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Build more nuclear reactors to reach net zero carbon target – CBI 27 Jun 7:01pm Build more nuclear reactors to reach net zero carbon target – CBI
Business group says nuclear programme will be key for low carbon economy in UK The UK should keep building large-scale nuclear plants and “mini-nuke” reactors to help reach a net zero carbon target by 2050, according to Britain’s biggest business group. In a letter to the business secretary, Greg Clark, the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) said
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Airlines refuse to scrap ‘no-show’ clauses for passengers 27 Jun 7:01pm Airlines refuse to scrap ‘no-show’ clauses for passengers
BA is among firms that bump passengers off second leg of return trip, despite criticism Airlines including British Airways and Virgin Atlantic have resisted calls to remove “no-show” clauses, which bump passengers off the second half of a return trip, despite heavy criticism from regulators and calls for a ban. Consumer body Which? wrote to nine airlines in December, warning they may be breaking consumer laws by keeping clauses that cancel the second leg of a return flight if a passenger misses the first leg of the same booking, forcing some customers to pay hundreds of pounds for replacement flights.
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Gig economy in Britain doubles, accounting for 4.7 million workers 27 Jun 7:01pm Gig economy in Britain doubles, accounting for 4.7 million workers
TUC finds worker rights fading as gig platforms proliferate to employ one in 10 adults Britain’s booming
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Dozens killed in DRC Glencore copper mine accident 27 Jun 2:27pm Dozens killed in DRC Glencore copper mine accident
At least 36 illegal miners killed by collapse in open excavation pit At least 36 illegal miners are believed to have died in a copper mine owned by Glencore in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) on Thursday. The miners were killed when two ‘galleries’ overlooking an open excavation pit collapsed at the same mining site which claimed six lives in 2016.
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Trade war looms over G20 as Trump attacks India over tariffs - as it happened 27 Jun 1:24pm Trade war looms over G20 as Trump attacks India over tariffs - as it happened
Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news, as US president blasts India for raising tariffs on American goods
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Seven investors apply to put Gavin Woodhouse firms into administration 27 Jun 1:00pm Seven investors apply to put Gavin Woodhouse firms into administration
Move comes after Guardian/ITV News investigation raised questions about businessman whose companies have multimillion-pound ‘black hole’ Seven investors, who ploughed their savings into businesses owned by the embattled financier Gavin Woodhouse, have applied to the high court to have four of his companies taken into administration. The move comes a day after
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Ford to cut 12,000 jobs in Europe amid struggling car market 27 Jun 12:51pm Updated Ford to cut 12,000 jobs in Europe amid struggling car market
Six of company’s 24 European factories will close by end of 2020 under the plans The US vehicle maker Ford plans to cut 12,000 jobs across Europe as it tries to turn around the struggling business in a European car market forecast to shrink this year for the first time in six years. Ford’s chief executive, Jim Hackett, instigated the cuts to the carmaker’s global business, which lost more than $800m (£631m) outside north America last year.
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Trade war looms over G20 as Trump attacks India over tariffs - business live 27 Jun 12:32pm Updated Trade war looms over G20 as Trump attacks India over tariffs - business live
Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news, as US president blasts India for raising tariffs on American goods
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Theme park project signs Hollywood studio and troubleshooting CEO 27 Jun 12:28pm Updated Theme park project signs Hollywood studio and troubleshooting CEO
Paramount in deal with the London Resort as PY Gerbeau joins as chief executive The developer of a theme park touted as a
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Bathstore collapse leaves householders inconvenienced 27 Jun 9:34am Bathstore collapse leaves householders inconvenienced
Administrators’ move to terminate plumber contracts leaves consumers without fully functioning bathrooms Households have been left without washing facilities and some could face having to pee into a bucket after Bathstore’s collapse left a trail of unfinished installations. Bathstore’s administrators, the accountants BDO, wrote to all the firm’s subcontracted plumbers on Wednesday night terminating them “with immediate effect”.
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L&G and Oxford University team up for £4bn housing scheme 27 Jun 9:30am Updated L&G and Oxford University team up for £4bn housing scheme
Construction on affordable homes for staff and students to take place over next decade Legal & General has teamed up with Oxford University in a £4bn partnership to build science parks and thousands of homes for staff and students over the next decade. The insurance and pensions group will build 1,000 subsidised homes for university and college staff, 1,000 homes for research graduates, and a further 1,000 for general sale or rent, on land provided by the university, in the first wave of the partnership.
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L&G pledges £4bn to build thousands of homes in Oxford 27 Jun 8:30am Updated L&G pledges £4bn to build thousands of homes in Oxford
Group partners Oxford university in 10-year push for affordable accommodation for staff and students Legal & General has teamed up with Oxford University in a £4bn partnership to build science parks and thousands of homes for staff and students over the next decade. The insurance and pensions group will build 1,000 subsidised homes for university and college staff, 1,000 homes for research graduates, and a further 1,000 for general sale or rent, on land provided by the university, in the first wave of the partnership.
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Japan says next British PM must not lead UK out of EU without deal 27 Jun 4:31am Japan says next British PM must not lead UK out of EU without deal
Firms operating in UK likely to relocate in event of no-deal Brexit, says foreign minister
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UK accused of ignoring obligations on aviation emissions 27 Jun 3:00am UK accused of ignoring obligations on aviation emissions
NGOs say others also in breach of 1998 convention by failing to disclose details on policies The UK and other EU governments are in breach of international obligations by failing to be open about their policies to tackle emissions from aviation, a coalition of NGOs has said. The group is lodging a formal complaint over the secrecy surrounding regulation of emissions from international flights, which they say allows the aviation industry to be a “climate laggard”. Last year, aviation emitted 895m tonnes of carbon dioxide – 2.4% of global energy-related CO
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Virgin Money stopped my card after data demand 27 Jun 2:00am Virgin Money stopped my card after data demand
I refused to answer a questionnaire and then my cards were blocked
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