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The way we work - a major review looks at


worker's rights, the gig economy, and cash-in-hand working.


The report says workers need better protection and employers should


The Prime Minister puts the recommendations at the heart


Good work and plentiful work can and should go together.


The quantity of jobs remains vital but quality matters, too.


We'll have the latest on the proposals.


The Prime Minister orders an inquiry into the contaminated blood scandal


in which nearly 2,500 people died in the 1970s and 80s.


The New York Times says it has evidence that President Trump's team


knew the Russian government was involved


in the US Presidential election last year.


Funding for contraception in some of the world's poorest countries.


Bill and Melinda Gates pledge hundreds of millions of pounds,


Today, one in five girls in the developing world


under the age of 18 die, because of a pregnancy.


So we know this is one of the most important things we can do.


And, Britain's Johanna Konta will be on Centre Court later today,


in her attempt to make it to the Wimbledon semi-finals.


And coming up in the sport on BBC News:


Kyle Sinckler has apologised after being arrested on a night out


in Auckland following the Lions drawn series with New Zealand.


Good afternoon and welcome to the BBC News at One.


The author of a government review into working practices says


he'd like to see an end to the cash-in-hand economy.


Matthew Taylor, who's a former adviser to Tony Blair,


said cash jobs such as window cleaning and decorating are worth up


to ?6 billion a year, much of it untaxed.


His reports recommends that people in the gig economy should


have better protections, and that their employers should pay


National Insurance contributions, but doesn't say zero hours contracts


More details from our Economics Correspondent Andy Verity.


tackling exploitation at work, clarifying the law, and removing


distortions in the labour market created by the tax system, those are


the ambitious goals of the review of the world of work by the government.


Matthew Taylor says the economy has created a record quantity of jobs.


Too often, they are not good jobs. The bad work, insecure,


exploitative, controlling, is bad health and well-being, something


that generates cost of honourable he people, but also the wider society.


As the world of work changes, our factors is and laws must properly


reflect and accommodate those changes. Because good work is in the


interests of good business. These licensed cabs really are


self-employed, they own their cars and get work from anyone that books


them. What would change that, as if they were controlled and supervised


by a company? Report says, in that case, that company should pay


benefits, like sick pay and holiday pay, and pay national insurance, as


if they were employees. The report says an equal tax treatment creates


distortions. The government loses out on ?5.1 billion a year from


lower rates of national insurance paid on self-employed labour. By


2020, we will lose another 3.5 billion a year because people form


their own companies to avoid tax. So it calls for companies using


self-employed labour, who paid no national insurance, to pay more. The


government should look at new rights for this employer, like parental


leave. Some work isn't taxed at all, cash in hand, which deprives the


government and other taxpayers ?6 billion a year. Some cleaners,


decorators, or gardeners, are paid cash in hand. The others that aren't


evading tax are at a disadvantage, it is harder to compete on price.


Moving to electronic payments can tackle that. There is a huge black


market economy, where there are lots of crash transactions. Workers will


be going into people's homes on recommendation, but also we are up


against the new gig economy, which is digital platforms that link


customers to consumers, and also agencies, which I called grey


market, because they often subcontract and unregulated


workforce. That can keep costs down, because they don't have all of these


additional employment costs. The report says that workers like curry


is paid by the task, they have two proved they can come to be make a


fifth more than the minimum wage. Maggie took the courier firm that


she works for to caught. We have been fighting for two years, a bit


over two years to get to a point where we can access justice and make


things better for a whole new generation of people. And it seems


like they are rubber-stamping a lot of the awful operations that already


exist. The report has drawn a disappointed response from workplace


unions, who say it is not the Game Changers a hub for to end in


security at work. Less disappointed will be the Treasury, which if


recommendations are adopted stands to gain more from tax, so there is


less of a need to cut spending. With me is our Economics


Editor Kamal Ahmed. I suppose the big question is, is


anything actually going to change as a result of this? You are absolutely


right. Not many people would disagree with good work, it is like


disagreeing with apple pie. There are interesting ideas in the report,


which goes to the heart of how people work, not just in the gig


economy, not just zero-hour contracts, but generally, is your


work good work? Do you feel fulfilled in that work? I was at the


launch with the Prime Minister and Matthew Taylor, and I asked that


question, how can the Prime Minister, in a position where the


government doesn't have a majority, how can she drive through the


legislation on this issue to get these changes that Matthew Taylor


has recommended and Andy Verity was reporting on? That is the big issue.


We have had lots of reports that gather dust on long forgotten


Whitehall shelves, how do we make sure this isn't one of those? She


did this open armed approach, working with other parties to the


get this through Parliament. We will only know in the autumn when the


government does a specific was once, and what do labour and the Liberal


Democrats do? Do they agree to come together to push this through


Parliament or not? There is already disagreement, the TUC say they


haven't gone far enough. It is difficult to see how we can make


sure the good ideas in this report become reality. Thank you.


The Prime Minister has ordered an inquiry into the contaminated


blood scandal that left 2,400 people dead.


Those affected include many haemophiliacs who died


from hepatitis C and AIDS-related illnesses after receiving


contaminated blood products from the NHS in the 1970s and 1980s.


Our Health Editor Hugh Pym is in Westminster.


Remind us more about what happened and what has been announced today.


It has been called the worst disaster in the history of the NHS,


because these were patients treated, in the case of haemophiliacs, they


needed blood clotting products. These were imported from the United


States, and they came into the UK tainted with hepatitis C and HIV.


2400 patients, receiving treatment in good faith, contracted these


diseases and died. Thousands more were infected. It has been seen as a


burning injustice by the victims, and the families, and it has been


acknowledged now by ministers as an injustice. What happened is the


government is set, there is a debate in the Commons right now on the


subject, the history of contaminated blood, the government will confirm


details of a full enquiry, which will be UK wide. The interesting


thing is, we have already had an enquiry paid for by the victims, a


private enquiry headed by a judge, which covered largely England. There


has been an enquiry by a Scottish judge, Lord Penrose, reported just


over a year ago. But the victims have never felt, and the families,


have never felt that the enquiries got to the heart of the matter. Was


there a cover-up in Whitehall? There have been admissions of documents


going missing about who knew what when in the civil service. Senior


health officials, did they know the products were tainted and take no


action to stop it happening? That is the thing the enquiry will have to


get to the heart of, following a letter from opposition leaders to


the government early on Sunday to call for justice. Thank you.


The Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson, has agreed


with a Conservative MP that the European Union can "go


whistle" for any final payment from the UK when it leaves.


Speaking in the House of Commons, he also said there was no plan


for what to do in the event that Britain fails to strike


Our Political Correspondent Chris Mason is in Westminster.


Using some colourful language here, Chris. Yes, indeed. Boris Johnson is


the chief diplomat as the Foreign Secretary, and we use to him using


colourful language on his poncho for dashing the odd splash for colourful


vocabulary around. If there was a diplomat's dictionary, there will be


plenty of words in there, but not the ones he decided to use in the


Commons in the last hour. The sums that I have seen


that they propose to demand from this country seem to me to be


extortionate, and I think "to go whistle" is


an entirely appropriate expression. There was no plan to no deal. You


may remember that the Prime Minister to the general election campaign


said that no deal was better than a bad deal when it came to the Brexit


negotiations. Boris Johnson offering an alternative perspective on that.


And disputing a suggestion from Labour that the Chancellor and the


first Secretary of State were the view that there could be a long


period after Brexit where the remained under the remit of the


European Court of Justice. Some interesting reflections there from


the Foreign Secretary. He also suggested that in the fullness of


time, as he put it, there will be a subtle nurse that descends on


negotiations to come. Not much subtlety from him today. Thank you.


President Trump's state visit to Britain is likely to be


He had accepted the Queen's invitation for a state visit


when Theresa May visited Washington in January.


But the president may have other issues on his mind,


a US newspaper says it has evidence that Donald Trump's election team


knew the Russian government was trying to help him


The New York Times says his eldest son was told that a Russian lawyer


he met during the campaign was acting on behalf


of President Putin. Wyre Davies reports.


The flamboyant British publicist, the Russian lawyer with reportedly


close links to the Kremlin, and the American


According to American media reports, all part of a Russian plan


to help Donald Trump's 2016 election campaign.


Rob Goldstone is the former tabloid journalist and globetrotting music


promoter with close links to Moscow, who also represents Russian


Agalarov is well-known to the Trump family.


His father brought the Miss Universe pageant to Russia in 2013,


and Donald Trump even appears in this video of his.


What's wrong with you? What's wrong with you, Emin?


According to Goldstone, it was Agalarov who asked him


to broker the meeting between Donald Trump Jr


Trump Jr sarcastically made light of the fact he might be


offered compromising information about Hillary Clinton


at the meeting, saying he was obviously the first person


in the campaign to ever hear information about an opponent.


But the New York Times is now reporting he was told before


the Trump Tower meeting that the Russian government


With Congressional committees and a special prosecutor investigating


possible collusion between the Trump team and the Russians,


the new details have been dismissed as much ado about nothing by lawyers


For the President's supporters, this is more evidence of an American


media establishment obsessed with Russia and trying


to consistently undermine his authority.


And as Donald Trump still tries to establish,


himself on the world stage, news that a controversial state


visit to Britain is now likely to be delayed until next year,


after concerns that a trip before then could be disruptive.


It's believed that more than 200 million women worldwide


who want family planning services still don't have them.


Today, a conference in London is aiming to improve access


to contraception for millions of women in the poorest countries.


Among the international donors involved are Bill and Melinda Gates,


who are pledging 290 million pounds of additional funding.


A patient having a consultation at an abortion clinic in Nepal. Nearly


half of all pregnancies in this country are run planned. And


worldwide, there is an estimated 82 million unintended pregnancies every


year. That's why today health ministers and global charities are


getting to get the at a summit in London to look at how they can get


more contraceptives to women and girls in the poorest countries. The


philanthropist co-hosting the conference believes special


attention needs to be given to teenagers. The biggest population of


adolescence we have ever had in the history of Europe is now coming to


the developed world. If we don't offer them contraceptives, you are


basically putting them into a life of destitute poverty, whereas if you


can offer a girl contraceptives, she will stay in school. She will tell


you, I want to stay in school, I don't want to have a baby until I am


ready. Earlier this year, Donald Trump announced controversial plans


to cut America's aid budget for family planning and plays tough


restrictions on how the remaining money gets used. Britain is one of


the countries worried about the impact of those changes. There are


many areas where we work with America. We will continue to work


with America. But obviously, this is an area where we are not seeing eye


to eye. We believe this is not an area where we can stand still,


because the human consequences are enormous, there are too many women


and girls, 214 million women and girls don't get access to modern


family planning measures. The UK is already the second biggest country


donor in family planning. Today, it is announced more money, ?225


million will be spent until 2022. The government hopes the money will


empower more women to have kids when they want. And to stay in education


and employment if they wish. A major review looks at workers'


rights, the gig economy, It says workers need better


protection and employers should Wake up and smell the coffee -


could an extra cup a day actually Johanna Konta will today


try to become the first British woman since 1978 to reach


the semi-finals of Wimbledon - she takes on Simona


Halep on Centre Court. Veterans who flew and worked on RAF


aircraft during the Second World War have been meeting Prince William


on his visit to the Battle Today is the flight's


60th Anniversary. Our correspondent Danny Savage


is at RAF Coningsby near Lincoln. Over the last six decades, the


Battle of Britain Memorial Flight has gathered together quite a


collection of aircraft. You can see them here at RAF Coningsby now,


there's a Lancaster, a couple of Spitfires and hurricanes as well,


and in the last hour or so they have been airborne, giving a display in


front of the Duke of Cambridge and veterans as well as part of a very


special display. For 60 years they RAF Cosford a special squadron of


preserved World War II planes. It remembers the veterans who flew in


these aircraft and those killed in action. I was a pilot and engineer,


in the front, so I took care of the engineering aspect of the aircraft,


yes. Would you still love to go up again? I would! Grab your parachute,


open the doors and dropout. This veteran is thrilled such a plane is


still flying. Great, it's a real memory. I actually flew Tiger moths,


and out of the planes I flew this is the best one. It has got character,


it was a joy. The Battle of Britain took place in the summer and autumn


of 1940, fought in the skies over southern England it was won by a


handful of RAF pilots. Such was the achievements of the RAF that in the


late 1950s, a small flight of Spitfires and hurricanes was formed


to preserve the memory of the service's finest hour. In later


years the ever popular Lancaster bomber was added to what had become


known as the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight. Today Prince


William, the patron of the flight, came to RAF Coningsby to mark 60


years of displays by the vintage aircraft. The Prince, himself a


former RAF pilot, spent time talking to the veterans and this afternoon


will watch a display. Lovingly preserved flying machines that will


hopefully educate and inform for many more years yet. This


commemorate everybody who has lost their lives in service with a RAF


and in fact go further than that to our predecessor, so from 1914 to


today, everybody who has lost their lives in service with the RAF and


that has got to be important. The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight is


described as a museum without Walls. It will be seen in the skies this


summer. It's priceless artefacts aim to inspire future generations and


remember those who gave their lives for freedom.


What's happening here this afternoon is they are lining the planes up so


the veterans can have their pictures taken in front of them, and the sad


reality is that every time this happens there are fewer veterans


here to come to these events so that's why it's so special for the


squadron and most people here today. Those events are expected to


continue throughout the afternoon and see many more planes flying.


New technology is helping people with dementia to stay


A scheme being trialled in the UK means people with the condition can


be monitored remotely by a team that can track physical activity,


John Maguire has been to find out how it works.


For Phil and June Bell, the home they've lived in for 30


years is very definitely where there hearts are.


They're trialling technology that should help June


She was diagnosed with dementia a year ago.


One of our aims has always been to stay as long


as we can within the home, our home.


And what the technology's done is enable us to do that.


Because we intend to die in our beds, so to speak!


You said it makes you feel safer, doesn't it.


Yeah, to think that somebody's out there, concerned about me,


and I think that's, you know, quite touching, really.


Various sensors in the house monitor June's movements and activity.


Phil also regularly checks her health,


blood pressure and oxygen levels, for example.


The information is then immediately sent to this clinical monitoring


team and staff here can combine June's medical and environmental


data to build up a fuller picture of her health.


You can look at some of the motion data here,


Also, we see how often she was in bed.


We can get some body temperature, and all the data,


suggest if she's becoming agitated or not, is there


Putting everything together could give us a good picture


There are currently 200 patients with mild or moderate


dementia on the trial, based in the Surrey


And they're looking for more volunteers.


A red stethoscope and an on-screen alert warns the team


They may then call the household, enlist help from medical teams,


or ask staff from the Alzheimer's Society to pay a visit.


The results of the trial, the first of its kind in the UK,


won't be known until next year, but early indicators are positive.


These gadgets are helping people stay longer in their homes,


safe and secure in the knowledge that help, if needed,


is just a phone call or a mouse click away.


We drink 55 million cups of coffee every day in this country,


but there is still confusion about the impact it


Two international studies released today suggests coffee drinkers have


longer life expectancy but others have urged caution,


saying there's no proof coffee drinking is good for you.


Our Health Correspondent Sophie Hutchinson reports.


It is estimated that more than 2 billion cups of coffee are drunk


each day around the world, but is it good for you? Today two studies


published in the journal claimed an association between drinking more


coffee and living longer. Sounds like good news? If these effects


were relieved you to the coffee and carried on throughout your life,


they would estimate that every extra cup a day would extend a man's life


by about three months and a woman's life by about one month. But the


larger of the two studies which examined data from half a million


Europeans excluded people who had had heart attacks, cancer and


diabetes, and both studies which lasted 16 years only asked people


once how much coffee they drank. Just because people who drink coffee


live longer, that doesn't mean it is the coffee that's causing it. There


may be other explanations like their income, physical activity, and the


studies try to take these things into account. So what do we know


about coffee? Some studies have linked it to heart risk factors such


as raised cholesterol, while others suggest it may offer some protection


for the heart, but there is no conclusive evidence either way.


Confused? Well, too much coffee is bad and pregnant women are advised


to limit their intake. Otherwise it seems drinking coffee is fine, but


so is abstaining. The British Grand Prix comes


to Silverstone this weekend, but could it be one of the last


at the historic track? Silverstone's owners are expected


to announce that they will activate a break clause in their contract,


that will cancel the British a break clause in their contract,


that will cancel the British Our Sports News Correspondent


Natalie Pirks is with me now. What is happening? It all boils down


to cash and they cannot seem to make the sums add up despite it being one


of the best attended races of the season. The hosting fee is so high,


70 million at the moment and rising, and to give you an idea this Sunday


even with a full house the owners can expect to make ?4 million loss


so clearly not viable, and it doesn't receive government support.


If they cannot renegotiate, we might lose it all together. There is no


alternative to Silverstone at the moment, that is why there is a


stand-off between them and Liberty media, the owners of F1, they have


told the BBC that priority is to find a solution with Silverstone.


But when we should be talking about Lewis Hamilton, with are talking


about maybe losing a British Grand Prix for the first time since 1950.


If you're backing the Brits at Wimbledon, today


is another big day as Johanna Konta continues her


attempt to become the first British woman to win the singles


She takes on the world number two, Simona Halep, on Centre Court


Our sports reporter David Ornstein is in SW19:


Renowned for her focus, now her form is coming to fruition.


And as the racket went up, for just one moment,


her guard came down as Johanna Konta continued her Wimbledon charge.


It's those positions, those situations that you...


That I dream of... when I was a little girl and even


now to be a part of those battles on big stages.


So I think that's really what it's about to be a


Before this year, Konta had only managed


to win one match in five visits to Wimbledon, but victory today


would take her a step closer to the ultimate aim -


becoming the first British woman to win the singles


Johanna Konta into sporting superstardom.


Expectations are, of course, high this year and so far,


she is controlling her emotions in a very positive way.


I think it is a result of her mental hard work in the past.


Konta's journey actually began in Australia where she was


born to Hungarian parents before moving to the UK, aged 14.


There was one time I came in from the courts


outside, I think it was freezing cold, I think she had six layers


on, outside on an artificial clay-court and her enthusiasm and


hard work, I just thought it was great.


And I came in and said to her father, I said, "This is top 5%


Konta is now turning that potential into reality.


Three more wins and her dreams will come true.


And David joins us live from Wimbledon now.


Such an exciting day, David. The weather has taken a turn for the


worse, but fortunately Centre Court has a roof so Johanna Konta will


play, and delighted to be joined by the last British woman to reach the


quarterfinals of Britain 33 years ago, what will Johanna Konta be


going through today? She will be so excited and a little bit nervous of


course because it is a very big match, but she is playing well. To


get to the quarterfinal of a grand slam you are playing well so you


have that confidence riding with you. How did you feel that day? What


was your recollection? When I walked on court I couldn't believe the roar


of the crowd and I started giggling. I was disappointed I didn't get


going in my first set but at the end of the match I was playing well and


I wanted it to keep going really. I think she will have a good match


today, it will be tough. She will be hoping to emulate you, how far can


she go? If she gets passed this match, she could win it because


she's in the mix of the eight left. Jane, we hope the weather clears up


but Johanna Konta will play regardless. OK, thank you.


Today will be the wettest day of this year's Wimbledon Championships,


and what a contrast we have had weather-wise compared with the sunny


skies we had yesterday. It was another warm day across south-east


England with the temperatures surging to 27 Celsius, the 80s in


Fahrenheit. Today it is a different story, good news for gardeners. For


those without a garden, it is probably not such exciting news is


that we will see this heavy rain. And it has already started to come


down pretty heavily across parts of southern Wales. It will move


eastwards as we go through the rest of the afternoon. A few showers at


the moment but we will see them merging into lengthy spells of rain


this afternoon. Staying wet across the Midlands, much of Wales and


south-west England to take us through the rest of the afternoon.


Cumbria and Northumberland just about missing out, staying dry in


Northern Ireland with sunny spells, and we will see sunshine and showers


in Scotland. It could be slightly slower moving because the winds are


not particularly strong. For the Wimbledon forecast, a few showers


for the next hour so on and frame, but later the rain will be set in.


Overnight tonight, this band of rain will be with us for most of the


night, perhaps poking back into Yorkshire and north Lincolnshire


before it becomes restricted to south-east England. Overnight these


are the temperatures in towns and cities, cooler than that in Scotland


and Northern Ireland in the countryside. Tomorrow we have this


band of rain to start the day, a soggy start in south-west England


but the rain pulls away and high pressure moving in so long spells of


sunshine across the country. It is not particularly humid at the moment


so in the sunshine it will feel pleasant with temperatures near the


average for the time of year. What about Friday on the weekend? Well,


it looks like we will see this area of high pressure still with us is go


into Thursday so another dry day with sunshine, and a few isolated


showers possible western areas and later in the day for western


Scotland where the wind will pick up. Looking at highs between 17 in


Glasgow to 24 in the London area. Through Friday on the weekend, there


should be a fair amount of dry weather although probably a spell of


rain to take us through Friday night. We should see the highs


pushing into the low 20s in London. Reminder of our main


story this lunchtime: A major review looks at workers'


rights, the gig economy, It says workers need better


protection, and employers should That's all from the BBC News at One


so it's goodbye from me. And on BBC One, we now join


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