January 22, 2021

Public sector borrowing hits £34.1bn in December

Public sector net borrowing reached £34.1bn in December - the third-highest monthly figure since records began in 1993.
January 22, 2021

Nissan boss says Brexit is ‘positive’ – and claims new trade deal gives carmaker a ‘competitive advantage’

Nissan has hailed the Brexit deal, saying the agreement will give it a "competitive advantage" as it committed to produce new electric vehicle batteries at its Sunderland plant.
January 22, 2021

Revealed: How many pubs, restaurants and clubs closed their doors permanently in 2020

Almost 10,000 licensed premises - including pubs, clubs and restaurants - closed permanently last year as the coronavirus crisis hammered the hospitality sector, according to new figures.
January 21, 2021

BBC criticised for spending more than £1m fighting legal battles over discrimination and pay

The BBC has admitted it spent over £1m on legal fees fighting equal pay and race discrimination cases brought by staff.
January 21, 2021

Ethereum: what is it and why has the price gone parabolic?

While bitcoin is only a currency, the second-largest cryptocurrency is at the heart of a platform that aims to transform the internet.
January 21, 2021

Nissan blames COVID for Sunderland production line disruption

Nissan says it is to "pause" a production line at its Sunderland plant on Friday because of coronavirus disruption.
January 21, 2021

Next ditches TopShop bid amid bidding frenzy

Next has pulled out of the bidding for TopShop as the auction of Sir Philip Green’s former high street empire enters its closing stages.
January 21, 2021

Bars and restaurants should stay shut until May, government adviser says

Bars and restaurants should stay shut until May, a government adviser has said.
January 21, 2021

Fashion retailer Primark is refusing to sell online – here’s why it is right to do so

The Irish retailer is one of the few high street fashion retailers without an online store.
January 21, 2021

Some of the UK’s best-known museums ‘facing mothballing or permanent closure’, charity warns

Museums and galleries are "fighting for survival" during the latest lockdown, a charity has warned.
January 21, 2021

Cineworld faces blockbuster revolt over bosses’ pay

Cineworld is facing a furious investor backlash next week over plans to hand its top executives more than £30m in share awards despite it receiving taxpayer funding to help it survive the pandemic.
January 21, 2021

‘Nine million’ have borrowed more money during pandemic

Nine million people had borrowed more money during the coronavirus pandemic by the end of last year, according to official figures.