5 Things You Need To Know, Today, on Thursday 21st May 2020
Justin Waite
5 Things You Need To Know
05:10, 21st May 2020

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5 Things You Need To Know, Today, on Thursday 21st May 2020

5. The US Senate has passed a bill that could block some Chinese companies from selling shares on American stock exchanges.

It would require overseas firms to follow US standards for audits and other financial regulations.

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4. Search interest in online casinos has hit an all-time high in the UK since lockdown began, data shows.

Google Trends shows gambling has moved online amid the closure of physical gambling venues and cancellation of sports events.

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3. The UK's inflation rate fell in April to its lowest since August 2016 as the economic fallout of the first month of the lockdown hit prices.

The Consumer Prices Index (CPI) fell to 0.8% from 1.5% in March.

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2. Benefit officials have told the BBC they fear that as much as £1.5bn may have been lost in fraudulent claims for Universal Credit in recent weeks.

Huge demand for the benefit has seen some processes relaxed to ensure the majority of claims are paid quickly.

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1. The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, is believed to be discussing ways of extending three month mortgage holidays with regulators and banks.

More than 1.6 million mortgage customers have taken advantage of the relief from making payments.

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