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  • China bars foreign curriculum, ownership in some private schools
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    Reuters

    China bars foreign curriculum, ownership in some private schools

    China's State Council announced new laws halting the teaching of foreign curriculum in schools from kindergarten to grade nine (K-9) and prohibiting the ownership or control of any private K-9 schools by foreign entities. The laws, which will come into effect on Sept. 1, are the latest in a series of measures taken by Beijing to tighten control of its fast-growing education sector and public discourse. China currently has private K-9 schools which teach local and foreign curriculum.

  • UK firms seek staff after lockdown but foreign workers missing - survey
    Business
    Reuters

    UK firms seek staff after lockdown but foreign workers missing - survey

    British businesses ramped up their search for new staff as pubs, restaurants and other hospitality and travel firms got ready for Monday's lifting of coronavirus restrictions in England, a survey showed. But an exodus of foreign workers is aggravating a shortage of candidates, with more than 10 jobs on offer for every job-seeker in some cities, according to the survey by job search website Adzuna. Job adverts on Adzuna jumped to 987,800 in the first week of May, up by 18% from the end of March, which was before the reopening of non-essential retailers and hospitality firms for outdoor service on April 12.

  • UK ‘faces labour shortage’ as Covid and Brexit fuel exodus of overseas workers
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    The Guardian

    UK ‘faces labour shortage’ as Covid and Brexit fuel exodus of overseas workers

    UK ‘faces labour shortage’ as Covid and Brexit fuel exodus of overseas workers. Experts say recovery at risk amid sharp fall in EU workers and dwindling interest in UK jobs from abroad