November 12, 2021

HS2 extension to Leeds could be mothballed as rail review published next week

A long-awaited plan for railways in the Midlands and north of England will be published next week that could see the eastern extension of HS2 from Birmingham to Leeds mothballed.
November 12, 2021

‘Change in tone’ from UK in latest Brexit talks, EU says

There has been a "change in tone" from the UK in the latest round of talks on the Northern Ireland Protocol, the EU has said.
November 12, 2021

‘Chicken King’ seeks £50m in funding amid supply chain crisis

Britain's biggest poultry supplier is in talks to access tens of millions of pounds in additional funding as it grapples with headwinds caused by labour shortages and the supply chain crisis.
November 12, 2021

Why Toshiba and Johnson & Johnson are the latest corporate behemoths doing the splits

Three is a trend, so the saying goes.
November 12, 2021

AstraZeneca, Toshiba, and happy staff

Today Ian King is discussing COVID vaccine maker AstraZeneca's decision to move away from its at-cost model and aim to make a "modest profit" from the jabs.
November 12, 2021

Labour shortages: which jobs are seeing the biggest rise in demand?

Driving instructors and prison officers saw the biggest increase in demand for recruiters last week as job ads hit a record high, new data suggests.
November 12, 2021

Burger King picks banks to serve up £600m London flotation

The owner of Burger King's British operations has picked two banks to serve up a whopper of a London float next year.
November 12, 2021

AstraZeneca eyes ‘modest’ profit from COVID-19 vaccine

Drugs firm AstraZeneca has said it plans to start earning a "modest" profit from its COVID-19 vaccine having previously sold it at cost.
November 12, 2021

John Lewis denies copying band’s arrangement for its Christmas ad music

John Lewis has denied accusations that it copied a little-known band's arrangement of the electro-pop song Together In Electric Dreams for this year's Christmas advert.
November 12, 2021

China’s Singles’ Day sees sales growth slow as ‘worship of turnover’ criticised

China's Singles' Day shopping event has chalked up slower growth this year after a more muted approach from online retail giant Alibaba.