September 2, 2021

Virgin Galactic flights grounded pending investigation into ‘mishap’ during Branson space mission

Virgin Galactic has been banned from launching test flights into space while US safety regulators investigate a "mishap" that occurred during founder Sir Richard Branson's journey in July.
September 2, 2021

Wetherspoons founder plays down role of Brexit in beer shortages at pubs

Wetherspoons founder Tim Martin has denounced "strenuous efforts" being made to link beer shortages with Brexit.
September 2, 2021

WhatsApp hit with record fine for breaching privacy regulations over how it shares user data

WhatsApp has been fined a record €225m (£193m) after it was found to have breached EU data protection rules.
September 2, 2021

Furlough scheme’s end unlikely to dent record worker shortage, recruitment sector warns

The recruitment industry has warned that the end of the furlough scheme this month is unlikely to put much of a dent in the UK's record number of job vacancies, in the short term at least.
September 2, 2021

Shortage of aluminium cans puts Coca-Cola bottling business under pressure

The bottling business for Coca-Cola in the UK and Europe has become the latest to come under supply chain pressure as it reported a shortage of aluminium cans.
September 2, 2021

Iceland boss warns consumers will pay the price for HGV driver shortage

Price rises for consumers are "inevitable" as a consequence of the HGV driver shortage, the boss of Iceland has warned.
September 2, 2021

216 year-old estate agent Chestertons puts itself on the market

Chestertons, one of the world’s oldest estate agents, has put itself on the market amid forecasts of a buoyant recovery in the prime London property market in which it is a prominent fixture.
September 2, 2021

Ryanair sees passenger numbers recover to three-quarters of pre-pandemic level

Ryanair said it flew 11.1 million passengers in August - three-quarters of the number it carried on the same month in 2019 before the pandemic.
September 2, 2021

JD Sports ‘perplexed’ as Footasylum takeover again faces being blocked by regulator

JD Sports has been told its takeover of rival Footasylum still faces being blocked - even after it successfully challenged an earlier ruling against it by the competition regulator.
September 2, 2021

Staycation boost for high street as footfall improves in August

Staycations boosted the high street last month according to new figures showing shopper footfall edging closer to pre-pandemic levels.