The Weekly Review: Jan 20 - Jan 26
Every Sunday, we bring together the most important stories of the week from across a wide range of sectors.
Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, the Secretary General of the OECD has urged to the UK to hold off on its planned tech tax.
Statistics from the Office for National Statistics show that the UK’s employment rate has risen to a new high of 76.3 per cent, largely due to a record number of women in full time work.
The coronavirus outbreak has disturbed financial markets around the world, following the city of Wuhan being put under lockdown to prevent the spread of the virus.
Ursula von der Leyen and Charles Michel, the heads of the European Commission and Council, signed the Withdrawal Agreement, prior to the UK’s departure from the European Union next Friday.
Conservative party chairman James Cleverly has told Sky News that the government is exploring moving the House of Lords out of London permanently.
The government’s EU Withdrawal Bill has been held up after losing three votes in the House of Lords.
A report by University College London has criticised planners and engineers for allowing new housing developments to be built next to roads which do not accommodate pedestrians and cyclists.
Secretary for transport, Grant Shapps, has demanded more information regarding plans for HS2, following estimates of the cost of the project rising to £106 billion.
The Committee on Climate Change has released a report which reveals people ought to cut their consumption of meat and dairy by one fifth in order to combat climate change.
NHS England and ministers have drawn up a plan to establish rapid response teams to help elderly patients in their homes.