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Good news for bank shareholders as UBS profits rocket

Good news for bank shareholders as UBS profits rocket

Investors in battered bank shares were given some hope today when UBS posted a 99% leap in profits and set aside $2.5 billion (£1.9 billion) for shareholders. [...] Read full article: Good news for bank shareholders as UBS p...→

The 'unseen' recession threatening to grind down our economy

The 'unseen' recession threatening to grind down our economy

The impact of Covid-19 on "intangibles" such as work relationships and networking could be its biggest legacy - unless workers adapt Read full article: The 'unseen' recession threatening to gr...→

Scottish life sciences pioneer to disappear from stock market after US takeover

Collagen Solutions, the Glasgow-based life sciences firm, is set to become part of US-based Rosen’s Diversified with its share listing disappearing around the [...] Read full article: Scottish life sciences pioneer to disapp...→

London government says it will act unilaterally on imposing tier-3 curbs as nort

London government says it will act unilaterally on imposing tier-3 curbs as north-south dispute intensifies... Andy Burnham appears to have public and business [...] Read full article: London government says it will act unila...→

Dettol owner Reckitt cleans up during pandemic

Dettol owner Reckitt cleans up during pandemic

A surge in demand for disinfectants during the pandemic has led to better-than-expected quarterly sales at Reckitt Benckiser, prompting it raise its full-year [...] Read full article: Dettol owner Reckitt cleans up during pa...→

'Very clear risk of no deal' with 50 working days left until end of Brexit transition

'Very clear risk of no deal' with 50 working days left until end of Brexit transition

Businesses in Northern Ireland have been warned that there are just around 50 working days until the end of the Brexit transition period. Read full article: 'Very clear risk of no deal' with 50 wor...→

Equity release: what is it and how can it help you?

Equity release: what is it and how can it help you?

Written by the personal finance editor for the Daily and Sunday Express, Harvey Jones, the new Express Money guide explains the different lending options avail [...] Read full article: Equity release: what is it and how can i...→

Universal Credit minimum income floor rules to change next month as DWP unveil plans

Universal Credit minimum income floor rules to change next month as DWP unveil plans

UNIVERSAL Credit minimum income floor rules were changed earlier on in the year to help the self-employed who had been impacted by coronavirus. The changes mad [...] Read full article: Universal Credit minimum income floor ru...→

Markets on edge as US stimulus deadline looms - business live

Markets on edge as US stimulus deadline looms - business live

Tue 20 Oct 2020 07.38 BST Last modified on Tue 20 Oct 2020 07.40 BST... Some familiar themes are weighing on the markets today. There’s just two weeks until th [...] Read full article: Markets on edge as US stimulus deadline ...→

NI business leaders call for end to ‘lockdown, release and repeat’ Covid strategy

A consortium of concerned business leaders from across Northern Ireland has published a three-point plan they say offers a viable alternative to the Executive’ [...] Read full article: NI business leaders call for end to ‘loc...→

FTSE 100 falls as Covid-19 worries trump hopes for Brexit talks

FTSE 100 falls as Covid-19 worries trump hopes for Brexit talks

Shares were set to fall today as concerns about the impact of Covid-19 outweighed hopes of a breakthrough on Boris Johnson's Brexit trade talks with the EU. Re [...] Read full article: FTSE 100 falls as Covid-19 worries trump...→

Birmingham businesses face cash flow problems and debt - report

Birmingham businesses face cash flow problems and debt - report

Weak cash flow, high levels of debt and major labour market risks are on the horizon for businesses in the West Midlands, according to a major new economic rep [...] Read full article: Birmingham businesses face cash flow pro...→

Stimulus uncertainty, Conoco-Concho deal, China’s semiconductor push

Stimulus uncertainty, Conoco-Concho deal, China’s semiconductor push

US stocks slid on Monday as a stimulus deal deadline looms and Covid-19 cases rise... US stocks slid on Monday as a deadline on US stimulus talks looms and cor [...] Read full article: Stimulus uncertainty, Conoco-Concho deal...→

Shetland jam maker 
in six-fold sales surge

Shetland jam maker in six-fold sales surge

Whalsay Made... AN ISLAND food producer is celebrating after increasing sales by 538 per cent since last year and is anticipating further significant growth. Read full article: Shetland jam maker in six-fold sales su...→

Calnex tops up flotation proceeds by £3m

Calnex tops up flotation proceeds by £3m

Tommy Cook, chief executive, and Ashleigh Greenan, chief financial officer of Calnex. Picture: Peter Devlin... Scotland’s newest listed company has bolstered i [...] Read full article: Calnex tops up flotation proceeds by £3m...→

Major Scottish property funds to resume trading after Covid hiatus

Major Scottish property funds to resume trading after Covid hiatus

Aberdeen Standard Investments is preparing to re-open its property funds next month following the latest sector-wide suspension in dealing triggered by the ons [...] Read full article: Major Scottish property funds to resume ...→

Crown Resorts faces criticism after revelations at hearings on licence to operat

Crown Resorts faces criticism after revelations at hearings on licence to operate A$2.2bn casino and luxury hotel in Sydney... Case follows Labour’s sweeping v [...] Read full article: Crown Resorts faces criticism after reve...→

Deloitte to close four regional offices

Deloitte to close four regional offices

The move to offer 500 staff the option of working from home permanently could signal a wider shift in working patterns Read full article: Deloitte to close four regional offices...→

Royal Mint to make 2m more Brexit coins after MPs moan they couldn't get them

Royal Mint to make 2m more Brexit coins after MPs moan they couldn't get them

THE Royal Mint will produce more commemorative Brexit coins after people — even including MPs — complained they were not able to get hold of them. More than 7. [...] Read full article: Royal Mint to make 2m more Brexit coins ...→

Visa and Mastercard accused of charging 'excessive fees'

Visa and Mastercard accused of charging 'excessive fees'

Retail groups say the fees charged by credit card firms have almost doubled in two years. Read full article: Visa and Mastercard accused of charging ...→

Meat substitutes will help to bring home bacon for Finnebrogue Artisan

Meat substitutes will help to bring home bacon for Finnebrogue Artisan

A Northern Irish food business is creating 300 jobs at a new factory producing plant-based meat substitutes.Finnebrogue Artisan, based in Downpatrick, is inves [...] Read full article: Meat substitutes will help to bring home...→

1 Carmakers may be forced to sell a rising share of electric vehicles each year  [...]

1 Carmakers may be forced to sell a rising share of electric vehicles each year [...]

1 Carmakers may be forced to sell a rising share of electric vehicles each year under California-style plans being considered by the government, as ministers a [...] Read full article: 1 Carmakers may be forced to sell a risi...→

Heady days for Compass Pathways as Wall Street comes along for the trip

Heady days for Compass Pathways as Wall Street comes along for the trip

George Goldsmith and Ekaterina Malievskaia have been on quite a trip since they first began dabbling in hallucinogens nearly a decade ago.The married couple co [...] Read full article: Heady days for Compass Pathways as Wall ...→

Alibaba pays $3.6bn for control of Sun Art hypermarkets

Alibaba pays $3.6bn for control of Sun Art hypermarkets

Alibaba is buying a controlling stake in one of China’s largest supermarket chains to strengthen its grocery delivery division.The Chinese ecommerce giant is i [...] Read full article: Alibaba pays $3.6bn for control of Sun A...→

Reality bites for Landsec with £4bn sell-off

Reality bites for Landsec with £4bn sell-off

One of Britain’s biggest commercial property owners has announced an overhaul that includes selling a third of its portfolio to reinvest in new developments an [...] Read full article: Reality bites for Landsec with £4bn sell...→

TSB owner sets earlier target to complete branch closures

TSB owner sets earlier target to complete branch closures

A plan to find £100 million of savings at TSB by cutting hundreds of jobs and branches will be pushed through faster than originally planned, the Spanish owner [...] Read full article: TSB owner sets earlier target to complet...→

Higher charges ease the pandemic pain for Channel tunnel operator

Higher charges ease the pandemic pain for Channel tunnel operator

Desperate holidaymakers prepared to pay a mark-up to get to Europe during the summer meant that the pandemic-hit revenues of the Channel tunnel operator were n [...] Read full article: Higher charges ease the pandemic pain fo...→

Energy price gap extended to help 11m households save upto £100 each on bills

Energy price gap extended to help 11m households save upto £100 each on bills

MILLIONS of households will continue to save upto £100 a year on gas and electricity bills as the energy price cap is extended. The energy price cap limits the [...] Read full article: Energy price gap extended to help 11m ho...→

Amazon scam warning: Britons targeted by fake email - what to look out for

Amazon scam warning: Britons targeted by fake email - what to look out for

AMAZON is used by millions of people right across the country as a quick and easy way to buy items. However, customers are being targeted by a new scam which c [...] Read full article: Amazon scam warning: Britons targeted by...→

ITV shake-up aims to boost streaming and cut costs 

ITV shake-up aims to boost streaming and cut costs 

The company will create a new media and entertainment division with broadcast and on-demand units Read full article: ITV shake-up aims to boost streaming and...→

Keep your home safe and free of pests this winter with our money-saving tips

Keep your home safe and free of pests this winter with our money-saving tips

ARE your super-spidey senses tingling? This is the season when spiders seem to crop up all over the house. It is rare, thankfully, you will need to call in a p [...] Read full article: Keep your home safe and free of pests th...→

Investors unsure if Chinese recovery is worth celebrating

Investors unsure if Chinese recovery is worth celebrating

Weaker growth in China and concerns over future lockdowns all helped push the London Stock Exchange's leading index into the red as the week started. Read full article: Investors unsure if Chinese recovery is ...→

15 ways to get freebies on your birthday, including doughnuts and prosecco

15 ways to get freebies on your birthday, including doughnuts and prosecco

FROM doughnuts to beauty products and prosecco – there are plenty of birthday freebies to enjoy simply by signing up to the right places. Retailers and restaur [...] Read full article: 15 ways to get freebies on your birthday...→

150 staff go in Abokado rescue deal 

150 staff go in Abokado rescue deal 

Bakers + Baristas chain is seeking Company Voluntary Arrangement with landlords and suppliers in bid to curb costs Read full article: 150 staff go in Abokado rescue deal ...→

German Doner Kebab opens 12 new branches around the UK - see the full list

German Doner Kebab opens 12 new branches around the UK - see the full list

GERMAN Doner Kebab fast food chain plans to open 12 new branches in the UK by the end of the year, creating nearly 500 jobs. Seven out of the 12 branches have [...] Read full article: German Doner Kebab opens 12 new branches...→

Tesco launches up to half price sale across toys including Lego and Paw Patrol

Tesco launches up to half price sale across toys including Lego and Paw Patrol

For a limited time only, the supermarket has incredible offers on top branded toys which makes for perfect pre-Christmas shopping Read full article: Tesco launches up to half price sale acr...→

Regulations must be designed to keep the internet open and global... Former UK d

Regulations must be designed to keep the internet open and global... Former UK deputy premier talks about his new role at Facebook and regulating big tech Read full article: Regulations must be designed to keep the...→

Martin Lewis issues urgent warning - hours left to apply for 'substantial amount of money'

Martin Lewis issues urgent warning - hours left to apply for 'substantial amount of money'

MARTIN LEWIS, the founder of Money Saving Expert, urged members of the public to look into whether they could apply for a payout today - with the deadline for [...] Read full article: Martin Lewis issues urgent warning - hou...→

There will be radical change from Trump’s approach, but more in style than in su

There will be radical change from Trump’s approach, but more in style than in substance... We should stop focusing on ourselves and aim for something larger Read full article: There will be radical change from Trump’...→

Why fossil fuel dinosaurs may still have life in them yet

Why fossil fuel dinosaurs may still have life in them yet

Oil giants are betting on radical carbon capture ventures in their bid to reinvent themselves Read full article: Why fossil fuel dinosaurs may still have...→

Stamp Duty holiday warning: Britons must bear a key date in mind to avoid missing out

Stamp Duty holiday warning: Britons must bear a key date in mind to avoid missing out

STAMP DUTY holidays have provided valuable financial help to those moving home amid the ongoing crisis. But Britons have been warned they need to act by a part [...] Read full article: Stamp Duty holiday warning: Britons must...→

Canadian suitor swings and misses in tense G4S takeover battle

Canadian suitor swings and misses in tense G4S takeover battle

After years of mismanagement G4S was there for the taking, however the bid from GardaWorld remains stuck on first base Read full article: Canadian suitor swings and misses in ten...→

Galashiels' Dick Brothers Forestry hails UK first with world's fastest timber harvester purchase

Galashiels' Dick Brothers Forestry hails UK first with world's fastest timber harvester purchase

A timber harvesting contractor has secured £300,000 in asset financing to purchase the UK’s first, and the world’s fastest, timber forwarder. Read full article: Galashiels' Dick Brothers Forestry hails...→

State pension: Triple lock to be updated from tomorrow as inflation figures are released

State pension: Triple lock to be updated from tomorrow as inflation figures are released

STATE pension payments are guaranteed to increase every year under triple lock rules. The increases are focused around UK inflation and earning figures and ret [...] Read full article: State pension: Triple lock to be updated...→

Rare and most valuable 20p coins that could be worth up to £750

Rare and most valuable 20p coins that could be worth up to £750

FINDING a rare coin in your change could be a way of making some quick cash – especially if it’s a rare bronze 20p. The error coin could be worth up to £750 – [...] Read full article: Rare and most valuable 20p coins that co...→

Finnebrogue Artisan target plant-based food expansion

UK food producer Finnebrogue Artisan – best known for its revolutionary nitrite-free Naked Bacon – has announced it will be making a major entrance into the pl [...] Read full article: Finnebrogue Artisan target plant-based f...→

Heathrow Airport Holdings Ltd

Letter signed by 47 companies warns blanket restrictions risk permanently scarring sector... Warning comes as millions of summer holidaymakers weigh up the ben [...] Read full article: Heathrow Airport Holdings Ltd...→

Worldwide demand for Dettol sees Reckitt Benckiser sales soar

Worldwide demand for Dettol sees Reckitt Benckiser sales soar

Strong demand for hand sanitiser and cleaning products as the world battles the Covid-19 pandemic has seen Reckitt Benckiser report a large climb in sales. The [...] Read full article: Worldwide demand for Dettol sees Reckitt...→

Coronavirus restrictions give Northern Ireland grocery sales a boost

Coronavirus restrictions give Northern Ireland grocery sales a boost

New restrictions to curb the spread of coronavirus saw NI grocery sales rise by 9.1% as more shoppers upped their grocery spend in recent weeks. Read full article: Coronavirus restrictions give Northern I...→

Bellway reveals profit hit from Covid but cheers recent housing demand

Bellway reveals profit hit from Covid but cheers recent housing demand

Covid-19 disruption has dented full-year sales and profits at Bellway, but the housebuilder has seen buying activity rebound since lockdown rules eased. The FT [...] Read full article: Bellway reveals profit hit from Covid bu...→

Co-op Bank gets a new boss -- its sixth in ten years

Co-op Bank gets a new boss -- its sixth in ten years

CO-OP Bank, the self-styled “ethical” lender which has been mired in controversy for years, today hired from within for a new chief executive. Chief financial [...] Read full article: Co-op Bank gets a new boss -- its sixth ...→

'We’ll never fully revert to the way life was pre-Covid': How Scots firms are adapting due to the pandemic

Businesses’ survival undeniably depends on the ability to adapt – a lesson highly evident during the coronavirus pandemic – and here are some Scottish firms al [...] Read full article: 'We’ll never fully revert to the way lif...→

Big Oil’s huge bet to save itself from extinction

Big Oil’s huge bet to save itself from extinction

BP, Shell and other oil giants are spending heavily on renewables, but risk killing their biggest source of income Read full article: Big Oil’s huge bet to save itself from e...→

Elite sports wheelchair manufacturer expands

Elite sports wheelchair manufacturer expands

A leading designer and manufacturer of elite sports wheelchairs has doubled the size of its leasehold premises in Burntwood as it forges ahead with growth plan [...] Read full article: Elite sports wheelchair manufacturer exp...→

The Braidwater Group reveals plans for £450m investment

Leading private and social house builder The Braidwater Group has announced plans for a hugely significant £450m investment in a mixed-use development on a 100 [...] Read full article: The Braidwater Group reveals plans for £...→

Boardroom shake-up at Glasgow technology firm ahead of growth push

Boardroom shake-up at Glasgow technology firm ahead of growth push

GLASGOW-based DeepMatter has announced a boardroom shake-up as the chemistry technology specialist eyes growth in international markets. Read full article: Boardroom shake-up at Glasgow technology...→

Flybe planes set to take to skies again as airline rescued from administration

Flybe planes set to take to skies again as airline rescued from administration

FLYBE planes could be seen taking off from UK airports again by early next year after administrators said they had agreed a rescue deal for the… Read full article: Flybe planes set to take to skies again ...→

Chambers chief in trade advisory role

Chambers chief in trade advisory role

Liz Cameron... THE chief executive of the Scottish Chambers of Commerce has been re-appointed as the Scottish Business representative to advise the UK Governme [...] Read full article: Chambers chief in trade advisory role...→

THE chief executive of the Scottish Chambers of Commerce has been re-appointed a [...]

THE chief executive of the Scottish Chambers of Commerce has been re-appointed a [...]

THE chief executive of the Scottish Chambers of Commerce has been re-appointed as the Scottish Business representative to advise the UK Government on strategic [...] Read full article: THE chief executive of the Scottish Cham...→

Covid: Cathay Pacific to run at half capacity next year

Covid: Cathay Pacific to run at half capacity next year

The airline describes the forecast as "optimistic" and warns it depends on a successful Covid vaccine. Read full article: Covid: Cathay Pacific to run at half cap...→

AirAsia boss known for using publicity to build his brand and business is forced

AirAsia boss known for using publicity to build his brand and business is forced to refocus... Government targets halving 2-week quarantine for passengers arri [...] Read full article: AirAsia boss known for using publicity t...→

Government hectoring won’t get businesses ready for the oncoming Brexit car crash

Government hectoring won’t get businesses ready for the oncoming Brexit car crash

An Institute of Directors poll found most businesses are ill-prepared for what’s coming, they’re too busy grappling with the pandemic to stand much chance of c [...] Read full article: Government hectoring won’t get businesse...→

Competition watchdog has tech giants in its sights

Competition watchdog has tech giants in its sights

The competition watchdog warned that it will launch investigations into Facebook and Google within a year unless the government creates a new regulator to poli [...] Read full article: Competition watchdog has tech giants in ...→

Riding the tech share rollercoaster

Riding the tech share rollercoaster

Polar Capital Technology TrustIt is one of the biggest investment trusts in the sector, and no small bet on technology shares. With a market capitalisation of [...] Read full article: Riding the tech share rollercoaster...→

Tourism dip slows down pace of economic revival

Tourism dip slows down pace of economic revival

The pace of Britain’s economic recovery slowed in September with the tourism and leisure sector experiencing a decline in output.While the UK’s pandemic reboun [...] Read full article: Tourism dip slows down pace of economic ...→

Amigo Loans must seek approval to pay dividend or bonuses

Amigo Loans must seek approval to pay dividend or bonuses

Amigo must seek permission from the Financial Conduct Authority before it pays dividends to shareholders or cash bonuses to its bosses after the City regulator [...] Read full article: Amigo Loans must seek approval to pay di...→

Geek Retreat plans to open 100 shops

Geek Retreat plans to open 100 shops

A retailer of comic books and board games has announced plans to expand its high street presence rapidly by opening 100 shops within two years.Geek Retreat sai [...] Read full article: Geek Retreat plans to open 100 shops...→

Conoco Phillips to buy rival Concho in $9bn deal

Conoco Phillips to buy rival Concho in $9bn deal

Conoco Phillips has agreed to buy Concho Resources, the US shale oil producer, for $9.7 billion, against a backdrop of lower fuel prices and falling demand. Th [...] Read full article: Conoco Phillips to buy rival Concho in $...→

Ghost town may still scare off investors

Ghost town may still scare off investors

If Mark Allan had no faith in London, both he and the capital would be in big trouble. The new Land Securities boss runs a property business with 64 per cent o [...] Read full article: Ghost town may still scare off investors...→

Changing fund rules could come to the rescue of economic recovery

Changing fund rules could come to the rescue of economic recovery

Debt has been a saviour in this crisis. In March, companies were on the verge of bankruptcy as trading stopped in lockdown, but the bills kept coming. The gove [...] Read full article: Changing fund rules could come to the re...→

Energy price cap extended seeing 11million Brits benefit until the end of 2021

Energy price cap extended seeing 11million Brits benefit until the end of 2021

Gas and electricity companies will be banned from imposing unreasonable pries on families until at least the end of 2021 after the energy price cap was extende [...] Read full article: Energy price cap extended seeing 11milli...→

Pension UK: Warning as self-employed people failing to put money away for retirement

Pension UK: Warning as self-employed people failing to put money away for retirement

PENSION pots are a valuable form of income support for retired people. But the self-employed could be at risk, as many are failing to put enough away for later [...] Read full article: Pension UK: Warning as self-employed peo...→

NS&I savings rates are changing next month - some savers to see rate slashed to 0.01%

NS&I savings rates are changing next month - some savers to see rate slashed to 0.01%

NS&I - the government-backed savings provider National Savings and Investments - announced interest rate reductions back in September 2020. The cuts come into [...] Read full article: NS&I savings rates are changing next mon...→

China’s entrepreneurs get back to business

China’s entrepreneurs get back to business

The rebound in the world’s second-largest economy means life is returning to some semblance of normality for many business owners Read full article: China’s entrepreneurs get back to busine...→

Furlough fraud: Taxpayers forced to shell out over ‘hastily drawn up’ scheme

Furlough fraud: Taxpayers forced to shell out over ‘hastily drawn up’ scheme

FURLOUGH fraud is an issue which has been raised by thousands recently, but MPs have argued the rushed-through aid may have cost taxpayers significant amounts [...] Read full article: Furlough fraud: Taxpayers forced to shel...→

Energy bills warning issued: 800,000 households face paying £122 more - are you affected?

Energy bills warning issued: 800,000 households face paying £122 more - are you affected?

ENERGY bills are something which can be of great concern, particularly as the nights draw in and temperatures drop. Perhaps worryingly for some, new research s [...] Read full article: Energy bills warning issued: 800,000 hou...→

Scotland and Wales should pay for their own lockdowns

Scotland and Wales should pay for their own lockdowns

The devolved administrations must raise local taxes if they plan to use the bluntest tool in the box Read full article: Scotland and Wales should pay for their ...→

ISA: Rishi Sunak urged to scrap tax-free allowances to fund other savings support

ISA: Rishi Sunak urged to scrap tax-free allowances to fund other savings support

ISA allowances have frequently been used as a tax-free, and therefore popular, way to save, however, a think-tank has suggested the measure should be scrapped [...] Read full article: ISA: Rishi Sunak urged to scrap tax-free...→

China’s economy on way back up after heavy hit from Covid-19 pandemic

China’s economy on way back up after heavy hit from Covid-19 pandemic

The coronavirus may have originated in China but its economic impact is being felt most acutely elsewhere.From Europe to North America, advanced nations across [...] Read full article: China’s economy on way back up after hea...→

Primark announce coveted Harry Potter advent calendar to go on sale very soon

Primark announce coveted Harry Potter advent calendar to go on sale very soon

Primark invites shoppers to "start the Christmas countdown in wizarding style" - Find out if your local store will be stocking the advent calendar Read full article: Primark announce coveted Harry Potter ad...→

CITB NI urges firms to support apprenticeships

Up to £11,770 available to employers to support new and existing construction apprentices Read full article: CITB NI urges firms to support apprentic...→

Scotland's first stock market flotation in two years secures multi-million funding facility

Calnex Solutions, the West Lothian technology business that recently became the first Scottish stock market flotation in two years, has secured a £3 million fu [...] Read full article: Scotland's first stock market flotation ...→

German Doner Kebab to open new Edinburgh restaurant

German Doner Kebab to open new Edinburgh restaurant

German Doner Kebab has said it is opening another 12 restaurants this year and creating 480 jobs by the end of 2020 as it pushes on with rapid… Read full article: German Doner Kebab to open new Edinburgh...→

FT Health: Communicable Diseases

FT Health: Communicable Diseases

As the world grapples with coronavirus, this report looks at how scientists and policymakers are rising to the challenge — from new drugs and diagnostics, to e [...] Read full article: FT Health: Communicable Diseases...→

FTSE 100 LIVE: European markets head for negative open amid coronavirus second wave

FTSE 100 LIVE: European markets head for negative open amid coronavirus second wave

EUROPEAN stocks are expected to open lower today as concerns about the second wave of coronavirus in Europe weigh on market sentiment. Read full article: FTSE 100 LIVE: European markets head for...→

The Range launches new Christmas collection and fans love the 'glittery sacks'

The Range launches new Christmas collection and fans love the 'glittery sacks'

A recent picture of the ‘Blush Champagne’ inspired bedroom set posted on Instagram racked up over 21k likes Read full article: The Range launches new Christmas collect...→

Melton Mowbray maker develops first porkless pork pie and is selling it at Asda

Melton Mowbray maker develops first porkless pork pie and is selling it at Asda

You can now enjoy a vegan 'pork pie' after the people behind Melton Mowbry found a way to recreate the taste and texture without actually including any animal [...] Read full article: Melton Mowbray maker develops first pork...→

Kent Law Society unveils new president

Kent Law Society unveils new president

The voice of the legal profession in the county has named its latest president. Read full article: Kent Law Society unveils new president...→

Dettol helps Reckitt beat City expectations

Dettol helps Reckitt beat City expectations

Good morning: The consumer goods giant Reckitt Benckiser has (yet again) beaten City expectations with a 13.3 per cent rise in like-for-like sales in the three [...] Read full article: Dettol helps Reckitt beat City expectati...→

We know people are excited that we are back, says Avoca's Maoliosa Connell

We know people are excited that we are back, says Avoca's Maoliosa Connell

It's one of Belfast's key retail and cafe businesses - but its failure to reopen so far has been the cause of some anxiety among shoppers and diners. Read full article: We know people are excited that we are b...→

Furniture store HouseProud to create 10 new jobs in Belfast opening

Furniture store HouseProud to create 10 new jobs in Belfast opening

Ten new jobs have been created as one of NI's largest independent furniture retailers prepares to open in east Belfast. Read full article: Furniture store HouseProud to create 10 ...→

Train booking app was one of the most successful of recent London IPOs but has b

Train booking app was one of the most successful of recent London IPOs but has been hit by the pandemic... Carrier warns of fall in capacity as travel restrict [...] Read full article: Train booking app was one of the most su...→

Reckitt Benckiser Group PLC

UK company has been one of the beneficiaries of the pandemic... Timing has helped earnings to rise, but next year is looking less upbeat Read full article: Reckitt Benckiser Group PLC...→

Tycoon Peter Hargreaves appoints representative at Hargreaves Lansdown

Hargreaves Lansdown's billionaire founder Peter Hargreaves today entered a new deal with the investment platform giant that bears his name whereby he will be a [...] Read full article: Tycoon Peter Hargreaves appoints represe...→

FTSE set to slide as further lockdowns loom – live updates 

FTSE set to slide as further lockdowns loom – live updates 

Good morning. The FTSE 100 is set to slide as parts of England prepare for further local lockdowns. ... Wales also announced a "firebreak"lockdown for two week [...] Read full article: FTSE set to slide as further lockdowns l...→

Monzo launches new bank account and customers can access 1.5% interest rate - full details

Monzo launches new bank account and customers can access 1.5% interest rate - full details

MONZO has today launched a "Monzo Premium" subscription service which provides customers with extensive phone and travel insurance. This new service could save [...] Read full article: Monzo launches new bank account and cust...→

HIE in review of policy for space sector ahead of launch-site cash bid | Press and Journal

HIE in review of policy for space sector ahead of launch-site cash bid | Press and Journal

The north’s economic development quango is reviewing its involvement in the space sector as it finalises a bid for cash to meet the £17 million cost of buildin [...] Read full article: HIE in review of policy for space sector...→

Julius Baer Gruppe AG

Trading update underscores bank’s potential, despite the furious competition for talent... Earnings rise 43% in first half of 2020 as ultra wealthy clients shi [...] Read full article: Julius Baer Gruppe AG...→

Entrepreneurs take flight after launching new Dart app

Entrepreneurs take flight after launching new Dart app

Entrepreneurs from the Black Country have used their expertise in software development, customer engagement and design to disrupt the fleet management market w [...] Read full article: Entrepreneurs take flight after launchin...→

How coronavirus exposed Europe's weaknesses

How coronavirus exposed Europe's weaknesses

When the pandemic struck, many countries were ill-prepared. As a second wave hits, what have they learnt from their early decisions? Read full article: How coronavirus exposed Europe's weaknes...→

Should I pay off my credit cards or buy a house?

Should I pay off my credit cards or buy a house?

High-earner Josh has some debts to clear, but has been offered a mortgage... Claer Barrett chats to Josh, a high-earner living in New Jersey who has large cred [...] Read full article: Should I pay off my credit cards or buy ...→

Legal name dating back to Victorian era lives on after Scottish law sector deal

Legal name dating back to Victorian era lives on after Scottish law sector deal

Scottish residential property, conveyancing and estate agency operation Simpson & Marwick is – following a “mutual and amicable demerger”… Read full article: Legal name dating back to Victorian era ...→

Opinion: Mark Williamson: Setbacks for Shetland oil pioneer bode ill for entire sector

Opinion: Mark Williamson: Setbacks for Shetland oil pioneer bode ill for entire sector

AS oil prices came under pressure last week amid growing fears of a second wave of the coronavirus analysts underlined how much the UK industry has… Read full article: Opinion: Mark Williamson: Setbacks for S...→

SME price cut on distancing technology

SME price cut on distancing technology

SME price cut on distancing technology... A Scottish company whose technology aims to ensure social distancing is hoping to encourage more small and medium-siz [...] Read full article: SME price cut on distancing technology...→

Dragon’s Den entrepreneur targets home workers with kit to ease the strain

Dragon’s Den entrepreneur targets home workers with kit to ease the strain

A SCOTTISH entrepreneur is targeting a product aimed at easing the physical strain of working from home at remote workers. Read full article: Dragon’s Den entrepreneur targets home w...→

Virgin Media customers could lose ITV channels THIS WEEKEND

Virgin Media customers could lose ITV channels THIS WEEKEND

MILLIONS of telly fans with Virgin Media face being cut off from hit ITV channels this weekend due to a long-running dispute between the two companies. In the [...] Read full article: Virgin Media customers could lose ITV ch...→

First UK airport Covid testing begins

First UK airport Covid testing begins

Three airlines now allow some passengers flying from Heathrow to pay for a test before check-in. Read full article: First UK airport Covid testing begins...→

L&G invests £200m in new Oxford science unit

L&G invests £200m in new Oxford science unit

Legal & General has strengthened its ties with the University of Oxford with £200 million worth of funding for life and mind sciences.The FTSE 100 insurer will [...] Read full article: L&G invests £200m in new Oxford science ...→

Cash hoarded at home like lavatory roll

Cash hoarded at home like lavatory roll

One in ten Britons are hoarding more cash at home than before the pandemic in case of an emergency, according to the Bank of England.Households have stockpiled [...] Read full article: Cash hoarded at home like lavatory roll...→

Rescue deal to put Flybe ‘back in air by next year’

Rescue deal to put Flybe ‘back in air by next year’

A US vulture fund has claimed that Flybe will be back in the air next year despite buying none of its planes in a rescue deal for the collapsed airline.Adminis [...] Read full article: Rescue deal to put Flybe ‘back in air by...→

Office provider has edge on flashy alternative

Office provider has edge on flashy alternative

Posh coffee and all-you-can-drink IPA weren’t enough to get Wework and its trendy offices on to the stock market. After inspecting the float prospectus, analys [...] Read full article: Office provider has edge on flashy alter...→

Regulator review over Connaught nears conclusion

Regulator review over Connaught nears conclusion

An independent review into alleged regulatory failings surrounding the collapse of a fund that lost investors more than £100 million is almost complete.The inv [...] Read full article: Regulator review over Connaught nears co...→

Boohoo takes a tumble as auditor stands down

Boohoo takes a tumble as auditor stands down

About £775 million has been wiped off the stock market value of Boohoo after the troubled fast-fashion group confirmed that PWC was standing down as its audito [...] Read full article: Boohoo takes a tumble as auditor stands ...→

Great Scot! Jane Fraser back in Fortune’s top ranks

Great Scot! Jane Fraser back in Fortune’s top ranks

The 2020 edition of Fortune’s Most Powerful Women in Business includes 16 chief executives from the magazine’s list of 500 global companies.It also marks the r [...] Read full article: Great Scot! Jane Fraser back in Fortune’...→

Universal Credit claimants could get £25 payment in very cold weather from next month

Universal Credit claimants could get £25 payment in very cold weather from next month

UNIVERSAL CREDIT claims have surged this year, with more than 5.6 million people now in receipt of the benefit - nearly double the claimant number in February [...] Read full article: Universal Credit claimants could get £25...→

Exclusive: Britain bought PPE worth £320m from firms linked to Chinese regime

Exclusive: Britain bought PPE worth £320m from firms linked to Chinese regime

Contract details from purchases at the height of the crisis earlier this year prompt calls from MPs to reduce reliance on Chinese suppliers Read full article: Exclusive: Britain bought PPE worth £320...→

China’s economy accelerates ahead of the rest in race to recovery

China’s economy accelerates ahead of the rest in race to recovery

The world's second-largest economy has successfully surged past its pre-Covid size, as other major nations struggle to recover lost ground Read full article: China’s economy accelerates ahead of the...→

Winter Fuel Allowance: When are Winter Fuel Allowance payments made? Key dates

Winter Fuel Allowance: When are Winter Fuel Allowance payments made? Key dates

WINTER FUEL ALLOWANCE is paid each year to eligible Britons, giving much-needed support towards heating bills during the winter months. But when are Winter Fue [...] Read full article: Winter Fuel Allowance: When are Winter F...→

Who will blink first in the battle for the North?

Who will blink first in the battle for the North?

The mayor of Greater Manchester says he expects the 80pc furlough to be restored in exchange for a tightening of Covid rules Read full article: Who will blink first in the battle for t...→

McDonald's is launching a brekkie roll that includes sausage, bacon, cheese, egg

McDonald's is launching a brekkie roll that includes sausage, bacon, cheese, egg

MCDONALD’S is releasing a brand new breakfast roll this week to add to their morning menu. The new brekkie addition contains sausage, egg, cheese and bacon is [...] Read full article: McDonald's is launching a brekkie roll t...→

A small shift in investment patterns could have a huge impact on the recovery

A small shift in investment patterns could have a huge impact on the recovery

Debt has been a saviour in this crisis. In March, companies were on the verge of bankruptcy as trading stopped in lockdown, but the bills kept coming. The gove [...] Read full article: A small shift in investment patterns cou...→

Highland holiday agency that pledges to plant a tree with every booking launched

Highland holiday agency that pledges to plant a tree with every booking launched

Two Highland entrepreneurs have launched a new local holiday agency - called igloo - to promote the Cairngorms as the perfect choice for… Read full article: Highland holiday agency that pledges to ...→

Chinese payments group’s listing could be the world’s biggest stock market debut

Chinese payments group’s listing could be the world’s biggest stock market debut... Chinese fintech controlled by Jack Ma seeks to tap funds from blockbuster I [...] Read full article: Chinese payments group’s listing could b...→

Pension crisis as one in four cut contributions - implications for your savings

Pension crisis as one in four cut contributions - implications for your savings

PENSION saving towards retirement is considered as key to ensure Britons have enough for later life. However, a warning has been issued as many have cut back o [...] Read full article: Pension crisis as one in four cut contri...→

Cold callers conned my dad into paying £1,000 a month to insure his fridge

Cold callers conned my dad into paying £1,000 a month to insure his fridge

A worrying report has revealed a surge in telephone scams since the start of the pandemic - with fraudsters targeting vulnerable pensioners by posing as reputa [...] Read full article: Cold callers conned my dad into paying £...→

Geek Retreat: Retailer of 'all things geeky' to open 100 new shops

Geek Retreat: Retailer of 'all things geeky' to open 100 new shops

Games and entertainment retailer Geek Retreat says loyal customers helped it thrive in lockdown. Read full article: Geek Retreat: Retailer of 'all things ge...→

Good news for bank shareholders as UBS profits rocket

Good news for bank shareholders as UBS profits rocket

Investors in battered bank shares were given some hope today when UBS posted a 99% leap in profits and set aside $2.5 billion (£1.9 billion) for shareholders. [...] Read full article: Good news for bank shareholders as UBS p...→

FTSE 100 LIVE: European markets head for negative open amid coronavirus second wave

FTSE 100 LIVE: European markets head for negative open amid coronavirus second wave

EUROPEAN stocks are expected to open lower today as concerns about the second wave of coronavirus in Europe weigh on market sentiment. Read full article: FTSE 100 LIVE: European markets head for...→

State pension: Triple lock to be updated from tomorrow as inflation figures are released

State pension: Triple lock to be updated from tomorrow as inflation figures are released

STATE pension payments are guaranteed to increase every year under triple lock rules. The increases are focused around UK inflation and earning figures and ret [...] Read full article: State pension: Triple lock to be updated...→

The 'unseen' recession threatening to grind down our economy

The 'unseen' recession threatening to grind down our economy

The impact of Covid-19 on "intangibles" such as work relationships and networking could be its biggest legacy - unless workers adapt Read full article: The 'unseen' recession threatening to gr...→

Melton Mowbray maker develops first porkless pork pie and is selling it at Asda

Melton Mowbray maker develops first porkless pork pie and is selling it at Asda

You can now enjoy a vegan 'pork pie' after the people behind Melton Mowbry found a way to recreate the taste and texture without actually including any animal [...] Read full article: Melton Mowbray maker develops first pork...→

Finnebrogue Artisan target plant-based food expansion

UK food producer Finnebrogue Artisan – best known for its revolutionary nitrite-free Naked Bacon – has announced it will be making a major entrance into the pl [...] Read full article: Finnebrogue Artisan target plant-based f...→

London government says it will act unilaterally on imposing tier-3 curbs as nort

London government says it will act unilaterally on imposing tier-3 curbs as north-south dispute intensifies... Andy Burnham appears to have public and business [...] Read full article: London government says it will act unila...→

Dettol helps Reckitt beat City expectations

Dettol helps Reckitt beat City expectations

Good morning: The consumer goods giant Reckitt Benckiser has (yet again) beaten City expectations with a 13.3 per cent rise in like-for-like sales in the three [...] Read full article: Dettol helps Reckitt beat City expectati...→

Worldwide demand for Dettol sees Reckitt Benckiser sales soar

Worldwide demand for Dettol sees Reckitt Benckiser sales soar

Strong demand for hand sanitiser and cleaning products as the world battles the Covid-19 pandemic has seen Reckitt Benckiser report a large climb in sales. The [...] Read full article: Worldwide demand for Dettol sees Reckitt...→

'Very clear risk of no deal' with 50 working days left until end of Brexit transition

'Very clear risk of no deal' with 50 working days left until end of Brexit transition

Businesses in Northern Ireland have been warned that there are just around 50 working days until the end of the Brexit transition period. Read full article: 'Very clear risk of no deal' with 50 wor...→

Furniture store HouseProud to create 10 new jobs in Belfast opening

Furniture store HouseProud to create 10 new jobs in Belfast opening

Ten new jobs have been created as one of NI's largest independent furniture retailers prepares to open in east Belfast. Read full article: Furniture store HouseProud to create 10 ...→

Universal Credit minimum income floor rules to change next month as DWP unveil plans

Universal Credit minimum income floor rules to change next month as DWP unveil plans

UNIVERSAL Credit minimum income floor rules were changed earlier on in the year to help the self-employed who had been impacted by coronavirus. The changes mad [...] Read full article: Universal Credit minimum income floor ru...→

Reckitt Benckiser Group PLC

UK company has been one of the beneficiaries of the pandemic... Timing has helped earnings to rise, but next year is looking less upbeat Read full article: Reckitt Benckiser Group PLC...→

Bellway reveals profit hit from Covid but cheers recent housing demand

Bellway reveals profit hit from Covid but cheers recent housing demand

Covid-19 disruption has dented full-year sales and profits at Bellway, but the housebuilder has seen buying activity rebound since lockdown rules eased. The FT [...] Read full article: Bellway reveals profit hit from Covid bu...→

Markets on edge as US stimulus deadline looms - business live

Markets on edge as US stimulus deadline looms - business live

Tue 20 Oct 2020 07.38 BST Last modified on Tue 20 Oct 2020 07.40 BST... Some familiar themes are weighing on the markets today. There’s just two weeks until th [...] Read full article: Markets on edge as US stimulus deadline ...→

Co-op Bank gets a new boss -- its sixth in ten years

Co-op Bank gets a new boss -- its sixth in ten years

CO-OP Bank, the self-styled “ethical” lender which has been mired in controversy for years, today hired from within for a new chief executive. Chief financial [...] Read full article: Co-op Bank gets a new boss -- its sixth ...→

FTSE 100 falls as Covid-19 worries trump hopes for Brexit talks

FTSE 100 falls as Covid-19 worries trump hopes for Brexit talks

Shares were set to fall today as concerns about the impact of Covid-19 outweighed hopes of a breakthrough on Boris Johnson's Brexit trade talks with the EU. Re [...] Read full article: FTSE 100 falls as Covid-19 worries trump...→

Julius Baer Gruppe AG

Trading update underscores bank’s potential, despite the furious competition for talent... Earnings rise 43% in first half of 2020 as ultra wealthy clients shi [...] Read full article: Julius Baer Gruppe AG...→

Elite sports wheelchair manufacturer expands

Elite sports wheelchair manufacturer expands

A leading designer and manufacturer of elite sports wheelchairs has doubled the size of its leasehold premises in Burntwood as it forges ahead with growth plan [...] Read full article: Elite sports wheelchair manufacturer exp...→

Birmingham businesses face cash flow problems and debt - report

Birmingham businesses face cash flow problems and debt - report

Weak cash flow, high levels of debt and major labour market risks are on the horizon for businesses in the West Midlands, according to a major new economic rep [...] Read full article: Birmingham businesses face cash flow pro...→

Should I pay off my credit cards or buy a house?

Should I pay off my credit cards or buy a house?

High-earner Josh has some debts to clear, but has been offered a mortgage... Claer Barrett chats to Josh, a high-earner living in New Jersey who has large cred [...] Read full article: Should I pay off my credit cards or buy ...→

Opinion: Mark Williamson: Setbacks for Shetland oil pioneer bode ill for entire sector

Opinion: Mark Williamson: Setbacks for Shetland oil pioneer bode ill for entire sector

AS oil prices came under pressure last week amid growing fears of a second wave of the coronavirus analysts underlined how much the UK industry has… Read full article: Opinion: Mark Williamson: Setbacks for S...→

Shetland jam maker 
in six-fold sales surge

Shetland jam maker in six-fold sales surge

Whalsay Made... AN ISLAND food producer is celebrating after increasing sales by 538 per cent since last year and is anticipating further significant growth. Read full article: Shetland jam maker in six-fold sales su...→

SME price cut on distancing technology

SME price cut on distancing technology

SME price cut on distancing technology... A Scottish company whose technology aims to ensure social distancing is hoping to encourage more small and medium-siz [...] Read full article: SME price cut on distancing technology...→

Chambers chief in trade advisory role

Chambers chief in trade advisory role

Liz Cameron... THE chief executive of the Scottish Chambers of Commerce has been re-appointed as the Scottish Business representative to advise the UK Governme [...] Read full article: Chambers chief in trade advisory role...→

Major Scottish property funds to resume trading after Covid hiatus

Major Scottish property funds to resume trading after Covid hiatus

Aberdeen Standard Investments is preparing to re-open its property funds next month following the latest sector-wide suspension in dealing triggered by the ons [...] Read full article: Major Scottish property funds to resume ...→

Crown Resorts faces criticism after revelations at hearings on licence to operat

Crown Resorts faces criticism after revelations at hearings on licence to operate A$2.2bn casino and luxury hotel in Sydney... Case follows Labour’s sweeping v [...] Read full article: Crown Resorts faces criticism after reve...→

Covid: Cathay Pacific to run at half capacity next year

Covid: Cathay Pacific to run at half capacity next year

The airline describes the forecast as "optimistic" and warns it depends on a successful Covid vaccine. Read full article: Covid: Cathay Pacific to run at half cap...→

Deloitte to close four regional offices

Deloitte to close four regional offices

The move to offer 500 staff the option of working from home permanently could signal a wider shift in working patterns Read full article: Deloitte to close four regional offices...→

AirAsia boss known for using publicity to build his brand and business is forced

AirAsia boss known for using publicity to build his brand and business is forced to refocus... Government targets halving 2-week quarantine for passengers arri [...] Read full article: AirAsia boss known for using publicity t...→

First UK airport Covid testing begins

First UK airport Covid testing begins

Three airlines now allow some passengers flying from Heathrow to pay for a test before check-in. Read full article: First UK airport Covid testing begins...→

Competition watchdog has tech giants in its sights

Competition watchdog has tech giants in its sights

The competition watchdog warned that it will launch investigations into Facebook and Google within a year unless the government creates a new regulator to poli [...] Read full article: Competition watchdog has tech giants in ...→

Meat substitutes will help to bring home bacon for Finnebrogue Artisan

Meat substitutes will help to bring home bacon for Finnebrogue Artisan

A Northern Irish food business is creating 300 jobs at a new factory producing plant-based meat substitutes.Finnebrogue Artisan, based in Downpatrick, is inves [...] Read full article: Meat substitutes will help to bring home...→

Cash hoarded at home like lavatory roll

Cash hoarded at home like lavatory roll

One in ten Britons are hoarding more cash at home than before the pandemic in case of an emergency, according to the Bank of England.Households have stockpiled [...] Read full article: Cash hoarded at home like lavatory roll...→

Tourism dip slows down pace of economic revival

Tourism dip slows down pace of economic revival

The pace of Britain’s economic recovery slowed in September with the tourism and leisure sector experiencing a decline in output.While the UK’s pandemic reboun [...] Read full article: Tourism dip slows down pace of economic ...→

Heady days for Compass Pathways as Wall Street comes along for the trip

Heady days for Compass Pathways as Wall Street comes along for the trip

George Goldsmith and Ekaterina Malievskaia have been on quite a trip since they first began dabbling in hallucinogens nearly a decade ago.The married couple co [...] Read full article: Heady days for Compass Pathways as Wall ...→

Office provider has edge on flashy alternative

Office provider has edge on flashy alternative

Posh coffee and all-you-can-drink IPA weren’t enough to get Wework and its trendy offices on to the stock market. After inspecting the float prospectus, analys [...] Read full article: Office provider has edge on flashy alter...→

Geek Retreat plans to open 100 shops

Geek Retreat plans to open 100 shops

A retailer of comic books and board games has announced plans to expand its high street presence rapidly by opening 100 shops within two years.Geek Retreat sai [...] Read full article: Geek Retreat plans to open 100 shops...→

Reality bites for Landsec with £4bn sell-off

Reality bites for Landsec with £4bn sell-off

One of Britain’s biggest commercial property owners has announced an overhaul that includes selling a third of its portfolio to reinvest in new developments an [...] Read full article: Reality bites for Landsec with £4bn sell...→

Boohoo takes a tumble as auditor stands down

Boohoo takes a tumble as auditor stands down

About £775 million has been wiped off the stock market value of Boohoo after the troubled fast-fashion group confirmed that PWC was standing down as its audito [...] Read full article: Boohoo takes a tumble as auditor stands ...→

Ghost town may still scare off investors

Ghost town may still scare off investors

If Mark Allan had no faith in London, both he and the capital would be in big trouble. The new Land Securities boss runs a property business with 64 per cent o [...] Read full article: Ghost town may still scare off investors...→

Higher charges ease the pandemic pain for Channel tunnel operator

Higher charges ease the pandemic pain for Channel tunnel operator

Desperate holidaymakers prepared to pay a mark-up to get to Europe during the summer meant that the pandemic-hit revenues of the Channel tunnel operator were n [...] Read full article: Higher charges ease the pandemic pain fo...→

Energy price cap extended seeing 11million Brits benefit until the end of 2021

Energy price cap extended seeing 11million Brits benefit until the end of 2021

Gas and electricity companies will be banned from imposing unreasonable pries on families until at least the end of 2021 after the energy price cap was extende [...] Read full article: Energy price cap extended seeing 11milli...→

Universal Credit claimants could get £25 payment in very cold weather from next month

Universal Credit claimants could get £25 payment in very cold weather from next month

UNIVERSAL CREDIT claims have surged this year, with more than 5.6 million people now in receipt of the benefit - nearly double the claimant number in February [...] Read full article: Universal Credit claimants could get £25...→

Amazon scam warning: Britons targeted by fake email - what to look out for

Amazon scam warning: Britons targeted by fake email - what to look out for

AMAZON is used by millions of people right across the country as a quick and easy way to buy items. However, customers are being targeted by a new scam which c [...] Read full article: Amazon scam warning: Britons targeted by...→

NS&I savings rates are changing next month - some savers to see rate slashed to 0.01%

NS&I savings rates are changing next month - some savers to see rate slashed to 0.01%

NS&I - the government-backed savings provider National Savings and Investments - announced interest rate reductions back in September 2020. The cuts come into [...] Read full article: NS&I savings rates are changing next mon...→

Keep your home safe and free of pests this winter with our money-saving tips

Keep your home safe and free of pests this winter with our money-saving tips

ARE your super-spidey senses tingling? This is the season when spiders seem to crop up all over the house. It is rare, thankfully, you will need to call in a p [...] Read full article: Keep your home safe and free of pests th...→

China’s economy accelerates ahead of the rest in race to recovery

China’s economy accelerates ahead of the rest in race to recovery

The world's second-largest economy has successfully surged past its pre-Covid size, as other major nations struggle to recover lost ground Read full article: China’s economy accelerates ahead of the...→

Furlough fraud: Taxpayers forced to shell out over ‘hastily drawn up’ scheme

Furlough fraud: Taxpayers forced to shell out over ‘hastily drawn up’ scheme

FURLOUGH fraud is an issue which has been raised by thousands recently, but MPs have argued the rushed-through aid may have cost taxpayers significant amounts [...] Read full article: Furlough fraud: Taxpayers forced to shel...→

Investors unsure if Chinese recovery is worth celebrating

Investors unsure if Chinese recovery is worth celebrating

Weaker growth in China and concerns over future lockdowns all helped push the London Stock Exchange's leading index into the red as the week started. Read full article: Investors unsure if Chinese recovery is ...→

Energy bills warning issued: 800,000 households face paying £122 more - are you affected?

Energy bills warning issued: 800,000 households face paying £122 more - are you affected?

ENERGY bills are something which can be of great concern, particularly as the nights draw in and temperatures drop. Perhaps worryingly for some, new research s [...] Read full article: Energy bills warning issued: 800,000 hou...→

15 ways to get freebies on your birthday, including doughnuts and prosecco

15 ways to get freebies on your birthday, including doughnuts and prosecco

FROM doughnuts to beauty products and prosecco – there are plenty of birthday freebies to enjoy simply by signing up to the right places. Retailers and restaur [...] Read full article: 15 ways to get freebies on your birthday...→