December 24, 2020

New figures show exactly how bad Covid is in each area of England

Here is Wednesday’s update of the rolling seven-day rate of new cases of Covid-19 for every local authority area in England.
December 24, 2020

The one place in England that will be in Tier One from Boxing Day

“I don’t think we’re jumping up and down celebrating the fact that we are still tier 1, although it is very welcome news and means we can still go out socially at Christmas if we wish to do so,”
December 23, 2020

Brexit deal offers relief for businesses but little cause for celebration

A Brexit deal ensures that champagne, among other things, will still be available tariff-free come 1 January, but don't expect many in business to be popping corks.
December 23, 2020

Firms face ‘insurmountable pressure’ as lockdown changes close 50,000 businesses

More firms face "insurmountable pressure" it has been warned with a further 50,000 businesses being forced to shut after the extension of local lockdowns in England.
December 23, 2020

V shaped recovery or W shaped double-recession for the UK? More like a flat U

A momentary peak may succumb to a slow recovery
December 23, 2020

Cairn Energy win long-running tax battle with Indian authorities

It was one of the most spectacular and heart-warming triumphs ever seen in the oil and gas sector.
December 23, 2020

Pound gains sharply against the dollar over Brexit hopes after hammering

The pound has made strong gains against the dollar over hopes of a breakthrough in Brexit talks.
December 23, 2020

Special cargo flight brings fruit and veg to UK amid fears of food shortages

A special cargo flight chartered to supply UK supermarkets has landed in Yorkshire with 80 tonnes of fruit and vegetables on board.
December 23, 2020

Online bargain hunters set for £2.7bn spending spree as stores count COVID-19 cost

Doors will stay shut on many stores for the traditional Boxing Day sales due to the coronavirus crisis, but shoppers are poised to splurge £2.7bn online, research indicates.
December 23, 2020

Heathrow chief demands ‘vaccine roadmap’ in aviation rescue plea

The boss of Britain's busiest airport has called on Boris Johnson to set out an urgent "roadmap" for Britain's coronavirus vaccination programme in order to protect tens of thousands of aviation industry jobs.
December 23, 2020

Heathrow chief demands ‘vaccine roadmap’ in aviation rescue plea

The boss of Britain's busiest airport has called on Boris Johnson to set out an urgent "roadmap" for Britain's coronavirus vaccination programme in order to protect tens of thousands of aviation industry jobs.
December 23, 2020

Shortages of some fresh goods until freight backlog cleared – retail body

The British Retail Consortium has warned that there could be supply issues for some fresh goods until the backlog of trucks at Dover is cleared.