5 Things You Need To Know, Today, on Wednesday 9th August 2020
Justin Waite
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5 Things You Need To Know, Today, on Wednesday 9th August 2020


5. British Airways passengers have told the BBC that they have been refused cash refunds for cancelled flights.

BA said it will "always provide a refund if a customer is eligible".

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4. A sell-off in shares of US technology firms has continued for a third day, dragging down all three major American stock indexes more than 2%.

Apple was the biggest loser on the Dow, falling more than 6.7%. Amazon and Facebook also dropped at least 4%.

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3. British firms hired temporary staff in August at the fastest pace since the end of 2018 as they tried to recover from the COVID-19 lockdown but remained wary of the pandemic and the Brexit impasse.

There was also a jump in the availability of candidates which rose at the second-steepest rate in over 20 years, reflecting redundancies announced by many companies in Britain.

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2. Details of the UK government's plans for policing trade between different parts of the country from next year are set to be published on today.

The Internal Market Bill will set out how powers currently held by the EU will be shared out after the post-Brexit transition period ends.

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1. Social gatherings of more than six people will be illegal in England from Monday - with some exemptions - amid a steep rise in coronavirus cases.

A new legal limit will ban larger groups meeting anywhere socially indoors or outdoors, No 10 said.

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