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UK’s new visa rules make it easier for international students to study and work now

  • The UK government is all set to introduce a new student visa route on October 5.
  • The new student visa will make it easier for international students to get visas and look for work after finishing their education.
  • Under the new system, students will require a total of 70 points to be granted a visa.

The Boris Johnson government, earlier this week, announced new student visa routes that will allow international students to get visas more easily and stay in the UK post-study. The new visa route for international students will open on October 5 and will replace the previous Tier 4 visa route.

UK universities have seen
record admissions despite the COVID-19 pandemic. And this influx of international students stands testament to the popularity of the UK as their destination choice.

Moreover, the new UK post-study work (PSW) visa allows students to live and work in the UK for

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Ocado Success Brings the Fight to Amazon in U.K.’s Online Grocery Battle

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Online grocer Ocado signed an exclusive partnership with U.S. supermarket chain Kroger in 2018.


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Online supermarket Ocado reported impressive results on Tuesday, putting pressure on

Amazon

and other rivals in the U.K. e-commerce grocery space.

The U.K. grocer also gave early indications of success following the launch of its joint venture with

Marks & Spencer

(M&S), one of the U.K.’s grocery giants and a historic bricks-and-mortar brand.


Ocado

stock rose close to 6% in London trading following the results, with Marks & Spencer shares also rising more than 5%. Shares in

Morrisons,


Amazon’s

grocery supplier for its U.K. business, dipped slightly in morning trading.

The back story. M&S paid Ocado £750 million ($967 million) last year for half of its retail business. While Ocado has historically made up only a small share of the British grocery sector, its unique technology and roboticized warehouses have

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UK’s Johnson Says Plan to Break Brexit Treaty Needed to Counter EU’s ‘Revolver’ | World News

By Elizabeth Piper and William James

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday a bill that would break international law by breaching parts of the Brexit divorce deal was needed because the European Union had not taken a “revolver off the table” in trade talks.

Johnson accuses the EU of threatening to use the withdrawal treaty agreed in January to put up trade barriers between mainland Britain and Northern Ireland, and even to impose a food blockade, the latest brinkmanship of a four-year saga since Britain voted narrowly to leave the bloc.

The EU says Johnson’s plan would wreck trade talks and propel the United Kingdom towards a messy Brexit. A derivatives industry source said on Monday the European Commission had delayed a decision on euro clearing, ramping up the pressure.

As Britain’s House of Commons began debating the Internal Market Bill, which the EU has

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UK’s ‘Moonshot’ Mass Virus Test Plan Met With Skepticism | Business News

By SYLVIA HUI, Associated Press

LONDON (AP) — Health experts on Thursday expressed strong skepticism about the British government’s ambitious plans to carry out millions of coronavirus tests daily in a bid to help people resume normal lives in the absence of a vaccine.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Wednesday he wanted to roll out much simpler, faster mass testing “in the near future” to identify people who don’t have the virus so that they can “behave in a more normal way in the knowledge they can’t infect anyone else.” Johnson said people with such negative “passports” could then attend events at places like theaters, and he said he was “hopeful” that the plan will be widespread by springtime.

Johnson made the comments as he announced strict new measures to try to curb a sharp recent rise in COVID-19 cases across Britain. From Monday, social gatherings of more than six

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