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.
September 14, 2021

‘Girly girl’ bricklayer hits back at ‘sexists’ who accuse women in construction of ‘bringing industry to the ground’

22-year-old Nicole Carlin never lets people's ignorance hold her back and is quick to hit back at haters
September 14, 2021

Dad proud of son’s picture of him – but not size of his ‘widgy woo’

"I wouldn't say it was an accurate picture, especially with the eight fingers that he's put on one of the hands."
September 14, 2021

Sage expert predicts local ‘lockdowns’ in what he says will be rough winter

"If you see a high amount of virus in Liverpool or Manchester or Birmingham, then it wouldn’t surprise me if there was local leadership in that area"
September 14, 2021

Former teacher mispronounced own name for 20 years to ‘make others lives’ easier’ – but has finally learned to say it correctly

She says people have spent years calling her everything from Janita to Yolande
September 14, 2021

Change for Co-op, Morrisons, Tesco and Waitrose as we get ‘back to normal’

There is also a shift in the way people do online shopping