March 2, 2021

Budget 2021: What’s in it for younger people?

Younger age groups are amongst the worst affected by the coronavirus pandemic's economic impact with many people likely to have been working in hospitality, retail, tourism and leisure - industries hit hard by lockdowns.
March 2, 2021

Playtech ends long chair hunt with raid on 888 boss

Playtech, the gambling software developer, will this week end one of the longest boardroom searches in recent corporate history when it announces that it has raided a rival industry player for its new chairman.
March 2, 2021

Furlough scheme will be extended until end of September, chancellor to announce

Furlough will be extended until the end of September, the chancellor will announce, as he unveils more support for workers and the self-employed. 
March 2, 2021

Campaigners welcome potential Boohoo US import ban after slave labour allegations

Campaigners have welcomed a potential ban on US imports of booming fashion empire Boohoo and its suppliers after allegations over the use of slave labour.
March 2, 2021

City of London should woo unicorns with dual-class shares – review

Post-Brexit UK should look to attract companies to the London stock market through a listings structure that allows owners to maintain more control of their businesses, according to the findings of a review for the Treasury.
March 2, 2021

Chancellor promises to use ‘fiscal firepower’ in budget to protect jobs and livelihoods

The chancellor will promise to utilise his "fiscal firepower" to protect the jobs and livelihoods of Britons when he delivers his budget on Wednesday.
March 2, 2021

KPMG arm to be renamed Interpath in £400m deal

The big four accountancy firm KPMG will on Wednesday announce the £400m sale of its UK restructuring arm, marking a further step in the profession’s preparation for tough new audit regulation.
March 2, 2021

Women in boardrooms: there’s been a jump forward, but the job is only half done

Female representation on FTSE 100 boards has risen from 12% to over 33% in a decade.
March 2, 2021

The perma-budget chancellor will not be going after your money (just) yet

It's a long time ago and a lot has happened since then but can you remember how much money Rishi Sunak set aside to spend on COVID-19 in last year's budget?
March 2, 2021

Pontins used ‘undesirable guests list to discriminate against Gypsies and travellers’

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has struck a "binding legal agreement" with the owner of Pontins after claims it used an “undesirable guests” list to stop bookings by Gypsies and travellers.
March 2, 2021

Virgin Active landlords plot exit amid talks over new funds

A group of Virgin Active landlords are exploring moves to end their relationship with the health and fitness chain as it tries to thrash out a rescue deal that could involve steep haircuts for creditors.
March 2, 2021

Volvo joins race to go all-electric by 2030 and will shift all sales online

Volvo has outlined a roadmap to an all-electric future for its cars by 2030, with all sales to follow Tesla's lead and become online-only.