5 Things You Need To Know, Today, on Wednesday 3rd March 2021

Justin Waite
5 Things You Need To Know
06:21, 3rd March 2021

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5 Things You Need To Know, Today, on Wednesday 3rd March 2021


5. Microsoft has blamed a Chinese cyber-espionage group for attacks on its mail server software.

The tech giant said the hackers belonged to a state-backed group, which was a "highly skilled and sophisticated actor"

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4. Some international arrivals to the UK have waited nine days for Covid test kits that should be taken on day two of a 10-day quarantine period.

Travellers from countries not on the UK's "red list" must purchase a £210 testing kit, with a test taken on day two and day eight of isolation.

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3. Qantas is launching "mystery flights" in a effort to boost domestic tourism across Australia and spark nostalgia.

The day-trips, where passengers don't know the destination when boarding, were popular in the 1990s.

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2. Complaints about guarantor loans by companies such as Amigo soared last year, eclipsing grievances over payment protection insurance (PPI) that have dominated for more than a decade.

Complaints about this type of loan reached more than 10,000 in October to December, up from just over 300 in the same period a year before, the Financial Ombudsman Service said.

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1. The chancellor will extend the furlough scheme until the end of September when he makes his Budget speech later.

Some 600,000 more self-employed people will also be eligible for government help as access to grants is widened.

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