British Business - July 19

July 19 (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

- The UK government is preparing to issue plans to strip National Grid Plc NG.L of its responsibility for running Britain's electricity system in favour of a new independent body. Link

- Nottinghamshire businessman Nadeem Raza will crystallise a multimillion-pound fortune when his software business Microlise floats on the stock market at a valuation of more than 150 million pounds ($206.58 million). Link

The Guardian

- The Confederation of British Industry and Marks and Spencer Group Plc MKS.L have joined a growing chorus urging the government to tackle a nationwide "pingdemic" by immediately amending the self-isolation policy for people notified by the NHS test-and-trace app. Link

The Telegraph

- Ocado Group Plc OCDO.L customers face a week of disruption to orders following a fire at the online grocer's biggest warehouse. The blaze broke out late on Friday after three robots used to handle orders collided at the Erith facility in southeast London, the FTSE 100 company said. Link

- WM Morrison Supermarkets Plc MRW.L is testing supermarkets with no checkouts or staff that would let customers simply walk out with their bag of shopping. The grocer has been testing the concept known internally as Project Sarah at its Bradford head office. Link

($1 = 0.7261 pounds) (Compiled by Bengaluru newsroom)

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