PRESS DIGEST- Financial Times - Aug. 25

Aug 25 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories in the Financial Times. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.


- UK companies face fines for links to illegal deforestation

- McLaren flags end of road for petrol engines by 2030

- Boost for Johnson in efforts to get English schools open again

- Government to urge UK companies to roll out workplace Covid-19 tests


- Large companies will face substantial fines if they cannot prove their supply chains are not linked to illegal deforestation under a proposed UK government crackdown.

- McLaren, the UK supercar maker, will stop developing petrol engines within a decade as it plots a long-term shift towards electric vehicles.

- Boris Johnson was given a boost on Monday in his efforts to reopen all schools in England next month after teaching unions lent their conditional support to the move and local authorities indicated they would not stand in the prime minister’s way.

- The UK government is to urge companies to launch regular workplace testing to check staff for Covid-19 to help keep the economy going through a potential winter surge in infections. (Compiled by Bengaluru newsroom)