5 Things You Need To Know, Today, on Wednesday 16th September 2020
Justin Waite
5 Things You Need To Know
05:16, 16th September 2020

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5 Things You Need To Know, Today, on Wednesday 16th September 2020

FREIGHT LORRIES

5. The government has denied claims that a new freight management system will not be ready when the EU transition period ends on the 31st December.

One industry body had expressed concern that only a beta - or test - version would be available.

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LEGO BLOCKS

4. Toy company Lego is to start phasing out plastic bags in its packaging from 2021 as it moves towards recyclable paper ones.

Lego said it had received letters from children asking it to remove single-use plastic and become more sustainable.

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CONTAINER PORT

3. The World Trade Organization has ruled that tariffs the US imposed on Chinese goods in 2018, triggering a trade war, were "inconsistent" with international trade rules.

The WTO said the US did not provide evidence that its claims of China's unfair technology theft and state aid justified the border taxes.

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APPLE FITNESS

2. Apple has unveiled a new personalised workout subscription service alongside new smartwatches and tablet computers.

Fitness+ collects health data gathered by an Apple Watch and then displays it alongside workout videos shown on a larger display.

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RISHI SUNAK TALKING TO CAMERA

1. The chancellor has said looking for new ways to protect jobs is his "number one priority" after the unemployment rate hit its highest level in two years.

Rishi Sunak said finding innovative solutions was "top of mind" as figures showed unemployment rose to 4.1% in the three months to July, up from 3.9% for the previous 3 months.

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