July 13, 2020

Fines for failing to wear a face mask in shops in England

Face coverings must be worn in shops and supermarkets in England from Friday 24 July, Boris Johnson has announced.
July 13, 2020

‘I was scared of the bosses’: Factory worker duped into working for £4 an hour

A new report has revealed there are at least 100,000 slaves in the UK working for extremely low wages in terrible conditions.
July 13, 2020

Ocado hunts new chair to bloom in Rose’s shoes

Ocado, the online supermarket and grocery logistics group, has begun hunting for a successor to Lord Rose of Monewden, the retail veteran who has been its chairman since 2013.
July 13, 2020

Return to economic health unlikely amid lockdown uncertainty

For employers and employees these are challenging and confusing days.
July 13, 2020

475-mile underwater link will give UK access to Denmark’s clean energy

Work has begun on the world's longest electricity interconnector which will allow power to travel between the UK and Denmark and could provide energy for 1.5m British homes.
July 13, 2020

Second wave of coronavirus would be a ‘serious, serious problem’, says Tony Blair

A second wave of COVID-19 and a winter lockdown would be a "really awful" prospect for Britain, former prime minister Tony Blair has warned.
July 13, 2020

Social care workers excluded from immigration rules

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan said he had serious concerns that the new rules
July 13, 2020

Coronavirus patients still suffering symptoms 100 days after getting all-clear

Survivors of the deadly bug have described how they still feel unwell months after they initially tested positive
July 13, 2020

Woman infects 71 people with coronavirus after taking 60-second trip in lift

Case was revealed in study by the US Centres for Disease Control which analysed the possible impact of a single traveller with no symptoms
July 13, 2020

Final decision expected on Huawei’s involvement in UK 5G network

The British government is expected to take a new and final decision on the future 5G network today, further restricting the involvement of the Chinese telecoms firm Huawei.
July 13, 2020

US hedge fund D1 joins TransferWise’s $5bn fan club

An American hedge fund which has placed substantial bets on some of the world’s biggest technology companies is taking a stake in TransferWise, the British fintech champion which has just hit a $5bn (£4bn) valuation.
July 13, 2020

Immunity to coronavirus may only last for three months

New research has cast further doubt on the idea of herd immunity