Jan 13 (Reuters) – The following are the top stories in the Financial Times. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.
– Welsh government to propose £1,000 payment to NHS staff
– Net-zero tsar urges ‘step change’ in UK approach to meeting climate targets
– Russian oligarchs used ‘golden visa’ scheme to settle in UK
– Starmer offers Sunak ‘political cover’ to clinch EU deal on N Ireland
– The Welsh government is planning to propose a one-off payment of about £1,000 ($1,222.10) to all health service staff to end strikes by NHS workers, in a move that might heap pressure on UK prime minister Rishi Sunak to follow suit in England.
– UK’s net-zero tsar is set to recommend a fivefold increase in solar power, an earlier ban on new gas boilers by 2033 and curbs on the export of plastic waste by 2027 in a far-reaching report to be published on Monday.
– The British government said on Thursday that a small number of people who were granted so-called “golden visas” for millionaire investors might have obtained their wealth through corruption or organised crime.
– Sir Keir Starmer, leader of UK’s Labour Party, will urge UM Prime Minister Rishi Sunak to face down Tory Eurosceptics on Friday and clinch a deal with the European union that would end a damaging row over post-Brexit arrangements for Northern Ireland. ($1 = 0.8183 pounds) (Compiled by Bengaluru newsroom)
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