Her journey to meet long-distance partner Michael-David McKernan on the day the UK’s lockdown was announced had almost cinematic timing.

NEWS | Published August 6th 2020, 9:09 am

Aberdeen first Scottish city to re-impose lockdown

Those hoping to secure a wee dram in the centre of Aberdeen will find themselves sorely disappointed as the city was the first in Scotland to re-enter lockdown yesterday evening.

NEWS | Published August 6th 2020, 7:30 am

Jenrick offers reassurances over safe reopening of schools

Communities secretary Robert Jenrick has said this week that schools will be safe to reopen in September and that getting children back into full-time education is an “absolute priority” for the government.

NEWS | Published August 6th 2020, 7:00 am

Covid-19: Regalty Estates owner outlines concerns for property sector as children’s commissioner says schools must “come first”

The shift toward home working which has come about out of necessity during the Covid-19 lockdown period has sparked major consultation between firms and employees over their respective needs and how working practices in the UK may alter in future. Any long-term shift toward remote working, however, is likely to have a significant impact on the commercial real estate side of the property sector.

NEWS | Published August 5th 2020, 11:11 am

A cut above: Elements Lifestyle reopens to a brave new world

With salons across the country reopened for just over a month, the transformative power of a good haircut has never been clearer. Though the process may differ slightly, the end result is the same, if not better – distance, social or otherwise, does make the heart grow fonder after all.


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