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Felicity Hannah interviews business owners in Leicester, which has been was under tight restrictions the longest since was under a local lockdown for the whole of July.
There was help for jobs and some controversial cuts as the Chancellor tries to dig us out of a crisis he says has only just begun. Was there enough in Rishi Sunak's Spending Review to help the economy recover?
And how long have you had your phone? Big companies like Apple and Amazon need to do more to help customers hold onto their devices for longer and recycle them properly at the end of their lives. That's according to a committee of MPs concerned about the UK's mountain of so called e-waste.
With Mark Syred
Sick pay and spending reviews
Sean looks at what to expect from the spending review later, with a particular focus on whether the Conservative party's Levelling Up agenda is being left behind.
Are we a nation which soldiers on rather than takes time off sick? And if so, is it true that British statutory sick pay lags behind that of other nations?
Sean Farrington investigates
Tiers for beers
Sean talks to Red or Dead founder Wayne Hemingway and looks at whether hospitality will be hardest hit when England's new tier system is introduced in December.
Plus what do retailers make of the £200 voucher Northern Ireland's residents are being given by the government to spend on the high street?
And a new plan to cut the quarantine time for travellers arriving in the UK is being announced today. It'll involve passengers paying for their own covid tests, so Sean looks into whether it'll be enough to ease the travel industry's pain.
With Sean Farrington
Sean Farrington asks whether the new regulations could end in tears for the hospitality industry? He also looks at how the Chancellor aims to help out the economy and a virtual twist on tourism.
The Pay Freeze
A Mintel report says that we're spending on average £6,000 less this year. But are some struggling as others save? Felicity Hannah discusses.