UK government sets out 'science superpower' vision, pushes for return to EU research projects
According to British media reports, George Freeman, the science minister of the British Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, recently proposed a new vision for the UK to become a "scientific superpower and an innovative country". Public spending on research and development in the UK will increase by 30% over the next three years, reaching £20 billion a year by 2024.
Germany releases second-hand fashion market report
According to the latest report released by momox fashion, more and more Germans like to buy second-hand clothes. In 2022, 84% of people in Germany have bought second-hand clothing. Additionally, 71% have reduced their purchases of brand new clothing. It is reported that in 2022, Germans bought more than 3.6 million second-hand fashion items.
Royal Mail workers to strike for first time in 2023
According to British media reports, more than 115,00 members of the Communication Workers Union (CWU) will take strike action from 12.30 noon on Thursday 16 February to 12.30 noon on Friday 17 February. The CWU said Royal Mail's recent decision removed the right of union representatives to negotiate at local level, adding that they breached the industrial relations (IR) framework. British consumers began to complain about the delay in delivery, which also affected online shopping sales across the UK.
eBay UK releases February seller update! These 3 key points must be paid attention to!
Recently, eBay UK station released the "February Seller Update", which is mainly divided into three sections: business operations, shipping and fees. eB said it will provide sellers with some new services, new features and new tools to help sellers achieve success. In addition, eBay has also reached a cooperation with HubEurope, which will provide customers with exclusive prices for custom delivery, assembly and disassembly services, so that customers no longer have to worry about sending large items.
Amazon European Station: Customized products are no longer eligible for returns from February 15
Recently, Amazon Europe announced that starting from February 15, 2023, customized and personalized products purchased on Amazon will no longer be eligible for return. Custom-made products that are not eligible for return include custom-made products or products that have been personalized with a custom name, design or inscription.
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