September 14, 2021

Horoscopes & love: Virgo’s destined for ‘lifelong love’ but must reserve judgment

VIRGO is the star sign that covers those born between August 23 and September 22. In the midst of their season, what are Virgos like in love and what do they need?
September 14, 2021

Ministers hire JP Morgan to screen options for future of Channel 4

Ministers have drafted in a Wall Street banking behemoth to advise on the future of Channel 4 amid a growing battle over the public service broadcaster's prospective privatisation.
September 14, 2021

Apple launches new iPhone 13s with diagonally-aligned cameras and smaller notch

Apple is launching a new-look iPhone 13 with diagonally aligned cameras and what it says is a 20% smaller notch in the front.
September 14, 2021

‘I think people will struggle to get Christmas presents for their children’

At Portico docks in Portsmouth you can see the impact of the global supply chain squeeze in practice. 
September 14, 2021

Two more household suppliers fail as wholesale energy prices hit new record levels

The energy watchdog has moved to reassure customers of two failed household suppliers as wholesale prices hit record levels, threatening a leap in bills in and after the winter months ahead.
September 14, 2021

Face masks, vaccine passports, and ‘last resort’ lockdowns in COVID ‘plan B’ for winter

Lockdowns, mandatory face masks, vaccine certificates, and work from home orders could return this winter as part of a "plan B" to deal with the pandemic, the health secretary has announced.
September 14, 2021

Why the four-day week is not the solution to modern work stress

Scotland, Ireland and Spain are among those trialling four-day weeks, but they’re not living in the real world.
September 14, 2021

Bain Capital bakes £200m deal to take control of bakery chain Gail’s

One of the world’s biggest buyout firms is swallowing Gail’s, the upmarket café chain, in a bet on the continued recovery of the UK’s post-pandemic economy.
September 14, 2021

More people are in work, it’s the TUC annual congress and cyber security

The number of people in employment in the UK has returned to pre-pandemic levels and hear from the Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer as he addresses the TUC annual congress in central London.
September 14, 2021

Vacancies are at a record high: which sectors have the biggest gaps to fill?

Job vacancies have surged over the summer to an all-time high of over 1 million - and all industry sectors saw an increase, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
September 14, 2021

Utility Point latest energy supplier failure amid wholesale price surge

A Dorset-based energy supplier to hundreds of thousands of households is about to become the latest casualty in a sector being hammered by soaring wholesale prices and the industry-wide price cap.
September 14, 2021

UK delays implementing post-Brexit border controls on agri-food imports from EU

The UK has further delayed implementing post-Brexit border controls on agri-food imports from the EU, blaming the pandemic for disrupting global supply chains.