been controversy over have been controversy over withdrawals, do you think there should be a new rule. withdrawals, do you think there should be a new ruleli withdrawals, do you think there should be a new rule. i think it needs to be looked at, what you do not want to see happening is players only going out for the money. even though it is a substantial amount. it is difficult to police, how could you tell how injured someone is out if they could complete a match or not. thank you for your time, a great afternoon to look forward to collectjohanna great afternoon to look forward to collect johanna konta up great afternoon to look forward to collectjohanna konta up on centre court followed by andy murray. time for a look at the weather. here's louise lear. just look at wimbledon at the moment, just an hour ago, and a beautiful morning. and wimbledon the hottest place across the country at the moment with highs of 26 degrees. and temperatures will climb through the afternoon. so a beautiful day, but not so across the far north—east with little in the way of cloud and some drizzly outbreaks of rain. so today was a cruel and disappointing especially with the breeze coming
from the north sea. but some glorious sunshine across england and wales. for scotland and northern ireland in comparison to yesterday, feeling much warmer as well with highs of 18 degrees. but temperatures could peak at 29. that means through the night they will not fall very far at all, giving a warm and sultry night for many in england and wales. perhaps the mid to high teens through the night. and that could trigger some sharp showers. some of these through northern ireland and west of scotla nd northern ireland and west of scotland but just northern ireland and west of scotland butjust drawing attention to the south, she would start to thursday morning with the for some thundery downpours. still there first thing in the morning as well. so across wimbledon there could be some showers hopefully clearing away before play gets underway. a pleasa nt before play gets underway. a pleasant day for the north of england and north wales. still showers threatening across west of scotland. but as we go through the day it will be an improving picture with those showers easing away and
actually the emphasis with tomorrow is on actually the emphasis with tomorrow isona actually the emphasis with tomorrow is on a good deal of dry and hot weather again. but that could trigger a new set of problems, for the latter stages of the afternoon we could see yet more showers, very isolated but if you get them you will certainly know about them. they could bring some localised flooding. but temperatures could peak at 30 celsius tomorrow. mid—to high 20s quite widely. so a beautiful day if you like it hot and sunny. and it means that for wimbledon, fingers crossed the showers stay away and it is looking promising. 0n crossed the showers stay away and it is looking promising. on friday a lot of dry and sunny weather, a little more cloud further north and west, things are starting to change. and through friday night into saturday weather front is coming in from the atlantic. that will bring some rain again to northern ireland and parts of scotland but not as heavy as yesterday. but heralding a change into the weekend, a bit
fresher, dry for most with just a scattering of showers around. a reminder of our main story this lunchtime. the prime minister signals no change on the cap on public sector pay rises after labour leader jeremy corbyn said living standards had fallen for public servants. that's all from the bbc news at one, so it's goodbye from me now time for the sport. it's day three of wimbledon and we're into the second round of the singles. defending champion andy murray faces a tricky test against the unpredictable dustin brown of germany. johanna konta is in action now, but there's already been a great win for a british player today, and katherine downes, who's at wimbledon, can tell us all about. thank you, tim. the first british
person of the day is through and it was a commanding comments from heather watson. she is outside the
world's 100, heather watson. she is outside the world's100, she has knocked out her arrival, a real shock result, but a superbly confident winner for heather watson. she sailed through the first set in just 90 minutes winning it 6—0. a bit more difficult for her in the second set. a really good performance from heather watson injust over an good performance from heather watson in just over an hour. good performance from heather watson injust over an hour. a big test for heather watson next, she takes on the former world number one victoria azarenka. johanna condron action today as well? yes, she is, let's go today as well? yes, she is, let's go to centre court to see the live pictures to see how the british number one is doing. it is a rematch of the final in nottingham in which johanna konta lost to the croatian
player, the world number 58. she beat konta to take the title which knocked her confidence a little
bit i think. knocked her confidence a little bit ithink. 0n knocked her confidence a little bit i think. 0n serve here for the time being. vekic was built for big things when she started, a tour winner at the age of 17 but has not quite reached her potential. dangerously, for konta, the nottingham win may be a breakthrough for her. what a treat coming up for the audience on centre court later because another brit in action that will get packed out for, defending champion world number one andy murray. he sets out after the konta match taking on dustin brown of germany, a flamboyant very popular player, loves the trick shots, has the characteristic dreadlocks. everyone loves to watch him. andy murray has been on the practice courts. he still has the problem with the hip, did not bother him too
much in the first round in his first match. some stiffness from murray as he walks to the baseline, a little bit of a grimace and dustin brown will prove a bit of a challenge than his first contender did. he says he isafun his first contender did. he says he is a fun guy to watch and i am hoping he is a fun guy to beat as well. thank you very much. and dustin brown is a good player. he beat rafa nadal a couple of years ago on centre court. england's women have been in brilliant form in their latest match at the cricket world cup against south africa. while they lost opener lauren winfield for 2h, tammy beaumont and sarah taylor piled on the runs for the hosts. both of them getting their centuries. a few moments ago, england were 334— 2.
they have still got four overs to go. they could even push 400. beaumont still not out on 141. we're under three days away from one of the biggest matches in rugby union history, as the british & irish lions look for only their second ever series win over the all blacks. the lions are in queenstown after a few days off, preparing for that series decider in auckland on saturday. and while world champions new zealand haven't lost at eden park in 23 years, the lions know what it is about taking it to another level. we have managed to level the series but we know they will be hurt again come back firing so we need to be able to take ourselves to replace we have never been before mentally and physically and think that stresses the importance of how big this week's preparations are going to be. that's all sport for now. you can find more on all things wimbledon on the bbc sport website. that's bbc.co.uk/sport, and i'll have more in the next hour.
thank you very much. the former southampton football coach bob higgins has been charged in connection with an investigation into non—recent child abuse within the footballing community. with me is our sports correspondent richard conway. tell us more. bob higgins has been charged with 65 cou nts bob higgins has been charged with 65 counts of indecent assault according to the police. these are historical allegations, a total of 23 alleged victims. these are alleged to have happened in the 805 and 905. the background on this guy, he worked at southampton fc and peterborough, he ran his own football academy. he has been described as a kingmaker within the game. he discovered people like alan shearer and other players, though we make clear there are no
connection between the players and allegations. he is due to appear in southampton magistrates' court on the 20th ofjuly. thank you for that. more now on the grenfell tower fire. police investigating the fire in west london have made what they say are "87 recoveries" from the high rise block. but the total number of people killed is still uncertain because of the catastrophic damage caused by the blaze. the government is sending a specialist taskforce to assist kensington and chelsea council with the longer term recovery of the surrounding area. one of those areas is housing. a three—week deadline to re—house all of those who affected by the grenfell tower fire in "a good quality temporary home" is up today, but out of 139 offers made, only 14 families have accepted them a father and daughter have told us us why they have turned these down.
i have nightmares and i think i see fire. there are houses, why are they not given? most of the people in my building, they were very close to me and they we re they were very close to me and they were like family. and seeing them go was not good. you are brave. you are so brave. you are so you are brave. you are so brave. you are so brave. we are in a hotel in kensington, but
it is not home. it is not home. we have not got the privacy you need to have. we do not have that. my daughter is losing her focus because she's not in her place, it is not her room, it is not our life. it is very difficult to deal with this situation and they are not doing it with it properly. i want this to
finish. that is all i want. my dignity. but was a man and his daughter. eleanor kelly is from the government's grenfell response team which was set up to coordinate relief efforts. speaking to my colleague victoria derbyshire this morning, she said she wasn't surprised that only 14 of the families have taken up offers of accommodation. the vast majority of the families arejust simply the vast majority of the families are just simply not ready to make medium to long—term decisions about where theirfamily medium to long—term decisions about where their family should go and they are also in a position where they are also in a position where they are also in a position where they are seriously considering whether they should stay where they are in the emergency accommodation in order to make a move into permanent commendation, you have to realise the impact on the families, the trauma they have been through and the fact the needs to a step back to decide what would be the
right move for them. in fact, we spoke to one dad earlier who said he described his hotel room as hell because of the size of it and there are far bound in there. he said he would rather stay in hell for months and wait for something permanent to be offered van move into temporary accommodation now and have to move again. i think you have to appreciate how people feel how have lost everything. setting down roots soi’i’ows lost everything. setting down roots sorrows temporarily will make them feel that if they have two group route all that again then that is something they do not want to put theirfamily something they do not want to put their family through. you something they do not want to put theirfamily through. you can understand why somebody would want to stay in hotel accommodation and only make that one permanent move. the first set of 68 permanent properties come on stream at the end of this month and the council and the government and the multi—agency teams are working hard on identifying the next set of permanent homes because most people
wa nt to permanent homes because most people want to be in kensington and chelsea. when you say they are the new—build flats that we talked about, they come on stream at the end of the month. what does that mean? cana end of the month. what does that mean? can a family move in at the end of the month? the allocations policy has been in greece and independently verified so we will be walking through which of the families and which properties are best matched in terms of their housing needs, betts matched to the rabbit is. are you saying people can move in at the end of the month of the beginning of the month after? they are due to be available at the end of this month. so once the six to eight families are allocated to those properties, people working inside the response team are working to identify further flats like that can actually come on stream, so
other properties under construction. under construction? d6 ticked properties are currently under construction. those ones are virtually completed. we have identified just under 100 vacant properties in kensington and chelsea that are being offered to the families on the basis of a temporary 01’ families on the basis of a temporary or rom those cases that they will be permanent occupation and many of the 14 who have accepted the temporary move will also be considering whether those properties that they have accepted are suitable for them for permanent positions. so once the 68 have been allocated, that still leaves dozens of families awaiting permanent accommodation. how long until they are living in hotel rooms and the permanent accommodation is available? how long it takes to get permanent accommodation relies on
each individualfamily, permanent accommodation relies on each individual family, that circumstances their views, their feelings in relation to where they wa nt to feelings in relation to where they want to move to and what sort of accommodation they are prepared to accept, how they feel about different types of accommodation. the majority want to be in the same borough. i think brown competitive factors into people that think they wa nt to factors into people that think they want to be any particular location go to see a property in that location decide they do not want to be there at all. it is about how they feel, particularly when the view properties. we know that the mac vast majority of families want to be in kensington and chelsea and many of the properties we are showing them as temporary accommodation in westminster are rejected unseen because of the location. it also comes down to choice and each of these families needs to be supported in making their choices on why they make their permanent accommodation. in a moment a summary of the business news this hour, but first, the headlines
on bbc news. the prime minister says britain has to "live within its means" after coming under pressure in the commons to lift the public sector pay cap. the government announces a task force to take over key kensington and chelsea council council services in the wake of the grenfell tower fire. a disabled refugee who was beaten to death and set on fire outside his home was repeatedly failed by the police, a report finds. in the business news this afternoon that's volvo has announced that it is the first traditional car—maker to shift to pure electric and hybrid production, signalling, it says, the end of the internal combustion engine. every model made from 2019 onwards will have an electric motor. the company said it will also offer hybrid options on every model. productivity in the uk economy fell in the first three months of this year — the first decline since late 2015.
0utput per hour fell by 0.5% in the first quarter of this year compared with the fourth quarter of 2016. productivity has still not recovered to levels before the recession. we'll have more on this in a few minutes. we've had figures from the office of national statistics today. that is on our productivity levels here in the uk. now, those figures say that our productivity has fallen per hour by 0.5%. economists say that this the uk economy's big problem — that collectively we are not very productive particularly compared with our big trading partners. let's speak to dr thijs van rens, professor of economics at warwick university. why is it that our productivity has fallen? first thing i want to say is
of course on productivity, to be increasing my bed has been, we should not forget that the decline of productivity is the flip side of one would call the remarkable success of the uk labour market. 0ver success of the uk labour market. over the period has not been growing since 2008, employment has been, fell a lot less than it did in other countries and recovered a lot quicker. unemployment rose a lot less and declined a lot quicker and more. productivity is the output we dues and divided by the number of hours we spent producing it. since the labour market has been successful in keeping people at work, in one sense people could argue the same amount of work has been spread out over more people so it looks like productivity is bad. but there is a positive side of that. so why is it that relative to oui’ that. so why is it that relative to our trading partners, to the rich
countries, why are we not as productive as them?|j countries, why are we not as productive as them? i think the main reason we should look for is in the labour market. we have seen in other advanced economy employment fell a lot quicker and did not recover as quick because it means the productivity looks good but for the wrong reasons. we would not one to ignore the productivity importance and it is difficult to distinguish what we are seeing is a phase—out, a cycle fa ct, what we are seeing is a phase—out, a cycle fact, warata hs a structural problem. if it is that,... about point, one wonders what the reasons might be. one thing that makes the uk quite different from other countries is that wages have not picked up very much since the crisis in 2008 which has been good on the
one side. it has been a main factor in keeping employment growth high. 0n the other hand, it has not provided as nurses with a lot of incentives to invest in making the workers they have more productive. if it is cheap to hire more labour, there is no incentive to pay the workforce more. haps the time has come to live a little and for wages to go upa come to live a little and for wages to go up a bit more. employment is low, the labour market could handle it... thank you very much for joining us. and here are some other business stories we've been following. some numbers out from the online food retailer 0cado. a little disappointing, with profits down 18% in the first half of the year. but the shares are climbing. investors are still excited that it might be bought up by a bigger player, after amazon bought whole foods in the us.
london remains europe's number—one hub for technology investment, despite brexit. the mayor of london's agency, london & partners, say that in the first half of 2017, private equity investment in the capital's tech sector totalled a record £12.2 billion. coming in at number two is berlin. a stalwart of the kitchen cupboard, spam, is 80 years old today! this is not the irritating rubbish you get in your inbox but the real thing — canned cooked meat. it's short for "spiced ham". first introduced in 1937, a staple during the second world war and beloved of generations of british schoolchildren served with everything from brussell sprouts to fried eggs. more than 7 billion cans have been sold. the supreme court has found in favour of hmrc in its fight with rangers over the club's use of a controversial tax avoidance scheme between 2001 and 2010. over £47 million was paid out to employees in tax—free loans, but hmrc has always argued the payments were earnings and should be taxable.
the decision is not expected to have any material or financial impact on rangers now as the club is owned by a different company. let's have a look of the markets. ftse100 doing well. it was powered by world paid this morning. it has fallen since the morning. tesco shares have done quite well as well over book results. that is it from me. i will be back in a hour's time. moscow has been battered by terrible weather recently, but the... we can now go to the house of commons where the housing minister has started a
statement about the grenfell tower. as we all know, it soon became clear that the delivery of the national response on the ground was not simply not good enough. much has been done to support victims to see thatjustin is stolen and ensure thatjustin is stolen and ensure that other buildings around the country are safe. but throughout our first priority has been helping victims who have suffered such an unspeakable trauma. we have been working hard to ensure they have all the support they need, securing emergency accommodation and making financial and emotional support available as quickly as possible. the response efforts have been coordinated by the grenfell tower '5 team. he has been with kiddies of the london castle, the voluntary sector, police and fire service as
well as central government. i would like to express my heartfelt fine cost to them for all of their immense efforts over the last few weeks. the new leader of the royal kensington and chelsea council has given an apology for the inadequate initial response. she has also asked for help from central government to put things right stop as the communities secretary has set out in a written statement today, we will be establishing an independent task force to help the kensington and chelsea council build their capability so they can deal with the long—term challenge of recovery. mr speaker, the prime minister promised that we would make an offer of temporary housing to all of those who have lost their homes as a result of the fire within three weeks. these are good quality, fully furnished homes that families can move on from emergency accommodation
and live rent free in a proper home whilst permanent accommodation on equal terms is found. 158 families from grenfell tower have been identified in need of such housing. ican identified in need of such housing. i can confirm that every family that is ready to talk to the housing team has been offered a temporary home. 139 have received offers of accommodation, 19 families have not yet been ready to engage in this process. we need to respect that. some are still in hospital as a result of their injuries. in some cases, the people on the ground offering these families support have been clear that it would be inappropriate at this time to ask them to make a decision about where they will live. these families have been through unimaginable trauma. we need to go at the pace that they
wa nt to need to go at the pace that they want to go. what matters above all else is what the families individually want. the response team has been working with the families to match them with appropriate temporary accommodation and start to talk to them about their long—term needs. the housing team have identified and secured over 200 good quality properties that residents can have a choice where to live. i know that some have raised concerns about the quality of the accommodation offered. all the properties have been inspected by the housing team to ensure they are ina good the housing team to ensure they are in a good condition. my honourable friend, the communities secretary has seen an example of the kind of property on offer, representatives of local residents groups have also seen and been assured of the quality. and if the shadow minister would find it helpful, i would be very happy to visit some of these
properties with him so he can assure himself of their quality. all of the properties are local, either in kensington and chelsea are a neighbouring borough. this will mean families can continue to be near their friends families can continue to be near theirfriends and families can continue to be near their friends and relatives, families can continue to be near theirfriends and relatives, go families can continue to be near their friends and relatives, go to their friends and relatives, go to the same gp and send their children to the same school. 14 offers of temporary accommodation have been accepted and three families have already moved in and i expect this number to increase, but we have to respect the pace at which the families want to move. i have personally met over 30 of the families who have been directly affected and from talking to them, i understand there are many reasons why they are reluctant to take up these offers. some might choose to remain in hotels until they have an offer of a permanent tenancy. we also understand one of the big issues holding people back is the lack of trust. 0ne issues holding people back is the lack of trust. one of the families was told that they were moving into g re nfell tower was told that they were moving into grenfell tower in a temporary basis
and then, years later, they were still there. their concerns are entirely understandable. that is trust that we need to work hard to learn. we also have to respect their decision that if they do not wish to move out of temporary accommodation before permanent housing is available. we will keep on making offers to families of local homes we think will be suitable for them. but no one will be forced into a home that they do not want to move to. and i want to respond directly to a number of reports that have been made claiming people are being told to move farfrom london. that they may be deemed homeless if they do not accept an offer. i want to be absolutely clear to the house— if this is ever suggested to a victim, thenit this is ever suggested to a victim, then it is completely unacceptable. i have already stated that if anyone is aware of an individual family thatis is aware of an individual family that is not receiving the offer we have promised, please tell me, we
will fix this. every household that is ready to talk has been offered temporary accommodation. the housing team will continue to work with families to make sure that the individual needs are met. as the prime minister said eve ryo ne are met. as the prime minister said everyone whose home was destroyed by the fire will be guaranteed a new home on the same terms as the one they lost. this means paying the same rent with the same level of security and in the same area. when it comes to permanent housing we have already announced a new block of social housing that will provide 68 new homes in kensington borough. we are working with a number of developers to secure a similar properties either in kensington and chelsea council any close to north kensington so families can stay in the same area. these