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  • Empty-Street

    New coronavirus rules ‘catastrophic’ for business


    Businesses are in desperate need of more financial support to avoid the “catastrophic consequences” of tougher coronavirus rules, the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has warned.

  • Closing Down

    Covid sparks record shop closures


    The number of High Street shops closed during the first half of the year rose to record levels as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic.

  • Rishi Sunak

    Sunak: Second lockdown could cause permanent economic damage


    A second UK-wide lockdown could cause “permanent damage” to the economy, the Chancellor Rishi Sunak has warned.

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    Johnson ‘disappointed’ with EU trade talks progress


    The Prime Minister Boris Johnson has “expressed his disappointment” with the lack of progress in negotiations with the EU over a free-trade agreement.

  • Home-working

    Small businesses risk losing best talent over tech frustrations


    European small businesses are 42% more likely than enterprises to lose employees because of technology frustrations around remote working.

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    £40bn tax rises ‘inevitable’


    The government will need to introduce tax increases to raise more than £40 billion a year to weather the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, a think tank has warned.

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    Unemployment jumps to three-year high


    The rate of unemployment in the UK jumped to its highest level in over three years in August, according to official figures.

  • Mental-health

    Workers’ mental health ‘worst than a year ago’


    More than 40% of workers in the UK feel their mental health is worse than it was a year ago, according to CV-Library.

  • Jobless

    Three million could be out of work by Christmas


    As many as 1.2 million workers could lose their jobs by Christmas, according to a think tank, taking the number of people in unemployment to three million.

  • News

    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 areas ...

  • News

    Economic recovery 'faster than expected'


    The UK's economic recovery is progressing "faster than expected" according to a think tank that reported a surge in retail spending.EY Item Club's report forecasts economic growth of 16-17% in the three months to September compared with the previous three months, above expectations of 12%.Despite these figures, the think tank ...

  • News

    £258m self-employed grants paid 'in error or fraud'


    As much as £238 million in grants for self-employed workers may have been paid out due to error or fraud, HMRC has said.In documents seen by BBC Radio 4's Money Box programme, HMRC believes it to have affected 1-2% of the 4.7 million grants handed out to self-employed workers affected ...

  • News

    Billionaire fortunes surge 27% during pandemic


    Image: FlickrBillionaires have seen their fortunes rise by more than 27% to record levels during the Covid-19 pandemic, according to UBS.The Swiss Bank found their wealth jumped from £6.2 trillion to £7.9 trillion between April and July alone.In US dollars, the figure rose to $10.2tn beating the previous record ...

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    eBay UK to launch “Pay As You Grow” scheme for start-ups and small businesses


    eBay UK has today announced the launch of the “Pay As You Grow” offer for UK start-ups, removing all fees for first time sellers for their first 100 sales each month. 

  • News

    Johnson: Wind farms will power every home by 2030


    Wind farms will power every home in the UK by 2020, the Prime Minister Boris Johnson will pledge in his party conference speech on Tuesday.Mr Johnson will provide a £160 million fund to upgrade ports and factories to facilitate the building of turbines which he claims will create 2,000 jobs ...

  • Cineworld

    Planned redundancies hit 500,000


    A further 58,000 planned redundancies were announced in August, taking the total to nearly 500,000 since the Covid-19 pandemic began.Nearly 1,000 employers informed the Insolvency Service of their intention to make 20 or more people redundant.The total figure for August was dramatically below June and July which both saw 150,000 ...

  • Sick

    Managing ‘long Covid’ sickness absence in the workplace


    By Kevin Charles, consulting barrister at Crossland Employment SolicitorsIt’s reported that up to 10% of people suffering from Covid-19 can take at least three weeks to recover, with a quarter of a million of people in the UK thought to experience symptoms for 30 days or more. Known as ‘long ...

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    Retailers and couriers set for 'Everest-sized challenge' at Christmas


    Online retailers and delivery firms are likely to face a "Mount Everest of Christmas peaks" this year, according to one courier.With Covid-19 restrictions ongoing, ParcelHero says online retailers and couriers have already experienced record peak volumes and it is warning that the run-up to Christmas could be 50% busier than ...

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    Government launches £238m jobseekers coaching scheme


    A £238 million scheme designed to help jobseekers move into "growing sectors" has been launched by the government.The Job Entry Targeted Support scheme will provide coaching and advice on these sectors to those who have been out of work for three months or more as a result of the Covid-19 ...

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    Cambridge Analytica boss banned from being company director


    The man at the centre of the Cambridge Analytica scandal has been banned from being a company director for seven years.Alexander Nix has been banned by the Insolvency Service for what it described as repeatedly offering "shady political services to potential clients over a number of years”.The disgraced firm, which ...