Mandatory vaccination for health and social care workers will end early on 15 March Sajid Javid has announced. So what happens to those workers that have already left?
Key sectors, including food production, construction, and health and social care, are under threat of collapse as British workers reject essential jobs.
A mandatory COVID vaccination policy for NHS workers in England has been scrapped at the last minute.
National Insurance contributions will rise by 1.25% to pay for England's social care system.
The social care sector faced unique pressures during the COVID-19 pandemic. Its workforce was stretched and challenged like no other.
A report has suggested that automation could 'complement human skills and talents' and reduce time spent on repetitive tasks in the NHS