October 12, 2020

Taxes may have to rise by £40bn just to stop borrowing ‘spiralling upwards’

Taxes may have to rise by £40bn - just to prevent government borrowing "spiralling upwards", according to the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS).
October 12, 2020

Economist finds out about Nobel win when neighbour knocks on the door

Receiving an unexpected knock on the front door in the early hours of the morning does not usually bring good news - but it is how one man found out he had won a Nobel Prize. 
October 12, 2020

‘Crass’ ad suggesting ballet dancer gets job in cyber security removed after backlash

Downing Street has taken down a government-backed advert, described by the culture secretary as "crass", after it suggested a ballet dancer could "reboot" her career by retraining in cyber security.
October 12, 2020

Why a fight over British fish may put a Brexit deal at risk

In Boulogne, the waves are pounding into the sea wall with an intimidating ferocity. France's busiest fishing port is a place that has long been accustomed to the whims of nature, but it is political uncertainty that troubles them here now.
October 12, 2020

Balfour Beatty reconstructs board as chairman steps down

Balfour Beatty, one of the UK’s biggest construction groups, is kicking off the search for a new chairman.
October 12, 2020

Coronavirus symptoms update: Main differences between cold, flu and COVID-19

CORONAVIRUS symptoms update: With the coronavirus pandemic still at ongoing, Britons must now contend with the time of year when cold and flu cases begin to rise. How can one be sure symptoms are that of a cold or flu, rather than a warning of a potent...
October 12, 2020

The Bank of England will struggle to make the case for negative rates

Speculation that the Bank of England may be contemplating a move to negative interest rates has been further stoked.
October 12, 2020

Kate Middleton stuns in smart black suit for virtual awards ceremony

KATE MIDDLETON stunned in a smart black suit today as she was pictured filming a teaser clip ahead of the virtual awards ceremony at the Natural History Museum, which will air tomorrow.
October 12, 2020

Women in work: how East Germany’s socialist past has influenced West German mothers

East Germany strongly encouraged mothers to participate in the labour market full-time, whereas West Germany propagated a more tradition male breadwinner model.
October 12, 2020

Coronavirus: R number does not measure risk – financial disaster modelling offers a better alternative

How the lessons learned from the global financial crisis can transform our view of COVID risk.
October 12, 2020

Cyclists unaware of Highway Code in a major threat to road users who could face fines

CYCLISTS are unaware of some of the most crucial Highway Code rules which can have massive consequences for road users, according to a new report.
October 12, 2020

Strictest lockdown rules in Liverpool as PM divides England into three COVID alert levels

A new three-tier system of coronavirus restrictions is being introduced in England, Boris Johnson has announced, with Liverpool put in the highest tier.