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UK Business News Roundup: November 20th Edition


Nov 20, 2023

The top stories on the business pages of British newspapers today include:

The Telegraph reports that UK chancellor Jeremy Hunt will announce a review of the rules governing payment authentication as part of a post-Brexit crackdown on fraud. Meanwhile, economists have suggested that Brexit has boosted wage growth in the UK.

Sky News also mentions that Union leaders are urging Tata Steel to keep a blast furnace at Port Talbot steelworks open until 2032 to avoid job losses.

The Guardian highlights the need for the UK to invest in more laboratory space, improve transport links, and offer tax breaks in order to achieve Rishi Sunak’s ambition of becoming a science superpower.

Finally, The Times reports that investors at OpenAI are pushing for the reinstatement of Sam Altman as chief executive and that the Barclay family is close to repaying over 1.1 billion pounds owed to Lloyds Banking Group and regaining control of The Daily and Sunday Telegraph newspapers. Additionally, Dutch train start-up Heuro is in talks to raise around 1 billion euros and plans to launch a rival service to Eurostar running through the Channel Tunnel.

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