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Hot Off The Wires - 20th May 2021


  • House prices rose at their fastest pace in 14 years in March after the chancellor extended stamp duty relief.

  • JetBlue Airways is pressing ahead with plans to launch two services between London and New York this year as the travel industry urges Britain and America to loosen Covid-19 restrictions.

  • Britishvolt, the company that is constructing the UK’s first mass production gigafactory of batteries for electric cars, has hired the former boss of Ford of Britain to be its operations director.

  • Lloyds Banking Group has been asked to reverse a decision to raise fees for business customers just as they emerge from pandemic-related restrictions.

  • Irish low-cost carrier Ryanair on Wednesday scored its first partial victories at the EU’s second-highest court against rival airlines propped up by state aid during the pandemic.



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