PRESS DIGEST-British Business - Dec. 4

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Dec 4 (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

- Hundreds of Rolls-Royce factory workers face an uncertain Christmas as the aircraft engine maker revealed the latest details of its deep cost-cutting in a statement.

- Go-Ahead , one of UK's leading bus and train groups, signalled growing confidence in a return to some normality next year, announcing that it is to reinstate its dividend payments.

The Guardian

- The boss of Aston Martin has called for an internal investigation after the British carmaker was accused of using a "sockpuppet PR firm" to legitimise a report which used data criticised as misleading to discredit electric vehicles.

- UK's biggest mortgage lender Lloyds is reintroducing 10% deposit mortgage deals, in a sign of increasing confidence in the property market.

The Telegraph

- People who receive the coronavirus vaccine in UK will not be exempted from self-isolation if they are contacted by NHS Test and Trace, it has emerged.

- Switzerland and the UK are expected to agree a deal on Friday allowing professional workers to keep travelling freely between the two countries.

Sky News

- Ryanair has ordered 75 new Boeing 737 MAX jets as the aircraft prepares for a return to the skies - and the Irish carrier sets its sights on a recovery in aviation next year.

- Tesco's new chief executive has told Sky News the UK's largest retailer still lacks clarity from the government on the movement of goods following the end of the Brexit transition period.

The Independent

- UK supermarkets will hand 1.7 billion pounds ($2.29 billion) to the government after Aldi, Sainsbury's, Asda and Morrisons followed Tesco in pledging to return savings they've made through business rates relief during the pandemic.

($1 = 0.7435 pounds) (Compiled by Bengaluru newsroom)