November 2, 2020

Double-dip downturn fears as fresh lockdown looms

Britain is facing a double-dip downturn and even bigger public debt pile as a new national lockdown looms, economists have warned.
November 2, 2020

Cannes Lions owner Ascential advertises DeHavilland sale

The organiser of the Cannes Lions advertising industry jamboree is plotting the sale of a division which includes DeHavilland, the political intelligence provider.
November 2, 2020

What extra help is being offered to firms and households as new lockdown looms?

The announcement of a second lockdown will see the government extend its aid to afflicted households and businesses.
November 2, 2020

Biden or Trump? Betting markets are more cautious than polls in predicting the 2020 US election

Punters are more cautious than the polls, suggesting this election might be closer than the media is reporting.
November 2, 2020

PM announces fresh help for self-employed during second lockdown

Self-employed workers will be able to claim government support worth 80% of trading profits as England prepares to enter a new lockdown, Boris Johnson has announced.
November 2, 2020

Plant-based foods: businesses alone shouldn’t decide what we call a veggie burger

Who gets to decide what we call the things we eat? Increasingly, wealthy plant-based food moguls.
November 2, 2020

US election 2020: how the rival candidates have used music in their campaigns

As you would expect the two US election campaigns differ greatly in their approach to songs.
November 2, 2020

Dismay as new lockdown threatens to prompt more business failures

If there is one constituency entitled to feel particularly aggrieved by the government's sudden u-turn in introducing a second national lockdown, it is business.
November 2, 2020

Starmer attacks Sunak – and says chancellor is to blame for delaying lockdown

Sir Keir Starmer has launched an attack on the chancellor - blaming Rishi Sunak for delaying a second coronavirus lockdown.
November 2, 2020

Starmer attacks Sunak – and says chancellor is to blame for new lockdown

Sir Keir Starmer has launched an attack on the chancellor - blaming Rishi Sunak for the need for a second coronavirus lockdown.
November 2, 2020

Hundreds of jobs at risk as parenting club Bounty heads for insolvency

Bounty, the parenting club which has distributed samples of baby products to generations of new mums, is on the brink of insolvency after seeing one of its main revenue streams cut off by the coronavirus pandemic.
November 2, 2020

Heathrow challenges government ban on VAT-free shopping

Britain’s biggest airport is preparing to launch a legal challenge to the Treasury’s move to end VAT rebates for tourists, arguing that it will intensify the crisis afflicting the coronavirus-battered retail industry.