New diesel and petrol vehicles to be banned from 2040 in UK – BBC News

Image copyright PA New diesel and petrol cars and vans will be banned in the UK from 2040 in a bid to tackle air pollution, the government is set to announce. Ministers are to unveil a £255m fund to help councils introduce steps to deal with pollution from diesel vehicles as part of £3bn spending [...]

Inside a US/UK trade deal – BBC News

Image copyright NHS Image caption The US has some big healthcare businesses which would be keen to establish a stronger presence in the UK Relations with the United States were always going to be a high priority for British trade policy post-Brexit. So no surprise that Liam Fox has gone to Washington to discuss prospects. [...]

Brexit: UK and EU still split on citizens’ rights – BBC News

Brexit Secretary David Davis has said there is a “moral imperative” to reach a swift deal on the rights of EU nationals living in the UK. He said the UK government took “very, very seriously” the need to end their anxiety and uncertainty. Mr Davis again signalled that he was not willing to compromise over [...]

Parents, UK hospital clash over taking baby Charlie Gard home to die – Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) – The parents of terminally ill baby Charlie Gard on Tuesday accused a London hospital of preventing their son from coming home to die, the latest harrowing confrontation in a legal battle that has raised emotions far and wide. Great Ormond Street Hospital’s lawyer told the High Court it had moved “heaven and [...]

Brexit: UK ‘overwhelmingly reliant’ on abattoir vets from EU – BBC … – BBC News

Image copyright PA Image caption Up to 75% of abattoir workers are estimated to be migrants, many from the EU The UK is “overwhelmingly reliant” on EU workers to enforce animal welfare and food hygiene standards in abattoirs, a group of peers has warned. The Lords EU Environment Committee said it was concerned 90% of [...]

Netherlands and UK are biggest channels for corporate tax avoidance – The Guardian

Almost 40% of corporate investments channelled away from authorities and into tax havens travel through the UK or the Netherlands, according to a study of the ownership structures of 98m firms. The two EU states are way ahead of the rest of the world in terms of being a preferred option for corporations who want [...]

Brexit: UK and EU still split on citizens’ rights – BBC News

Brexit Secretary David Davis has said there is a “moral imperative” to reach a swift deal on the rights of EU nationals living in the UK. He said the UK government took “very, very seriously” the need to end their anxiety and uncertainty. Mr Davis again signalled that he was not willing to compromise over [...]

Trump: UK-US trade deal could be ‘big and exciting’ – BBC News

Image copyright EPA Donald Trump has said he is working on a “major trade deal” with the UK. The US President tweeted that a bilateral trade agreement with the UK after it leaves the EU in 2019 could be “very big and exciting” for jobs. Mr Trump, who backed Brexit, also took a swipe at [...]

Brexit: UK ‘overwhelmingly reliant’ on abattoir vets from EU – BBC News

Image copyright PA Image caption Up to 75% of abattoir workers are estimated to be migrants, many from the EU The UK is “overwhelmingly reliant” on EU workers to enforce animal welfare and food hygiene standards in abattoirs, a group of peers has warned. The Lords EU Environment Committee said it was concerned 90% of [...]

BMW to make all-electric Mini in UK; Trump working on ‘very big’ US-UK trade deal – Telegraph.co.uk

Provident Financial’s 46pc fall in pre-tax profit is the highlight of the corporate releases this morning. Investors haven’t dumped the stock in early trading, however, its shares have nudged up 2p to £22.99. Interim results: Provident Financial, Tyman, Proteome Sciences, Rathbone Brothers, Informa, Segro, Spectris, Croda International, Domino’s Pizza Group Full result: Games Workshop Group, [...]

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