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Hays Travel tells Boris to ‘save summer’ as it cuts 900 jobs

Hays Travel tells Boris to ‘save summer’ as it cuts 900 jobs

Bookings fell to levels last seen in April after the government re-introduced quarantine for travellers returning from Spain Read full article: Hays Travel tells Boris to ‘save summer’...→

London stocks push higher despite second wave fears

London stocks push higher despite second wave fears

The London markets surged higher as a string of positive economic figures helped traders to overcome fears over a possible second wave of… Read full article: London stocks push higher despite second...→

Pension: Warning as withdrawal could mean Britons ‘outlive’ their savings

Pension: Warning as withdrawal could mean Britons ‘outlive’ their savings

PENSION savers may feel the need to withdraw money from their pot to feel more in control of their savings for later life, but there are warnings to bear in mi [...] Read full article: Pension: Warning as withdrawal could mea...→

Power of TikTok’s data ‘black box’ fuels privacy fears

Power of TikTok’s data ‘black box’ fuels privacy fears

TikTok has a straightforward defence against accusations that it funnels personal information to the Chinese state: Trust us.The viral video app claims that us [...] Read full article: Power of TikTok’s data ‘black box’ fuels...→

Treat results from banks as an educated guess

Treat results from banks as an educated guess

Long ago, when banking was simple and bankers respected, the industry was informally governed by something called the 3-6-3 rule. Take deposits at 3 per cent, [...] Read full article: Treat results from banks as an educated ...→

Stuart Cresswell elected as chairman of the Scottish Ports Group

Stuart Cresswell elected as chairman of the Scottish Ports Group

Scottish Ports Group elects new chairman to promote and champion the sector as we move towards a period of economic recovery. Read full article: Stuart Cresswell elected as chairman of ...→

Hays Travel cuts 850 jobs as Covid-19 wreaks havoc on tourism industry

Hays Travel cuts 850 jobs as Covid-19 wreaks havoc on tourism industry

Hays Travel is to cut up to 878 jobs out of a total workforce of 4,500 people. The travel company said the Government’s decision to advise against non-essentia [...] Read full article: Hays Travel cuts 850 jobs as Covid-19 wr...→

Lidl launch creme brulee ice cream that even has a crispy sugar topping for £2

Lidl launch creme brulee ice cream that even has a crispy sugar topping for £2

Launching this Thursday, 6th August and ready for the heatwave, this latest ice cream flavour will hit the spot for those with a sweet tooth Read full article: Lidl launch creme brulee ice cream that ...→

This Morning exposes Eat Out to Help Out loophole to get discount on takeaways

This Morning exposes Eat Out to Help Out loophole to get discount on takeaways

THIS Morning’s Alice Beer has found a loophole in the Eat Out to Help Out scheme that allows takeaway customers to bag half price meals too. The government’s 5 [...] Read full article: This Morning exposes Eat Out to Help Out...→

A package of behavioural and drug-based interventions will save lives and better

A package of behavioural and drug-based interventions will save lives and better prepare us for the next crisis Read full article: A package of behavioural and drug-based ...→

Nassif Hitti said he was standing down because of the absence of ‘will’ for refo

Nassif Hitti said he was standing down because of the absence of ‘will’ for reforms... Leaked documents add to concerns Riad Salame relied on shifting accounti [...] Read full article: Nassif Hitti said he was standing down b...→

AO expansion sparks recruitment drive

AO expansion sparks recruitment drive

Online electricals retailer AO is to recruit 250 new roles at its logistics hub in Crewe and will be taking on more staff in the future in Stafford. Read full article: AO expansion sparks recruitment drive...→

IG Group boss June Felix: 'I believe in meritocracy – no one wants to be a token'

IG Group boss June Felix: 'I believe in meritocracy – no one wants to be a token'

The Chinese-American was brought in to revive the FTSE 100 company following a regulatory crackdown that upended its business model Read full article: IG Group boss June Felix: 'I believe in ...→

GSK and Sanofi in 'advanced discussions' with EU over Covid-19 vaccine

GSK and Sanofi in 'advanced discussions' with EU over Covid-19 vaccine

Drugs giants GlaxoSmithKline and Sanofi today neared the completed a trio of key agreements to supply their Covid-19 vaccine, amid discussions with the EU.  Th [...] Read full article: GSK and Sanofi in 'advanced discussions'...→

Boots launches brand new type of tampon - and they're set to fly off the shelves

Boots launches brand new type of tampon - and they're set to fly off the shelves

Boots has added sustainable Feminine Hygiene products to its shelves - plant-based applicator compact tampons and menstrual cups Read full article: Boots launches brand new type of tampon ...→

Krispy Kreme offer 50% off food and drink as part of Eat Out scheme from today

Krispy Kreme offer 50% off food and drink as part of Eat Out scheme from today

The popular doughnut shop has announced you can now get half price doughnuts and soft drinks when you eat in and even half price dozens when you take away. You [...] Read full article: Krispy Kreme offer 50% off food and drin...→

Online estate agent changes tack

Online estate agent changes tack

Purplebricks will trial an alternative to its upfront fee model in the autumn as it attempts to recover from a turbulent year and capture more of the high-end [...] Read full article: Online estate agent changes tack...→

Baileys ice cream cones have been spotted at Poundland in time for the heatwave

Baileys ice cream cones have been spotted at Poundland in time for the heatwave

The Baileys Vanilla Chocolate Desire and Double Chocolate Luxury ice cream cones are a must for picnics or barbecues Read full article: Baileys ice cream cones have been spotte...→

Rallying call to get Scotch Lamb on the nation’s tables | Press and Journal

Rallying call to get Scotch Lamb on the nation’s tables | Press and Journal

A well-known Scottish sheep farmer is calling on his farming peers to help encourage consumers to view Scotch Lamb as a must-have product in their shopping bas [...] Read full article: Rallying call to get Scotch Lamb on the ...→

Oxford Nanopore owner IP and Versarien stocks surge on Covid-19

Oxford Nanopore owner IP and Versarien stocks surge on Covid-19

Investors have piled into two London-listed groups which are battling the spread of coronavirus. FTSE 250 firm IP Group said one of the companies in its portfo [...] Read full article: Oxford Nanopore owner IP and Versarien s...→

Bridgnorth High Street changes: ‘Continental ambience’ or a bit of inconvenience?

Bridgnorth High Street changes: ‘Continental ambience’ or a bit of inconvenience?

There have been many changes in life over the last four months and now a town’s residents and traders are getting used to a new one – the closure of its high s [...] Read full article: Bridgnorth High Street changes: ‘Contine...→

Comment: No safety in big numbers at HSBC

Comment: No safety in big numbers at HSBC

HSBC is in a fix, and the way out is far from obvious. The giant bank’s great size is supposed to operate as a hedge. When things are bad in the US, they will [...] Read full article: Comment: No safety in big numbers at HSB...→

Happy diners get 50% off food as Eat Out To Help Out launches

Happy diners get 50% off food as Eat Out To Help Out launches

HAPPY diners are already making the most of half price meals up for grabs thanks to the government’s new Eat Out to Help Out scheme. Starting from today, the g [...] Read full article: Happy diners get 50% off food as Eat Out...→

Amazon to open 10 checkout-free convenience stores across the UK

Amazon to open 10 checkout-free convenience stores across the UK

The online retail giant has reportedly struck up a deal to open more than 10 Amazon Go convenience stores across the country with the first expected to open in [...] Read full article: Amazon to open 10 checkout-free convenie...→

Rare Johnson's dictionary 50p coin sells on eBay for £2,800

Rare Johnson's dictionary 50p coin sells on eBay for £2,800

A RARE Samuel Johnson’s dictionary 50p coin has sold on eBay for £2,800 – more than 5,000 times face value. It’s one of a batch of coins that entered into circ [...] Read full article: Rare Johnson's dictionary 50p coin sells...→

Woman who hit rock bottom after divorce now earns £40k a month working from home

Woman who hit rock bottom after divorce now earns £40k a month working from home

Two weeks after she separated from her husband, Michaela Morgan's dog died. She barely left bed for three weeks. But in the year since then she's found new hop [...] Read full article: Woman who hit rock bottom after divorce ...→

HSBC profits tumble more than expected

HSBC profits tumble more than expected

Good morning: HSBC has reported a 65 per cent fall in pre-tax profits after a jump in bad debts because of the Covid-19 crisis.Half-year figures from Britain’s [...] Read full article: HSBC profits tumble more than expected...→

Amanda Blanc will be expected to offer strategy clues when presenting results th

Amanda Blanc will be expected to offer strategy clues when presenting results this week... Robin ‘The Terminator’ Budenberg will become chair of Lloyds early n [...] Read full article: Amanda Blanc will be expected to offer s...→

Eat Out to Help Out postcode checker will show you all restaurants taking part

Eat Out to Help Out postcode checker will show you all restaurants taking part

Diners hoping to take advantage of the new Eat Out to Help Out scheme can now use a handy restaurant finder to check if their local pub, restaurant or café is [...] Read full article: Eat Out to Help Out postcode checker wil...→

Law firm to make working more flexible as it reopens Belfast office

Law firm to make working more flexible as it reopens Belfast office

Law firm Shoosmiths has said it's adopted a new policy of flexible working as it reopens its Belfast office today. Read full article: Law firm to make working more flexible a...→

Everything you need to know about how to get 50% off restaurants in August

Everything you need to know about how to get 50% off restaurants in August

BRITS can enjoy half price meals at high street chains such as McDonald’s, KFC and Toby Carvery, from today now that Eat Out to Help Out has finally launched. [...] Read full article: Everything you need to know about how to...→

Kent Together Support as lockdown eases

Kent Together Support as lockdown eases

Sponsored editorial: As lockdown eases, mental wellbeing support is being ramped up for Kent and Medway residents. Read full article: Kent Together Support as lockdown eases...→

Deli owner hopes to get dream back on track

Cafe owner Monika Rawson said she is scared but excited about the Eat Out to Help Out scheme that begins today. Read full article: Deli owner hopes to get dream back on tr...→

'Wrecking ball' reversal puts 6,000 casino jobs at risk 

'Wrecking ball' reversal puts 6,000 casino jobs at risk 

Operators spent millions of pounds preparing their venues to be Covid-ready for re-opening on August 1 Read full article: 'Wrecking ball' reversal puts 6,000 casi...→

Hammerson seeks £500m from investors

Hammerson seeks £500m from investors

One of Britain’s biggest shopping centre owners has tried to reassure investors that the turmoil in the sector is showing signs of improvement as it prepares t [...] Read full article: Hammerson seeks £500m from investors...→

Can small restaurants survive coronavirus?

Can small restaurants survive coronavirus?

Small, independent restaurants are the backbone of the industry. But margins are tight at the best of times - so how can they cope with the pandemic? In the th [...] Read full article: Can small restaurants survive coronaviru...→

US vows action on Chinese tech, William Spriggs on US labour market

US vows action on Chinese tech, William Spriggs on US labour market

The Trump administration has vowed to “take action” against Chinese software companies that it perceives as a risk to security. Plus, William Spriggs, a profes [...] Read full article: US vows action on Chinese tech, William ...→

Wirecard processed payments for mafia-linked casino

Wirecard processed payments for mafia-linked casino

Malta-based gaming company CenturionBet was used by the ’Ndrangheta crime organisation to launder money Read full article: Wirecard processed payments for mafia-li...→

Ethical CSR focus triggers hostile investor activism, study finds

Ethical CSR focus triggers hostile investor activism, study finds

Academics say hedge funds may see approach as a costly distraction — but attitudes are shifting Read full article: Ethical CSR focus triggers hostile inves...→

Virgin Galactic and Rolls-Royce join forces for 'son of Concorde' 

Virgin Galactic and Rolls-Royce join forces for 'son of Concorde' 

British engineer signed up by Virgin Galactic to help with engines as it plots a return to civillian supersonic flight Read full article: Virgin Galactic and Rolls-Royce join for...→

Nando's Eat Out to Help Out full list of restaurants offering 50% discount

Nando's Eat Out to Help Out full list of restaurants offering 50% discount

NANDOS is one of the many chains that is taking part in the Eat Out to Help Out scheme. Rishi Sunak’s popular drive sees thousands of restaurants, bars and caf [...] Read full article: Nando's Eat Out to Help Out full list of...→

How to freshen up your home on the cheap after months of lockdown

How to freshen up your home on the cheap after months of lockdown

ALL this time indoors over the past few months might have left your home in need of a refresh. It could be constant cooking smells, piles of washing-up or extr [...] Read full article: How to freshen up your home on the cheap...→

Government urges post-Brexit drug stockpiles

Government urges post-Brexit drug stockpiles

Firms should have six weeks' worth of post-Brexit drug stockpiles by the end of 2020, the government says. Read full article: Government urges post-Brexit drug stockp...→

Bitcoin baby-boomers: Coronavirus crisis is 'encouraging over-55s to invest in crypto'

Bitcoin baby-boomers: Coronavirus crisis is 'encouraging over-55s to invest in crypto'

BITCOIN (BTC) is viewed as increasingly attractive to elderly investors, Express.co.uk can exclusively reveal. Read full article: Bitcoin baby-boomers: Coronavirus crisis...→

The housing market ‘mini-boom’ that may have been built on sand

The housing market ‘mini-boom’ that may have been built on sand

Rishi Sunak’s cut in stamp duty prompted talk of a “mini-boom” in house sales. The good news is that the data released since then is playing to that script; th [...] Read full article: The housing market ‘mini-boom’ that may ...→

Change the vaccine model to prepare for the next pandemic

Change the vaccine model to prepare for the next pandemic

Developing a vaccine or anti-infective is slow and capital-intensive. The reality is far more urgent. By 2050, superbugs could kill more people than cancer and [...] Read full article: Change the vaccine model to prepare for ...→

BP set to become the 50th FTSE company to cut its dividend

BP set to become the 50th FTSE company to cut its dividend

All eyes will be on Irishman Bernard Looney tomorrow as BP is expected to cut the dividend for the first time since the Deepwater Horizon scandal. But 49 FTSE [...] Read full article: BP set to become the 50th FTSE company t...→

Nobel Prize winner forged path to 1998 Good Friday deal that ended the troubles.

Nobel Prize winner forged path to 1998 Good Friday deal that ended the troubles... Financial Conduct Authority is keen for same approach to be followed across [...] Read full article: Nobel Prize winner forged path to 1998 G...→

Hays Travel to make 878 staff out of 4,500 redundant due to coronavirus

Hays Travel to make 878 staff out of 4,500 redundant due to coronavirus

HAYS Travel to make 878 staff redundant out of 4,500 workers due to coronavirus’ impact on travel industry. The travel company said the Government’s decision t [...] Read full article: Hays Travel to make 878 staff out of 4,5...→

Santander lowered the interest rate on their ‘123 Current’ account today – what is it now?

Santander lowered the interest rate on their ‘123 Current’ account today – what is it now?

SANTANDER have today lowered the interest rates on their "123" account. Their flagship current account now pays less than one percent. Read full article: Santander lowered the interest rate on t...→

Barry Manilow sells treasure trove of hits to Hipgnosis

Barry Manilow sells treasure trove of hits to Hipgnosis

Best "adult contemporary" chart performer of all time is the first artist to have a top 20 Billboard hit in each of the past six decades Read full article: Barry Manilow sells treasure trove of hi...→

How to get a Big Mac and fries at McDonald's for £1 by stacking deals

How to get a Big Mac and fries at McDonald's for £1 by stacking deals

MCDONALD’S fans can pick up a Big Mac and fries today for £1 by stacking discounts. The combination would normally set you back £4.28 – £3.19 for the burger an [...] Read full article: How to get a Big Mac and fries at McDona...→

How to get a graduate job in today’s recession and maximise your salary

How to get a graduate job in today’s recession and maximise your salary

The number of available graduate jobs has more than halved. So what are the options for university leavers and which ones pay the best? Read full article: How to get a graduate job in today’s rec...→

London restaurateurs slam ‘token’ Eat Out to Help Out scheme

London restaurateurs slam ‘token’ Eat Out to Help Out scheme

London restaurateurs today said the newly-launched Eat Out to Help Out scheme are a “token” gesture and Government should focus on fixing the “broken” rents an [...] Read full article: London restaurateurs slam ‘token’ Eat Ou...→

Glass half empty at Heineken

Glass half empty at Heineken

Heineken slumped to a first-half loss of €297 million after writedowns and told investors that although it was seeing a gradual recovery the situation remained [...] Read full article: Glass half empty at Heineken...→

£1m project to monitor changes to soil carbon | Press and Journal

£1m project to monitor changes to soil carbon | Press and Journal

Scottish researchers are embarking on a £1 million project to develop a system to understand and monitor changes to soil carbon from agricultural systems. Read full article: £1m project to monitor changes to soil c...→

Help to Buy scheme extended due to coronavirus – government ‘affirms’ continued support

Help to Buy scheme extended due to coronavirus – government ‘affirms’ continued support

HELP to Buy ISA savings can be used in tandem with the help to buy equity loan scheme. This scheme allows first time buyers and some existing homeowners to rec [...] Read full article: Help to Buy scheme extended due to coron...→

Wetherspoon Eat Out to Help Out menu prices - get burger and chips for £2.50

Wetherspoon Eat Out to Help Out menu prices - get burger and chips for £2.50

WETHERSPOON lovers can get a burger and chips and a drink for just £2.50 from today as part of the Eat Out to Help Out scheme. Wetherspoon diners will also be [...] Read full article: Wetherspoon Eat Out to Help Out menu pri...→

DW Sports set to go into administration putting 1,700 jobs at risk

DW Sports set to go into administration putting 1,700 jobs at risk

SPORTS retailer and gym group DW Sports is set to fall into administration, putting 1,700 workers at risk of losing their jobs. DW Sports stressed that Fitness [...] Read full article: DW Sports set to go into administration ...→

Victoria's Covid industry shutdown to throw one in seven of its workers out of employment

Victoria's Covid industry shutdown to throw one in seven of its workers out of employment

Businesses already weakened by the first coronavirus face further setbacks as new cuts announced to retail, construction and abattoirs Read full article: Victoria's Covid industry shutdown to th...→

HSBC is in a fix and there is no obvious way out

HSBC is in a fix and there is no obvious way out

HSBC is in a fix, and the way out is far from obvious. The giant bank’s great size is supposed to operate as a hedge. When things are bad in the US, they will [...] Read full article: HSBC is in a fix and there is no obvious...→

State pension: How a National Insurance record can be built up without working

State pension: How a National Insurance record can be built up without working

STATE pension payments are dependent on National Insurance records and a minimum amount of qualifying years will be needed to receive any income. However, thes [...] Read full article: State pension: How a National Insurance ...→

10 changes you must report to DWP or risk losing benefits payments

10 changes you must report to DWP or risk losing benefits payments

The last thing anyone needs during these challenging times is to discover their benefits could be stopped Read full article: 10 changes you must report to DWP or ris...→

August's big Premium Bond winners named - including two new millionaires

August's big Premium Bond winners named - including two new millionaires

Two lucky Premium Bond holders looks set for a fantastic summer after scooping £1million each after winning the Premium Bond jackpot in July Read full article: August's big Premium Bond winners named ...→

Dishoom offering 50% off its menu as part of the Eat Out to Help Out scheme

Dishoom offering 50% off its menu as part of the Eat Out to Help Out scheme

Dishoom fans can rejoice, as the Mumbai-inspired restaurant is giving its customers half price off food and selected drinks throughout August Read full article: Dishoom offering 50% off its menu as par...→

Premium bonds August 2020 winners revealed – check on winning numbers now

Premium bonds August 2020 winners revealed – check on winning numbers now

PREMIUM bonds can be bought and held by savers based across the UK and each month the bonds can be entered into a prize draw. Each month, NS&I reveal who has o [...] Read full article: Premium bonds August 2020 winners reveal...→

McDonald’s Eat Out to Help Out menu prices revealed – and you can get a Big Mac for £1.60

McDonald’s Eat Out to Help Out menu prices revealed – and you can get a Big Mac for £1.60

MCDONALD’S fans can get a Big Mac for £1.60 from today as part of new the Eat Out to Help Out scheme, which will run until the end of August. The fast food cha [...] Read full article: McDonald’s Eat Out to Help Out menu pric...→

FTSE flat as lockdown fears mount – live updates

FTSE flat as lockdown fears mount – live updates

Echoing Spain’s reading earlier, Italy’s manufacturing sector also returned to growth during July, according to its latest purchasing managers’ index reading. Read full article: FTSE flat as lockdown fears mount – live...→

Universal Credit UK: Housing costs payment rules to change this month – details revealed

Universal Credit UK: Housing costs payment rules to change this month – details revealed

UNIVERSAL Credit can include payments for specifically designated elements such as childcare or housing bills. This month, the rules for housing costs will cha [...] Read full article: Universal Credit UK: Housing costs payme...→

Call for action on cross-border trade as half of firms say they're in decline

Call for action on cross-border trade as half of firms say they're in decline

Over 50% of businesses across Ireland are in decline because of Covid-19, according to a survey unveiling the disruption the pandemic has wreaked on cross-bord [...] Read full article: Call for action on cross-border trade as...→

How to get three meals a day for under £5 with Rishi's meal deal

How to get three meals a day for under £5 with Rishi's meal deal

A BARGAIN hunter has revealed how you can eat out for three meals a day for under a fiver from next week using Rishi’s meal deal. From breakfast at Costa, lunc [...] Read full article: How to get three meals a day for under £...→

Dividend cancellations during coronavirus crisis weigh heavily on French lender.

Dividend cancellations during coronavirus crisis weigh heavily on French lender... CEO Frédéric Oudéa pledges second round of changes in a year after ‘extraord [...] Read full article: Dividend cancellations during coronaviru...→

What is the Eat Out to Help Out scheme and how will it work?

What is the Eat Out to Help Out scheme and how will it work?

BRITS will get 50 per cent off their pub and restaurant bills from today with the new Eat Out to Help out scheme. Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced the money-sa [...] Read full article: What is the Eat Out to Help Out scheme a...→

FTSE 100 to rise as Europe's manufacturers strike bullish tone

FTSE 100 to rise as Europe's manufacturers strike bullish tone

The FTSE 100 is expected to rise this morning as investors assess the state of Europe’s manufacturing sector. Spain, Italy, France, Germany and the UK are all [...] Read full article: FTSE 100 to rise as Europe's manufacture...→

HSBC profits dive 65% as coronavirus damages UK's biggest bank

HSBC profits dive 65% as coronavirus damages UK's biggest bank

HSBC has suffered a mammoth 65% drop in pre-tax profit in the first half of the year as Europe’s largest bank was struck by a dive in interest rates and corona [...] Read full article: HSBC profits dive 65% as coronavirus dam...→

Dozens of UK companies move to bring back payouts cancelled during pandemic... P

Dozens of UK companies move to bring back payouts cancelled during pandemic... Peter Harrison says some businesses are using pandemic as an excuse to slash sha [...] Read full article: Dozens of UK companies move to bring bac...→

Council bosses accused of abandoning traders with market rent rise

Council bosses accused of abandoning traders with market rent rise

A market trader has accused a council of “abandoning working class people” after the authority defended plans to increase rent for tenant businesses. Read full article: Council bosses accused of abandoning tra...→

Europe’s largest bank warns on impact of US-China friction as crisis hits profit

Europe’s largest bank warns on impact of US-China friction as crisis hits profits... London-headquartered bank appeals directly to Chinese public over Meng Wan [...] Read full article: Europe’s largest bank warns on impact of...→

HSBC's profits slump 65% amid coronavirus downturn

HSBC's profits slump 65% amid coronavirus downturn

The UK's biggest bank saw a larger-than-expected drop in earnings as it feels the effects of the pandemic. Read full article: HSBC's profits slump 65% amid coronaviru...→

Clearing and settlement

Systemic Risk Council’s Paul Tucker warns on consequences of failure as he criticises reform proposals... Broker to raise margin requirements and ‘restrict’ ne [...] Read full article: Clearing and settlement...→

Jaguar Land Rover loses legal battle to trademark Defender design

Jaguar Land Rover loses legal battle to trademark Defender design

Court rules shape of iconic car lacks 'distinctiveness', clearing hurdle for Ineos billionaire Sir Jim Ratcliffe to build his 'Grenadier' Read full article: Jaguar Land Rover loses legal battle to ...→

Furlough fraud: Reports rise to 7,000 - these are the new August rules

Furlough fraud: Reports rise to 7,000 - these are the new August rules

FURLOUGH fraud reports have risen in recent weeks, nearing 7,000 according to HMRC as the official scheme begins to wind down with new rules. Read full article: Furlough fraud: Reports rise to 7,000 - ...→

Hays Travel to cut up to 878 jobs

Hays Travel to cut up to 878 jobs

Hays Travel is to cut up to 878 jobs out of a total workforce of 4,500 people, the firm announced. Read full article: Hays Travel to cut up to 878 jobs ...→

DW Sports chain collapse puts 1,700 jobs at risk

DW Sports chain collapse puts 1,700 jobs at risk

A sports retailer and gym group founded by the former Wigan Athletic owner Dave Whelan has collapsed into administration, putting 1,700 jobs at risk.DW Sports, [...] Read full article: DW Sports chain collapse puts 1,700 jobs...→

Mum slammed after nabbing huge Morrisons meat haul worth £133 for just £20

Mum slammed after nabbing huge Morrisons meat haul worth £133 for just £20

While some people were impressed at the savvy shopper's work, others felt that by taking everything for herself, she left nothing for shoppers in more need Read full article: Mum slammed after nabbing huge Morrisons...→

Furloughed workers three times more likely to fall into payment default

Furloughed workers three times more likely to fall into payment default

FURLOUGHED workers are three times more likely to have fallen into at least one payment default when compared to other workers, as the lockdown crisis deepens. Read full article: Furloughed workers three times more like...→

NS&I: The top interest rates currently available to British savers

NS&I: The top interest rates currently available to British savers

NS&I is a well-known bank which many British savers turn to each year in order to secure their savings. So it is important to know the interest rates which are [...] Read full article: NS&I: The top interest rates currently a...→

Hays Travel is to cut up to 878 jobs out of a total workforce of 4,500

Hays Travel is to cut up to 878 jobs out of a total workforce of 4,500

Hays Travel is to cut up to 878 jobs out of a total workforce of 4,500 people as a result of pressure on the travel industry from coronavirus. Read full article: Hays Travel is to cut up to 878 jobs out...→

Help to Buy scheme extended until 2021 after new builds suspended due to Covid19

Help to Buy scheme extended until 2021 after new builds suspended due to Covid19

The 'affordable homes' scheme allows buyers to purchase new-build homes up to the value of £600,000 with just a 5% deposit, aided by a 20% government equity lo [...] Read full article: Help to Buy scheme extended until 2021 a...→

PIP rules: DWP change how claims are processed – a ‘pause’ is in effect until September

PIP rules: DWP change how claims are processed – a ‘pause’ is in effect until September

PIP, OR Personal Independence Payment, is a state benefit that can help with some of the extra costs associated with long term ill-health or disability. The am [...] Read full article: PIP rules: DWP change how claims are pro...→

Drayton Manor Park sold to Looping Group

Drayton Manor Park sold to Looping Group

Drayton Manor Park has been sold, as part of a prepack administration, to the Looping Group – a European company operating 15 leisure parks across the UK, Fran [...] Read full article: Drayton Manor Park sold to Looping Group...→

Brits get stuck into 50% off Eat Out to Help Out deal as they hit restaurants for bargain meals

Brits get stuck into 50% off Eat Out to Help Out deal as they hit restaurants for bargain meals

BRITS have got stuck into half-price meals today in the Eat Out to Help Out scheme – boasting of their bargain deals online. Enthusiastic diners are making the [...] Read full article: Brits get stuck into 50% off Eat Out to ...→

DW Sports closure: Devastating business confession months before shutdown exposed

DW Sports closure: Devastating business confession months before shutdown exposed

DW SPORTS' entering administration is set to put nearly 2,000 jobs at risk, just months after its chief executive made a devastating confession over the busine [...] Read full article: DW Sports closure: Devastating business ...→

Drayton Manor theme park 'on verge of collapse' - thousands of jobs at risk

Drayton Manor theme park 'on verge of collapse' - thousands of jobs at risk

Drayton Manor theme park is reportedly on the verge of administration, with thousands of jobs at risk.... The company filed notice of its intent to appoint adm [...] Read full article: Drayton Manor theme park 'on verge of co...→

Meal deal 'will definitely affect the weekend'

Meal deal 'will definitely affect the weekend'

"Eat out to help out" is too complicated and will not mean more customers, says one businessman. Read full article: Meal deal 'will definitely affect the we...→

Businesses need pruning as well as feeding to grow our economic garden

Businesses need pruning as well as feeding to grow our economic garden

There are almost a million businesses in the UK, ranging from the very big (Tesco, say) to the very small (your local handyman). Each year, around 13 per cent [...] Read full article: Businesses need pruning as well as feedi...→

Manufacturers find firmer footing

Manufacturers find firmer footing

Factory output rose at its fastest pace in nearly three years in July, according to a closely watched survey.The IHS Markit/CIPS manufacturing purchasing manag [...] Read full article: Manufacturers find firmer footing...→

Winter crop yields are down sharply | Press and Journal

Winter crop yields are down sharply | Press and Journal

British winter barley and winter oilseed rape yields are down sharply this year, according to AHDB. Read full article: Winter crop yields are down sharply | Pr...→

DW Sports falls into administration leaving 1,700 staff without jobs

DW Sports falls into administration leaving 1,700 staff without jobs

Sports retailer and gym group DW Sports has said it is to tumble into administration, with 1,700 employees at risk. The company is expected to appoint insolven [...] Read full article: DW Sports falls into administration leav...→

Hammerson shares sink on £800m fundraising plan

Hammerson shares sink on £800m fundraising plan

The embattled shopping centre owner could embark on a rights issue and sell a stake in a joint venture to raise cash Read full article: Hammerson shares sink on £800m fundraisi...→

Purplebricks shares step up on signs of housing market recovery

Purplebricks shares step up on signs of housing market recovery

Going to a city centre in Britain may be about as cheery as an appointment with the taxman of late, but one company is seeing the upside.  Online estate agent [...] Read full article: Purplebricks shares step up on signs of ...→

HSBC to speed up 35,000 job cuts after profits plunge 65 per cent

HSBC to speed up 35,000 job cuts after profits plunge 65 per cent

Political tensions between the US and China, as well as continued uncertainty about the shape of Brexit has hit Europe's largest bank Read full article: HSBC to speed up 35,000 job cuts after p...→

Brits' joy as Eat Out to Help Out launches with 50% off at 72,000 restaurants

Brits' joy as Eat Out to Help Out launches with 50% off at 72,000 restaurants

With prices that are hard to believe, Brits have leapt at the chance to take advantage of the Government's new Eat Out to Help Out scheme and bag themselves a [...] Read full article: Brits' joy as Eat Out to Help Out launch...→

EY welcoming new faces to its tax team | Press and Journal

EY welcoming new faces to its tax team | Press and Journal

Two senior tax professionals have joined the Scottish tax team at EY in the latest announcement of growth and investment by the professional services firm. Read full article: EY welcoming new faces to its tax team |...→

HSBC counts cost of bad debts as profits fall 65%

HSBC counts cost of bad debts as profits fall 65%

The coronavirus crisis has knocked HSBC significantly harder than expected after a sharp increase in reserves for bad debts, with first-half profits falling 65 [...] Read full article: HSBC counts cost of bad debts as profits...→

TikTok 'to open London headquarters after Donald Trump row'

TikTok 'to open London headquarters after Donald Trump row'

TikTok owner ByteDance will move its headquarters to London from Beijing, accorrding to reports  ByteDance’s founders are to announce their intention to set up [...] Read full article: TikTok 'to open London headquarters afte...→

CCU Credit Union expands to open fifth branch

CCU Credit Union expands to open fifth branch

One of the largest Credit Unions in Ireland will expand with the opening of a new Bangor branch this week. Read full article: CCU Credit Union expands to open fifth b...→

‘Did Tesla lie about letting a stranger drive 850 miles in my new car?’

‘Did Tesla lie about letting a stranger drive 850 miles in my new car?’

I purchased a new Tesla Model 3 in May for £46,030. It was advertised in the company’s current inventory listing for fast contactless delivery, with 2,989 mile [...] Read full article: ‘Did Tesla lie about letting a stranger ...→

US-China tensions rise over TikTok; markets eye manufacturing reports – business live

US-China tensions rise over TikTok; markets eye manufacturing reports – business live

TikTok reportedly relocating to London as Microsoft confirms acquisition plans; HSBC profits hammered by Covid-19 and China-US tensions; gold hits new record h [...] Read full article: US-China tensions rise over TikTok; mark...→

Bullring owner Hammerson to tap investors for money as revenues fall

Bullring owner Hammerson to tap investors for money as revenues fall

The UK's largest shopping centre owner Hammerson will tap investors for money as the company looks to survive the coronavirus crisis. Hammerson confirmed this [...] Read full article: Bullring owner Hammerson to tap investor...→

Record run on Wall Street sets alarm bells ringing

Record run on Wall Street sets alarm bells ringing

Investors warned US stocks “cannot defy economic gravity indefinitely” after the wave of central bank stimulus triggers market turnaround Read full article: Record run on Wall Street sets alarm bel...→

FTSE 100 LIVE: Global stocks soar on fresh hopes of economic recovery

FTSE 100 LIVE: Global stocks soar on fresh hopes of economic recovery

GLOBAL stocks flew this morning as investors appeared to be feeling positive about economic recovery amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Read full article: FTSE 100 LIVE: Global stocks soar on fre...→

Reducing the risk of virus transmission is key — here is what experts know so fa

Reducing the risk of virus transmission is key — here is what experts know so far about the health hazards... Listen in on the conversations of the office work [...] Read full article: Reducing the risk of virus transmission ...→

Jaguar Land Rover loses legal battle to trademark Defender design

Jaguar Land Rover loses legal battle to trademark Defender design

Court rules shape of iconic car lacks 'distinctiveness', clearing hurdle for Ineos billionaire Sir Jim Ratcliffe to build his 'Grenadier' Read full article: Jaguar Land Rover loses legal battle to ...→

Nando's Eat Out to Help Out full list of restaurants offering 50% discount

Nando's Eat Out to Help Out full list of restaurants offering 50% discount

NANDOS is one of the many chains that is taking part in the Eat Out to Help Out scheme. Rishi Sunak’s popular drive sees thousands of restaurants, bars and caf [...] Read full article: Nando's Eat Out to Help Out full list of...→

Furlough fraud: Reports rise to 7,000 - these are the new August rules

Furlough fraud: Reports rise to 7,000 - these are the new August rules

FURLOUGH fraud reports have risen in recent weeks, nearing 7,000 according to HMRC as the official scheme begins to wind down with new rules. Read full article: Furlough fraud: Reports rise to 7,000 - ...→

How to freshen up your home on the cheap after months of lockdown

How to freshen up your home on the cheap after months of lockdown

ALL this time indoors over the past few months might have left your home in need of a refresh. It could be constant cooking smells, piles of washing-up or extr [...] Read full article: How to freshen up your home on the cheap...→

Government urges post-Brexit drug stockpiles

Government urges post-Brexit drug stockpiles

Firms should have six weeks' worth of post-Brexit drug stockpiles by the end of 2020, the government says. Read full article: Government urges post-Brexit drug stockp...→

London stocks push higher despite second wave fears

London stocks push higher despite second wave fears

The London markets surged higher as a string of positive economic figures helped traders to overcome fears over a possible second wave of… Read full article: London stocks push higher despite second...→

Bitcoin baby-boomers: Coronavirus crisis is 'encouraging over-55s to invest in crypto'

Bitcoin baby-boomers: Coronavirus crisis is 'encouraging over-55s to invest in crypto'

BITCOIN (BTC) is viewed as increasingly attractive to elderly investors, Express.co.uk can exclusively reveal. Read full article: Bitcoin baby-boomers: Coronavirus crisis...→

Power of TikTok’s data ‘black box’ fuels privacy fears

Power of TikTok’s data ‘black box’ fuels privacy fears

TikTok has a straightforward defence against accusations that it funnels personal information to the Chinese state: Trust us.The viral video app claims that us [...] Read full article: Power of TikTok’s data ‘black box’ fuels...→

DW Sports chain collapse puts 1,700 jobs at risk

DW Sports chain collapse puts 1,700 jobs at risk

A sports retailer and gym group founded by the former Wigan Athletic owner Dave Whelan has collapsed into administration, putting 1,700 jobs at risk.DW Sports, [...] Read full article: DW Sports chain collapse puts 1,700 jobs...→

Change the vaccine model to prepare for the next pandemic

Change the vaccine model to prepare for the next pandemic

Developing a vaccine or anti-infective is slow and capital-intensive. The reality is far more urgent. By 2050, superbugs could kill more people than cancer and [...] Read full article: Change the vaccine model to prepare for ...→

Stuart Cresswell elected as chairman of the Scottish Ports Group

Stuart Cresswell elected as chairman of the Scottish Ports Group

Scottish Ports Group elects new chairman to promote and champion the sector as we move towards a period of economic recovery. Read full article: Stuart Cresswell elected as chairman of ...→

Furloughed workers three times more likely to fall into payment default

Furloughed workers three times more likely to fall into payment default

FURLOUGHED workers are three times more likely to have fallen into at least one payment default when compared to other workers, as the lockdown crisis deepens. Read full article: Furloughed workers three times more like...→

BP set to become the 50th FTSE company to cut its dividend

BP set to become the 50th FTSE company to cut its dividend

All eyes will be on Irishman Bernard Looney tomorrow as BP is expected to cut the dividend for the first time since the Deepwater Horizon scandal. But 49 FTSE [...] Read full article: BP set to become the 50th FTSE company t...→

Hays Travel cuts 850 jobs as Covid-19 wreaks havoc on tourism industry

Hays Travel cuts 850 jobs as Covid-19 wreaks havoc on tourism industry

Hays Travel is to cut up to 878 jobs out of a total workforce of 4,500 people. The travel company said the Government’s decision to advise against non-essentia [...] Read full article: Hays Travel cuts 850 jobs as Covid-19 wr...→

Hays Travel to make 878 staff out of 4,500 redundant due to coronavirus

Hays Travel to make 878 staff out of 4,500 redundant due to coronavirus

HAYS Travel to make 878 staff redundant out of 4,500 workers due to coronavirus’ impact on travel industry. The travel company said the Government’s decision t [...] Read full article: Hays Travel to make 878 staff out of 4,5...→

Hays Travel is to cut up to 878 jobs out of a total workforce of 4,500

Hays Travel is to cut up to 878 jobs out of a total workforce of 4,500

Hays Travel is to cut up to 878 jobs out of a total workforce of 4,500 people as a result of pressure on the travel industry from coronavirus. Read full article: Hays Travel is to cut up to 878 jobs out...→

PIP rules: DWP change how claims are processed – a ‘pause’ is in effect until September

PIP rules: DWP change how claims are processed – a ‘pause’ is in effect until September

PIP, OR Personal Independence Payment, is a state benefit that can help with some of the extra costs associated with long term ill-health or disability. The am [...] Read full article: PIP rules: DWP change how claims are pro...→

Brits get stuck into 50% off Eat Out to Help Out deal as they hit restaurants for bargain meals

Brits get stuck into 50% off Eat Out to Help Out deal as they hit restaurants for bargain meals

BRITS have got stuck into half-price meals today in the Eat Out to Help Out scheme – boasting of their bargain deals online. Enthusiastic diners are making the [...] Read full article: Brits get stuck into 50% off Eat Out to ...→

Barry Manilow sells treasure trove of hits to Hipgnosis

Barry Manilow sells treasure trove of hits to Hipgnosis

Best "adult contemporary" chart performer of all time is the first artist to have a top 20 Billboard hit in each of the past six decades Read full article: Barry Manilow sells treasure trove of hi...→

A package of behavioural and drug-based interventions will save lives and better

A package of behavioural and drug-based interventions will save lives and better prepare us for the next crisis Read full article: A package of behavioural and drug-based ...→

AO expansion sparks recruitment drive

AO expansion sparks recruitment drive

Online electricals retailer AO is to recruit 250 new roles at its logistics hub in Crewe and will be taking on more staff in the future in Stafford. Read full article: AO expansion sparks recruitment drive...→

IG Group boss June Felix: 'I believe in meritocracy – no one wants to be a token'

IG Group boss June Felix: 'I believe in meritocracy – no one wants to be a token'

The Chinese-American was brought in to revive the FTSE 100 company following a regulatory crackdown that upended its business model Read full article: IG Group boss June Felix: 'I believe in ...→

Businesses need pruning as well as feeding to grow our economic garden

Businesses need pruning as well as feeding to grow our economic garden

There are almost a million businesses in the UK, ranging from the very big (Tesco, say) to the very small (your local handyman). Each year, around 13 per cent [...] Read full article: Businesses need pruning as well as feedi...→

London restaurateurs slam ‘token’ Eat Out to Help Out scheme

London restaurateurs slam ‘token’ Eat Out to Help Out scheme

London restaurateurs today said the newly-launched Eat Out to Help Out scheme are a “token” gesture and Government should focus on fixing the “broken” rents an [...] Read full article: London restaurateurs slam ‘token’ Eat Ou...→

Boots launches brand new type of tampon - and they're set to fly off the shelves

Boots launches brand new type of tampon - and they're set to fly off the shelves

Boots has added sustainable Feminine Hygiene products to its shelves - plant-based applicator compact tampons and menstrual cups Read full article: Boots launches brand new type of tampon ...→

Glass half empty at Heineken

Glass half empty at Heineken

Heineken slumped to a first-half loss of €297 million after writedowns and told investors that although it was seeing a gradual recovery the situation remained [...] Read full article: Glass half empty at Heineken...→

Online estate agent changes tack

Online estate agent changes tack

Purplebricks will trial an alternative to its upfront fee model in the autumn as it attempts to recover from a turbulent year and capture more of the high-end [...] Read full article: Online estate agent changes tack...→

Winter crop yields are down sharply | Press and Journal

Winter crop yields are down sharply | Press and Journal

British winter barley and winter oilseed rape yields are down sharply this year, according to AHDB. Read full article: Winter crop yields are down sharply | Pr...→

Help to Buy scheme extended due to coronavirus – government ‘affirms’ continued support

Help to Buy scheme extended due to coronavirus – government ‘affirms’ continued support

HELP to Buy ISA savings can be used in tandem with the help to buy equity loan scheme. This scheme allows first time buyers and some existing homeowners to rec [...] Read full article: Help to Buy scheme extended due to coron...→

Rallying call to get Scotch Lamb on the nation’s tables | Press and Journal

Rallying call to get Scotch Lamb on the nation’s tables | Press and Journal

A well-known Scottish sheep farmer is calling on his farming peers to help encourage consumers to view Scotch Lamb as a must-have product in their shopping bas [...] Read full article: Rallying call to get Scotch Lamb on the ...→

Hammerson shares sink on £800m fundraising plan

Hammerson shares sink on £800m fundraising plan

The embattled shopping centre owner could embark on a rights issue and sell a stake in a joint venture to raise cash Read full article: Hammerson shares sink on £800m fundraisi...→

DW Sports set to go into administration putting 1,700 jobs at risk

DW Sports set to go into administration putting 1,700 jobs at risk

SPORTS retailer and gym group DW Sports is set to fall into administration, putting 1,700 workers at risk of losing their jobs. DW Sports stressed that Fitness [...] Read full article: DW Sports set to go into administration ...→

Oxford Nanopore owner IP and Versarien stocks surge on Covid-19

Oxford Nanopore owner IP and Versarien stocks surge on Covid-19

Investors have piled into two London-listed groups which are battling the spread of coronavirus. FTSE 250 firm IP Group said one of the companies in its portfo [...] Read full article: Oxford Nanopore owner IP and Versarien s...→

Purplebricks shares step up on signs of housing market recovery

Purplebricks shares step up on signs of housing market recovery

Going to a city centre in Britain may be about as cheery as an appointment with the taxman of late, but one company is seeing the upside.  Online estate agent [...] Read full article: Purplebricks shares step up on signs of ...→

Brits' joy as Eat Out to Help Out launches with 50% off at 72,000 restaurants

Brits' joy as Eat Out to Help Out launches with 50% off at 72,000 restaurants

With prices that are hard to believe, Brits have leapt at the chance to take advantage of the Government's new Eat Out to Help Out scheme and bag themselves a [...] Read full article: Brits' joy as Eat Out to Help Out launch...→

Bridgnorth High Street changes: ‘Continental ambience’ or a bit of inconvenience?

Bridgnorth High Street changes: ‘Continental ambience’ or a bit of inconvenience?

There have been many changes in life over the last four months and now a town’s residents and traders are getting used to a new one – the closure of its high s [...] Read full article: Bridgnorth High Street changes: ‘Contine...→

EY welcoming new faces to its tax team | Press and Journal

EY welcoming new faces to its tax team | Press and Journal

Two senior tax professionals have joined the Scottish tax team at EY in the latest announcement of growth and investment by the professional services firm. Read full article: EY welcoming new faces to its tax team |...→

State pension: How a National Insurance record can be built up without working

State pension: How a National Insurance record can be built up without working

STATE pension payments are dependent on National Insurance records and a minimum amount of qualifying years will be needed to receive any income. However, thes [...] Read full article: State pension: How a National Insurance ...→

Happy diners get 50% off food as Eat Out To Help Out launches

Happy diners get 50% off food as Eat Out To Help Out launches

HAPPY diners are already making the most of half price meals up for grabs thanks to the government’s new Eat Out to Help Out scheme. Starting from today, the g [...] Read full article: Happy diners get 50% off food as Eat Out...→

August's big Premium Bond winners named - including two new millionaires

August's big Premium Bond winners named - including two new millionaires

Two lucky Premium Bond holders looks set for a fantastic summer after scooping £1million each after winning the Premium Bond jackpot in July Read full article: August's big Premium Bond winners named ...→

Rare Johnson's dictionary 50p coin sells on eBay for £2,800

Rare Johnson's dictionary 50p coin sells on eBay for £2,800

A RARE Samuel Johnson’s dictionary 50p coin has sold on eBay for £2,800 – more than 5,000 times face value. It’s one of a batch of coins that entered into circ [...] Read full article: Rare Johnson's dictionary 50p coin sells...→

Premium bonds August 2020 winners revealed – check on winning numbers now

Premium bonds August 2020 winners revealed – check on winning numbers now

PREMIUM bonds can be bought and held by savers based across the UK and each month the bonds can be entered into a prize draw. Each month, NS&I reveal who has o [...] Read full article: Premium bonds August 2020 winners reveal...→

HSBC profits tumble more than expected

HSBC profits tumble more than expected

Good morning: HSBC has reported a 65 per cent fall in pre-tax profits after a jump in bad debts because of the Covid-19 crisis.Half-year figures from Britain’s [...] Read full article: HSBC profits tumble more than expected...→

HSBC counts cost of bad debts as profits fall 65%

HSBC counts cost of bad debts as profits fall 65%

The coronavirus crisis has knocked HSBC significantly harder than expected after a sharp increase in reserves for bad debts, with first-half profits falling 65 [...] Read full article: HSBC counts cost of bad debts as profits...→

FTSE flat as lockdown fears mount – live updates

FTSE flat as lockdown fears mount – live updates

Echoing Spain’s reading earlier, Italy’s manufacturing sector also returned to growth during July, according to its latest purchasing managers’ index reading. Read full article: FTSE flat as lockdown fears mount – live...→

Universal Credit UK: Housing costs payment rules to change this month – details revealed

Universal Credit UK: Housing costs payment rules to change this month – details revealed

UNIVERSAL Credit can include payments for specifically designated elements such as childcare or housing bills. This month, the rules for housing costs will cha [...] Read full article: Universal Credit UK: Housing costs payme...→

Eat Out to Help Out postcode checker will show you all restaurants taking part

Eat Out to Help Out postcode checker will show you all restaurants taking part

Diners hoping to take advantage of the new Eat Out to Help Out scheme can now use a handy restaurant finder to check if their local pub, restaurant or café is [...] Read full article: Eat Out to Help Out postcode checker wil...→

CCU Credit Union expands to open fifth branch

CCU Credit Union expands to open fifth branch

One of the largest Credit Unions in Ireland will expand with the opening of a new Bangor branch this week. Read full article: CCU Credit Union expands to open fifth b...→

Call for action on cross-border trade as half of firms say they're in decline

Call for action on cross-border trade as half of firms say they're in decline

Over 50% of businesses across Ireland are in decline because of Covid-19, according to a survey unveiling the disruption the pandemic has wreaked on cross-bord [...] Read full article: Call for action on cross-border trade as...→

Everything you need to know about how to get 50% off restaurants in August

Everything you need to know about how to get 50% off restaurants in August

BRITS can enjoy half price meals at high street chains such as McDonald’s, KFC and Toby Carvery, from today now that Eat Out to Help Out has finally launched. [...] Read full article: Everything you need to know about how to...→

Dividend cancellations during coronavirus crisis weigh heavily on French lender.

Dividend cancellations during coronavirus crisis weigh heavily on French lender... CEO Frédéric Oudéa pledges second round of changes in a year after ‘extraord [...] Read full article: Dividend cancellations during coronaviru...→