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    Cut business rates to save High Street, Next boss says


    Business rates for High Street retailers should be cut by 35%, the boss of Next has said.

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    Vaccine and rapid testing will reopen venues in England


    The national rollout of Covid-19 vaccines and availability of rapid testing should allow hospitality and entertainment venues to reopen in England in the near future, the vaccine minister has said.

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    Use Budget to extend furlough, Chancellor told


    The chancellor should use next month’s Budget statement to extend the furlough scheme and phase it out gradually, the Institue of Fiscal Studies (IFS) has said.

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    UK economy suffers record drop in 2020


    The UK economy shrank by the largest amount on record in 2020 as it battled the effects of lockdown restrictions, according to official figures.

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    More England workplaces get rapid Covid testing


    Smaller workplaces in England will be given access to rapid Covid testing for those who cannot work from home, the government has confirmed.

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    Vaccine to drive strong recovery, Bank of England says


    The UK’s rollout of Covid-19 vaccines will help the economy to a ‘strong recovery’, the Bank of England has said.

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    Government starts consultation on state aid rules


    The UK government is set to launch its consultation on plans to introduce new state aid rules in the wake of Brexit.

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    ‘No plans’ to cut workers’ rights, minister says


    The UK government will not lower the standards of workers’ rights following Brexit, business secretary Kwasi Kwarteng has said. Mr Kwarteng was responded to a news story published by the Financial Times , indicating that the government was planning to scrap some workers’ rights that were ...

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    UK economy shrank 2.6% in November


    The UK economy shrank by 2.6% in November as fresh lockdowns halted much of the country's economic activity, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS). The ONS said the UK's GDP was 8.5% below its pre-pandemic peak in February, while November marks the first contraction after six months of ...

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    75% of workers suffered burnout in 2020

    Three quarters of workers in the UK have suffered from burnout in the past 12 months, according to work management tool Asana.

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    Homeschooling boosts EdTech in 2020


    Lockdown measures and forced school closures during 2020 led to an explosive growth of the UK's EdTech sector, according to global recruiter Robert Walters and data provider Vacancysoft. Despite a 11% shrinking of the whole economy, the EdTech sector grew by more than 71%, significantly more than the year-on-year growth ...

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    Prince Charles urges businesses to join ‘Earth Charter’


    The Prince of Wales is calling on businesses to do more to protect the planet by joining the ‘Terra Carta’. Marking 50 years of environmental campaigning, Prince Charles’ ‘Earth Charter’ aims to raise £7.3 billion to invest in the natural world. Speaking at the virtual One Planet ...

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    Small businesses turning to finance as confidence starts to return


    Small businesses appear to be growing in confidence again with a large number considering finance to enact their plans for 2021, according to a survey

  • BAME worker

    Young and ethnic minorities most likely to lose job after furlough


    Young people and people from ethnic minorities are more likely to have lost their job after returning to work from furlough than any other demographic, new figures show. A survey of 6,000 people in the UK, conducted by the Resolution Foundation, found that 19% of 18-24 year olds who were ...

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    Bosses back tougher laws to protect workers


    The majority of business leaders in the UK would support stricter employment laws, including a higher minimum wage, if it meant protecting workers during the second wave of Covid-19.

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    Investment industry urged to promote more black women


    The investment industry is being urged to do more to tackle systemic discrimination by promoting more black women. Black Women in Asset Management (BWAM) – a group of 300 industry professionals in England and Wales - has written to investment firms calling on them to take more action than “solidarity ...

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    16 million jobs at risk if SMEs don't get targeted support


    More than 16 million jobs could be at risk in the UK if the country's small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) do not receive targeted support measures to help them through the Covid-19 pandemic, researchers have warned. King's Business School said many of the UK's SMEs are in a "precarious" position, ...

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    Government scraps long-term spending review


    Image: BBC The government has scrapped its plans to deliver a long-term Spending Review as uncertainty surrounding the economy continue. It had hoped that the Chancellor Rishi Sunak would outline the government's spending plans for the remaining years of this Parliament. Instead, he will set out a one-year review ...

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    Tier 2 areas set for more support


    Businesses in tier 2 lockdown areas will receive more financial support from the government, the Chancellor Rishi Sunak is expected to announce today (Thursday). Currently, the Job Support Scheme, which will replace the furlough scheme in November, is only available to businesses ordered to close as part of the tier ...

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    Concerns over new Covid lockdown 'ripple effect'


    Business groups and the Labour Party say they are concerned about the "ripple effect" caused by new lockdown rules expected to be announced today (Monday). Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to introduce a range of new measures including a three-tiered ranking for Covid risk level, with the highest risk ...