August 4, 2020

Ofwat chair Cox joins energy supplier OVO

The chairman of Britain’s water regulator is joining OVO Energy, the latest entrant to the handful of companies which dominate the gas and electricity sector.
August 4, 2020

Hangover for Diageo shares despite coronavirus crisis dividend growth

It has become one of the most reliable companies in the FTSE 100 during the last decade: a business whose wide spread of products and market-leading leading positions in numerous countries, along with its shrewd product development and brand extensions...
August 4, 2020

Furlough crisis: Big firms cut nearly 4,500 jobs in just two days

Dixons Carphone, Pizza Express, Hays Travel and DW Sports have all announced major redundancies
August 4, 2020

‘Exercise pill’ on cards after scientists discover gym session proteins

Key to success appears to lie in a set of 141 genes that regulate growth of the muscles and control power and movement
August 4, 2020

Google’s bid for Fitbit investigated by EU amid fears over health data

Google's planned $2.1bn (£1.6bn) takeover of smartwatch maker Fitbit will be investigated by the European Commission.
August 4, 2020

Couple who ‘wanted to get closer’ to the sea watch car become submerged

Coastguards were called to a beach at Brean, Somerset after the vehicle got stuck
August 4, 2020

Twitter faces $250m fine for misusing phone numbers and email addresses

Twitter could be facing a fine of up to $250m (£190m) for misusing users' personal information.
August 4, 2020

EasyJet increases flights as summer demand takes-off

Greater than expected demand has led easyJet to increase the number of flights it is offering over the summer despite continuing uncertainty over the coronavirus pandemic.
August 4, 2020

Dixons Carphone to cut 800 jobs through store management changes

Tech retailer Dixons Carphone is to cut 800 jobs as it changes the way its stores are managed.
August 4, 2020

Google unveils new low-cost Pixel 4a smartphone

Google has unveiled its new low-cost Pixel 4a smartphone and announced future devices including the Pixel 5.
August 4, 2020

1,100 jobs at risk as PizzaExpress looks at closing 67 restaurants

PizzaExpress has said it could close around 67 of its UK restaurants, putting up to 1,100 jobs at risk.
August 4, 2020

BP cuts dividend for first time in a decade after record loss

BP has cut its dividend on for the first time in a decade after reporting a record $6.7bn (£5.1bn) loss as the coronavirus pandemic hammered energy demand.