Morning briefing Wednesday 20th September

    enSeptember 20, 2023

    Podcast Summary

    • BT's Green Commitment and NHS DisputeBT continues to back businesses, while NHS faces a significant challenge from consultants and junior doctors' strike. China's electric car push enhances air quality, hinting at potential UK benefits.

      Despite the reports of potential policy shifts regarding the government's green commitments, BT remains committed to supporting businesses of all sizes in their pursuit of success. Meanwhile, consultants and junior doctors are engaging in a joint strike over pay and conditions, causing disruptions in the NHS. The dispute poses a significant challenge, and both parties are expected to make substantial efforts to reach a resolution. In the environmental sphere, China's push towards electric cars has resulted in improvements in air quality, suggesting that similar efforts could benefit the UK.

    • UK distributes second cost of living payment, international tensions escalate, Meta implements end-to-end encryption, Ken Livingstone diagnosed with Alzheimer'sThe UK distributes cost of living payments, Russia accused of weaponizing life aspects in Ukraine war, Meta implements encryption, Ken Livingstone diagnosed with Alzheimer's

      The cost of living payments are being distributed to eligible households in the UK, with a second payment of £300 starting on October 30th. This is part of a series of payments aimed at helping those on means-tested benefits. Meanwhile, international tensions continue to escalate, with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky accusing Russia of weaponizing various aspects of life in its war against Ukraine. The US President, Joe Biden, has also condemned Russia's actions and called for the international community to support Ukraine. On a different note, Meta, the parent company of Facebook and Instagram, is implementing end-to-end encryption on messenger apps, which the government is concerned could make it harder to prevent and detect online abuse, particularly against children. In other news, former London mayor Ken Livingstone has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease and is being well cared for. This Mother's Day, it's important to appreciate and give back to the mothers in our lives who have given us so much.

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