November 12, 2020

Hotter Shoes owner Electra takes stride towards exit

Britain’s biggest shoemaker is to be put up for sale months after an emergency restructuring engineered by its owner salvaged hundreds of jobs.
November 12, 2020

Bank of England governor fears lack of ‘goodwill’ in no-deal Brexit

The governor of the Bank of England has raised fears of a hit to the economy from a lack of "goodwill" if the Brexit transition period ends with no trade agreement.
November 12, 2020

WH Smith plans 25 high street store closures as it slumps to £280m loss

WH Smith said it was planning to close 25 high street stores over coming months as it reported a £280m annual loss thanks to the impact of the pandemic.
November 12, 2020

Boss of firm with ‘90% effective’ COVID vaccine cycles to work and does not own a TV

A week ago, few outside the scientific community knew Professor Ugur Sahin's name.
November 12, 2020

Pfizer COVID vaccine faces Brexit risk, UK partner warns

The boss of the British company supplying a crucial ingredient of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine has warned that avoiding Brexit border disruption will be "a crucial step" in ensuring it is available to millions of people.
November 12, 2020

How countries are raising debt to fight COVID and why developing nations face tougher choices

Developing countries face greater risks raising money to deal with the pandemic. Zambia is now on the verge of being the first 'COVID default' and other developing countries could follow suit.
November 12, 2020

The pros and cons of capital gains tax reform to help pay for pandemic

Everyone knows that, thanks to the vast sums being spent by the government in response to COVID-19, taxes will have to rise at some point.
November 12, 2020

Northern Ireland ‘circuit breaker’ extended – but firms find out when they can reopen

Northern Ireland's devolved government has narrowly voted to extend COVID restrictions after a four-week "circuit-breaker" lockdown.
November 12, 2020

Taxpayer-backed NatWest among initial suitors for Sainsbury’s Bank

NatWest Group is among a pack of suitors circling Sainsbury’s Bank as it mulls its most significant corporate acquisition since its £45bn government bailout more than a decade ago.
November 12, 2020

Sunak declines to rule out return of Eat Out To Help Out

Rishi Sunak has declined to rule out further measures similar to the Eat Out To Help Out scheme when the economy reopens after the latest lockdown.
November 12, 2020

£15bn petrol station giant EG woos investors with stake sale

The petrol stations giant led by two brothers who have agreed to buy Asda for £6.8bn is to generate hundreds of millions of pounds by selling a stake in its holding company to a group of blue-chip global investors.
November 12, 2020

Britain’s bounce-back is breathtaking but the rollercoaster has further to run

It might have been in line with expectations.