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Biggest care operator threatened with closure of ‘unsafe’ home

Britain’s largest care home chain has been threatened with the closure of an “unsafe” London property in the midst of the coronavirus outbreak after a report showed it left residents at risk of infection.

The care provided by HC-One at Cedar House in Harefield was ruled inadequate following an inspection by the social care watchdog which discovered safety breaches.

In a report, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) said that residents at the west London site faced potential risk of illness and cross contamination, among other significant safety risks.

Residents at Cedar House, which provides accommodation and care for up to

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Want to buy a French holiday home? British property hunters face a tight deadline

The prices of small flats in big cities are set to take a hit. Mark Harvey, of Knight Frank, said: “It is fair to say there will be a price adjustment.” Deals have so far been getting agreed at 5 to 25pc below asking price, he said.

The capital’s prime market, however, is still showing signs of resilience. “Paris is a scarcity market,” said Ms Lundgreen. Of 900 clients surveyed, 70pc did not want to put their properties up for sale until they had found somewhere they wanted to buy, she said. “We have a problem with supply.” The trend

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IMF warns against rush to bring manufacturing home after pandemic

TOKYO — International Monetary Fund representatives on Thursday warned countries and corporations against the impulse to bring manufacturing home in the aftermath of the coronavirus pandemic, but struck an optimistic note about the fate of the financial sector.

Reshoring is “a vicious cycle that will shrink the global supply chain and the international division of labor, which will hamper productivity gains,” Chikahisa Sumi, director of the IMF’s Asia-Pacific regional office, said during a virtual seminar on Thursday.

Sumi suggested it is one thing to strengthen manufacturing of urgent medical supplies, but urged countries not to go beyond that. Japan’s stimulus

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‘Coronavirus destroyed my income, then my ex-husband took our family home’

Back in December Julia had a well-paid job with the NHS, a husband and a home. Since then her world has unravelled, leaving her and her two young children without a roof over their heads. 

Her marriage had been breaking down for some time and she and her husband had started divorce negotiations in February. Then coronavirus hit Britain, taking away Julia’s ability to earn a living or pay a lawyer to fight for a fair settlement. 

“I’m self-employed and work in healthcare,” she said. “When the crisis broke out and all non-urgent procedures got cancelled my work dried up

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