September 8, 2021

Staff shortages and supply disruption threaten to derail recovery – BCC

Britain's economic recovery is expected to slow over coming months thanks to staff shortages and supply chain disruption, according to a new forecast from a leading business group.
September 8, 2021

Social care tax rise is austerity by another name – economist Q&A

Boris Johnson is raising national insurance for employees and employers to help pay for the NHS and social care.
September 8, 2021

JD Sports Fashion weighs bid to swallow online retailer Missguided

JD Sports Fashion is weighing an investment in MIssguided, the online women's fashion sensation, that could involve an outright takeover of the business.
September 8, 2021

Social care reform: lifetime cap on costs may only partially protect assets

Key loopholes in the proposed cap on social care spending mean all assets won’t necessarily be protected.
September 8, 2021

UK ‘really not taking the lead at all’ on climate action after dropped trade commitments revealed

Boris Johnson's government has reneged on key promises it has made in the efforts to combat climate change, according to one of the most senior Conservative environmentalists.
September 8, 2021

Ministers to streamline HGV testing amid Christmas supply chain fears

The government is to streamline HGV driver testing in an attempt to prevent a supply chain crisis at Christmas.
September 8, 2021

National insurance: a UK tax which is complex and vulnerable to political intervention

Some economists think it should be replaced.
September 8, 2021

AstraZeneca vaccine side effects: Four new side effects reported – EMA issues major update

THE UNPRECEDENTED scale and speed of the global vaccination effort has required health bodies to constantly monitor for vaccine side effects. On Tuesday, the European Medicines Agency added four new side effects to the product information for the Astra...
September 8, 2021

Bank of England governor highlights worker shortage worry as recovery seen ‘levelling off’

Bank of England governor Andrew Bailey said he was concerned about worker shortages persisting as he acknowledged the UK's economic recovery is levelling off.
September 8, 2021

E-scooters ban proposed after ‘increasing complaints’ from local residents

BRISTOL councillors are pushing to ban e-scooters from the streets after "increasing complaints" from local residents.
September 8, 2021

Patrick Stewart health latest: Actor ‘diagnosed very unexpectedly’ with heart disease

SIR PATRICK STEWART is one of the greats in acting with a career spanning across six decades. One of his best known roles was in the Star Trek franchise where he played Captain Jean-Luc Picard. Yet in a tragic health incident his successes on stage and...
September 8, 2021

Why Blackrock’s China ambitions have drawn fire from one of the world’s most famous investors

It is a debate that has pitted one of the world's most famous investors against its most powerful.