Waitrose trial package-free produce
Waitrose has launched a “bold” new trial which seeks to reduce packaging. From today, customers at the Botley Road store in Oxford can use their own containers to buy products like rice, cereal, pasta and lentils.
EU grants UK Article 50 Extension
The European Union has agreed to grant the UK a short extension of Article 50. The announcement came last night following lengthy talks among EU heads of state. The leaders agreed to grant the UK an extension up to 22nd May, but only on the condition that MPs pass Theresa May’s deal.
Employment at highest level since records began
Britain’s employment rate has reached its highest level since records began, according to new figures published today. The number of people in work rose by 473,000 in the last year, while the unemployment rate fell to 3.9 per cent in November-January, the lowest rate since 1975.