August 3, 2022

Campaign for energy bill strike gathers steam as winter shock looms

An anonymous campaign urging people not to pay mounting energy bills is gathering pace, according to organisers who have been dubbed "highly irresponsible" by the government.
August 3, 2022

M&S to stop sale of disposable barbecues in all UK stores

Marks & Spencer is to stop selling disposable barbecues in all of its UK stores.
August 3, 2022

Hope of oil price falls are dashed as OPEC+ agrees token production increase

Hope of a meaningful drop in global oil prices have been dashed after a major group of oil-producing nations, including Russia, agreed to increase volumes by a much lower rate than requested.
August 3, 2022

Treasury backs £3bn export finance package for war-torn Ukraine

The chancellor is throwing his weight behind a new £3bn export finance package aimed at bolstering the Ukrainian military's defence against Russia, and the country's future reconstruction.
August 3, 2022

Inflation could hit 15% early next year, fuelled by rapidly-rising energy prices

Inflation could hit 15% early next year due to rapidly-rising energy prices, according to the Resolution Foundation.
August 3, 2022

Twitter sends dozens of subpoenas to Elon Musk’s associates

Twitter is sending dozens of subpoenas to Elon Musk's associates and financial partners as part of its lawsuit against the billionaire for backing out of his deal to acquire the company.
August 3, 2022

Services sector grew at its slowest rate since February last year

The UK's service sector has grown at its slowest rate since February last year - when much of the country was still under COVID-19 restrictions.
August 3, 2022

Housebuilder Taylor Wimpey gives employees £1,000 cost-of-living bonus

Housebuilder Taylor Wimpey will give most of its employees £1,000 on top of their salaries to help them cope with rising fuel costs this winter.
August 3, 2022

Hosepipe ban announced for South East Water customers in Kent and Sussex

South East Water has announced a ban on hosepipe and sprinkler use for its customers in Kent and Sussex.