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PRESS DIGEST-British Business - June 17

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June 17 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories on the business pages of British newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

The Times

- Toscafund Asset Management, the second large shareholder in Spire Healthcare Group PLC, has come out against the 1 billion-pound($1.40 billion) takeover of the listed private hospitals chain by Ramsay Health Care.

- Addison Lee, the private hire taxi firm that has spent much of the past half-century fighting London's black cab trade, has bought ComCab, the capital's single largest operator.

The Guardian

- British tourists face continued restrictions on travelling to the European Union this summer even as the bloc opens up to others, including residents of the United States.

- British ministers are to go ahead with plans to oblige care home staff to have COVID-19 vaccinations as a condition of work and will consult on extending the obligation to NHS workers, health minister Matt Hancock has confirmed.

The Telegraph

- British trade minister Liz Truss will hold talks with New Zealand negotiators on Thursday as she seeks to pave the way for a trade deal with the country in a matter of weeks.

- Ryanair Holdings PLC is taking the Government to court over its refusal to reopen Britain's borders, CEO Michael O'Leary has told The Telegraph.

Sky News

- Boris Johnson's Brexit minister has admitted talks with the European Union to avert a ban on British sausages being sold in Northern Ireland are "not having much progress" - although he is holding out hope of agreeing an extension to an end-of-month deadline.

- The British government is considering relaxing restrictions surrounding international travel for Britons who have had both COVID-19 vaccines.

The Independent

- British finance minister Rishi Sunak says he is ready to hand 4 billion pounds to pensioners next year to keep his "triple lock" pledge, despite rejecting a COVID-19 catch-up plan for schools as too expensive.

($1 = 0.7151 pounds) (Compiled by Bengaluru newsroom)

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