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PRESS DIGEST- Financial Times - Aug. 21

Aug 21 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories in the Financial Times. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

Headlines

- Airport ground-handling companies warn of more job losses on.ft.com/2FJYAs3

- Travel operators call for end to UK's 'stop-start' coronavirus quarantines on.ft.com/34jDYBh

- Government launches review of Cabinet Office on.ft.com/32fskVr

- Students in England promised places at first-choice university after exam U-turn on.ft.com/329ksEF

Overview

- Airport ground-handling companies have warned of further steep job losses unless the government offers specific support for the aviation sector over the coming months.

- Operators in the UK travel industry have called on the government to end its “stop-start” strategy of quarantining countries with rising coronavirus rates after the announcement on Thursday that Portugal is now safe to visit but Croatia is not.

- A Conservative party grandee has been given the job of reviewing the effectiveness of the Cabinet Office as part of Boris Johnson government’s efforts to shake up the UK civil service.

- All students in England who have secured the required A-level grades will receive their first choice of university and course, the government has promised, after its U-turn on results led to a sharp rise in the number of people qualifying for places.

Compiled by Bengaluru newsroom

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