November 1, 2021

France backs down on immediate threats to ban British boats from French ports

France has backed down on immediate threats to ban British vessels from French ports as the two nations continue to feud over post-Brexit licences to fish in UK waters.
November 1, 2021

Sunak denies raising taxes to cut them before next election to win votes

Rishi Sunak has denied he raised taxes in the autumn Budget so that he can cut them again ahead of the next general election in order to win more votes - but insisted he will aim to bring the tax burden down before then.
November 1, 2021

Rothermere on brink of £400m pension deal to take Daily Mail-owner private

The Rothermere family is on the verge of a £400m pensions agreement that will pave the way for it to delist the publisher of the Daily Mail and i newspapers after nearly a century as a public company.
November 1, 2021

Bluegreen becomes latest energy supplier to cease trading amid ‘unsustainable situation’

Energy supplier Bluegreen has become the latest to collapse amid a crisis in the sector caused by a spike in wholesale gas prices.
November 1, 2021

Beckham brands partner GBG International close to administration

David Beckham's consumer products licensing joint venture partner is close to financial collapse - a move which could hasten the former Manchester United midfielder gaining full control of the business.
November 1, 2021

Climate, travel and tourism

Ian speaks to Michael O'Leary, the chief executive of Ryanair, about what he expected to see coming out of the COP26 climate change conference in Glasgow.
November 1, 2021

Jaguar Land Rover swings to £302m loss as it counts cost of global chip shortages

Jaguar Land Rover, Britain's biggest car maker, has swung to a quarterly loss of £302m after counting the cost of the global shortage of semiconductor chips.
November 1, 2021

More thrills and spills in the Barclays boardroom as the bank loses yet another boss

Why is it always Barclays?
November 1, 2021

‘Climate change doesn’t worry us’: The end of Russia’s Siberian oil era is still a long way off

Drive through the swamplands of Western Siberia, and you'll pass one oil installation after the next. This is the largest petroleum basin on Earth and the heartland of Russia's vast oil and gas reserves. 
November 1, 2021

Canadian telecoms giant TELUS takes stake in iSmash repairs chain

iSmash, the chain of technology repairs shops, will this week unveil a new round of funding led by the ventures arm of one of Canada’s biggest companies.
November 1, 2021

Diesel joins petrol at record highs in critical week for inflation

Diesel costs have hit record levels just a week after a new peak was set for petrol prices, piling more misery on drivers and businesses as the cost of living surges.
November 1, 2021

Roblox back online after three-day outage – says hackers not to blame

Roblox, the online gaming platform, is back online after a three-day outage which the company described as "especially difficult".