Christmas travel tsar appointed to oversee Covid-hit UK networks | Transport policy

A Christmas travel tsar has been appointed in an effort to avoid transport chaos during the festive period. Sir Peter Hendy, the chairman of Network Rail, will scrutinise whether train, air and road networks are ready for millions of people making trips over the five-day window when coronavirus restrictions are eased, the Department for Transport … Read more Christmas travel tsar appointed to oversee Covid-hit UK networks | Transport policy

Nadhim Zahawi appointed minister in charge of Covid-19 vaccine rollout | Health policy

Nadhim Zahawi, the minister for business and industry, has been placed in charge of overseeing the deployment of the Covid-19 vaccine, Downing Street has announced. No 10 said the Stratford-on-Avon MPwould take on the role until at least next summer. Zahari will temporarily relinquish responsibility for most areas of his brief at the Department for … Read more Nadhim Zahawi appointed minister in charge of Covid-19 vaccine rollout | Health policy

Last-ditch Brexit trade talks resume amid growing EU scepticism | Brexit

Michel Barnier has told MEPs he is prepared for a further four days of make-or-break Brexit negotiations, with growing scepticism among EU member states about the utility of further talks. Having spent a week in isolation after a member of the bloc’s team tested positive for coronavirus, Barnier and his staff resumed face-to-face negotiations in … Read more Last-ditch Brexit trade talks resume amid growing EU scepticism | Brexit

Both sides of Labour’s internal war need to focus on a vision for Britain’s future | Labour

Even Britain’s worst crisis since the war cannot stamp out the flames of Labour’s seemingly eternal conflict. As constituency Labour parties defy diktats from the party’s general secretary that motions expressing solidarity with Jeremy Corbyn – a year ago, standing to be Labour prime minister, now not even a Labour MP – will be ruled … Read more Both sides of Labour’s internal war need to focus on a vision for Britain’s future | Labour

Netflix to start declaring £1bn-plus UK revenues to HMRC | Media

Netflix is to finally start declaring the £1bn-plus revenues it makes from millions of British subscribers each year to the UK tax authorities, a move likely to ramp up pressure on tech firms such as Google and Amazon to stop funnelling revenues through overseas tax jurisdictions. Netflix, which has funnelled UK-generated revenue through separate accounts … Read more Netflix to start declaring £1bn-plus UK revenues to HMRC | Media