Scotland Brexit: 50,000 applications for EU Settlement Scheme – BBC News

Image copyright Getty Images About a quarter of the estimated 220,000 EU citizens living in Scotland have so far applied to remain in the UK after Brexit. The Home Office said it received 51,600 applications from Scotland under the EU Settlement Scheme by the end of July. The scheme aims to help EU citizens and […]

UK and South Korea sign ‘continuity’ trade agreement – BBC News

Image copyright Getty Images The UK has signed a “continuity” trade agreement with South Korea, allowing businesses to keep trading freely after Brexit. International Trade Secretary Liz Truss signed the agreement with her South Korean counterpart Yoo Myung-hee in London. The two countries agreed to a preliminary deal in June, marking the first post-Brexit deal […]

UK weather: record August bank holiday temperature expected – The Guardian

A bank holiday heatwave could set record temperatures around the country, with blue skies expected to replace the wind and rain that has dogged August. South-easterly winds would draw warm air from Europe towards the UK from Friday, bringing rising temperatures and dry, settled weather, the Met Office said. On Monday, the mercury could reach […]

UK should cut vehicle use to hit zero-carbon target, say MPs – The Guardian

The government should discourage personal vehicle use and reward energy-efficient homebuilding to meet its legally binding target of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, MPs have said In a scathing parliamentary report, the cross-party science and technology select committee said recent Conservative governments have promised more but done less on the climate crisis, which has left […]

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