Boris Johnson reveals plans for freedom day

Boris Johnson reveals plans for freedom day

The Pound is trading higher this morning after Boris Johnson announced plans to lift Covid restrictions in England on “freedom day” which is projected to be 19th July. A final decision will be made a week before on July 12th.

The stronger Pound is weighing a little on the FTSE 100 this morning but energy stocks have received a boost from a higher oil price after talks between members of the OPEC+ oil-producing alliance broke down.

Investors will be watching Wall Street when trading resumes in the US after yesterday’s Independence Day holiday.

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