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Brexit: UK suggests ‘temporary customs union’ with EU

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The EU’s customs union means members charge the same tariff on goods coming from other countries The UK has set out the “ambitious new customs arrangement” it wants to secure with the EU after Brexit. Ministers said the plans would mean the “freest and most frictionless possible trade” with [...]

Rail fares to rise by up to 3.6%

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Image copyright Getty Images Millions of rail users in the UK will see a 3.6% increase in regulated rail fares from January 2018. Train operators can raise fares by as much as the Retail Prices Index (RPI) figure for July. This figure is the highest since 2011, when it was 5%. Passenger groups said commuters [...]

Tesla set to raise $1.8bn in bond offering

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Image copyright Reuters Tesla expects to raise nearly $1.8bn (£1.4bn) by selling “junk” bonds to private investors – even more than the electric car-maker aimed for when it announced the offering this month. The firm said the money will keep its balance sheet steady as it ramps up manufacturing of its newest car. Tesla aims [...]

Clarks in sexism row over Dolly Babe girls’ shoe

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Image copyright Clarks Clarks has been accused of “everyday sexism” for a calling a girls’ school shoe “Dolly Babe”, while the boys’ equivalent is called “Leader”. The girls’ shoes carry a heart-patterned insole, while the boys’ insoles are decorated with footballs. The shoe manufacturer has removed the Dolly Babe from its website following “customer feedback” [...]

Philip Hammond and Liam Fox in post-Brexit deal call

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Image copyright Reuters Image caption Philip Hammond and Liam Fox have previously held opposing views on the Brexit process The UK will need a transition period to help businesses adjust after Brexit, the chancellor and the international trade secretary have said. In a joint Sunday Telegraph article, Philip Hammond and Liam Fox stressed any deal [...]

How long could my summer holiday flight be delayed?

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Why is the US dollar falling?

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The US dollar, long a symbol of American economic might, has fallen steadily this year. The value of the dollar index, which tracks the dollar against six major global currencies, has fallen about 10% since January. It pushed lower on Friday, even as demand for other safe-haven assets – typically a category that includes the [...]

Wilko opens redundancy talks with nearly 4,000 staff

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Image copyright Google Image caption Wilko has more than 400 stores across the UK, including this one in Oakham High-street retailer Wilko has begun a redundancy consultation with nearly 4,000 staff members as it reorganises its business. Up to 1,000 senior supervisor roles and a “significant amount” of customer service posts will be created under [...]

Housing market lull ‘spreads from London’

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Image copyright PA A slowdown in the housing market is spreading from London to other parts of the South East of England, surveyors suggest. While the region is pulling down activity and average price growth in the UK, other areas saw price rises. The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Rics) said Northern Ireland, the West [...]

Eggs scandal: 700,000 sent to UK but risk is ‘unlikely’

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Image copyright Getty Images About 700,000 eggs have been sent to the UK from potentially contaminated Dutch farms, up from an early estimate of 21,000, the food watchdog has said. The Food Standards Agency (FSA) said it was very unlikely that there was a risk to public health. However, 11 products containing egg – including [...]