Sturgeon: UK’s Brexit customs union plan ‘daft’ – BBC News

Image copyright Reuters Nicola Sturgeon has dismissed the UK government’s plans for a post-Brexit customs deal with the EU as a “daft ‘have cake and eat it’ approach”. Ministers have set out plans for an “ambitious new customs arrangement” with the EU after the UK leaves. This could include a “temporary customs union” after March […]

Japanese fungus spreading in UK hospitals – BBC News

Image copyright Getty Images More than 200 patients in England have been infected or contaminated with a drug-resistant fungus first found in Japan, health officials have confirmed. Hospitals are on the lookout for further cases and are putting in place measures to help control any further spread of the fungus, Candida auris. Public Health England […]

UK commuters brace for hefty rail fares hike – The Guardian

Rail commuters will find out on Tuesday how much the cost of season tickets will increase by next year, as trade unions warn that passengers are paying “more for less”. The government links the annual January rise in Britain’s regulated fares with the previous July’s retail price index (RPI) measure of inflation, which will be […]

‘It’s a FARCE!’ Anger over ‘flag of convenience’ loophole as EU trawlers fish in UK waters –

“So they’re not bringing any economic benefit to our country’s fishing industry whatsoever. I would say it’s a farce.” Paul Trebilcock, the chairman of the UK Association of Producer Organisations, said he hoped Brexit would give the Government the opportunity to address the issue. He said: “The frustration of flag of convenience – call them […]

Brexit: UK suggests ‘temporary customs union’ with EU – BBC News

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 […]

Uber expands its in-app tipping option to the UK – The Verge

Uber is bringing its in-app tipping option to the UK, TechCrunch reports. Starting this week, riders will be given the option to tip their drivers (or UberEats couriers) in the app at the end of the trip. This both preserves Uber’s cashless philosophy, while also blunting criticism that its tone deaf to the concerns of […]

Rocket Internet’s Glossybox acquired by UK ecommerce platform player, THG – TechCrunch

Glossybox, a BirchBox clone launched by the Samwer brothers back in 2011 to deliver willing consumers a monthly subscription of beauty products, has been acquired by UK online retailer and ecommerce platform operator, The Hut Group (THG). Terms of the deal have not been disclosed. Glossybox had raised $72 million from four investors over its six-year […]