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What the Sunday Times calls the “crumbling concrete crisis” features on the front of several of the Sunday papers.
That newspaper says scores of public buildings affected are also likely to be “riddled” with asbestos. It has seen NHS documents from nearly a dozen hospitals, including West Suffolk, where an assessment from April warned of the “catastrophic” and “likely” risk of potential failure of the main hospital building.
A senior civil service whistleblower tells the Observer ministers have been “dangerously complacent” about crumbling school buildings.
The warning from the chief executive of Tesco about increasing attacks on his staff is the main story in the Mail on Sunday.
Writing in the paper, Kevin Murphy says everyone deserves to be safe at work and he reveals that staff are being offered body cameras. The paper says more than 200 of the supermarket’s employees are victims of serious physical assaults every month.
“MoD hit by hackers” is the headline in the Sunday Mirror. It says hackers, linked to Russia, have seized details about security at Britain’s nuclear weapons bases by targeting a company which provides fencing for the sites.
The paper says data on the Faslane naval base, the chemical weapons base at Porton Down, and a GCHQ listening post were accessed, with details published on the dark web.
The Sunday Express reports on an upbeat message from the chancellor, saying he believes Rishi Sunak is on course to fulfil his promise to halve inflation by Christmas. “Our plan is working. The government is unlocking the UK’s potential” declares Jeremy Hunt. But Labour has accused the chancellor of being” out of touch”, and leaving working people “worse off”.
The Times says American bank Citi has begun monitoring how often its 12,500 staff in the UK come into the office. The paper says the bank may dock the bonuses of those who don’t turn up at least three days a week in what it describes as the latest sign that big employers are trying to get employees back to their desks after Covid.