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Salmon sales surge as UK food exports hit record high – BBC News

Image copyright PA Sales of British salmon helped the UK export a record amount of food and drink in the first half of the year, according to industry figures. Exports of the fish jumped more than 53% by value to £408m, the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) said. UK food and drink exports rose 8.5% […]

Brexit: UK looks to keep visa-free travel from EU – BBC News

Image copyright Reuters The government plans to keep visa-free travel to the UK for EU visitors after Brexit, the BBC understands. But if visitors from EU countries wanted to work, study or settle in the UK they would have to apply for permission under the proposals. EU citizens are currently free to live and work […]

Fracking: Shale rock professor says UK gas reserves ‘hyped’ – BBC News

Image copyright AFP The gas reserves in shale rocks in the UK have been “hyped”, a geology professor has warned. Prof John Underhill from Heriot-Watt University said UK shale deposits were formed 55 million years too late to trap substantial amounts of gas. He said the government would be wise to formulate a Plan B […]

UK retail sales growth flat but beats forecasts – business live – The Guardian

The outlook for consumers looks set to be highly challenging over the latter months of the year, even though a modicum of relief has come from consumer price inflation easing back to 2.6% in July from a near four-year high of 2.9% in May. Real income growth is currently negative, and it looks likely to […]

Fracking: Shale rock professor says UK gas reserves ‘hyped’ – BBC News

Image copyright AFP The gas reserves in shale rocks in the UK have been “hyped”, a geology professor has warned. Prof John Underhill from Heriot-Watt University said UK shale deposits were formed 55 million years too late to trap substantial amounts of gas. He said the government would be wise to formulate a Plan B […]

Cornish fish restaurant named best in the UK – BBC News

Image copyright PA Image caption “If you stay true to yourself, get your head down, look after your customers and use the very best ingredients available to you, you’ll make it to the top,” said Outlaw A Cornish fish restaurant has been named best in the UK, after five years at the top for the […]

Australian justice minister denies UK citizenship – BBC News

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Michael Keenan says he relinquished dual citizenship in 2004 Australian Justice Minister Michael Keenan has denied he is a British dual citizen, after becoming the latest figure caught up in a political saga. Australian MPs and senators are not allowed to hold dual citizenship. Five other Australian politicians are […]

UK to seek Irish border waivers on customs and food safety after Brexit – The Guardian

Britain will seek a series of waivers for goods and people crossing the Northern Ireland border under new plans that risk creating a “back door” with the European Union after Brexit. The government aims to avoid the need for border posts with Ireland when the UK leaves the EU, an ambitious goal seen as essential […]

UK car buyers turn to secondhand vehicles – The Guardian

The British car market is coming under increasing pressure as consumers turn away from buying new models after a squeeze on earnings, favouring secondhand cars instead. Figures show the number of used cars bought using finance increased by 7% in June compared with the same month a year ago, according to the Finance and Leasing […]

UK Brexit position paper opposes Irish border posts – BBC News

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The future management of the Irish border is one of three main priorities in UK-EU Brexit talks The government has said there must be an “unprecedented solution” for the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic after Brexit. A paper detailing its proposals focuses on the need to avoid […]

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