5 Things You Need To Know, Today, on Friday 10th January 2020
Justin Waite
5 Things You Need To Know
06:17, 10th January 2020

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5 Things You Need To Know, Today, on Friday 10th January 2020

5. Wine sellers are warning that their businesses will not survive if Donald Trump carries out his decision to raise taxes on European wine imports to 100%.

They want Washington to drop the proposal, which is in retaliation over European subsidies for Airbus.

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4. Chlorine-washed chicken and hormone-treated beef will be kept out of the UK under any trade deal with the US, the environment secretary has promised.

Theresa Villiers told the BBC the current European Union ban on the two foods will be carried over into UK legislation after Brexit.

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3. M&S said it overestimated demand for tight-fitting men's clothing in the run-up to Christmas.

M&S boss, Steve Rowe, said "disappointing" sales, due to a surplus of skinny menswear, held the firm back from a stronger performance over Christmas which offset higher food sales.

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2. Lawmakers approved legislation yesterday which will allow Britain to leave the European Union on January 31st with an exit deal.

They voted by a majority of 99 votes in favour of the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill, which implements an exit deal agreed with the EU last year.

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1. British employers last month increased their number of new permanent staff for the first time in a year, reflecting a modest rise in optimism after December’s election.

The figures add to signs that business confidence nudged up at the tail end of 2019, after being depressed by uncertainty over Brexit and the unclear political outlook.

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