UK plans to ban sales of diesel and petrol cars by 2040 – The Verge

The UK plans to ban sales of all diesel and petrol vehicles by 2040, The Guardian reports, as part of a government campaign to improve air quality. Environment Secretary Michael Gove is expected to announce the £3 billion ($3.9 billion) clean air plan on Wednesday. In addition to the diesel and petrol ban, the proposal […]

New diesel and petrol vehicles to be banned from 2040 in UK – BBC News

New diesel and petrol cars and vans will be banned in the UK from 2040 in a bid to tackle air pollution, the government is set to announce. Ministers are also to unveil a £255m fund to help councils tackle pollution from diesel vehicles, as part of £3bn spending on air quality. The government will […]

Netherlands and UK are biggest channels for corporate tax avoidance – The Guardian

Almost 40% of corporate investments channelled away from authorities and into tax havens travel through the UK or the Netherlands, according to a study of the ownership structures of 98m firms. The two EU states are way ahead of the rest of the world in terms of being a preferred option for corporations who want […]

New diesel and petrol cars banned from UK roads by 2040, as Government unveils new pollution tax on drivers in … –

The Government is concerned that motorists were encouraged to buy diesel vehicles under Labour more than a decade ago because of concerns at the time over carbon emissions. Mr Gove has significantly stripped back previous plans which could have seen restrictions on diesel cars across entire city and town centres. He instead wants councils to focus on reducing […]

Inside a US/UK trade deal – BBC News

Image copyright NHS Image caption The US has some big healthcare businesses which would be keen to establish a stronger presence in the UK Relations with the United States were always going to be a high priority for British trade policy post-Brexit. So no surprise that Liam Fox has gone to Washington to discuss prospects. […]

Parents, UK hospital clash over taking baby Charlie Gard home to die – Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) – The parents of terminally ill baby Charlie Gard on Tuesday accused a London hospital of preventing their son from coming home to die, the latest harrowing confrontation in a legal battle that has raised emotions far and wide. The renowned children’s hospital treating Charlie told a court that the invasive ventilation the […]

Sport and sunshine fuel surge in UK supermarket alcohol sales – The Guardian

Britons have downed £158m more alcohol in the last three months compared with 2016, as they enjoyed sunny weather and a string of major sporting events including Wimbledon, the British and Irish Lions rugby tour and the British Grand Prix. A 6% rise year-on-year rise in alcohol sales, a continuing boom in sales of sun […]

Brexit: UK and EU still split on citizens’ rights – BBC News

Brexit Secretary David Davis has said there is a “moral imperative” to reach a swift deal on the rights of EU nationals living in the UK. He said the UK government took “very, very seriously” the need to end their anxiety and uncertainty. Mr Davis again signalled that he was not willing to compromise over […]

Brexit: UK ‘overwhelmingly reliant’ on abattoir vets from EU – BBC News

Image copyright PA Image caption Up to 75% of abattoir workers are estimated to be migrants, many from the EU The UK is “overwhelmingly reliant” on EU workers to enforce animal welfare and food hygiene standards in abattoirs, a group of peers has warned. The Lords EU Environment Committee said it was concerned 90% of […]

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