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Brexit: Theresa May says UK leaving EU court’s jurisdiction – BBC News

Media captionWhy the fuss about the European Court of Justice? Theresa May has insisted the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice in the UK will come to an end with Brexit. As the government published new details of its position, the PM said the UK would “take back control of our laws”. But critics […]

Health warnings on alcohol labels in UK are insufficient, says charity – The Guardian

Alcohol brands are failing to include information on product labels about drinking guidelines and the health issues linked with consumption, according to a charity. Researchers for the Alcohol Health Alliance (AHA), examined 315 labels across 27 UK locations and found only one one informed the public of the current low-risk weekly drinking guideline of 14 […]

UK’s Royal Mail postal service is now trialling electric vans around London – The Verge

UK postal service the Royal Mail is trialling completely electric vans from carmaker Arrival. Arrival, also based in the UK, has partnered with the postal service to operate nine trucks to deliver mail and packages in London and surrounding areas. The trucks are three different sizes and will begin deliveries today from the postal service’s […]

‘Growth is slowing in the UK, but picking up elsewhere’ – experts debate Brexit data – The Guardian

David Blanchflower Professor of economics at Dartmouth College, New Hampshire, and member of the Bank of England’s monetary policy committee from June 2006 to May 2009 Unemployment fell by 11,000 on the month but there was a rise in underemployment – measured as part-timers who want full-time jobs – of 14,000. Also there was a […]

Brexit: Theresa May says UK leaving EU court’s jurisdiction – BBC News

Media captionWhy the fuss about the European Court of Justice? Theresa May has insisted the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice in the UK will come to an end with Brexit. As the government published new details of its position, the PM said the UK would “take back control of our laws”. But critics […]

UK will keep ‘half an eye’ on ECJ rulings after Brexit, says justice minister – The Guardian

Justice minister Dominic Raab has conceded the UK would keep “half an eye” on rulings by the European Union’s highest court after Brexit as the government appeared to soften its stance on how heavily the bloc would influence UK law. However, Raab played down the idea that a government document ruling out the European court […]

Employers worry about state of UK economy – BBC News

Image copyright Getty Images UK employers are growing increasingly worried about the economy, new research has found. A survey of 601 employers by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) found 31% expect the economy to worsen, with only 28% expecting it to improve. Employers’ confidence has worsened since the last survey in July. REC chief […]

No ‘direct jurisdiction’ for EU court after Brexit, say ministers – BBC News

Media captionWhy the fuss about the European Court of Justice? The UK will no longer be under the “direct jurisdiction” of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) after Brexit, a government policy paper will say. Ministers say they want a “special partnership” with the EU, but it is “neither necessary nor appropriate” for the ECJ […]

Huge rise in UK child neglect prompts call for urgent action – The Guardian

Reports of child neglect in the UK have risen by more than 60% in the last five years with nearly nine in 10 calls proving serious enough to be referred to social services or the police. Nearly 19,500 calls reporting child neglect were dealt with by the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to […]

European Court of Justice not necessary or appropriate, says UK – BBC News

Media captionWhy the fuss about the European Court of Justice? The UK is to tell the EU it is “neither necessary nor appropriate” for the European Court of Justice (ECJ) to police their relationship after Brexit. The government wants a “deep and special partnership” with the EU – while staying clear of the ECJ’s jurisdiction, […]

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