August 20, 2020

Warning of spiral of debt as ‘6 million Britons fall behind on household bills’

Unpaid household bills built up during lockdown will lead to a spiral of debt for many unless financial support is provided, according to Citizens Advice.
August 20, 2020

Buyout giants click on £9.2bn cloud software group Visma

A pair of private equity investors are to become shareholders in a cloud software giant as part of a $12.2bn (£9.2bn) transaction that will mark the industry’s biggest-ever buyout.
August 20, 2020

Estee Lauder to cut up to 2,000 jobs as lockdowns hit makeup demand

Cosmetics firm Estee Lauder says it is to cut up to 2,000 staff after a coronavirus crisis hit to sales.
August 20, 2020

Survey finds 12% of workers still on furlough as scheme winds down

Around one in eight workers remain on furlough as the job retention scheme is wound down, latest figures show.
August 20, 2020

300 years since the South Sea Bubble: the real story behind the iconic financial crash

The real story of the South Sea Bubble and what happened when it burst 300 years ago.
August 20, 2020

Just one in six back in the office as PM’s ‘return to work’ plea ignored

Just one in six workers have gone back to work in cities this summer after companies and staff ignored government pleas to return, leaving economic activity deeply depressed and placing thousands of small businesses at risk of collapse.
August 20, 2020

Boots to sell Mothercare products as delayed deal sealed

Mothercare has finalised a delayed deal with Boots to sell its goods across the chain from the autumn.
August 20, 2020

£6.5bn Asda sale lures British retail heavyweights

Two of Britain’s top retail bosses are being lined up to front rival £6.5bn bids for the supermarket chain Asda.
August 20, 2020

Government defends use of consultancy to lead roll-out of UK’s new contact-tracing app

The roll-out of the government's new contact-tracing app is being led by staff from consultancy Accenture, which has received more than £850,000 for 10 weeks' work, Sky News can reveal.
August 20, 2020

UK trade negotiations: to strike better deals, hand a veto to nations and regions

One strategy is to give negotiators maximum deal-making power. Another is to take as much as possible away from them.
August 20, 2020

Aldi is selling pet stairs to help your dog get up on the sofa – but shoppers are divided

ALDI has launched its pet event in store today. The Special Buys range includes a set of pet stairs to help your dog get up on the sofa - but Aldi fans are divided over the launch.
August 20, 2020

Stomach bloating – the quick and effective self-massage to get rid of your trapped wind

STOMACH bloating may be caused by eating certain foods in your diet, or by eating too much in one go. You could prevent trapped wind pain and tummy aches by doing certain exercises. This is the best stomach, massage that you can do yourself at home, to...