December 1, 2020

‘Risk of serious disruption’ at Channel crossings after Brexit transition period ends

There is a "risk of serious disruption and delay" at Channel crossings delivering the majority of the UK's fresh food once the Brexit transition period expires at the end of the month, MPs have warned.
December 1, 2020

Airbnb targets $34.8bn valuation in Wall Street float

Airbnb is aiming for a valuation of up to $34.8bn (£25.5bn) when it floats in New York next week after a swift recovery in its fortunes in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
December 1, 2020

PM’s brother forges alliance with ex-Blair associate at City firm

Boris Johnson's youngest sibling is joining forces with a former business partner of Tony Blair to launch the London-based operation of a global financial advisory firm.
December 1, 2020

Businesses spared COVID damage would be ‘hardest hit’ by no-deal Brexit, OBR warns

Parts of the economy which have avoided the worst impact of the coronavirus crisis would be hit hardest by a no-deal Brexit, the head of the government's fiscal watchdog has warned.
December 1, 2020

Topshop: how the once trendsetting brand fell behind the times

Once nimble and reactive to changing trends, Topshop failed to join the internet shopping revolution and it's paying the price.
December 1, 2020

Takeovers, scandal and debt – the colourful decades that ended in Debenhams’ downfall

COVID-19 has proved to be the final nail in the coffin for Debenhams.
December 1, 2020

EasyJet to charge for overhead luggage ‘to improve punctuality’

EasyJet is to start charging passengers for hand luggage that does not fit underneath the seat in front of them.
December 1, 2020

Facebook-backed cryptocurrency changes name in an effort to seek approval

A struggling cryptocurrency backed by Facebook has changed its name, in a bid to get it off the ground and approved by regulators.
December 1, 2020

Restaurant chain Leon serves up restructuring to restore health

Leon, one of Britain's most prominent restaurant chains, has served creditors with a restructuring plan that includes a multimillion pound investment from shareholders to secure its future.
December 1, 2020

How to get rid of a cold quick: Doctor’s three tips for eradicating illness fast

COLD season is upon us, and cold symptoms such as long-drawn-out coughs and runny noses are an unwelcome surprise. But GP and medical broadcaster Dr Sarah Jarvis has shared three expert tips for eradicating illness quickly.
December 1, 2020

Sophie, Countess of Wessex’s ‘confident’ body language has ‘settling effect’ on Edward

SOPHIE, COUNTESS OF WESSEX and Prince Edward have been married since June 19, 1999. A body language expert has commented on Sophie's "confidence" since joining the Royal Family.
December 1, 2020

Government refuses to publish dossier on economic impact of COVID

Government officials have drawn up a detailed dossier looking at the impact of coronavirus on every economic sector which it is refusing to publish.