Hot Off The Wires - 14th December 2020
Supermarkets are stockpiling pasta, flour and tinned goods to boost supplies on shelves from 1 January, following Government ministers’ warnings that the chances of a no-deal outcome to Brexit trade talks are rising.
Boris Johnson has approved the start of negotiations with EDF about funding a new £20bn nuclear power plant despite concerns that taxpayers would foot the bill for any extra costs.
The UK government is planning to launch a permanent replacement for the £65bn Covid loans programme with new state-backed guarantees to support lending by banks.
British investors have developed a burgeoning appetite for Bitcoin, with 38x more money in sterling now being exchanged for the cryptocurrency than this time last year, according to Kraken, a popular cryptocurrency exchange.
A no-deal Brexit will cause “significant damage” to a manufacturing sector that has already suffered a 12% drop in output this year, an industry body has said.
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