July 31, 2020

Coronavirus: 650 jobs go as Byron is sold to Calveton

More than half of the workforce at Byron, the upmarket burger chain, will this weekend join the army of hospitality industry employees being made redundant because of the COVID-19 crisis.
July 31, 2020

Delay of lockdown easing ‘a hammer blow’ to business

Delaying a further relaxation of lockdown restrictions in England a day before they were due to come into effect has been branded "a hammer blow" by the business community.
July 31, 2020

Five ways to reboot the global food economy to make it healthier for all

Coronavirus has shown how damaging ill-health can be for the economy, and poor diet is the world's leading cause of ill-health.
July 31, 2020

House prices spike to 11-year high but fears of ‘a false dawn’

UK house prices saw their biggest rise in 11 years this month as the property market bounced back quicker than expected with the easing of lockdown restrictions.
July 31, 2020

Record losses cannot be sustained without action, says BA owner

The chief executive of British Airways' owner IAG has warned record losses cannot be sustained as he defended cutbacks to the airline.
July 31, 2020

NatWest sees red as hikes provision for bad loans to £2.8bn

NatWest plunged into the red in the first half of the year after hiking its provision for loans losses caused by the coronavirus pandemic to £2.8bn.
July 31, 2020

Blanket removal of furlough scheme risks ‘python-like’ squeeze on jobs

A blanket withdrawal of the government's furlough scheme threatens to put a "python-like" squeeze on jobs in areas of the economy hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic, the chancellor has been warned.
July 30, 2020

Rishi Sunak warned he has 24 hours to change furlough scheme

Labour has warned Chancellor that jobs could be lost if he does not abandon his 'one-size-fits-all' withdrawal
July 30, 2020

New lockdown measures announced for large area of UK

Health Secretary Matt Hancock said the move was necessary to keep the country safe
July 30, 2020

Jet2 warns Britons to return from Spain early or find their own way

Jet2 has warned some of its customers in Spain that they should return to the UK earlier than planned or risk having to make their own way home.
July 30, 2020

Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Alphabet defy coronavirus to post better results than expected

Some of America's biggest tech companies have defied the coronavirus pandemic to post better-than-expected financial results.
July 30, 2020

Katie Price breaks both her feet in holiday accident

She is said to be 'in agony'