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Leaked government report reveals feared cost of post-Freedom Day restrictions
Boris Johnson meets patients during a visit to the vaccination centre
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Leaked government report reveals feared cost of post-Freedom Day restrictions

England set to drop face masks and social distancing from 19 July
23 Jun 2021
The world in 2041
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The world in 2041

Peter Michaelis, head of the Liontrust Sustainable Investment team, looks to the future
23 Jun 2021
Will Tory MPs scupper planning reforms?
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Will Tory MPs scupper planning reforms?

After the shock by-election defeat the prime minister has had a ‘wake-up call’
22 Jun 2021
Flexible rail season tickets: ‘many passengers will be disappointed’
A Southern Rail train leaves Clapham Junction station in London
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Flexible rail season tickets: ‘many passengers will be disappointed’

Part-time commuters can start using the new flexi tickets from 28 June 
21 Jun 2021
UK’s best - and worst - places for shopping
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UK’s best - and worst - places for shopping

Beaconsfield was named the leading retail centre, but which areas fail to impress?
18 Jun 2021
The e-scooter invasion: can we cope? 
An e-scooter pilot program launched in London on 7 June
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The e-scooter invasion: can we cope? 

London has become the latest UK city to launch a trial of e-scooters on public roads
18 Jun 2021
What Ryanair’s lawsuit over travel ‘traffic light’ system means for holidaymakers
Michael O'Leary
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What Ryanair’s lawsuit over travel ‘traffic light’ system means for holidaymakers

Budget airline demands more transparency about how the government decides if countries are safe to visit during Covid crisis
17 Jun 2021

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Working from home: flexible future or a zombie nation?
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Pros and cons

Working from home: flexible future or a zombie nation?

A ‘default’ right to work remotely could be made law under new government proposals
17 Jun 2021
London house prices: average falls to £491,687 in April
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London house prices: average falls to £491,687 in April

Capital remains the most expensive UK region but also has the lowest price growth
16 Jun 2021
Most expensive English towns outside of London
Virginia Water, Surrey
In Depth

Most expensive English towns outside of London

Virginia Water in Surrey remains top of the Zoopla rich list 
16 Jun 2021
Ronaldo snub knocks $4bn off Coca-Cola’s value
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Ronaldo snub knocks $4bn off Coca-Cola’s value

And other stories from the stranger side of life
16 Jun 2021
The OWO Residences by Raffles
The OWO Residences by Raffles
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The OWO Residences by Raffles

Iconic Old War Office building in London will feature 85 homes, a hotel and restaurants
15 Jun 2021
What the UK-Australia deal means for future trade policy
Boris Johnson and Scott Morrison
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What the UK-Australia deal means for future trade policy

Boris Johnson hails ‘new dawn’ in relationship between the two countries
15 Jun 2021
Why renting a home is now cheaper than buying
Property to let and for sale signs
In Focus

Why renting a home is now cheaper than buying

A pandemic-led shift has made it cheaper to rent in seven of the UK’s 11 regions
15 Jun 2021
Freedom Day delay: ‘catastrophic’ for businesses on life support
Liverpool held a test event in April, but nightclubs remain closed
In Focus

Freedom Day delay: ‘catastrophic’ for businesses on life support

Billions to be wiped from economy and Sunak rejects calls to extend furlough scheme
14 Jun 2021
‘Bride and doom’: 12,500 weddings a week at risk
The UK’s wedding industry was worth £14bn in 2019
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‘Bride and doom’: 12,500 weddings a week at risk

PM expected to comment specifically on the topic in his address on Monday
9 Jun 2021
Sausage fight: is the UK heading for a trade war with the EU?
European Commission vice-president Maros Sefcovic
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Sausage fight: is the UK heading for a trade war with the EU?

Brussels to react ‘swiftly, firmly and resolutely’ if the UK continues to delay Northern Ireland border checks
8 Jun 2021
G7’s ‘seismic’ tax deal: what will it mean for companies?
G7 finance ministers met at Lancaster House in London
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G7’s ‘seismic’ tax deal: what will it mean for companies?

Proposed minimum global level of corporate tax will target multinationals and tech giants
8 Jun 2021
First Homes: will first-time buyers really benefit?
A housing development in Warrington, England
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First Homes: will first-time buyers really benefit?

A property ‘scramble’ is predicted while many people could still be priced out 
7 Jun 2021
What is universal basic income?
Rebecca Long-Bailey
In Depth

What is universal basic income?

Care leavers in Wales could receive payments in pilot scheme
4 Jun 2021
United goes Boom with supersonic aircraft order
United Airlines Boom Supersonic Overture aircraft
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United goes Boom with supersonic aircraft order

The ‘Overture’ airliner will cut the New York to London flight time to three-and-a-half hours
4 Jun 2021
Portugal moved to amber list: 112,000 Brits scramble to return home
Lisbon is the capital of Portugal
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Portugal moved to amber list: 112,000 Brits scramble to return home

Tourists and the travel industry react with dismay to the government’s announcement
4 Jun 2021
A week that shook Big Oil
Environmentalists celebrate in The Hague
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A week that shook Big Oil

Big Oil has been forced to listen on climate change. But what difference will it actually make?
4 Jun 2021
Going shopping with Gen Z: Etsy to buy Depop for $1.6bn
Depop was founded in London in 2011
Business Briefing

Going shopping with Gen Z: Etsy to buy Depop for $1.6bn

UK-based fashion app Depop has 30m users in 150 countries - 90% of them under 26
3 Jun 2021
Ferrero ‘gobbles up’ Jammie Dodgers maker Burton’s
Burton’s Biscuits has been making Jammie Dodgers for more than 60 years
Business Briefing

Ferrero ‘gobbles up’ Jammie Dodgers maker Burton’s

Wetherspoons boss calls for more EU migration and other breaking business news 
2 Jun 2021
Cash to be used for just 7% of UK shop payments by 2024
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Cash to be used for just 7% of UK shop payments by 2024

Heinz serves up ketchup production in Britain and other breaking business news
1 Jun 2021
The UK housing boom: what do the experts say?
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Expert’s view

The UK housing boom: what do the experts say?

These are the ‘hottest’ housing markets, according to those in the know
28 May 2021
Amazon recruits Bond and Rocky for streaming battle
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Business Briefing

Amazon recruits Bond and Rocky for streaming battle

M&S step up store closures, a hospitality hiring spree, and other breaking business news
27 May 2021
Tesla and bitcoin: a reckoning for Elon Musk?
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In Depth

Tesla and bitcoin: a reckoning for Elon Musk?

The mercurial entrepreneur has abandoned the cryptocurrency. What are the likely consequences?
21 May 2021
How cybercriminals are hacking into the heart of the US economy
Fears the shutdown of the Colonial Pipeline because of a cyberattack would cause a gasoline shortage led to some panic buying
In Brief

How cybercriminals are hacking into the heart of the US economy

Ransomware attacks have become a global epidemic, with more than $18.6bn paid in ransoms in 2020
20 May 2021
Long working hours cause 745,000 deaths a year, study reveals
Office workers
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Long working hours cause 745,000 deaths a year, study reveals

Last Debenhams stores close, Amazon plans UK recruitment drive, and other breaking business news
17 May 2021
France in revolt, junior networks and digital emotions
Emmanuel Macron
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France in revolt, junior networks and digital emotions

Why are French soldiers up in arms? Is Instagram the right place for children? And can computers recognise emotions?
14 May 2021
Is AstraZeneca’s boss worth his millions?
Pascal Soriot has been CEO of AstraZeneca since 2012
Today’s big question

Is AstraZeneca’s boss worth his millions?

Pascal Soriot’s bonus might be deserved, but that doesn’t mean it’s necessarily wise
14 May 2021
Bitcoin price crashes after Tesla suspends payments
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Business Briefing

Bitcoin price crashes after Tesla suspends payments

Crossrail hits ‘crucial milestone’, new UK cruise line is launched, and other breaking business news
13 May 2021