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Johnson's conference speech: A summary

In his speech to the Conservative party conference today, Boris Johnson stated that if his Brexit proposals are rejected by the EU, the only other option will be a no-deal Brexit.

“Real issue” around inheritance tax, says chancellor

Chancellor of the Exchequer Sajid Javid has revealed that he is considering reducing inheritance tax during a speech at a Conservative party conference fringe event.

UBS: Flight growth to halve due to environmental concerns

Environmental concerns have been cited as a major factor in the reduction of flights, with a UBS study suggesting flight growth could be halved in the coming years.

John Lewis to cut a third of senior management jobs

The John Lewis Partnership has announced that it will cut a third of its senior management jobs as the company undergoes major restructuring from February 2020.

Sajid Javid announces plans to raise minimum wage in the next five years

The National Living Wage will be raised to £10.50 by 2025 , according to Sajid Javid, chancellor of the exchequer.

Brexit will see customs checks introduced in Ireland, prime minister says

Prime minister Boris Johnson has said that customs checks will have to be introduced in Ireland after Brexit and this is a “reality” of the UK leaving the EU.

Conservatives to pledge billions toward “infrastructure revolution”

Chancellor Sajid Javid will pledge to invest £25 billion into improving Britain’s roads and an additional £5 billion for ultra-fast broadband in the “hardest to reach” areas of the country as part of a wider plan to revolutionise the UK infrastructure.

Government to invest £2.7 billion in six hospital trusts

Matt Hancock, the health secretary, has pledged that the government will invest £13 billion on hospital projects in the coming years, focused on improving NHS infrastructure.

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