5 Things You Need To Know, Today, on Monday 3rd August 2020
Justin Waite
5 Things You Need To Know
05:03, 3rd August 2020

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5 Things You Need To Know, Today, on Monday 3rd August 2020

OFFICE WORKER ON COMPUTER

5. The gap between how much people earn in London and the rest of the country has narrowed since the early 2000s, according to the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS).

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TIK TOK

4. Donald Trump has agreed to give China’s ByteDance 45 days to negotiate a sale of popular short-video app TikTok to Microsoft, if they want to avoid a ban in the U.S.

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RISHI SUNAK EAT OUT HELP OUT

3. Diners across the UK will be able to enjoy half-price meals throughout August from today, as part of a government scheme aimed at boosting restaurants and pubs post-lockdown.

"Eat out to help out" applies to eat-in food and drink on Monday to Wednesdays at more than 72,000 venues and offers discount capped at £10 per person and does not apply to alcohol.

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HSBC HQ LONDON

2. HSBC posted a 65% drop in first-half pre-tax profit, more than expected, as the coronavirus pandemic and its impact on businesses forced the Asia-focused bank to boost its loan-loss provisions.

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CORONAVIRUS LADY BEING SWAB TESTED

1. New "life-saving" 90-minute tests which can detect coronavirus and flu will be rolled out in care homes and laboratories from next week.

The "on-the-spot" swab and DNA tests will help distinguish between Covid-19 and other seasonal illnesses, the government said.

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