December 9, 2020

Asda says its stores will not open on Boxing Day – here are the other retailers staying shut

Asda has become the latest retailer to announce that its stores will not open on Boxing Day.
December 9, 2020

Facebook could be forced to sell WhatsApp and Instagram – regulator

Facebook is facing the threat of being broken up through a massive lawsuit that demands the company sells WhatsApp and Instagram.
December 9, 2020

Tesco stockpiling ‘long-life’ products in case of Brexit disruption

The chairman of Tesco has admitted it has stockpiled long-life goods in preparation for possible supply disruption at the end of the Brexit transition period.
December 9, 2020

How to start a business: a beginner’s guide by an expert in strategy

Starting as a sole trader means less scrutiny and regulatory compliance than a limited company - but also less protection
December 9, 2020

Australians approach rugby’s Super League about stake purchase

The top flight of English rugby league has been approached about selling an equity stake to its Australian counterpart in a deal that would shake up the sport’s ownership.
December 9, 2020

The possible motives as the UK suspends tariffs in EU-US trade dispute

Most trade disputes in which retaliatory tariffs are imposed are pretty ridiculous - but the one between the US and the EU over subsidies to aircraft manufacturers sets a benchmark for absurdity.
December 9, 2020

‘Some things have changed forever’ says bus boss as profits plunge 92%

The head of bus operator Stagecoach has warned that some workers will never go back to five-day a week commuting after the pandemic as the group reported a 92% plunge in half-year profits.
December 9, 2020

PM says a good UK-EU trade deal ‘there to be done’

Boris Johnson has said "a good deal is there to be done" with the EU on trade - but says the bloc is currently insisting on terms which no prime minister could accept.
December 9, 2020

Just Eat expects to create 1,000 jobs as it launches new agency worker model

Delivery platform Just Eat says it is launching a new agency worker model for couriers which it expects will create more than 1,000 jobs by the end of March.
December 9, 2020

Woodford-backed nicotine inhaler Voke goes up in smoke

The maker of a nicotine-inhaling device which won backing from the one-time star fund manager Neil Woodford has gone up in smoke after failing to secure a fresh round of funding.
December 9, 2020

Honda suspends production at UK plant due to transport delays

Honda has suspended production at its UK car plant after transport-related delays to parts.
December 9, 2020

‘Smoother glidepath’ to Brexit trade deal after Irish border agreement

There is now a "smoother glidepath" towards a post-Brexit trade deal with the EU after the government ditched plans that could have seen the UK breach international law, Michael Gove has told Sky News.