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Brexit will increase food supply chain costs, warn business groups

Brexit will increase food supply chain costs, warn business groups

Business
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Streaming payments ‘threatening the future of music’, top artists warn

Streaming payments ‘threatening the future of music’, top artists warn

Entertainment
Elbow frontman Guy Garvey, Radiohead guitarist Ed O'Brien and singer-songwriter Nadine Shah have given evidence to an inquiry about the impact of streaming, and warned the future of music in the UK is under threat.Garvey told the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) committee that "tomorrow's music" is at risk of being lost because many artists are unable to afford their living costs. Shah, a Mercury Prize nominee, said she was "embarrassed" to talk about it publicly but admitted she falls into that bracket, saying that despite her success her earnings from streaming are not "enough to keep the wolf away from the door" and that she is "struggling". Image: Radiohead signed their record deal in the 1990s O'Brien said ...
Small breweries warn ‘reverse Robin Hood tax system’ putting jobs at risk

Small breweries warn ‘reverse Robin Hood tax system’ putting jobs at risk

Business
Small breweries in Britain are warning that hundreds of jobs are at risk over government plans to cut tax relief.The Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) described the proposals as "madness" during a period when many businesses are on the brink of collapse. Under the plans, up to 150 small breweries would have to pay higher rates of tax."This is definitely going to put jobs at risk if this goes ahead," Jaega Wise from SIBA said."Part of the issue is we don't entirely know what the tax change is going to be." Advertisement ...
Scientists warn of human-to-wildlife COVID-19 transmission risk

Scientists warn of human-to-wildlife COVID-19 transmission risk

Science
Oct. 9 (UPI) -- The risk of human-to-wildlife COVID-19 transmission is real and significant, scientists warn in a paper published this week in the journal Mammal Review. Although the exact origins of the COVID-19 pandemic aren't clear, most researchers estimate the virus made the jump from bats to pangolins before infecting humans. Now, scientists worry the virus could make the jump from humans back into wild animal populations. Advertisement If COVID-19 managed to infect and spread among wild animals, it could pose a threat to endangered species. As well, wild animal populations could serve as a reservoir for further virus evolution and a source of future human outbreaks. So far, scientists have documented human-to-animal coronavirus spread on a mink farm and at the zoo, where several ti...
Covid: UK at ‘critical point’ in pandemic, top scientists to warn

Covid: UK at ‘critical point’ in pandemic, top scientists to warn

Health
The UK is at a "critical point" in the coronavirus pandemic and "heading in the wrong direction", the government's chief medical adviser will warn.Prof Chris Whitty believes the country is facing a "very challenging winter period" and is hold a televised briefing at 11:00 BST.It comes after the prime minister spent the weekend considering whether to introduce further measures in England.On Sunday, a further 3,899 daily cases and 18 deaths were reported in the UK.The prime minister is understood to be considering a two-week mini lockdown in England - being referred to as a "circuit breaker" - in an effort to stem widespread growth of the virus.He held a meeting at Downing Street on Sunday, along with Prof Whitty, Chancellor Rishi Sunak and Health Secretary...