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CINEWORLD is preparing to reopen all of its UK cinema branches in July, it said  [...]

CINEWORLD is preparing to reopen all of its UK cinema branches in July, it said [...]

CINEWORLD is preparing to reopen all of its UK cinema branches in July, it said in a statement today. It has said all of its 128 UK cinemas, including those in [...] Read full article: CINEWORLD is preparing to reopen all of ...→

Nissan shuts Barcelona plant in major restructuring

Nissan shuts Barcelona plant in major restructuring

Almost 3,000 jobs will go as Nissan, which owns a huge factory in Britain, reacts to falling car sales. Read full article: Nissan shuts Barcelona plant in major re...→

State pension age? You may be able to get extra £90 each week - how to claim payment

State pension age? You may be able to get extra £90 each week - how to claim payment

STATE PENSION age is rising, but once a person has reached this age, eligible people can receive the state pension. There may also be a way to get additional f [...] Read full article: State pension age? You may be able to ge...→

Stock market rally continues as countries ease restrictions – live updates 

Stock market rally continues as countries ease restrictions – live updates 

It’s not much to write home about, by European shares have extended their rise today, with the FTSE 100 underperforming slightly under pressure from a slightly [...] Read full article: Stock market rally continues as countrie...→

Revealed: Lidl invests £4.3m in superstore upgrade at north Belfast site

Revealed: Lidl invests £4.3m in superstore upgrade at north Belfast site

German supermarket giant Lidl is set to invest £4.3m and create new jobs with a new Belfast superstore, it can be revealed. Read full article: Revealed: Lidl invests £4.3m in supersto...→

Coronavirus: Expert forecasts unprecedented job cuts in Northern Ireland after axing of furlough scheme

Coronavirus: Expert forecasts unprecedented job cuts in Northern Ireland after axing of furlough scheme

Northern Ireland must brace itself for a significant spike in job losses "unlike anything" experienced during the last recession a decade ago, an expert has wa [...] Read full article: Coronavirus: Expert forecasts unpreceden...→

Cineworld planning to reopen all cinemas from July

Cineworld planning to reopen all cinemas from July

CINEWORLD is to reopen all of its UK cinema branches in July. It has confirmed cinemas will be open again, subject to government guidance. The cinema chain clo [...] Read full article: Cineworld planning to reopen all cinemas...→

Cineworld says it plans to reopen in July after coronavirus lockdown

Cineworld says it plans to reopen in July after coronavirus lockdown

One of the UK's biggest cinema chains said it plans to reopen in July as Britain's entertainment sector gets back on track following months of lockdown.... "Ci [...] Read full article: Cineworld says it plans to reopen in Jul...→

Easyjet to shed 30% of staff due to pandemic

EasyJet plans to reduce its workforce by up to 30% to enable a “restructure of our business” due to the coronavirus pandemic, the airline said. Read full article: Easyjet to shed 30% of staff due to pand...→

Contact tracing jobs - how to apply to be part of the NHS Track and Trace Service

Contact tracing jobs - how to apply to be part of the NHS Track and Trace Service

Contact tracers aim to reduce transmission by identifying and alerting people who may have been exposed to the virus so that they can protect themselves and ot [...] Read full article: Contact tracing jobs - how to apply to b...→

EasyJet plans to cut staff by up to 30%

EasyJet plans to cut staff by up to 30%

The airline is struggling to cope with the collapse in demand for air travel caused by the pandemic. Read full article: EasyJet plans to cut staff by up to 30%...→

Restaurants and hotels clean up with toilet paper sales

Restaurants and hotels clean up with toilet paper sales

As panic-buying empties supermarket shelves, cafés and offices remain flush with toilet roll Read full article: Restaurants and hotels clean up with toi...→

Child Benefit: How to apply, payment dates and amount claimants could get

Child Benefit: How to apply, payment dates and amount claimants could get

CHILD BENEFIT is a sum which is available to those raising children within a particular age bracket within the UK. When claiming the benefit it is important fo [...] Read full article: Child Benefit: How to apply, payment dat...→

Harrods to open second store to limit overcrowding

Harrods to open second store to limit overcrowding

In an effort to prevent overcrowding when the summer sale kicks off, the firm will also open a second shop called Harrods Outlet Read full article: Harrods to open second store to limit ov...→

Fever-screening cameras offer an instant warning of coronavirus risk

Fever-screening cameras offer an instant warning of coronavirus risk

A pair of security specialists are hoping to take the temperature of the nation with what they say could be a “future safety measure of coronavirus”, used in p [...] Read full article: Fever-screening cameras offer an instant...→

Coronavirus: Warning that Northern Irish arts scene risks ‘decimation’

The arts will be “decimated” without a cash injection to recover from coronavirus, its main funding body in Northern Ireland said. Read full article: Coronavirus: Warning that Northern Irish...→

Huayou Cobalt bows to pressure over use of child labour in DRC’s informal mining

Huayou Cobalt bows to pressure over use of child labour in DRC’s informal mining sector... State monopoly plans to buy informally-mined cobalt in world’s most [...] Read full article: Huayou Cobalt bows to pressure over use ...→

Proportion of Scottish firms fearing for survival amid coronavirus crisis is revealed

Proportion of Scottish firms fearing for survival amid coronavirus crisis is revealed

Picture: Jeff J Mitchell/ Getty Images.... AROUND 61% of Scottish businesses have voiced fears they will not survive the coronavirus crisis in spite of huge go [...] Read full article: Proportion of Scottish firms fearing for...→

Family-run fruit and vegetable wholesaler sets up refrigerated home delivery

Family-run fruit and vegetable wholesaler sets up refrigerated home delivery

A FAMILY-RUN fruit and vegetable wholesaler has launched a delivery service with the help of bank funding after the majority of its customers,… Read full article: Family-run fruit and vegetable wholesale...→

Sandy Kennedy: 'To have impact, we must move to action immediately'

Sandy Kennedy: 'To have impact, we must move to action immediately'

Sandy Kennedy.... One thing is clear, when we face a crisis, we can deliver change – and do it at pace. Read full article: Sandy Kennedy: 'To have impact, we must ...→

More than eight in ten Ryanair passengers still waiting for refunds, says Which?

More than eight in ten Ryanair passengers still waiting for refunds, says Which?

RYANAIR has left more than eight in ten passengers waiting for a refund, according to new research by Which?. The consumer group found 84 per cent of holidayma [...] Read full article: More than eight in ten Ryanair passenger...→

Vending machine mum's perfect money lesson

Vending machine mum's perfect money lesson

Nurse Sarah Balsdon bought a vending machine, filled it with snacks, then paid her children for chores. Read full article: Vending machine mum's perfect money less...→

Boohoo pooh-poohs attack by hedge fund

Boohoo pooh-poohs attack by hedge fund

Boohoo has defended its accounting practices and has played down the cost of buying out a stake in Pretty Little Thing after an attack by a hedge fund.The onli [...] Read full article: Boohoo pooh-poohs attack by hedge fund...→

M&G lifts gloom with special dividend vow

M&G lifts gloom with special dividend vow

M&G is pressing ahead with a bumper £410 million cash return to its shareholders, despite regulatory scrutiny of dividend payments.John Foley, chief executive [...] Read full article: M&G lifts gloom with special dividend vo...→

Job cuts ready for takeoff at Ryanair

Job cuts ready for takeoff at Ryanair

Ryanair is to begin laying off pilots and cabin crew as its chief executive said that he hoped pay cuts and a rapid return to flying would mean that the foreca [...] Read full article: Job cuts ready for takeoff at Ryanair...→

Banks’ emergency lending to companies hits £27bn

Banks’ emergency lending to companies hits £27bn

Banks have provided £27.5 billion of emergency lending to more than 650,000 businesses, official figures show.A performance update from the Treasury for its th [...] Read full article: Banks’ emergency lending to companies hi...→

Services sector suffers fastest fall in business confidence on record

Services sector suffers fastest fall in business confidence on record

Confidence in the services sector is declining at a record pace, according to the CBI.The business lobby group’s quarterly review has found that companies are [...] Read full article: Services sector suffers fastest fall in ...→

Market abuse warning over traders working from home

Market abuse warning over traders working from home

Banks, stockbrokers and investment firms that have ordered thousands of staff to work from home have been warned of the heightened risk of market-sensitive inf [...] Read full article: Market abuse warning over traders workin...→

Lucky for some — John Lewis to reopen 13 stores

Lucky for some — John Lewis to reopen 13 stores

Only a quarter of John Lewis’s stores will reopen next month as part of a phased comeback.Poole and Kingston will be the first two to reopen on Monday June 15, [...] Read full article: Lucky for some — John Lewis to reopen 13...→

British Land losses pile up amid chaos on high street

British Land losses pile up amid chaos on high street

Turmoil on the high street has sent British Land spinning to a £1.1 billion annual loss, more than three times greater than the £319 million loss it reported a [...] Read full article: British Land losses pile up amid chaos o...→

Home loans holiday ‘will put up debt’

Home loans holiday ‘will put up debt’

As many as 70 per cent of homeowners who have taken mortgage holidays do not need to extend their payment breaks, Britain’s banking industry claimed as it rais [...] Read full article: Home loans holiday ‘will put up debt’...→

Best ice cream makers to create fun desserts at home

Best ice cream makers to create fun desserts at home

We all scream for ice cream! Make your own cool creations with these must-have machines Read full article: Best ice cream makers to create fun dess...→

Save money during lockdown by re-sprouting your vegetables

Save money during lockdown by re-sprouting your vegetables

THERE may be no such thing as a free lunch, but you can get close – by re-sprouting your veg. Jamie Butterworth, a Royal Horticultural Society Ambassador who i [...] Read full article: Save money during lockdown by re-sprouti...→

Cliff-top mansion with pool overlooking English Channel goes on sale for £18m

Cliff-top mansion with pool overlooking English Channel goes on sale for £18m

THIS incredible cliff top mansion with stunning ocean views has gone on sale on the Channel Island of Jersey for £18m. The seven bedroom paradise is built on g [...] Read full article: Cliff-top mansion with pool overlooking ...→

State Pension UK: Boris Johnson will ‘meet commitments’ to Triple Lock Pension

State Pension UK: Boris Johnson will ‘meet commitments’ to Triple Lock Pension

STATE PENSION has been given a potential well-needed boost after Prime Minister Boris Johnson reassured Britons commitments to the Triple Lock Pension would be [...] Read full article: State Pension UK: Boris Johnson will ‘me...→

Debenhams, M&S, and John Lewis slash prices by up to 70% to shift excess stock

Debenhams, M&S, and John Lewis slash prices by up to 70% to shift excess stock

HIGH street shops are slashing prices to rock bottom in an attempt to shift stock not sold due to the coronavirus lockdown. Online sales have already started a [...] Read full article: Debenhams, M&S, and John Lewis slash pri...→

Asda loophole means 'disposable' temp workers may not get coronavirus bonus

Asda loophole means 'disposable' temp workers may not get coronavirus bonus

EXCLUSIVE: The grocer hired 5,000 workers on the back of the pandemic in late March, promising a 25% bonus for all of those went above and beyond to support th [...] Read full article: Asda loophole means 'disposable' temp wo...→

An iron curtain is falling between China and the US and we may have to pick sides

An iron curtain is falling between China and the US and we may have to pick sides

Donald Trump and Xi Jinping have a lot more in common than either would care to admit. Both leaders have blundered through the Covid-19 pandemic — their respon [...] Read full article: An iron curtain is falling between China...→

Hammerson boss David Atkins quits as his retail strategy caves in

Hammerson boss David Atkins quits as his retail strategy caves in

The chief executive of one of Britain’s biggest shopping centre owners has resigned in the middle of a retail property storm.David Atkins, 54, is stepping down [...] Read full article: Hammerson boss David Atkins quits as his...→

Shuttered firms that win insurance claims face fight over payouts  

Shuttered firms that win insurance claims face fight over payouts  

Even if businesses convince insurers to pay they may be surprised by how little they receive, experts warn Read full article: Shuttered firms that win insurance claim...→

Tesco launch £10 pizza meal deal that would feed a family of four

Tesco launch £10 pizza meal deal that would feed a family of four

If you’re heading out to your local Tesco at some point this week then you might want to read on and check out of the incredible offers that you can find in-st [...] Read full article: Tesco launch £10 pizza meal deal that wo...→

Reiss tells customers to buy clothes first and try them on at home

Reiss tells customers to buy clothes first and try them on at home

Reiss will encourage shoppers to buy clothes, try them on at home and return them if needed rather than use changing rooms, the upmarket fashion firm said on W [...] Read full article: Reiss tells customers to buy clothes fir...→

Best dehumidifiers to buy in 2020

Best dehumidifiers to buy in 2020

With the temperature rising outside, ensure damp stays out of your spaces at home with a dehumidifier. We've found compact options for smaller rooms and premiu [...] Read full article: Best dehumidifiers to buy in 2020...→

Savings account: Where should you put your money as rates plummet?

Savings account: Where should you put your money as rates plummet?

SAVERS are being somewhat penalised as rates plummet as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, but where should you put your money as rates drop? Read full article: Savings account: Where should you put yo...→

Gambling company closed down after addicted customer took own life

Gambling company closed down after addicted customer took own life

PT Entertainment Services failed to carry out any “responsible gambling” interactions with the customer, despite being aware that several of his debit card tra [...] Read full article: Gambling company closed down after addic...→

Hairdressers 'want to reopen in June just like other non-essential retailers'

Hairdressers 'want to reopen in June just like other non-essential retailers'

The boss of the Hair and Barber Council has said many independent businesses are ready to reopen on June 15 with all other non-essential retailers - but the Go [...] Read full article: Hairdressers 'want to reopen in June jus...→

Nando’s reopens 39 more restaurants today - see full list of 93 open

Nando’s reopens 39 more restaurants today - see full list of 93 open

NANDO’S has reopened 39 more of its restaurants today – bringing the total back in business to 93. It initially began reopening in April, after closing all bra [...] Read full article: Nando’s reopens 39 more restaurants toda...→

Next to reopen 25 branches from June 15 as coronavirus lockdown rules ease

Next to reopen 25 branches from June 15 as coronavirus lockdown rules ease

NEXT has revealed plans to reopen 25 stores from June 15 as coronavirus lockdown rules ease. The fashion and homeware retailer wouldn’t confirm the exact locat [...] Read full article: Next to reopen 25 branches from June 15 ...→

Furlough banned: Will Rishi Sunak BAN firms from furloughing staff from July? Changes due

Furlough banned: Will Rishi Sunak BAN firms from furloughing staff from July? Changes due

FURLOUGH is an option many UK employers have taken up to keep their employees earning during the coronavirus pandemic. But the popularity of the coronavirus jo [...] Read full article: Furlough banned: Will Rishi Sunak BAN fi...→

John Lewis names first stores to reopen in June

John Lewis names first stores to reopen in June

John Lewis Partnership chairman Sharon White says new ways of working will be needed to ensure safety in its department stores Read full article: John Lewis names first stores to reopen ...→

Cautious shoppers double online grocery sales

Cautious shoppers double online grocery sales

The online grocery market has doubled as the pandemic encouraged people to log on for their food shop.Online food sales now account for 13 per cent of the enti [...] Read full article: Cautious shoppers double online grocery ...→

Comment: the close circle of administrators at LFC-linked firms

Comment: the close circle of administrators at LFC-linked firms

Small world, the corporate undertaking game. Especially in the orbits of Simon Hume-Kendall, Elten Barker and Spencer Golding, whose assets have been frozen by [...] Read full article: Comment: the close circle of administrat...→

Boots' new anti-wrinkle miracle cream is now on sale - here’s how to get it

Boots' new anti-wrinkle miracle cream is now on sale - here’s how to get it

Boots No7 Advanced Retinol 1.5% Complex Night Concentrate costs £25 and promises to “transform your overnight age-defying regime” Read full article: Boots' new anti-wrinkle miracle cream is...→

Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary calls on UK to drop quarantine plans

Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary calls on UK to drop quarantine plans

Ryanair boss Michael O'Leary has called for the removal of "ineffective quarantine measures", labelling the UK government's plans as unenforceable. Last week B [...] Read full article: Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary calls on UK...→

NI pub gives details of how it will operate when it reopens after coronavirus crisis

A Nothern Ireland pub has revealed details of the plans it has in place for when it reopens after the virus crisis. Read full article: NI pub gives details of how it will oper...→

McDonald's shares exact date it will reopen 975 UK and Ireland branches

McDonald's shares exact date it will reopen 975 UK and Ireland branches

EXCLUSIVE: The restaurant chain has revealed when hundreds more stores across the UK will reopen to the public - including many branches up north as coronaviru [...] Read full article: McDonald's shares exact date it will reo...→

John Lewis names the 13 stores that will reopen to the public in June

John Lewis names the 13 stores that will reopen to the public in June

John Lewis has announced plans to reopen 13 stores next month, as the UK Government slowly relaxes rules for thousands of high street businesses.... The chain [...] Read full article: John Lewis names the 13 stores that will...→

Global recession alert: Economists who predicted 2000 and 2008 crashes issue warning

Global recession alert: Economists who predicted 2000 and 2008 crashes issue warning

THE ECONOMISTS who predicted financial crises in 2000 and 2008 have issued an alert as the coronavirus pandemic takes its hold over the global economy. Read full article: Global recession alert: Economists who p...→

National Grid pays out £50 million to turn power down as lockdown hits demand

National Grid pays out £50 million to turn power down as lockdown hits demand

The costs of keeping the lights on in Britain spiralled to more than £50 million in the four days from Friday to bank holiday Monday as National Grid had to pa [...] Read full article: National Grid pays out £50 million to tu...→

Food hall makes a splash with fish butchery

Food hall makes a splash with fish butchery

A food and drink retailer has become the first to partner with a sustainable seafood platform. Read full article: Food hall makes a splash with fish butch...→

FTSE-100 rises amid hopes for European covid bounceback

FTSE-100 rises amid hopes for European covid bounceback

The FTSE-100 Index rose modestly today amid hopes for a wider European recovery from the coronavirus. A bumper aid scheme for troubled parts of the EU was laun [...] Read full article: FTSE-100 rises amid hopes for European c...→

Boohoo buys PrettyLittleThing outright for £329 million

Boohoo buys PrettyLittleThing outright for £329 million

Online fashion sensation Boohoo today bought 100% of its PrettyLittleThing subsidiary in a deal potentially worth £329 million after facing conflict of interes [...] Read full article: Boohoo buys PrettyLittleThing outright f...→

Employees are working remotely in their pyjamas

A quarter of home-workers — more than four million employees — are doing their job from bed or in their nightwear, and 40 per cent have toiled from the sofa, a [...] Read full article: Employees are working remotely in their ...→

Boohoo buys Pretty Little Thing outright in bid to end conflict of in

Boohoo buys Pretty Little Thing outright in bid to end "conflict of in

Online fashion sensation Boohoo today bought 100% of its Pretty Little Thing subsidiary in a deal potentially worth £329 million after facing criticism from a [...] Read full article: Boohoo buys Pretty Little Thing outright...→

Fife life sciences firm Pneumagen nets £4m to develop product to tackle Covid-19

A Fife-based firm specialising in treating infectious diseases has announced a £4 million investment to allow the clinical development of its lead product for [...] Read full article: Fife life sciences firm Pneumagen nets £...→

Aldi is selling pet cooling mats to keep dogs and cats cool during the summer

Aldi is selling pet cooling mats to keep dogs and cats cool during the summer

ALDI is selling a whole host of accessories for your furry friends, including cooling mats to keep dogs and cats chilled during warmer days. The supermarket is [...] Read full article: Aldi is selling pet cooling mats to keep...→

‘Coronavirus destroyed my income, then my ex-husband took our family home’

‘Coronavirus destroyed my income, then my ex-husband took our family home’

One healthcare worker who had her income taken away by coronavirus is now fighting for a fair divorce settlement on her own Read full article: ‘Coronavirus destroyed my income, then m...→

London firm Hob Salons outlines reopening plans

London firm Hob Salons outlines reopening plans

Magazines, Prosecco and teas are off the menu at Hob Salons, the London hairdressing group said on Thursday as it revealed how sites will operate when the lock [...] Read full article: London firm Hob Salons outlines reopenin...→

Universal Credit UK: How Britons can apply for an advance to assist their living costs

Universal Credit UK: How Britons can apply for an advance to assist their living costs

UNIVERSAL CREDIT is a living support payment provided to Britons who are either unemployed or on a low income. However, some will need an advance payment to he [...] Read full article: Universal Credit UK: How Britons can app...→

Bank governor Bailey warns economic recovery will be long and hard

Bank governor Bailey warns economic recovery will be long and hard

The governor of the Bank of England has warned Britain’s economic recovery from the coronavirus crisis will be tougher than expected, saying a fresh wave of mo [...] Read full article: Bank governor Bailey warns economic reco...→

FTSE 100 LIVE: Eurozone stocks rally amid EU plan to prop up struggling economies

FTSE 100 LIVE: Eurozone stocks rally amid EU plan to prop up struggling economies

EUROZONE stocks rallied on Wednesday by a 750-billion-euro ($824 billion) plan to prop up EU economies hammered by the coronavirus crisis Read full article: FTSE 100 LIVE: Eurozone stocks rally ami...→

Fears Wolverhampton's hospitality sector will not survive crisis

Fears Wolverhampton's hospitality sector will not survive crisis

A business leader is warning that many small and micro coffee houses and restaurants in the hospitality sector may not survive the coronavirus crisis. Read full article: Fears Wolverhampton's hospitality sector...→

Pressure on Hong Kong finance, Boeing’s resumes 737 Max production, EU’s €750bn plan

Pressure on Hong Kong finance, Boeing’s resumes 737 Max production, EU’s €750bn plan

Boeing said it will resume production of the troubled 737 Max, just hours after announcing plans to dismiss more than 12,000 US workers. Meanwhile, Brussels ha [...] Read full article: Pressure on Hong Kong finance, Boeing’s ...→

Have hopes for West of Shetland oil boom been killed off by crude price plunge?

Have hopes for West of Shetland oil boom been killed off by crude price plunge?

RECENT signs that the oil market has stabilised after the weeks of turmoil triggered by the coronavirus have been strong enough to alarm activists… Read full article: Have hopes for West of Shetland oil boom...→

Prime cattle were dearer again this week at Ayr

Prime cattle were dearer again this week at Ayr

Ayr mart... The recent jump in grass growth had a positive impact on the trade for 162 breeding sheep at Messrs Craig Wilson’s sale at Ayr yesterday. With a go [...] Read full article: Prime cattle were dearer again this week...→

‘No reason’ for Omega share surge

‘No reason’ for Omega share surge

Scottish biotech firm Omega Diagnostics has said it is not aware of “any material reason” for a further surge in the company’s share price. Read full article: ‘No reason’ for Omega share surge...→

Trump to 'sign executive order about social media'

Trump to 'sign executive order about social media'

The latest dispute comes after Twitter added fact-check links to the president's tweets for the first time. Read full article: Trump to 'sign executive order about soc...→

Paul Peros is changing hair products for a greener future and better hair

Paul Peros is changing hair products for a greener future and better hair

The CEO of Reduit speaks to Andy Martin about how wasteful traditional hair products are and how their product will help save the planet and your hair Read full article: Paul Peros is changing hair products for...→

Furlough 'flaw': Mum in 'catch-22' between shielding daughter's health or providing food

Furlough 'flaw': Mum in 'catch-22' between shielding daughter's health or providing food

CORONAVIRUS is having a devastating impact across the UK, with millions of people having already been hit financially by the pandemic. Read full article: Furlough 'flaw': Mum in 'catch-22' betwe...→

Hammerson horror lurches to climax

Hammerson horror lurches to climax

People get over some break-ups. But not the “Two Daves”: the double-act from Hammerson, starring chairman David Tyler and chief executive David Atkins. How wil [...] Read full article: Hammerson horror lurches to climax...→

Retail investors invited as IWG seeks to raise £315m

Retail investors invited as IWG seeks to raise £315m

A listed serviced offices provider has moved to raise around £315 million from shareholders.IWG, which previously was known as Regus, revealed the placing afte [...] Read full article: Retail investors invited as IWG seeks to...→

Worst of the slowdown may be over, employers say

Worst of the slowdown may be over, employers say

Businesses are regaining confidence in their ability to hire workers and invest in operations as they begin to emerge from the lockdown, a survey has suggested [...] Read full article: Worst of the slowdown may be over, emplo...→

Ralph Lauren: The luxury of opening stores again

Ralph Lauren: The luxury of opening stores again

Ralph Lauren has reopened two thirds of its shops in Europe as virus restrictions ease.The $6 billion fashion house also reopened nearly half of its stores in [...] Read full article: Ralph Lauren: The luxury of opening stor...→

Boohoo can shrug off fund’s attack

Boohoo can shrug off fund’s attack

It’s a real worry for Boohoo’s investors if the hedge fund attacking its share price is right about alleged accounting funnies. In a lengthy research note publ [...] Read full article: Boohoo can shrug off fund’s attack...→

Pay-cut letter ‘sent in error’ by Barratt

Pay-cut letter ‘sent in error’ by Barratt

Britain’s biggest housebuilder has said that a letter it sent to suppliers warning that their pay rates would be slashed by 15 per cent was sent in error.Barra [...] Read full article: Pay-cut letter ‘sent in error’ by Barrat...→

Handover of power set to cost Centrica FTSE place

Handover of power set to cost Centrica FTSE place

The FTSE 100 could be on course for its biggest reshuffle since the financial crisis.Centrica, the owner of British Gas, and Carnival, the cruise operator, are [...] Read full article: Handover of power set to cost Centrica F...→

Autonomous taxis pick up Amazon

Autonomous taxis pick up Amazon

Amazon is close to making its most significant foray into self-driving cars with the purchase of an autonomous taxi start-up.Zoox, last valued privately at $3. [...] Read full article: Autonomous taxis pick up Amazon...→

Hold on to your hats in record run for mid-caps on FTSE 250

Hold on to your hats in record run for mid-caps on FTSE 250

Mid-cap stocks are enjoying their best run since 2017 as hopes rise that domestically focused companies such as Marks & Spencer and Royal Mail will benefit fro [...] Read full article: Hold on to your hats in record run for m...→

Britivic cheers at-home demand for Robinsons squash

Britivic cheers at-home demand for Robinsons squash

Soft drinks group Britvic on Wednesday said customers stocking up on Robinsons squash has helped soften the blow of losing sales when pubs and restaurants clos [...] Read full article: Britivic cheers at-home demand for Robin...→

Why British tomatoes are having their best year & great recipes to taste them

Why British tomatoes are having their best year & great recipes to taste them

SQUEEZE the most out of lockdown –  celebrating the great British tomato. We’re in the middle of British Tomato Fortnight and growers need shoppers’ support mo [...] Read full article: Why British tomatoes are having their be...→

Coronavirus puts the £75bn car finance sector in a tailspin

Coronavirus puts the £75bn car finance sector in a tailspin

An over-dependence on finance plans to sell cars has created a false market - and the Covid crisis is bringing matters to a head Read full article: Coronavirus puts the £75bn car finance s...→

Boeing job cuts start to hit 12,000 US workers

Boeing job cuts start to hit 12,000 US workers

A drop in travel due to the pandemic worsened the situation for the company, which was already in crisis. Read full article: Boeing job cuts start to hit 12,000 US w...→

London markets make 'solid' gains as trading optimism continues

London markets make 'solid' gains as trading optimism continues

The FTSE-100 index of leading shares delivered another "solid" performance on Wednesday despite some tempering of trading sentiment… Read full article: London markets make 'solid' gains as tra...→

Best food steamers for 2020

Easy meals prepared in the healthiest ways. We've rounded up the top food steamers worth trying out now, including top picks from Morphy Richards and Salter Read full article: Best food steamers for 2020...→

Regus owner IWG entices retail investors in £315 million fundraise

Regus owner IWG entices retail investors in £315 million fundraise

Regus owner IWG unveiled a £315 million fundraise on Wednesday with a retail offering giving armchair investors the chance to buy. More follows... Read full article: Regus owner IWG entices retail investors...→

John Lewis plans revival as it reopens 13 stores under social distancing measures

John Lewis plans revival as it reopens 13 stores under social distancing measures

John Lewis said it plans to initially reopen just a quarter of its 50 stores next month as part of a phased comeback.Shops at Poole, in Dorset, and Kingston up [...] Read full article: John Lewis plans revival as it reopens 1...→

UK government is now paying 10.7 million people's wages

UK government is now paying 10.7 million people's wages

Almost one-third of workforce now paid by the state, as Rishi Sunak prepares to announce changes Read full article: UK government is now paying 10.7 million...→

Glasgow City Region unveils £250m boost

Glasgow City Region has unveiled a £250 million funding boost for vital infrastructure work aiming to help kick-start the area’s post-Covid-19 economic recover [...] Read full article: Glasgow City Region unveils £250m boost...→

Russell & Bromley joins list of retailers outlining reopening plans

Russell & Bromley joins list of retailers outlining reopening plans

Upmarket accessories and fashion retailers Johnstons of Elgin, Reiss and Russell & Bromley on Wednesday revealed their store reopening plans to the Evening Sta [...] Read full article: Russell & Bromley joins list of retailer...→

Europe aims to borrow €750bn to fund recovery

Europe aims to borrow €750bn to fund recovery

Ambitious proposal to help EU states revive economies faces opposition by the 'frugal four' of Austria, the Netherlands, Sweden and Denmark Read full article: Europe aims to borrow €750bn to fund rec...→

BlackRock to flag climate concerns at ExxonMobil AGM

BlackRock to flag climate concerns at ExxonMobil AGM

Fund manager will vote against re-election of two directors and for splitting chair and CEO role Read full article: BlackRock to flag climate concerns at Ex...→

Carmakers rule out merger and ditch longstanding sales targets as alliance with

Carmakers rule out merger and ditch longstanding sales targets as alliance with Mitsubishi switches focus... Sharing resources is the only way for both compani [...] Read full article: Carmakers rule out merger and ditch long...→

Virus 'may scar young throughout working life'

Virus 'may scar young throughout working life'

UN agency the International Labour Organisation warns of potential "lockdown generation". Read full article: Virus 'may scar young throughout working...→

Grocery sales have risen at fastest rate in more than 25 years

Take-home grocery sales grew at the fastest rate since 1994 during the past 12 weeks, new figures have revealed. Read full article: Grocery sales have risen at fastest rate...→

Supermarket sales surged at fastest pace on record during coronavirus lockdown

Supermarket sales surged at fastest pace on record during coronavirus lockdown

Alcohol sales jumped 50 per cent while ice cream was up 40 per cent as restaurants close and shoppers stock up Read full article: Supermarket sales surged at fastest pace...→

Ryanair sees bookings surge as UK prepares for July holidays

Ryanair sees bookings surge as UK prepares for July holidays

Ryanair boss Michael O'Leary has called for the removal of the UK's quarantine measures, labelling the government's plans as "unenforceable". Last week Britain [...] Read full article: Ryanair sees bookings surge as UK prepar...→

Cheery investors look to the future

Cheery investors look to the future

Mid-cap stocks rose again this morning as they extended their winning streak to eight sessions, their best run in two and a half years.The FTSE 250, which is h [...] Read full article: Cheery investors look to the future...→

McDonald's to re-open Northern Ireland drive-thru restaurants

McDonald's to re-open Northern Ireland drive-thru restaurants

McDonald’s will open all of its drive-thru restaurants across Northern Ireland from next week, it can be revealed. Read full article: McDonald's to re-open Northern Ireland d...→

David Allen Green is a lawyer and journalist. He writes about law and policy. Th

David Allen Green is a lawyer and journalist. He writes about law and policy. The blog is written from a liberal and critical perspective. He also writes a per [...] Read full article: David Allen Green is a lawyer and journa...→

Tears flow as Boohoo fails to fend off its short seller

Tears flow as Boohoo fails to fend off its short seller

When you’re up against an opponent dubbed the Dark Destroyer, you’d better make sure your punches hit home.  Read full article: Tears flow as Boohoo fails to fend off i...→

McDonald's to reopen 975 more branches for drive-thru from June 2

McDonald's to reopen 975 more branches for drive-thru from June 2

MCDONALD’S plans to reopen another 975 branches for drive-thru from June 2. It comes as the fast food chain reopened 39 branches for drive thru last week. ⚠️ R [...] Read full article: McDonald's to reopen 975 more branches f...→

Shoppers should back local businesses: DUP's Lockhart

Shoppers should back local businesses: DUP's Lockhart

Shoppers have been told they have a major role to play in safeguarding the future of town centres by supporting local businesses when the lockdown in Northern [...] Read full article: Shoppers should back local businesses: D...→

UK furlough scheme now covers 8.4 million workers

UK furlough scheme now covers 8.4 million workers

The scheme to pay wages of workers on leave because of coronavirus has now cost £15bn. Read full article: UK furlough scheme now covers 8.4 millio...→

Help to Buy ISA: The important deadline which savers need to note - or risk losing bonus

Help to Buy ISA: The important deadline which savers need to note - or risk losing bonus

HELP TO BUY ISAs are no longer open to new savers, however those who have already opened an account will need to take note of a very important deadline. Read full article: Help to Buy ISA: The important deadline ...→

State Pension credits: Can grandparents claim credits for providing virtual childcare?

State Pension credits: Can grandparents claim credits for providing virtual childcare?

STATE PENSION CREDITS is a form of income-related benefit which is a lifeline for many pensioners during the coronavirus crisis. Can grandparents claim credits [...] Read full article: State Pension credits: Can grandparents ...→

Ryanair named worst airline for flight refunds in new Which? travel survey

Ryanair named worst airline for flight refunds in new Which? travel survey

Some 84% of UK customers have not had their money returned and only 5% received a refund within the legal time limit Read full article: Ryanair named worst airline for flight r...→

How to secure a new job and get a pay rise in lockdown

One Telegraph reader managed to secure a £70k role while in lockdown. Here's how she did it Read full article: How to secure a new job and get a pay ri...→

Trading recovering for delivery group DX

Trading recovering for delivery group DX

A delivery group, which has its main freight hub in the Black Country, has experienced a slow and steady recovery in trading over the last six weeks. Read full article: Trading recovering for delivery group DX...→

Coronavirus: Belfast council chief executive lays out vision of transformed city after lockdown

Coronavirus: Belfast council chief executive lays out vision of transformed city after lockdown

Belfast will emerge from lockdown as a "different but bustling city" with an emphasis on sustainability and investment in opening up public spaces, the chief e [...] Read full article: Coronavirus: Belfast council chief execu...→

Most Ryanair customers still waiting for refund

The majority of Ryanair passengers surveyed who have asked for a refund for a cancelled flight during the coronavirus crisis are still waiting for their money [...] Read full article: Most Ryanair customers still waiting for...→

EasyJet to cut up to 3,000 jobs

EasyJet to cut up to 3,000 jobs

The airline will slash staff numbers by up to 30pc as it reduces the size of its fleet to cope with lower demand Read full article: EasyJet to cut up to 3,000 jobs...→

Business asked to share lessons from Covid crisis | Press and Journal

Business asked to share lessons from Covid crisis | Press and Journal

The Scottish Council for Development and Industry (SCDI) and Heriot-Watt University have teamed up for a project to help shape Scotland’s future. Read full article: Business asked to share lessons from Cov...→

Men and women are equals, but not in Scotland – leader comment

As the coronavirus outbreak shines a light in inequality between men and women, we must strive to ensure fairness for all in the post-Covid ‘new normal’. Read full article: Men and women are equals, but not in Sco...→

EasyJet to reduce workforce by up to 30% to enable a 'restructure of business' due to the coronavirus pandemic

EasyJet to reduce workforce by up to 30% to enable a 'restructure of business' due to the coronavirus pandemic

EASYJET plans to reduce its workforce by up to 30% to enable a “restructure of our business” due to the coronavirus pandemic, the airline said. Read full article: EasyJet to reduce workforce by up to 30%...→

Easyjet to axe 30% of staff and shrink fleet to help survuve coronavirus crisis

Easyjet to axe 30% of staff and shrink fleet to help survuve coronavirus crisis

Budget airline airline easyJet said it planned to cut up to 30% of its staff and shrink its fleet, to fit the smaller market it expects to emerge from the coll [...] Read full article: Easyjet to axe 30% of staff and shrink f...→

EasyJet to slash staff by 30% as coronavirus takes it toll

EasyJet to slash staff by 30% as coronavirus takes it toll

EasyJet will slash 30% of its staff as the company warns flight demand will not fully recover until 2023.  The company which has been hit hard by coronavirus s [...] Read full article: EasyJet to slash staff by 30% as coronav...→

Trade Secrets: Supply Chain Disruption

Trade Secrets: Supply Chain Disruption

The death of globalisation and world-encompassing supply chains has been foretold so often it is hard to imagine it might actually be happening. Could Covid-19 [...] Read full article: Trade Secrets: Supply Chain Disruption...→

Finance chief swaps Swiss lakes for Aberdeenshire Granite as he takes up Baxters role | Press and Journal

Finance chief swaps Swiss lakes for Aberdeenshire Granite as he takes up Baxters role | Press and Journal

An international finance chief has given up his life near the Swiss lakes to help head up one of the north-east’s most famous firms after falling in love with [...] Read full article: Finance chief swaps Swiss lakes for Aber...→

UK tops coronavirus death rate rankings | Free to read

UK tops coronavirus death rate rankings | Free to read

FT analysis of data from 19 countries finds Britain hit hardest, ahead of US, Italy, Spain and Belgium Read full article: UK tops coronavirus death rate rankings ...→

Take the PIP test online and find out how much money you could get from the DWP

Take the PIP test online and find out how much money you could get from the DWP

The Department for Work and Pensions could give you between £23.60 and £151.40 per week if you qualify for Personal Independence Payment Read full article: Take the PIP test online and find out ho...→

Travel firms say quarantine plan must be scrapped

Travel firms say quarantine plan must be scrapped

More than 70 industry bosses say a 14-day quarantine will put visitors off coming to the UK. Read full article: Travel firms say quarantine plan must be...→

Reckitt Benckiser Group PLC

Disinfectant factory near Wuhan provided model for consumer goods group to operate through lockdown... Lender up close with customers; Reckitt’s new boss off t [...] Read full article: Reckitt Benckiser Group PLC...→

A new diplomacy in the Pacific Rim

A new diplomacy in the Pacific Rim

Australia is in the crosshairs of China’s ‘wolf warrior’ diplomacy after Prime Minister Scott Morrison called for an inquiry into the origins of the coronaviru [...] Read full article: A new diplomacy in the Pacific Rim...→

Bumper North Sea field start up delayed amid challenges posed by coronavirus

Bumper North Sea field start up delayed amid challenges posed by coronavirus

NEPTUNE Energy has said the start of production from a big North Sea field could be delayed by more than a year as a result of the challenges posed… Read full article: Bumper North Sea field start up delayed ...→

Investors find Scotland attractive but 2020 will be ‘quite difficult’

Investors find Scotland attractive but 2020 will be ‘quite difficult’

Scotland appears relatively well-placed to retain its allure among foreign investors after the worst of Covid-19 is past, but the pandemic will take a signific [...] Read full article: Investors find Scotland attractive but 2...→

Shoppers can get £70-worth of high street clothes for £35 with Lost Stock boxes

Shoppers can get £70-worth of high street clothes for £35 with Lost Stock boxes

SHOPPERS can get £70-worth of clothes from high street retailers for £35 with new “Lost Stock” boxes. The scheme has been set-up by online fashion marketplace [...] Read full article: Shoppers can get £70-worth of high stree...→

Charity shops fear deluge of donations

Charity shops fear deluge of donations

Lockdown has inspired mass clear outs but charities ask customers to be selective with donation. Read full article: Charity shops fear deluge of donations...→

Firms ‘can’t cope’ with reality of paying staff after lockdown

Firms ‘can’t cope’ with reality of paying staff after lockdown

One in four businesses using the government’s wage support scheme will struggle to contribute to their furloughed workers’ salaries, an employers’ group has wa [...] Read full article: Firms ‘can’t cope’ with reality of payin...→

Pneumagen wins funding for Covid-19 antiviral drug trial

Pneumagen wins funding for Covid-19 antiviral drug trial

A company spun out of a Scottish university has secured £4 million to fund a clinical trial of a potential treatment for Covid-19.Pneumagen is developing drugs [...] Read full article: Pneumagen wins funding for Covid-19 anti...→

Pearson publishing hit by falling university admissions

Pearson publishing hit by falling university admissions

The world’s largest education publisher was kept indoors yesterday while the other children gallivanted around the playground. While the stock market soared to [...] Read full article: Pearson publishing hit by falling univer...→

1 The jobs of more than ten million people are being bankrolled by the Treasury  [...]

1 The jobs of more than ten million people are being bankrolled by the Treasury [...]

1 The jobs of more than ten million people are being bankrolled by the Treasury during the coronavirus pandemic at a cost of £21 billion through the furlough s [...] Read full article: 1 The jobs of more than ten million peop...→

We’re going green, says BP boss Bernard Looney

We’re going green, says BP boss Bernard Looney

The boss of BP said yesterday that it was drawing up a green strategy for the next ten years, as its first “virtual” annual meeting at its offices was picketed [...] Read full article: We’re going green, says BP boss Bernard ...→

Hammerson boss David Atkins quits after retail strategy unravels

Hammerson boss David Atkins quits after retail strategy unravels

David Atkins, 54, is stepping down from running Hammerson after more than a decade at the head of the FTSE 250 company. He will remain in the job until next sp [...] Read full article: Hammerson boss David Atkins quits after ...→

Online supermarket sales double in ‘permanent’ shift to web

Online supermarket sales double in ‘permanent’ shift to web

The online grocery market has doubled as a result of the coronavirus lockdown.Online food sales now account for 13 per cent of the entire British grocery marke [...] Read full article: Online supermarket sales double in ‘perm...→

A digital iron curtain is descending as China and America tussle over Huawei

A digital iron curtain is descending as China and America tussle over Huawei

Donald Trump and Xi Jinping have a lot more in common than either would care to admit. Both leaders have blundered through the Covid-19 pandemic — their respon [...] Read full article: A digital iron curtain is descending as ...→

We must make most of foreign investors’ confidence in Britain

Covid-19 has hurt lives and livelihoods and created all-too-apparent short-term challenges for economies and societies. It’s easy, as states focus on the immed [...] Read full article: We must make most of foreign investors’ ...→

Spectre of heavy job losses as proportion of firms unable to pay furlough scheme share is revealed

Spectre of heavy job losses as proportion of firms unable to pay furlough scheme share is revealed

ONE-quarter of UK businesses with furloughed staff have said they cannot afford to contribute any amount to the cost of the UK Government’s coronavirus job ret [...] Read full article: Spectre of heavy job losses as proportio...→

Ordinary-looking house is hiding a 'new surprise in every photo'

Ordinary-looking house is hiding a 'new surprise in every photo'

THIS ordinary-looking house is hiding a host of eye-catching secrets. The grade II listed building offers a “new surprise in every photo” and comes complete wi [...] Read full article: Ordinary-looking house is hiding a 'new ...→

Best rice cookers to invest in for 2020: achieve perfect, fluffy rice every time

Best rice cookers to invest in for 2020: achieve perfect, fluffy rice every time

Take the guesswork out of fluffy rice at meal times. We've found the best rice cookers available to buy now including premium options from YumAsia and Sage Read full article: Best rice cookers to invest in for 2020:...→

The future of McDonald's - all the changes to expect as it opens more branches

The future of McDonald's - all the changes to expect as it opens more branches

MCDONALD’S plans to reopen 975 more branches for drive-thru and delivery from June 2 – but there are some changes Maccies fans need to be aware of. Hungry dine [...] Read full article: The future of McDonald's - all the chang...→

Amazon looks to buy self-driving electric car start-up Zoox

Amazon looks to buy self-driving electric car start-up Zoox

Amazon is close to making its most significant foray into self-driving cars with the purchase of an autonomous taxi start-up.Zoox, which was last valued privat [...] Read full article: Amazon looks to buy self-driving electri...→

Savers reveal their top tips and tricks for cutting costs - 'you can't have it all' 

Savers reveal their top tips and tricks for cutting costs - 'you can't have it all' 

MONEY saving is an important endeavour which many families are embarking upon in 2020, in an effort to adopt a more financially efficient lifestyle going forwa [...] Read full article: Savers reveal their top tips and tricks ...→

Online surge helps big supermarkets halt the rise of Aldi and Lidl

Online surge helps big supermarkets halt the rise of Aldi and Lidl

The rapid rise of online sales during the pandemic has contributed to a sharp reversal of fortunes in the UK grocery market Read full article: Online surge helps big supermarkets halt...→

Nationwide reduces fixed rate mortgage rates

Nationwide reduces fixed rate mortgage rates

NATIONWIDE has announced it will be slashing the rates on its selected mortgage products in news which may be welcomed by mortgage payers during the lockdown c [...] Read full article: Nationwide reduces fixed rate mortgage r...→

Covid could ‘accelerate’ BP’s green transformation, boss says

The boss of BP has said the global lockdown sparked by coronavirus has given people “a look” at a greener future, as air pollution drops in many major cities a [...] Read full article: Covid could ‘accelerate’ BP’s green tran...→

Morrisons set to open first standalone clothing and homewares store

Morrisons set to open first standalone clothing and homewares store

MORRISONS is planning to open its first standalone store selling only clothing and homeware. The supermarket has started recruiting staff for the new shop, whi [...] Read full article: Morrisons set to open first standalone c...→

Inheritance Tax changes could be ahead: Britons warned to act now to protect inheritance

Inheritance Tax changes could be ahead: Britons warned to act now to protect inheritance

INHERITANCE TAX reliefs are something which many will factor in when estate planning. However, with the potential for tax changes following the coronavirus (CO [...] Read full article: Inheritance Tax changes could be ahead: ...→

Sammy Wilson: Delaying our exit from the Brexit transition period will not lead to a better trade deal for the UK

In a week which has seen little progress in the negotiations between the UK and the EU about the shape of the relationship which will exist after December 2020 [...] Read full article: Sammy Wilson: Delaying our exit from the...→

Halfords to open 53 'retail lite' stores as its welcomes shoppers after lockdown

Halfords to open 53 'retail lite' stores as its welcomes shoppers after lockdown

A number of Halfords stores have remained open during the coronavirus pandemic, however it's now stepping up services for those who need to physically pick up [...] Read full article: Halfords to open 53 'retail lite' stores...→

Government CBILS and Bounce Back loan bail-out nears £30 billion

Government CBILS and Bounce Back loan bail-out nears £30 billion

Loans dished out by the government to Covid-19 battered companies through three emergency lending schemes hit £27.5 billion on Thursday, Treasury figures show. [...] Read full article: Government CBILS and Bounce Back loan ba...→

Pandemic forces 1.5 million people to delay retirement

Pandemic forces 1.5 million people to delay retirement

The number of over 65s still working is already at a record high and will continue rising in coming years Read full article: Pandemic forces 1.5 million people to de...→

Rishi Sunak urged not to cut business lifeline too soon

Rishi Sunak urged not to cut business lifeline too soon

London business leaders today pleaded with Rishi Sunak not to ban companies from putting more staff into the “lifesaver” furlough scheme. The Chancellor is due [...] Read full article: Rishi Sunak urged not to cut business li...→

Bauer Media to axe 40 radio stations as restructuring is accelerated by Covid-19

Bauer Media to axe 40 radio stations as restructuring is accelerated by Covid-19

Bauer media is set to axe 40 radio stations amid huge restructuring sparked by the Covid-19 crisis.... It comes just a week after it emerged the company was in [...] Read full article: Bauer Media to axe 40 radio stations as ...→

McDonald’s to reopen for NI customers next week - for ‘drive thru’ only

McDonald’s in Northern Ireland will begin to reopen for Drive Thru and McDelivery service next week, it has been revealed. Read full article: McDonald’s to reopen for NI customers ne...→

Amazon slash the price of 48 Andrex toilet rolls to £21

Amazon slash the price of 48 Andrex toilet rolls to £21

The online giant has been spotted selling 48 rolls of Andrex for only £21 - down from £24.99 Read full article: Amazon slash the price of 48 Andrex toil...→

Dominic Cummings's statement: a guided tour

Dominic Cummings's statement: a guided tour

The FT's David Allen Green argues how to read the real meaning behind a 'lawyered' statement, and how careful phrasing can be used to cover up Read full article: Dominic Cummings's statement: a guided t...→

'Illegal' £35m state aid for ferries faces legal challenge

'Illegal' £35m state aid for ferries faces legal challenge

The Department for Transport faces a juidical review over its bailout to protect ferry routes for freight during the pandemic Read full article: 'Illegal' £35m state aid for ferries fac...→

Rural economy boosted by funding pay-outs

Rural economy boosted by funding pay-outs

A number of rural firms have received payments in a bid to help boost the county's rural economy, despite the pandemic. Read full article: Rural economy boosted by funding pay-out...→

FTSE 100 up by another 100 points as economic recovery hopes grow

FTSE 100 up by another 100 points as economic recovery hopes grow

The FTSE-100 Index jumped over 100 points today as hopes about an economic recovery grew.   Leisure stocks that once again drove the index higher as British Ai [...] Read full article: FTSE 100 up by another 100 points as eco...→

How workplaces will change after lockdown

How workplaces will change after lockdown

The county's big employers are working out just how to get staff back into the workplace when lockdown measures are eased. Read full article: How workplaces will change after lockdow...→

Scottish brewer announces 90 rent cut for pubs | Shopping centres chief quits | Halfords announces reopening plan

Scottish brewer announces 90 rent cut for pubs | Shopping centres chief quits | Halfords announces reopening plan

Belhaven Pub Partners is reducing rents by 90 for all its tied pubs from June 11 until they can legally reopen, the company said. Read full article: Scottish brewer announces 90 rent cut fo...→

CINEWORLD is preparing to reopen all of its UK cinema branches in July, it said  [...]

CINEWORLD is preparing to reopen all of its UK cinema branches in July, it said [...]

CINEWORLD is preparing to reopen all of its UK cinema branches in July, it said in a statement today. It has said all of its 128 UK cinemas, including those in [...] Read full article: CINEWORLD is preparing to reopen all of ...→

Ryanair named worst airline for flight refunds in new Which? travel survey

Ryanair named worst airline for flight refunds in new Which? travel survey

Some 84% of UK customers have not had their money returned and only 5% received a refund within the legal time limit Read full article: Ryanair named worst airline for flight r...→

Food hall makes a splash with fish butchery

Food hall makes a splash with fish butchery

A food and drink retailer has become the first to partner with a sustainable seafood platform. Read full article: Food hall makes a splash with fish butch...→

State pension age? You may be able to get extra £90 each week - how to claim payment

State pension age? You may be able to get extra £90 each week - how to claim payment

STATE PENSION age is rising, but once a person has reached this age, eligible people can receive the state pension. There may also be a way to get additional f [...] Read full article: State pension age? You may be able to ge...→

Boohoo buys PrettyLittleThing outright for £329 million

Boohoo buys PrettyLittleThing outright for £329 million

Online fashion sensation Boohoo today bought 100% of its PrettyLittleThing subsidiary in a deal potentially worth £329 million after facing conflict of interes [...] Read full article: Boohoo buys PrettyLittleThing outright f...→

Revealed: Lidl invests £4.3m in superstore upgrade at north Belfast site

Revealed: Lidl invests £4.3m in superstore upgrade at north Belfast site

German supermarket giant Lidl is set to invest £4.3m and create new jobs with a new Belfast superstore, it can be revealed. Read full article: Revealed: Lidl invests £4.3m in supersto...→

Coronavirus: Belfast council chief executive lays out vision of transformed city after lockdown

Coronavirus: Belfast council chief executive lays out vision of transformed city after lockdown

Belfast will emerge from lockdown as a "different but bustling city" with an emphasis on sustainability and investment in opening up public spaces, the chief e [...] Read full article: Coronavirus: Belfast council chief execu...→

Employees are working remotely in their pyjamas

A quarter of home-workers — more than four million employees — are doing their job from bed or in their nightwear, and 40 per cent have toiled from the sofa, a [...] Read full article: Employees are working remotely in their ...→

Cineworld planning to reopen all cinemas from July

Cineworld planning to reopen all cinemas from July

CINEWORLD is to reopen all of its UK cinema branches in July. It has confirmed cinemas will be open again, subject to government guidance. The cinema chain clo [...] Read full article: Cineworld planning to reopen all cinemas...→

EasyJet to cut up to 3,000 jobs

EasyJet to cut up to 3,000 jobs

The airline will slash staff numbers by up to 30pc as it reduces the size of its fleet to cope with lower demand Read full article: EasyJet to cut up to 3,000 jobs...→

Boohoo buys Pretty Little Thing outright in bid to end conflict of in

Boohoo buys Pretty Little Thing outright in bid to end "conflict of in

Online fashion sensation Boohoo today bought 100% of its Pretty Little Thing subsidiary in a deal potentially worth £329 million after facing criticism from a [...] Read full article: Boohoo buys Pretty Little Thing outright...→

Easyjet to shed 30% of staff due to pandemic

EasyJet plans to reduce its workforce by up to 30% to enable a “restructure of our business” due to the coronavirus pandemic, the airline said. Read full article: Easyjet to shed 30% of staff due to pand...→

Men and women are equals, but not in Scotland – leader comment

As the coronavirus outbreak shines a light in inequality between men and women, we must strive to ensure fairness for all in the post-Covid ‘new normal’. Read full article: Men and women are equals, but not in Sco...→

Aldi is selling pet cooling mats to keep dogs and cats cool during the summer

Aldi is selling pet cooling mats to keep dogs and cats cool during the summer

ALDI is selling a whole host of accessories for your furry friends, including cooling mats to keep dogs and cats chilled during warmer days. The supermarket is [...] Read full article: Aldi is selling pet cooling mats to keep...→

EasyJet plans to cut staff by up to 30%

EasyJet plans to cut staff by up to 30%

The airline is struggling to cope with the collapse in demand for air travel caused by the pandemic. Read full article: EasyJet plans to cut staff by up to 30%...→

Easyjet to axe 30% of staff and shrink fleet to help survuve coronavirus crisis

Easyjet to axe 30% of staff and shrink fleet to help survuve coronavirus crisis

Budget airline airline easyJet said it planned to cut up to 30% of its staff and shrink its fleet, to fit the smaller market it expects to emerge from the coll [...] Read full article: Easyjet to axe 30% of staff and shrink f...→

Trade Secrets: Supply Chain Disruption

Trade Secrets: Supply Chain Disruption

The death of globalisation and world-encompassing supply chains has been foretold so often it is hard to imagine it might actually be happening. Could Covid-19 [...] Read full article: Trade Secrets: Supply Chain Disruption...→

London firm Hob Salons outlines reopening plans

London firm Hob Salons outlines reopening plans

Magazines, Prosecco and teas are off the menu at Hob Salons, the London hairdressing group said on Thursday as it revealed how sites will operate when the lock [...] Read full article: London firm Hob Salons outlines reopenin...→

Child Benefit: How to apply, payment dates and amount claimants could get

Child Benefit: How to apply, payment dates and amount claimants could get

CHILD BENEFIT is a sum which is available to those raising children within a particular age bracket within the UK. When claiming the benefit it is important fo [...] Read full article: Child Benefit: How to apply, payment dat...→

UK tops coronavirus death rate rankings | Free to read

UK tops coronavirus death rate rankings | Free to read

FT analysis of data from 19 countries finds Britain hit hardest, ahead of US, Italy, Spain and Belgium Read full article: UK tops coronavirus death rate rankings ...→

Bank governor Bailey warns economic recovery will be long and hard

Bank governor Bailey warns economic recovery will be long and hard

The governor of the Bank of England has warned Britain’s economic recovery from the coronavirus crisis will be tougher than expected, saying a fresh wave of mo [...] Read full article: Bank governor Bailey warns economic reco...→

Fever-screening cameras offer an instant warning of coronavirus risk

Fever-screening cameras offer an instant warning of coronavirus risk

A pair of security specialists are hoping to take the temperature of the nation with what they say could be a “future safety measure of coronavirus”, used in p [...] Read full article: Fever-screening cameras offer an instant...→

Travel firms say quarantine plan must be scrapped

Travel firms say quarantine plan must be scrapped

More than 70 industry bosses say a 14-day quarantine will put visitors off coming to the UK. Read full article: Travel firms say quarantine plan must be...→

Fears Wolverhampton's hospitality sector will not survive crisis

Fears Wolverhampton's hospitality sector will not survive crisis

A business leader is warning that many small and micro coffee houses and restaurants in the hospitality sector may not survive the coronavirus crisis. Read full article: Fears Wolverhampton's hospitality sector...→

Huayou Cobalt bows to pressure over use of child labour in DRC’s informal mining

Huayou Cobalt bows to pressure over use of child labour in DRC’s informal mining sector... State monopoly plans to buy informally-mined cobalt in world’s most [...] Read full article: Huayou Cobalt bows to pressure over use ...→

A new diplomacy in the Pacific Rim

A new diplomacy in the Pacific Rim

Australia is in the crosshairs of China’s ‘wolf warrior’ diplomacy after Prime Minister Scott Morrison called for an inquiry into the origins of the coronaviru [...] Read full article: A new diplomacy in the Pacific Rim...→

Have hopes for West of Shetland oil boom been killed off by crude price plunge?

Have hopes for West of Shetland oil boom been killed off by crude price plunge?

RECENT signs that the oil market has stabilised after the weeks of turmoil triggered by the coronavirus have been strong enough to alarm activists… Read full article: Have hopes for West of Shetland oil boom...→

Family-run fruit and vegetable wholesaler sets up refrigerated home delivery

Family-run fruit and vegetable wholesaler sets up refrigerated home delivery

A FAMILY-RUN fruit and vegetable wholesaler has launched a delivery service with the help of bank funding after the majority of its customers,… Read full article: Family-run fruit and vegetable wholesale...→

Investors find Scotland attractive but 2020 will be ‘quite difficult’

Investors find Scotland attractive but 2020 will be ‘quite difficult’

Scotland appears relatively well-placed to retain its allure among foreign investors after the worst of Covid-19 is past, but the pandemic will take a signific [...] Read full article: Investors find Scotland attractive but 2...→

‘No reason’ for Omega share surge

‘No reason’ for Omega share surge

Scottish biotech firm Omega Diagnostics has said it is not aware of “any material reason” for a further surge in the company’s share price. Read full article: ‘No reason’ for Omega share surge...→

Shoppers can get £70-worth of high street clothes for £35 with Lost Stock boxes

Shoppers can get £70-worth of high street clothes for £35 with Lost Stock boxes

SHOPPERS can get £70-worth of clothes from high street retailers for £35 with new “Lost Stock” boxes. The scheme has been set-up by online fashion marketplace [...] Read full article: Shoppers can get £70-worth of high stree...→

Paul Peros is changing hair products for a greener future and better hair

Paul Peros is changing hair products for a greener future and better hair

The CEO of Reduit speaks to Andy Martin about how wasteful traditional hair products are and how their product will help save the planet and your hair Read full article: Paul Peros is changing hair products for...→

Vending machine mum's perfect money lesson

Vending machine mum's perfect money lesson

Nurse Sarah Balsdon bought a vending machine, filled it with snacks, then paid her children for chores. Read full article: Vending machine mum's perfect money less...→

Firms ‘can’t cope’ with reality of paying staff after lockdown

Firms ‘can’t cope’ with reality of paying staff after lockdown

One in four businesses using the government’s wage support scheme will struggle to contribute to their furloughed workers’ salaries, an employers’ group has wa [...] Read full article: Firms ‘can’t cope’ with reality of payin...→

Hammerson horror lurches to climax

Hammerson horror lurches to climax

People get over some break-ups. But not the “Two Daves”: the double-act from Hammerson, starring chairman David Tyler and chief executive David Atkins. How wil [...] Read full article: Hammerson horror lurches to climax...→

M&G lifts gloom with special dividend vow

M&G lifts gloom with special dividend vow

M&G is pressing ahead with a bumper £410 million cash return to its shareholders, despite regulatory scrutiny of dividend payments.John Foley, chief executive [...] Read full article: M&G lifts gloom with special dividend vo...→

Pearson publishing hit by falling university admissions

Pearson publishing hit by falling university admissions

The world’s largest education publisher was kept indoors yesterday while the other children gallivanted around the playground. While the stock market soared to [...] Read full article: Pearson publishing hit by falling univer...→

Worst of the slowdown may be over, employers say

Worst of the slowdown may be over, employers say

Businesses are regaining confidence in their ability to hire workers and invest in operations as they begin to emerge from the lockdown, a survey has suggested [...] Read full article: Worst of the slowdown may be over, emplo...→

Banks’ emergency lending to companies hits £27bn

Banks’ emergency lending to companies hits £27bn

Banks have provided £27.5 billion of emergency lending to more than 650,000 businesses, official figures show.A performance update from the Treasury for its th [...] Read full article: Banks’ emergency lending to companies hi...→

We’re going green, says BP boss Bernard Looney

We’re going green, says BP boss Bernard Looney

The boss of BP said yesterday that it was drawing up a green strategy for the next ten years, as its first “virtual” annual meeting at its offices was picketed [...] Read full article: We’re going green, says BP boss Bernard ...→

Boohoo can shrug off fund’s attack

Boohoo can shrug off fund’s attack

It’s a real worry for Boohoo’s investors if the hedge fund attacking its share price is right about alleged accounting funnies. In a lengthy research note publ [...] Read full article: Boohoo can shrug off fund’s attack...→

Market abuse warning over traders working from home

Market abuse warning over traders working from home

Banks, stockbrokers and investment firms that have ordered thousands of staff to work from home have been warned of the heightened risk of market-sensitive inf [...] Read full article: Market abuse warning over traders workin...→

Online supermarket sales double in ‘permanent’ shift to web

Online supermarket sales double in ‘permanent’ shift to web

The online grocery market has doubled as a result of the coronavirus lockdown.Online food sales now account for 13 per cent of the entire British grocery marke [...] Read full article: Online supermarket sales double in ‘perm...→

Handover of power set to cost Centrica FTSE place

Handover of power set to cost Centrica FTSE place

The FTSE 100 could be on course for its biggest reshuffle since the financial crisis.Centrica, the owner of British Gas, and Carnival, the cruise operator, are [...] Read full article: Handover of power set to cost Centrica F...→

British Land losses pile up amid chaos on high street

British Land losses pile up amid chaos on high street

Turmoil on the high street has sent British Land spinning to a £1.1 billion annual loss, more than three times greater than the £319 million loss it reported a [...] Read full article: British Land losses pile up amid chaos o...→

We must make most of foreign investors’ confidence in Britain

Covid-19 has hurt lives and livelihoods and created all-too-apparent short-term challenges for economies and societies. It’s easy, as states focus on the immed [...] Read full article: We must make most of foreign investors’ ...→

Hold on to your hats in record run for mid-caps on FTSE 250

Hold on to your hats in record run for mid-caps on FTSE 250

Mid-cap stocks are enjoying their best run since 2017 as hopes rise that domestically focused companies such as Marks & Spencer and Royal Mail will benefit fro [...] Read full article: Hold on to your hats in record run for m...→

Why British tomatoes are having their best year & great recipes to taste them

Why British tomatoes are having their best year & great recipes to taste them

SQUEEZE the most out of lockdown –  celebrating the great British tomato. We’re in the middle of British Tomato Fortnight and growers need shoppers’ support mo [...] Read full article: Why British tomatoes are having their be...→

Best ice cream makers to create fun desserts at home

Best ice cream makers to create fun desserts at home

We all scream for ice cream! Make your own cool creations with these must-have machines Read full article: Best ice cream makers to create fun dess...→

Boeing job cuts start to hit 12,000 US workers

Boeing job cuts start to hit 12,000 US workers

A drop in travel due to the pandemic worsened the situation for the company, which was already in crisis. Read full article: Boeing job cuts start to hit 12,000 US w...→

Cliff-top mansion with pool overlooking English Channel goes on sale for £18m

Cliff-top mansion with pool overlooking English Channel goes on sale for £18m

THIS incredible cliff top mansion with stunning ocean views has gone on sale on the Channel Island of Jersey for £18m. The seven bedroom paradise is built on g [...] Read full article: Cliff-top mansion with pool overlooking ...→

Ordinary-looking house is hiding a 'new surprise in every photo'

Ordinary-looking house is hiding a 'new surprise in every photo'

THIS ordinary-looking house is hiding a host of eye-catching secrets. The grade II listed building offers a “new surprise in every photo” and comes complete wi [...] Read full article: Ordinary-looking house is hiding a 'new ...→

Best food steamers for 2020

Easy meals prepared in the healthiest ways. We've rounded up the top food steamers worth trying out now, including top picks from Morphy Richards and Salter Read full article: Best food steamers for 2020...→

Debenhams, M&S, and John Lewis slash prices by up to 70% to shift excess stock

Debenhams, M&S, and John Lewis slash prices by up to 70% to shift excess stock

HIGH street shops are slashing prices to rock bottom in an attempt to shift stock not sold due to the coronavirus lockdown. Online sales have already started a [...] Read full article: Debenhams, M&S, and John Lewis slash pri...→

The future of McDonald's - all the changes to expect as it opens more branches

The future of McDonald's - all the changes to expect as it opens more branches

MCDONALD’S plans to reopen 975 more branches for drive-thru and delivery from June 2 – but there are some changes Maccies fans need to be aware of. Hungry dine [...] Read full article: The future of McDonald's - all the chang...→

An iron curtain is falling between China and the US and we may have to pick sides

An iron curtain is falling between China and the US and we may have to pick sides

Donald Trump and Xi Jinping have a lot more in common than either would care to admit. Both leaders have blundered through the Covid-19 pandemic — their respon [...] Read full article: An iron curtain is falling between China...→