5 Things You Need To Know, Today, on Monday 22nd February 2021

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5 Things You Need To Know, Today, on Monday 22nd February 2021
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5 Things You Need To Know, Today, on Monday 22nd February 2021

5. Bitcoin has continued to hit record highs having broken through $50,000 (£35,700) last week.

On Sunday, bitcoin hit another peak rising above $58,000 and has risen more than 90% since the start of January, pushing its total market value above $1tn.

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4. Some 292 British employers made plans to cut jobs in January, the lowest figure since the pandemic began.

A total of 32,000 redundancies were proposed, up 9% on last January, despite new lockdown rules closing businesses across most of the UK.

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3. Tom Hayes, the first banker to be jailed for rigging interest rates, believes fresh evidence will show his conviction was unsafe.

It raises questions about more than 20 other cases and some of the only bankers prosecuted in the UK since the financial crash.

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2. More than half of UK employers intend to recruit staff in the next three months, according to new research.

The CIPD and recruiter Adecco say about 56% of 2,000 firms surveyed said they plan to hire in the first quarter of 2021 - the highest figure in a year.

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1. All schools in England are expected to reopen on 8 March and up to six people or two households will be allowed to meet outdoors from 29 March as part of the prime minister's "cautious" four-part plan to lift the coronavirus lockdown.

Boris Johnson will share his finalised road map with ministers later, before unveiling it to MPs and then leading a news conference at 19:00 GMT.

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