November 9, 2021

Steep price rises coming to restaurants and bars after Christmas, industry boss warns

Consumers should expect steep price increases after Christmas, according to one of the UK's most senior retail executives.
November 9, 2021

Cambo oil field owner reveals no tax to pay on project ‘for years’ due to ‘attractive’ UK rules

The main owner of the controversial Cambo oil field has highlighted in a company presentation that it is not due to pay tax for "for many years" on its projects in the North Sea due to the UK's "attractive" tax regime.
November 9, 2021

World’s largest car manufacturers swerve climate commitment

Some of the world's largest car manufacturers and vehicle producing nations will not sign a global deal to cut new car emissions by 2040, dealing a blow to one of Boris Johnson's key ambitions for the COP26 summit.
November 9, 2021

Wetherspoon founder Martin renews governance feud with investors

The pugilistic chairman of JD Wetherspoon has revived a long-running feud with investor groups over corporate governance at the listed pubs operator amid threats of a fresh revolt at this month's annual meeting.
November 9, 2021

‘Britcoin’ consultation to begin next year – but no launch before 2025

The UK's central bank has said it will begin consulting on plans for launching a "Britcoin" next year - but has cautioned that no such central digital currency will arrive before 2025.
November 9, 2021

Remove ‘misleading’ claims on sugary baby and toddler snacks, campaign group says

Baby and toddler snacks deemed as "healthy" can contain as much as two teaspoons of unnecessary sugar despite being sold as a weaning food, a study has found.
November 9, 2021

Break-up of symbol of US industrial power General Electric signals the end of an era

For decades, it has been a bellwether of US manufacturing, a company co-founded by Thomas Edison, the inventor of the light bulb, that exported high-quality American goods to every corner of the globe.
November 9, 2021

Thousands of ‘lifeline’ phone boxes could be saved from closure under new Ofcom rules

Thousands of UK phone boxes could be protected from closure under plans announced by telecoms regulator Ofcom.
November 9, 2021

Supreme Court to rule whether Google must pay all iPhone users £750 in compensation

The Supreme Court will hand down a judgment on Wednesday in what has been described as one of the most significant cases in recent legal history: Lloyd v Google.
November 9, 2021

Tote raises stakes with £20m bet on discounted Betfred buyout

The Tote is asking shareholders to wager another £20m on its future growth as it formally severs ties to Betfred, the on-course betting group's former owner.
November 9, 2021

COVID-19 treatments, nuclear funding and a new delivery service

Ian King speaks to Pfizer's UK boss about the multiple treatments its producing to fight COVID-19.
November 9, 2021

Pfizer antiviral pill to treat COVID could be available ‘early in 2022’ if approved

An antiviral pill to treat COVID-19 should - subject to regulatory approval - be available early next year, the UK boss of Pfizer has told Sky News.