5 Things You Need To Know, Today, on Wednesday 31st March 2021

Justin Waite
5 Things You Need To Know
05:42, 31st March 2021

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5 Things You Need To Know, Today, on Wednesday 31st March 2021


5. German carmaker Volkswagen will not change its name to "Voltswagen" in the US despite earlier saying it would in a press release.

The name change was in fact an April Fool's joke that was leaked to the media several days early by mistake.

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4. The UK is at a "real risk" of falling behind the EU when it comes to workers' rights, the Trade Union Congress (TUC) says.

The union body said the EU had "various initiatives" in the pipeline which would improve standards once they became law.

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3. Google Maps will start directing drivers to routes it calculates to be the most eco-friendly based on a list of factors.

The search engine said it will highlight journeys that generate the lowest carbon footprint using mainly traffic data and road inclines.

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2. Consumers have been splashing out ahead of Easter as people prepare for weekend celebrations amid eased lockdown restrictions, research suggests.

Easter egg sales have climbed £48m, soaring almost 50% to £153m compared with last year, according to figures from analysts Kantar.

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1. A group of big names in fashion and retail are campaigning for the government to provide more support for small independent shops.

They want the chancellor to offer a "Shop Out to Help Out" scheme, which would cover 50% of a shopper's costs, up to £10, on Monday to Wednesdays for a month to get consumers spending again when non-essential shops reopen on 12 April.

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