December 16, 2020

Success ‘not handed to us on a plate’: boss defends stance over £34m rates relief

The boss of Dixons Carphone has defended not handing back millions of pounds in tax relief as it swung to a half-year profit thanks to booming online sales during the pandemic.
December 16, 2020

MPs sent home for Xmas – but could be recalled ‘as early as next week’ to approve Brexit deal

MPs will be sent home for the Christmas holidays on Thursday - but could be recalled to Westminster as early as next week if a post-Brexit trade deal is agreed, Number 10 has said.
December 16, 2020

Real estate prices are reaching record highs but that doesn’t mean it’s the only time to sell

The pandemic has had unexpected effects on the housing market, causing a rush to sell. But is this the right moment?
December 16, 2020

Salary Finance sells stake to Experian in £20m fundraising

One of Britain's leading workplace lenders has secured £20m of funding from two FTSE-100 heavyweights as it cements its status as a fast-growing fintech platform.
December 16, 2020

Facebook slams Apple over new privacy measures

Facebook has launched a broadside attack against Apple for a new feature which will allow users to opt-in to whether the apps they use can access their data for advertising purposes.
December 16, 2020

Robinhood in regulators’ sights after surge in amateur stock trading

One of the biggest trends of 2020 in markets has been the stunning explosion in stock trading among amateur investors.
December 16, 2020

Streaming wars: how threatening are they really to the film industry?

Industry experts see the shift away from theatrical releases as a sign that Hollywood studios are embracing the inevitable future. But is it as simple as that?
December 16, 2020

Bitcoin surpasses $20,000 to hit new high

Bitcoin has hit a new all-time high at above $20,000 as the volatile cryptocurrency saw its latest surge in valuation.
December 16, 2020

British Uber drivers take company to court over secret algorithms

British drivers for ride-hailing company Uber are taking their employer to court in the Netherlands in order to access secret performance data the company collects on them.
December 16, 2020

Footing the COVID-19 bill: economic case for tax hike on wealthy

We find low taxes on the rich bring economies little benefit. This suggests there is a strong economic case for raising taxes on the rich to help repair public finances following the pandemic.
December 16, 2020

Facebook to move UK users to California user agreements – here’s what it means

Facebook will be moving users in the UK into new agreements with its Californian HQ following Brexit, in a move which may have significant implications for Britons' privacy.
December 16, 2020

Brexit stockpiling blamed as port congestion hurts ‘45% of manufacturers’

Stockpiling has resulted in supply chain delays for 45% of manufacturing firms, according to a closely-watched survey of activity.