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PRESS DIGEST-British Business - May 11

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May 11 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories on the business pages of British newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

The Times

- The NHS app in the UK will go live as a vaccine passport for international travel from Monday, but only for those who have had both doses. https://bit.ly/3o6MR95

- More than 2,000 jobs are at risk after Provident Financial said that it would shut down its doorstep lending division if it cannot find a buyer for the 141-year-old business. https://bit.ly/3uBoZgf

The Guardian

- Germany is making the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus jab available to all adults, irrespective of age or pre-existing health conditions, as the country switches to a twin-track strategy to counteract hesitancy around viral vector-based vaccines among older people. https://bit.ly/3o6ahvh

- Social distancing and the 1-metre-plus rule could be scrapped next month, the prime minister has suggested, as he confirmed the next step of England's lockdown easing but said families and friends should think carefully before deciding to hug. https://bit.ly/3eApim3

The Telegraph

- The British Virgin Islands and a clutch of Caribbean countries are among a limited number of destinations likely be added to the UK's "green list" for holidays, The Telegraph understands. https://bit.ly/3tyHBfl

- The Pfizer coronavirus vaccine has been approved for use in children aged 12 to 15 by regulators in the U.S. in what was described as a "watershed moment" in the effort to bring the pandemic under control. https://bit.ly/3uCBDvu

Sky News

- Rail services on London North Eastern Railway are expected to continue for a "number of weeks" after trains were disrupted for a third day due to cracks in trains. https://bit.ly/3eyI7FW

- New laws to fulfil Boris Johnson's promise of helping to give people the skills they need throughout their lives will form a central part of the government's legislative agenda for the next year. https://bit.ly/3tFXz7r (Compiled by Bengaluru newsroom)