November 18, 2021

Sustained drop in visits to city centres suggests workers aren’t going back to the office

The number of people in city centres is still below pre-pandemic levels on weekdays, according to a report, which suggests some workers have not gone back to the office.
November 18, 2021

PG Tips offloaded as part of £3.8bn tea deal as consumers go cold on the cuppa

Consumer goods giant Unilever has agreed to sell its tea business - which includes PG Tips, Brooke Bond and Lipton - in a €4.5bn (£3.8bn) deal.
November 18, 2021

Full house for Tombola entrepreneur in £402m sale to Flutter

It's probably fair to say that no one has come up on the bingo to quite the extent that Phil Cronin and his family have.
November 18, 2021

‘Not welcome’: Care cost cap architect says change will hit poorest the hardest and create north-south divide

The economist who came up with the idea of capping social care costs has said the government's plan to change how the cap is reached is "not welcome" as it will hit the poorest hardest.
November 18, 2021

Investors put FTSE pay chiefs on notice over post-pandemic rewards

Pay chiefs at Britain's biggest companies have been warned of a renewed backlash from investors in 2022 if they fail to curb executive pension contributions or award bonuses when government support has yet to be repaid.
November 18, 2021

As the PM is accused of ‘betraying’ the North, this is what he’s said on HS2 and Northern Powerhouse Rail

"I want to be the prime minister who does with Northern Powerhouse Rail what we did for Crossrail in London."
November 18, 2021

All change! New rail plan is not what was promised – but could it be the right one?

From leaves on the line to the wrong kind of snow, rail travellers are used to creative excuses.
November 18, 2021

HS2 plans, finnCap sales and Land Securities’ recovery

Sky's Ian King speaks to the chief executive of West and North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce about the HS2 high-speed rail project.
November 18, 2021

Eastern leg of HS2 to Leeds scrapped, transport secretary confirms

The eastern leg of HS2 has been scrapped and plans for Northern Powerhouse Rail have been downgraded, Grant Shapps has confirmed.
November 18, 2021

‘Almost a third of shops’ have limited supply of crisps after Walkers IT woes

Crisps remain in short supply in almost one in three shops, according to new figures released following production difficulties at major producer Walkers.
November 18, 2021

Blackstone-backed events group sends Clarion call for latest acquisition

The company behind the London International Horse Show is close to acquiring a leading organiser of one-to-one meetings for senior executives, as the industry continues its recovery from the pandemic.
November 18, 2021

Costa Coffee to serve a range of M&S food after hit to availability from supply chain crisis

Costa Coffee has revealed a partnership to sell Marks & Spencer (M&S) food in stores and drive-thru sites from next spring.