January 5, 2022

Commemorative 50p coin unveiled for Platinum Jubilee features the Queen on horseback

A commemorative coin showing the Queen on horseback has been unveiled by the Royal Mint ahead of Her Majesty's Platinum Jubilee.
January 5, 2022

Ministers set to announce help for soaring energy bills within month

Boris Johnson's government is set to announce new measures to help with rising energy bills within the next month.
January 5, 2022

Cautious welcome for government plans to pay farmers to adopt climate-friendly practices

Green groups have cautiously welcomed government plans to pay farmers and landowners to adopt nature and climate-friendly practices, but voiced concern about a lack of detail.
January 5, 2022

PM denies saying inflation fears were ‘unfounded’ – but Sky News has it on camera

Boris Johnson denied during PMQs that he'd ever described inflation fears as "unfounded" - despite Sky News having him saying just that on camera.
January 5, 2022

Businesses warn of ‘unprecedented’ cost pressures as inflation fears grow

A business group has warned of the impact of an "unprecedented" surge in inflation on its membership, but said firms are wary of another rise in interest rates for fear it would knock the ongoing COVID recovery.
January 5, 2022

Sony takes gamble on electric cars as it seeks to ‘redefine mobility’

It is instructive that, on news that Sony is setting up a unit to examine going into the electric vehicle market, its shares jumped by more than 4% on the Tokyo stock market.
January 5, 2022

Sales of new electric cars ‘only bright spark’ for UK industry in flat 2021

The UK car industry says growing demand for electric cars was the only "bright spot" for the sector last year as a string of coronavirus crisis-related challenges combined to knock sales.
January 5, 2022

Former Deloitte restructuring chiefs swoop on KPMG offshore arm

The strategic consulting firm which last year led the buyout of Deloitte's UK restructuring operations will this week swoop on an overseas unit of KPMG, another of the big four global accountancy firms.
January 5, 2022

Local authority-backed Together Energy latest to face collapse

A local authority-backed energy supplier with 170,000 customers faces collapsing within weeks as a last-ditch search for new funding nears its end.
January 5, 2022

Shoppers’ monthly grocery bills were £15 higher this Christmas

Shoppers' monthly grocery bills were nearly £15 higher in December than a year earlier according to industry data - adding to evidence of growing pressure on the cost of living over Christmas.
January 5, 2022

Sony reveals virtual reality gaming system for PS5 and new VR Horizon game

Sony has revealed more about its next generation virtual reality gaming system for the PS5 at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
January 5, 2022

Travel industry says scrapping testing would have no real impact on Omicron spread

Travel firms are calling for the removal of COVID testing restrictions, saying it would have no real impact on the spread of the Omicron variant in the UK.