A spokesperson for BEIS said: “Tackling climate change is a national priority, which is why the UK was the first major economy to commit to achieving net zero emissions by 2050. We have proven that green growth is possible, and our track record of driving down emissions while growing our economy and supporting our world-leading renewable and low-carbon sectors will see us go further and faster in the years ahead.” … [Read more...] about UK’s net zero pledge: what has been achieved one year on?
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Mandu Reid, the leader of the Women’s Equality party, said both women had managed the incidents with grace and good humour. “This has no doubt been a feature of their working lives since the beginning of lockdown, along with millions of working women who’ve picked up the lioness’s share of domestic work, homeschooling and childcare,” she said. … [Read more...] about Child-interrupted TV broadcasts ‘show reality for working parents’
The negotiators have a self-imposed deadline at the end of June by which they will have to agree a deal, an extension beyond 31 December or another compromise. If they cannot, trade will default to World Trade Organization terms, including tariffs on car exports. … [Read more...] about Bentley to cut nearly a quarter of its workforce
VAT cuts and a possible car scrappage scheme were suggested by industry bosses to help the sector recover. A third of automotive workers remain furloughed as production slowly restarts, with some plants still closed. With the government’s job retention scheme due to end in November, there is a critical need to safeguard jobs, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). … [Read more...] about UK car industry ‘could lose one in six jobs due to Covid-19 crisis’
Since taking control and sacking former chief executive Andy Palmer, Stroll has made it his priority to reduce the number of cars stuck at dealers to try to retain Aston Martin’s elite branding, as well as delivering the first of its new DBX SUVs to customers. New chief executive Tobias Moers, the boss of Mercedes-Benz’s performance division, will take over on 1 August. … [Read more...] about Aston Martin raises £207m in equity and debt after sales slump