July 19, 2022

Twitter and Musk set for showdown trial as it tries to force tycoon to complete takeover

Elon Musk's bid to delay Twitter's lawsuit against him until 2023 has been rejected by a US judge who granted the social media giant a fast-track trial.
July 19, 2022

Government PPE contract disputes could cost taxpayer £2.7bn, say MPs

Disputes between the government and suppliers of personal protective equipment during the pandemic that didn't make the grade could cost the taxpayer £2.7bn, MPs have said.
July 19, 2022

Netflix loses almost a million subscribers but pins growth hopes on ad-supported model

US streaming service Netflix has revealed that it lost almost a million subscribers during the past three months of its financial year as the global cost of living crisis takes its toll on family entertainment budgets.
July 19, 2022

Abrdn to sell private equity arm as Bird reshapes funds giant

One of Britain’s biggest fund managers is preparing to offload the business which manages private equity funds as part of its ongoing streamlining under chief executive Stephen Bird.
July 19, 2022

Nord Stream pipeline uncertainty leaves Germany and Europe staring down barrel of discontent and recession

There is a tense day ahead for just about everyone in Germany. Europe's richest nation is counting down the hours until it finds out if Vladimir Putin has turned off its gas supply.
July 19, 2022

NHS staff get 4.5% pay rise, teachers 5% and police £1,900 – but unions say it is ‘kick in the teeth’

NHS staff will get at least a 4.5% pay rise, teachers at least 5% and police officers will receive £1,900 after a public sector pay review - but unions said it was not enough.
July 19, 2022

Sharper rate hike is ‘not locked in’ as economy slows, Bank of England governor to say

The governor of the Bank of England is to warn that the prospect of a sharper increase in Bank rate next month is "not locked in" amid growing evidence of an easing in economic growth and in some inflationary pressures.
July 19, 2022

How much more does a pint cost in London? How inflation is affecting different parts of the UK

Across the country in June, inflation is at its highest rate in 40 years, but Sky News analysis of the latest ONS figures shows that shoppers in London are facing price rises that double those seen in Yorkshire.
July 19, 2022

Postal strike looms as Royal Mail workers back walkouts in pay and jobs row

Late-summer strikes by 115,000 Royal Mail workers have moved a step closer after an overwhelming vote in favour of walkouts, threatening massive disruption to postal deliveries across the country.
July 19, 2022

Inflation hits fresh 40-year high of 9.4% as cost of living crisis mounts

The rate of inflation has hit a fresh 40-year high, placing further strain on household budgets as the cost of living crisis mounts.
July 19, 2022

Public sector pay rises – who decides and how?

Public sector workers including nurses, teachers and doctors are set to have changes to their pay announced later today.
July 19, 2022

Public sector pay rises – who decides and how?

Public sector workers including nurses, teachers and doctors are set to have changes to their pay announced later today.