July 8, 2020

Summer statement: Rishi Sunak goes all out for jobs, leaving public finances for another day

Boris Johnson says he wants to get on top of the UK's productivity problem, but the job measures in the summer statement could take the country in the opposite direction.
July 8, 2020

Ryanair UK cabin crew ‘safe’ following union jobs deal

Ryanair has confirmed a union deal to secure "hundreds" of cabin crew jobs threatened by the fallout from the coronavirus crisis.
July 8, 2020

Summer statement: Tory benefits policy under coronavirus is finally beginning to help the poorest

Shadow chancellor Anneliese Dodds was understandably sceptical of Rishi Sunak's claims to be "helping the poorest the most", but Tories are moving in the right direction.
July 8, 2020

Ex-Boots chief strikes deal with probiotics producer Symprove

Richard Baker, the former Boots boss who helped to engineer Britain's biggest-ever private equity-led takeover of a FTSE-100 company, will this week unveil the inaugural deal for his new investment vehicle.
July 8, 2020

Deliveroo backer puts ‘host kitchen’ Kbox on the menu

An early-stage investor in Deliveroo, the takeaway app, is taking a stake in Kbox, a technology company which helps restaurants utilise spare kitchen capacity to fulfil orders for other food brands.
July 8, 2020

Summer statement: The coronavirus crisis recovery in three acts

Before considering the detail of what we've heard about today it's worth remembering that we are still only in the middle of a long economic saga.
July 8, 2020

VAT cut and state-subsidised meals risk creating problems later

The single most welcome measure in the Chancellor's summer statement, so far as businesses will be concerned, was the VAT reduction on food, accommodation and attractions.
July 8, 2020

Coronavirus recovery – the new economic thinking we need

The extent of the current economic malaise has much deeper roots than the coronavirus pandemic.
July 8, 2020

Lessons from the 2008 financial crisis for our coronavirus recovery today – Recovery podcast series part six

PODCAST: Part six of The Anthill Podcast's Recovery series looks at the 2008 financial crisis and Great Recession that followed.
July 8, 2020

Eating out discount, stamp duty cut and bonuses for firms – Sunak acts to kickstart economy

Britons eating out will get discounted food, house buyers will pay less stamp duty and companies will get bonuses for retaining workers under the chancellor's plans to kickstart the UK economy.
July 8, 2020

FirstGroup warns of ‘material uncertainty’ over its future

Rail and bus operator FirstGroup has seen its shares hit the buffers after warning it might not survive a collapse in passenger numbers.
July 8, 2020

Key points: How govt will try to revive battered economy

Chancellor Rishi Sunak is announcing the government's latest plans to stimulate Britain's battered economy.