5 Things You Need To Know, Today, on Thursday 10th October 2019
5. New tax plans aimed at making global firms pay more tax have been published by The Organisation for Economic and Development (OECD)
The proposals would give governments more power to tax big technology firms such as Apple, Facebook and Google.
4. Britons are holding off from trying to sell their homes due to uncertainty about when and how Britain will leave the European Union.
The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) said new sales instructions fell last month at the fastest pace since June 2016, when Britain voted to leave the EU in a referendum.
3. All 555 Thomas Cook shops are to be bought by rival Hays Travel in a move that could save up to 2,500 jobs.
John Hays, who set up the Sunderland-based firm 40 years ago, said he hoped the shops would reopen within days.
2. Workers on farms and plantations that supply big UK supermarkets are being subjected to poverty and human rights abuses, according to Oxfam.
A “relentless” drive for retailer profits is fuelling poverty, abuse, and discrimination, the charity said.
1. The European Union told Boris Johnson he must make significant concessions if he wants to strike a last-minute Brexit deal.
The EU’s chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, said striking a Brexit deal ahead of Oct. 31 would be “very difficult” and the bloc could not accept Johnson’s proposals but he added that a deal was “still possible.”