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Believe it or not, these figures show every UK adult could get a COVID vaccine by mid-July

Believe it or not, these figures show every UK adult could get a COVID vaccine by mid-July

Technology
For a few hours this week, we were given an insight into the closely-guarded secret at the centre of the UK's vaccination programme.It came courtesy of the Scottish government, which published its vaccination plan on Wednesday. The plan included detailed figures for the number of vaccines that would be supplied to Scotland by the UK each week until the end of May.The UK government objected, saying the publication of the figures would create difficulties for the pharmaceutical companies, and the offending page was quickly removed - but not before some clever internet users were able to save a copy.This is what those numbers showed: ...
Adult skills giant Learndirect in rescue deal

Adult skills giant Learndirect in rescue deal

Business
A little-known education entrepreneur has swooped to seal an audacious takeover of Learndirect, Brit‎ain's biggest provider of apprenticeships and adult training services. Sky News can reveal that Dimensions Training Solutions (DTS) struck a deal on Saturday to acquire Learndirect in a deal which will preserve roughly 1,000 jobs and the training courses of thousands more people.The ‎acquisition will be transformational for DTS, which is part of a wider group owned by Stonebridge Colleges, a mini-conglomerate in the further education sector.It will bring to an end months of uncertainty about Learndirect's future, with doubts about its survival prospects exacerbated by an adverse Ofsted evaluation of part of its business but which were originally triggered by govern...
Giving money to adult children could trigger your financial ruin

Giving money to adult children could trigger your financial ruin

Finance
You might want to think twice before giving money to your adult child.A new study from CreditCards.com found that 74 percent of parents with adult children, defined as 18 and up, are continuing to help them financially.Of those parents, 84 percent are helping with living expenses, while 70 percent are assisting with debt.Cell phone bills, followed by transportation, rent and utilities, tops the list of living expenses, and with debt, parents are most commonly helping with student loans, followed by auto bills, medical debt and credit card bills."The worst case scenario is because the parents have helped their kids, and sacrificed their retirement, in 20, 25 years, the script might get flipped and the kids might have to help out their parents because they can't afford to retire," said Matt ...