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As COVID surges, UK to unveil new job protection plans

Sep 24 2020

* Future support aimed at workers who return part-time - Times

Sunak to throw lifeline to some furloughed workers

Sep 23 2020

LONDON British finance minister Rishi Sunak will announce new plans to support jobs on Thursday, as fears mount of a surge in unemployment when an existing 52 billion pound ($66 billion) support programme comes to an end in just over a month.

Gridlock: UK warns industry to prepare for Brexit or face chaos

Sep 23 2020

LONDON Britain told businesses on Wednesday to prepare for paperwork or face 100 km-long queues of trucks when the country fully leaves the EU next year, prompting accusations that the government was setting up industry to take blame for any chaos from a botched Brexit.

Explainer: What happens next with UK plan to breach Brexit divorce treaty?

Sep 23 2020

LONDON Prime Minister Boris Johnson is winning his parliamentary battle to pass laws that could allow him to tear up parts of Britain's EU exit treaty, despite a warning from Brussels that doing so would wreck their future relationship.

Brexit treaty-busting powers would be last resort, says UK minister

Sep 21 2020

LONDON Britain hopes never to need to use proposed powers to break its Withdrawal Agreement with the European Union, Northern Ireland Office minister Robin Walker said on Monday as the government pressed ahead with legislation to create such powers.

Britain is at COVID-19 tipping point, health minister says

Sep 20 2020

LONDON Britain is at a tipping point on COVID-19, health minister Matt Hancock said on Sunday, warning that a second national lockdown could be imposed if people don't follow government rules designed to stop the spread of the virus. | Video

Bank of England looks harder at negative rates in case troubles deepen

Sep 17 2020

LONDON The Bank of England said it was looking more closely at how it might cut interest rates below zero as Britain's economy faces a triple whammy of rising COVID-19 cases, higher unemployment and a possible new Brexit shock. | Video

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