Coronavirus: Deliveroo adds tipping feature amid restaurant sector crisis | Business News

Deliveroo is trying to bolster its credentials as a supporter of independent British restaurants by launching a direct tipping function on its app during a period when many local operators are fighting for survival.

Sky News understands that Deliveroo will this week unveil a two-month campaign – called Love Your Local – that will encourage millions of customers to order from neighbourhood restaurants.

The takeaway app will introduce a feature, already adopted in some overseas markets, allowing consumers to tip restaurants directly, providing a potential financial boost during the coronavirus pandemic.

UK enjoys first weekend of eased lockdown

The launch will follow criticism expressed by many restaurant-owners that the size of delivery services’ commission fees have hampered their ability to withstand the COVID-19 crisis.

Figures to be published by Deliveroo this week will show that 4000 independent restaurants have signed up to its app since the beginning of March, when

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China: TikTok will no longer operate in Hong Kong due to national security law | World News

TikTok has said it will no longer operate in Hong Kong after China’s new national security law demanded it hand over user data.

Technology giants including Google, Twitter and Facebook have also said they will deny requests for user data from Hong Kong law enforcement while they examine the implications of the new legislation.

It comes after the Hong Kong government announced how some aspects of the security law will be implemented late on Monday.

Police will no longer have to seek court orders before requiring internet users or service providers to remove posts or aid investigations.

Any message which is “likely to constitute an offence endangering national security or is likely to cause the occurrence of an offence endangering national security” could be removed.

China’s new national security law sparked international condemnation

Last week, Beijing imposed a sweeping new national security law on Hong Kong which many

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Investors look to economic data and U.S. virus surge

European markets are expected to open lower Tuesday as concerns over the threat to economic recovery of new coronavirus cases in the U.S. and weak German data put the brakes on Monday’s rally.

Britain’s FTSE 100 is seen around 41 points lower at 6,145, Germany’s DAX is set to slide by around 66 points to 12,667 and France’s CAC 40 is expected to open down by around 42 points at 5,040, according to IG data.

European stocks look set to follow the mixed tone set in Asia Pacific overnight, where markets in South Korea and Japan retreated, while mainland Chinese shares continued Monday’s blockbuster rally.

German industrial production data came in weaker than expected on Tuesday morning, rising by 7.8% in May, a more modest rebound than the 10% expected by analysts polled by Reuters following a -17.5% contraction in April.

The Greater Miami area on Monday became the latest

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Britain ‘lags way behind’ in wearing face masks, scientists say

Senior scientists issued an urgent call on Tuesday for Britons to protect themselves and others against coronavirus infection by wearing face coverings, which they said had a much lower uptake in the UK than in the US and elsewhere in Europe.

The Royal Society, Britain’s national academy of sciences, issued two separate reports that emphasise the benefits of face masks for reducing the risk of infection both for the wearer and for people around them.

“The UK is way behind many countries in terms of wearing masks and issuing clear policies and guidelines about mask wearing for the public,” said Venki Ramakrishnan, president of the Royal Society.

“The public have taken to handwashing and distancing but remain sceptical about face coverings,” Sir Venki added. “You only need to go on public transport, where they are supposed to be mandatory, to see how many people are ignoring this new rule based

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