March 5, 2021

‘Vital tool’ for staying afloat: All businesses in England to be given free rapid COVID tests

COVID test kits will be made available free of charge to small firms as well as larger companies, in a move aimed at giving employers and staff peace of mind.
March 5, 2021

Levelling up: the quarrel over who gets funding is a sideshow to much bigger obstacles

Pouring money into levelling up won't work without a rethink of how Whitehall and local government work together
March 5, 2021

Rates relief cap threatens stores, warns Mike Ashley’s Frasers Group

Mike Ashley's Frasers Group has branded the chancellor's new business rates holiday "near worthless" for larger firms and is an obstacle to it taking on old Debenhams shops.
March 5, 2021

Budget 2021: austerity by stealth will repeat the mistakes of 2010s all over again

The UK government has an option to act boldly after Rishi Sunak's latest budget.
March 5, 2021

Aprirose races to find buyer for COVID-hit QHotels

A property investor which has spent hundreds of millions of pounds on buying hospitality sector assets is racing to find a new owner for QHotels, a collection of four-star properties located across the UK.
March 5, 2021

US jobs surge beats forecasts in signs of labour market recovery

US jobs grew more than expected last month amid falling COVID-19 cases, rising vaccination rates and extra government support putting the labour market recovery back on firmer footing.
March 5, 2021

‘Record number of new businesses’ predicted as UK comes out of COVID lockdown

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a detrimental impact on many businesses across the UK.
March 5, 2021

Deliveroo serves up £50m community fund as £7.5bn float looms

Deliveroo will distribute a £50m funding pot to restaurants, riders and community groups as it seeks to portray itself as a responsible corporate citizen following a blockbuster flotation that could value it at around £7.5bn.
March 5, 2021

Nursing pay rise row: Are other public sector workers in line for an increase?

A proposed pay rise of 1% for nurses and other health workers who have been on the coronavirus frontline has triggered an angry backlash.
March 5, 2021

How the world ran out of semiconductors

Welcome to the great silicon famine of 2021. And 2022. And 2023. And ...
March 5, 2021

BT chief Jansen gave board ultimatum over chairman’s future

Philip Jansen, the chief executive of BT Group, gave boardroom colleagues an ultimatum over his own future that led to the departure this week of the company's chairman, Jan du Plessis.
March 5, 2021

Staycation surge hikes up cost of seaside holiday lets

Holidaymakers face paying more for a UK seaside break this summer with demand for staycations driving up the cost of accommodation by an average of 35% compared to last year.