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Insight, analysis and expert debate as key policy makers are challenged on the latest news stories. From BBC Radio 4's Today programme

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Insight, analysis and expert debate as key policy makers are challenged on the latest news stories. From BBC Radio 4's Today programme

    'Our store colleagues are not really to get involved and it's a police matter to enforce'

    'Our store colleagues are not really to get involved and it's a police matter to enforce'

    JD Sports executive chairman Peter Cowgill told Mishal Husain his stores will offer face coverings to anyone not wearing them, but said it will not be for his staff to enforce the law: "The guidance so far is that our store colleagues are not really to get involved and it's a police matter to enforce rather than for them to get involved in any potential public disturbances". He was responding to the decision to make face masks mandatory in shops in England from 24th July. With Ken Marsh, chairman of the Metropolitan Police Federation and George Eustice, Environment Secretary.

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    • 18 min
    Tuesday's business with Dominic O'Connell

    Tuesday's business with Dominic O'Connell

    Ministers are expected to announce today whether Huawei equipment should be banned from UK telecoms networks

    (Image: the logo of Chinese company Huawei at their main UK offices in Reading, Berkshire. Credit: AFP/Getty Images)

    • 11 min
    'If it reassures people, then it is a perfectly reasonable measure to take'

    'If it reassures people, then it is a perfectly reasonable measure to take'

    James Daunt is the Managing Director of Waterstones bookstores in the UK and CEO of US bookshop chain Barnes and Noble. He told Nick Robinson that he felt asking customers to wear a face covering was a "reasonable measure" to help boost confidence amongst shoppers. He went on to say that staff working across his chain of stores would not be asked to "police" the wearing of coverings: "There will be a tiny, tiny minority of people who will be confrontational over it and it is not the position of shop workers to enter into that situation". With Linda Bauld, Professor of Public Health at the University of Edinburgh.

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    • 11 min
    Monday's business with Dominic O'Connell

    Monday's business with Dominic O'Connell

    Many parts of the UK economy are returning to life - but what about those businesses who still have no opening date?

    (Image: the city of London financial district and the river Thames are seen in early morning. Credit: Reuters)

    • 11 min
    'We have said face coverings in closed spaces is advised but people can use their own discretion'

    'We have said face coverings in closed spaces is advised but people can use their own discretion'

    The minister for Culture and Digital, Caroline Dinenage, told Mishal Husain the decision on whether to make face masks mandatory in shops would be kept under review following the Scottish Government's new guidance for the retail sector. She went on to say "We have said face coverings in closed spaces is advised but people can use their own discretion - but of course we will keep this under review. This is a topic upon which scientists tend to have rather different views so we are looking at it as new scientific studies emerge." The minister was speaking ahead of the reopening of tattooists, tanning and beauty salons. Facial treatments such as eyebrow threading are still not allowed. Mishal also heard from Vanita Parti, founder and chief executive of the Blink Brow Bar walk-in beauty bar chain.

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    • 10 min
    Friday's business with Rob Young

    Friday's business with Rob Young

    Beauty salons, spas and nail bars will be able to open their doors again in England from Monday

    (Image: a client having her nails done at a nail salon in Belfast. Credit: Press Association)

    • 11 min

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