February 23, 2021

All-male FTSE boards extinct as number of women rises by 50%

The number of women on the boards of top UK-listed companies has risen by 50% in five years but "significant progress" still needs to be made in leadership roles, a review has found.
February 23, 2021

RBS adversary Tomlinson eyes care home developer windfall

A businessman who led a campaign against Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) over its treatment of small business customers is plotting a deal that could generate a windfall worth hundreds of millions of pounds.
February 23, 2021

Streaming bosses defend models but seem open to exploring change at inquiry

Spotify, Apple and Amazon bosses have defended their music streaming models to a government inquiry investigating how revenue is distributed - but agreed they would potentially be willing to "get together" as an industry to explore options.
February 23, 2021

Record number of foreign-born workers quit UK

The number of foreign-born workers in the UK saw its largest fall on record last year, official figures suggest.
February 23, 2021

UK agrees to give EU more time to approve Brexit trade deal

The UK has agreed to give the European Union more time to approve the Brexit trade deal struck between the two sides.
February 23, 2021

Guardian publisher kicks off hunt for next chairman

The publisher of The Guardian newspaper has kicked off a search for a successor to its veteran chairman months after its boss warned of “an unsustainable financial outlook” resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.
February 23, 2021

Is WFH now here to stay? What UK businesses are planning post-lockdown

Businesses have started preparing plans to get their employees back to the office, although some suggest office culture may look different post-pandemic.
February 23, 2021

Why Mario Draghi taking charge of Italy is great news for the EU (and also America)

The former European Central Bank supremo has been generally seen as a good hire for Italy, but there are also global issues at play.
February 23, 2021

Review into whether Britons will need ‘vaccine passports’ to enter pubs or theatres

The government will conduct a review of the "deep and complex" issues around whether Britons should be asked to show a "vaccine passport" before entering venues such as a pub or theatre, the prime minister has said.
February 23, 2021

Urban agriculture giant Infarm plots $250m financing

Infarm, one of the world’s fastest-growing vertical farming companies, has picked bankers to line up a mammoth fundraising that will underline burgeoning investor interest in the sector.
February 23, 2021

Mike Ashley’s Frasers expects to book £100m charge as lockdown drags

Frasers Group, the retailer controlled by Mike Ashley and formerly known as Sports Direct, says it expects to book a £100m charge as a result of continuing coronavirus lockdowns that have shuttered its stores.
February 23, 2021

Holiday-starved Britons flock to book a break after lockdown exit plans revealed

Holiday bookings have jumped as eager Britons see light at the end of the tunnel after Monday's roadmap announcement by the government.