Working from home: can it last? 
Working from home
Why we’re talking about . . .

Working from home: can it last? 

As lockdown eases, the future of the office is more uncertain than ever
16 Apr 2021
The great reopening 
Shoppers get their retail fix on Oxford Street in London on 12 April
In Depth

The great reopening 

Spirits are high as consumers are unleashed, but recovery depends on other factors too
16 Apr 2021
Charity shops enjoy bumper sales but donors warned to ‘think before giving’
British Heart Foundation charity shop
Business Briefing

Charity shops enjoy bumper sales but donors warned to ‘think before giving’

EasyJet to ‘ramp up’ summer flights, 1,200 Asda bakery jobs at risk, and other breaking business news
15 Apr 2021
‘Hey Siri, what products will Apple announce at its next event?’
Apple’s ‘Spring loaded’ event will be held on 20 April
Business Briefing

‘Hey Siri, what products will Apple announce at its next event?’

Egypt files $900m claim against Ever Given owners, and other breaking business news
14 Apr 2021
UK’s economy grew by 0.4% in February as EU exports rebound
The UK’s construction sector grew by 1.6% in February 2021
Business Briefing

UK’s economy grew by 0.4% in February as EU exports rebound

London home buyers pay ‘park premium’, details leaked of Google Pixel Watch, and other breaking business news
13 Apr 2021
50.3m shoppers to go on £4.54bn spending splurge
Shoppers queue outside a Nike store in central London on 12 April
Business Briefing

50.3m shoppers to go on £4.54bn spending splurge

Homebase products on sale at Next, beers on tap at new BrewDog hotel, and other breaking business news
12 Apr 2021
Twitter ‘held talks’ for $4bn takeover of Clubhouse
Clubhouse app
Business Briefing

Twitter ‘held talks’ for $4bn takeover of Clubhouse

Volvo goes from boring to Scandi-chic, workers rethink career goals, and other breaking business news
8 Apr 2021

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Record 2,755 billionaires on Forbes’ rich list
Kim Kardashian West
Business Briefing

Record 2,755 billionaires on Forbes’ rich list

Godzilla vs. Kong film is a monster hit, new 21 plate drives car sales, and other breaking business news
7 Apr 2021
Farage is the latest celeb selling video messages
Nigel Farage
Business Briefing

Farage is the latest celeb selling video messages

Iconic Godfather mansion is relisted, LinkedIn staff rest up, and other breaking business news
6 Apr 2021
VW’s ‘Voltswagen’ rebrand ‘was early April Fool’s joke’
Volkswagen logo
Business Briefing

VW’s ‘Voltswagen’ rebrand ‘was early April Fool’s joke’

Deliveroo shares slump on debut, shoppers return to supermarkets, and other breaking business news
31 Mar 2021
Shoppers look to make Easter a celebration to remember
Easter tree (MightCollection/Etsy)
Business Briefing

Shoppers look to make Easter a celebration to remember

Small firms hit by Brexit ‘nightmare’, tourism suffers $4.5trn loss, and other breaking business news
29 Mar 2021
Record music sales soothe the ‘pandemic blues’
Vinyl record sales UK
Business Briefing

Record music sales soothe the ‘pandemic blues’

Inflation slows to 0.4%, the worst is yet to come for retail, and other breaking business news
24 Mar 2021
Mars House - the first NFT digital home - sells for $512,000
Mars House was designed by Toronto artist Krista Kim
Business Briefing

Mars House - the first NFT digital home - sells for $512,000

‘Young DIY-ers’ boost B&Q sales, nightclubs face bouncer shortage, and other breaking business news
23 Mar 2021
£251bn: the economic cost of a year of Covid lockdowns
An empty Regent Street in London in March 2020
Business Briefing

£251bn: the economic cost of a year of Covid lockdowns

Cycling market goes ‘berserk’, pubs face ‘bleak future’, and other breaking business news
22 Mar 2021
Brits ‘gearing up for £50bn post-lockdown spending spree’
Outside dining
Business Briefing

Brits ‘gearing up for £50bn post-lockdown spending spree’

Uber U-turns, property sales taking 295 days, and other breaking business news
17 Mar 2021
New ONS ‘price inflation basket’ reveals pandemic shopping changes
Bottles of hand sanitiser
Business Briefing

New ONS ‘price inflation basket’ reveals pandemic shopping changes

Ipswich plans ‘15-minute’ future, Musk becomes ‘Technoking of Tesla’, and other breaking business news
16 Mar 2021
‘Great British summer’ ahead for hospitality?
Outside dining
Business Briefing

‘Great British summer’ ahead for hospitality?

Yacht quarantine tourism in Thailand, a tasty profit for Domino’s, and other breaking business news
9 Mar 2021
Tories praise Sunak’s ‘balancing act’ as tax rebellion fizzles
Rishi Sunak presents a post-budget press briefing.
The latest on . . .

Tories praise Sunak’s ‘balancing act’ as tax rebellion fizzles

The chancellor is first to increase corporation tax since 1974
4 Mar 2021
In numbers: Rishi Sunak’s spring budget
Chancellor Rishi Sunak poses with the Budget Box outside 11 Downing Street
In Brief

In numbers: Rishi Sunak’s spring budget

The key figures in the spending plan outlined by the chancellor today
3 Mar 2021
Spring budget: predictions and major talking points
Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak poses with the Budget Box outside 11 Downing Street
Why we’re talking about . . .

Spring budget: predictions and major talking points

What will Rishi Sunak include in his budget speech on Wednesday?
1 Mar 2021
Can the night-time economy bring better days for the City of London?
Bank of England and Royal Exchange in the City of London
In Focus

Can the night-time economy bring better days for the City of London?

Square Mile has potential to be an epicentre of finance and culture
18 Feb 2021
Will Rishi Sunak extend the stamp duty holiday?
Rishi Sunak
Today’s big question

Will Rishi Sunak extend the stamp duty holiday?

Reports suggest that the chancellor is considering a six-week addition to the tax break
17 Feb 2021
Pros and cons of ditching cash for contactless
Cash machine
In Depth

Pros and cons of ditching cash for contactless

Physical currency use has plummeted during the pandemic
16 Feb 2021
Green Homes Grant: £1bn of funding to be scrapped
Radiator in a house  Matt Cardy/Getty Images
Why we’re talking about . . .

Green Homes Grant: £1bn of funding to be scrapped

Critics slam ‘outrageous’ decision not to roll over unspent cash in government scheme
15 Feb 2021
‘More 1945 than 2008’: new CBI chief calls for economic reboot 
Confederation of British Industry director-general Tony Danker
In Brief

‘More 1945 than 2008’: new CBI chief calls for economic reboot 

Tony Danker says strategic response is needed to tackle ‘triple shock’ of Brexit, Covid and climate change
4 Feb 2021
Milton Keynes ‘will lead UK’s post-Covid economic recovery’
An Amazon warehouse in Milton Keynes
In Brief

Milton Keynes ‘will lead UK’s post-Covid economic recovery’

New report predicts that Buckinghamshire town will have country’s fastest growth rate in 2021
30 Nov 2020
Is the UK’s Covid plan out of date amid vaccines successes?
Rishi Sunak delivers a speech to the Conservative Party conference.
In Depth

Is the UK’s Covid plan out of date amid vaccines successes?

Spending watchdog admits Sunak based cut-heavy spending review on forecasts formulated before trial results were in
26 Nov 2020
Experts give their verdict on Rishi Sunak’s spending review
Rishi Sunak carries a copy of his Spending Review 2020 as he leaves 11 Downing Street.
In Depth

Experts give their verdict on Rishi Sunak’s spending review

Freezing public sector pay increases and cut to foreign aid dominate headlines
26 Nov 2020
Sunak’s Spending Review: five key talking points
Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak
In Depth

Sunak’s Spending Review: five key talking points

Chancellor prepares to announce government’s plan for the next financial year
23 Nov 2020
Second lockdown ‘will push UK into double-dip recession’
A pedestrian wearing a protective face mask walks past the the Bank of England in the City of London
In Brief

Second lockdown ‘will push UK into double-dip recession’

Experts predict further GDP fall of up to 10%
2 Nov 2020
Circuit-breaker lockdown ‘not worth’ damage to economy
A man walks past a closed Debenhams on Oxford Street, London during the UK coronavirus lockdown.
In Brief

Circuit-breaker lockdown ‘not worth’ damage to economy

Ex-government adviser says move would ‘fail the net benefit test’ used by civil service
26 Oct 2020
Negative interest rates: how your finances could be affected
The Bank of England in London
In Depth

Negative interest rates: how your finances could be affected

Money experts share their views and advice
19 Oct 2020
UK unemployment predicted to hit three million by Christmas
Job Centre Plus
In Brief

UK unemployment predicted to hit three million by Christmas

Experts warn that new jobs support scheme will not halt job losses as ‘tough’ winter looms
12 Oct 2020
‘I can’t save every job’: Sunak warns of long, hard winter
Rishi Sunak
In Brief

‘I can’t save every job’: Sunak warns of long, hard winter

Reactions to the government’s winter economy plan
25 Sep 2020