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Britain to spend £705 million on #EUBorderInfrastructure

Britain to spend £705 million on #EUBorderInfrastructure

| July 13, 2020

Britain will spend £705 million on border infrastructure to help keep trade flowing after its transition deal with the European Union expires at the end of the year, Cabinet Secretary Michael Gove (pictured) said on Sunday (12 July), writes Paul Sandle. The funding includes £470m to build port and inland infrastructure, including in the south-east […]

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Britain to map out next moves in #COVID recovery plan

Britain to map out next moves in #COVID recovery plan

| July 9, 2020

British Finance Minister Rishi Sunak (pictured) announced on Wednesday (8 July) his next moves to prevent a wave of job cuts from snowballing into a full-blown unemployment crisis in the world’s sixth biggest economy,writes William Schomberg. He is already on course to take state borrowing to World War Two levels as he subsidizes 9 million […]

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#Brexit – Barnier warns EU and UK still have ‘serious divergences’

#Brexit – Barnier warns EU and UK still have ‘serious divergences’

| July 2, 2020

Edmund Heaphy Michel Barnier, the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator, said a Brexit agreement was still possible, despite serious divergences with the UK. (Daina Le Lardic/Getty Images) There are still “serious divergences” between the UK and the EU over Brexit, the EU’s chief negotiator said today (2 July), writes Edmund Heaphy. Michel Barnier (pictured) warned that […]

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#Coronavirus – UK to set out air bridge plans this week, business minister says

#Coronavirus – UK to set out air bridge plans this week, business minister says

| July 2, 2020

The British government will set out its plans for air bridges later this week that will allow people to go on holiday to certain countries without facing quarantine on their return, Business Secretary Alok Sharma (pictured) said on Wednesday (1 July), write Guy Faulconbridge and Kate Holton.  “Work is ongoing in terms of air bridges […]

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UK’s Sunak says he will announce next plans for economy on 8 July

UK’s Sunak says he will announce next plans for economy on 8 July

| July 2, 2020

British Finance Minister Rishi Sunak said he would announce an update to his plans for steering the economy through the coronavirus crisis on 8 July. Sunak has rushed out emergency measures worth an estimated £133 billion ($163.7bn) mostly to keep people in their jobs, writes William Schomberg. Earlier on Tuesday (30 June), Prime Minister Boris […]

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UK employers demand action now to survive #COVID crisis

UK employers demand action now to survive #COVID crisis

| July 2, 2020

A British employers group demanded immediate action from Finance Minister Rishi Sunak (pictured) after a record deterioration in business in the April-June period. The British Chambers of Commerce said on Wednesday (1 July) its quarterly survey of 7,700 firms found the share of companies reporting growth in sales was far below even the low point […]

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UK minister meets Leicester leaders amid #Coronavirus fears – PM’s spokesman

UK minister meets Leicester leaders amid #Coronavirus fears – PM’s spokesman

| June 30, 2020

British Health Minister Matt Hancock (pictured) will meet leaders from Leicester in central England, where officials fear a growing number of coronavirus cases could prompt a local lockdown, a spokesman for Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday (29 June), writes Elizabeth Piper. “The health secretary is meeting with local leaders from Leicester to discuss […]

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