Tue. Sep 22nd, 2020

UK inflation hits three-year low; London house prices fall again – business live

Consumer prices index inflation falls to 1.5%, in a boost to households, thanks to lower energy bills

Earlier:

2.50pm GMT

Here’s my colleague Jasper Jolly on today’s high court ruling against unions who were planning industrial action at Royal Mail:

Royal Mail has won a high court injunction preventing the first national postal strike in a decade, which it said could have disrupted postal voting in the general election.

Members of the Communication Workers Union overwhelmingly backed industrial action by 97% last month, on a turnout of almost 76%. However, Royal Mail successfully argued that there were “irregularities” in the ballot.

Related: Royal Mail wins high court injunction to stop postal strike

2.45pm GMT

NEWSFLASH: Royal Mail has won a High Court injunction to block potential strikes by postal workers in the run-up to Christmas, according to the Press Association….

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