5 Things You Need To Know, Today, on Friday 6th September 2019
Justin Waite
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05:32, 6th September 2019

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5 Things You Need To Know, Today, on Friday 6th September 2019

5. British Airways has rejected a last-ditch proposal from pilots' union Balpa to re-start negotiations aimed at averting strike action.

BA pilots are due to strike on Monday and Tuesday over a pay offer they say is too low.

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4. The payment protection insurance (PPI) scandal could cost banks £53bn, according to a forecast made as firms warned of mounting bills from claims.

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3. Alcohol sold in supermarkets should be taxed at a higher rate than drink sold in pubs, a think tank has suggested.

A "pub relief" would make drinking at home less affordable and support the pub sector, according to the Social Market Foundation

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2. China and the United States agreed yesterday to hold high-level talks in early October in Washington, cheering investors hoping for a trade war thaw as new U.S. tariffs on Chinese consumer goods chip away at global growth.

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1. The number of workers hired for permanent jobs via recruitment agencies in Britain fell at the fastest pace in more than three years in August as the Brexit crisis deepened, a survey showed today.

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