- Johnson plans Brexit talks with EU’s von der Leyen, warned to reach deal pre-autumn – FT 02 Jun, 2020 - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is planning to hold Brexit talks with European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen in June, with UK officials warning Johnson that an agreement was needed before... Read More
- UK mulls ‘air bridges’ to replace coronavirus quarantine for arrivals – Telegraph 02 Jun, 2020 - British government ministers are aiming to replace coronavirus quarantine for people arriving at airports by the end of June, with so-called air bridges being considered as an option, the Telegraph newspaper reported.
- Sunak considers national insurance holidays as part of stimulus – Telegraph 02 Jun, 2020 - British Finance Minister Rishi Sunak is considering national insurance holidays for companies as part of a coronavirus stimulus package that will be announced in July, The Daily Telegraph newspaper reported late on... Read More
- Please queue here: UK parliament votes on ending special coronavirus measures 01 Jun, 2020 - British lawmakers will form a long queue snaking through parliament on Tuesday to decide whether to ditch the system of remote voting and parliament-by-videoconference that has allowed scrutiny of the government’s coronavirus... Read More
- UK experiences sunniest calendar month on record in May, Met Office says 01 Jun, 2020 - Last month was the United Kingdom’s sunniest calendar month on record, the Met Office said on Monday, beating a previous record set in 1957.
- UK puts forward its own ‘Emissions Trading System’ to replace EU’s 01 Jun, 2020 - The United Kingdom has put forward its own new UK-wide Emissions Trading System (ETS) to replace the European Union’s system for trading carbon emissions, which Britain will leave at the end of... Read More
- Hamilton slams F1 silence on racial injustice, drivers react 01 Jun, 2020 - Formula One drivers followed Lewis Hamilton’s lead on Monday after the six-times world champion criticised his sport’s silence over the killing of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died after a... Read More
- UK PM plans Brexit talks with EU’s von der Leyen, warned to reach deal pre-autumn – FT 01 Jun, 2020 - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is planning to hold Brexit talks with European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen in June, with UK officials warning Johnson that an agreement was needed before... Read More
- UK contact-tracing going well, system has spare capacity, says minister 01 Jun, 2020 - Britain’s new coronavirus test-and-trace system is working well and some of the thousands of contact-tracers who have been recruited are not yet fully occupied, Health Secretary Matt Hancock said on Monday.
- UK COVID-19 confirmed death toll rises to 39,045 01 Jun, 2020 - The United Kingdom’s death toll from people who have tested positive for COVID-19 has risen by 111 to 39,049, the government said on Monday.
- Sunak tells street traders: ‘It’ll get busier’ 01 Jun, 2020 - British finance minister Rishi Sunak told traders at a London street market on Monday that business would pick up in coming days as people started to get their lives back to normal... Read More
- UK hopes latest EU talks will keep process on track, says PM’s spokesman 01 Jun, 2020 - Britain hopes the latest round of trade talks with the European Union starting on Tuesday will keep the process on track before a high-level meeting later this month, a spokesman for Prime... Read More
- UK quarantine to go ahead but looking at ‘air bridges’, says PM Johnson’s spokesman 01 Jun, 2020 - Britain still intends to go ahead with a COVID-19 quarantine later this month for those arriving in the United Kingdom but is looking at “air bridges” with certain countries, Prime Minister Boris... Read More
- Under new guidelines, Britons plan for a different kind of BBQ 01 Jun, 2020 - People across Britain plan to invite friends and family to barbecues in their gardens with the latest easing of social distancing measures on Monday, but a list of rules will make them... Read More
- Keep your distance: people queue for school and IKEA in England 01 Jun, 2020 - Thousands of people across England queued up for school and IKEA on Monday as the British government eased the coronavirus lockdown by allowing some children to return to class and many shops... Read More
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