Food inflation: a headache for CEOs and consumers alike
Commodity prices are squeezing profit margins
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Food inflation: a headache for CEOs and consumers alike

Soaring inflation is hitting big companies such as Unilever 
30 Jul 2021
The future of the British high street
Gravity Southside in Wandsworth, London
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The future of the British high street

Entertainment, experiences and homes are earmarked to replace vacant retail sites
26 Jul 2021
A bumpy recovery for the economy
Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak
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A bumpy recovery for the economy

Inflation has been spooking markets, but the surging Delta variant poses a much greater risk
22 Jul 2021
Why are the Tories planning to increase national insurance?
Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak
In Focus

Why are the Tories planning to increase national insurance?

Government set to renege on manifesto pledge not to hike NICs
20 Jul 2021
Govcoins: everything you need to know about the ‘revolutionary’ digital currencies
Digital Chinese currency is displayed on a mobile phone in Yichang, Hubei province, China
In Depth

Govcoins: everything you need to know about the ‘revolutionary’ digital currencies

Govcoins would allow the creation of faster, safer payment systems, but raise major concerns about data privacy
15 Jul 2021
Sugar and salt tax: the strategy to break ‘junk food cycle’
junk food
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Sugar and salt tax: the strategy to break ‘junk food cycle’

Review proposes new levy but there are concerns food prices will increase
15 Jul 2021
Wealth gap ‘turbo-charged’ by the pandemic
UK banknotes
In Focus

Wealth gap ‘turbo-charged’ by the pandemic

New report reveals that household wealth increased by £900bn
12 Jul 2021

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Stamp duty ‘D-day’: what next for the housing market?
Property for sale signs
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Stamp duty ‘D-day’: what next for the housing market?

At midnight tonight the tax-free threshold drops from £500,000 to £250,000
30 Jun 2021
Brexit and insurance issues threaten music industry’s return
British band Radiohead are supporting the #LetTheMusicMove campaign
In Focus

Brexit and insurance issues threaten music industry’s return

#LetTheMusicMove campaign is launched by 200 acts to save touring in the EU
23 Jun 2021
Will Tory MPs scupper planning reforms?
House building
Today’s big question

Will Tory MPs scupper planning reforms?

After the shock by-election defeat the prime minister has had a ‘wake-up call’
22 Jun 2021
Working from home: flexible future or a zombie nation?
A man works from home
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
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
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
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
UK banknotes
Business Briefing

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?
House in Cornwall
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
Daniel Craig in James Bond: No Time to Die
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
Long working hours cause 745,000 deaths a year, study reveals
Office workers
Business Briefing

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
Bitcoin price crashes after Tesla suspends payments
160112-elon-musk.jpg
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
UK economy shows resilience in first quarter
The UK’s construction sector grew by 5.8% in March 2021
Business Briefing

UK economy shows resilience in first quarter

Pret checks out Tesco store openings and other breaking business news
12 May 2021
Queen’s Speech: what does it mean for UK business?
Housing planning bill
Business Briefing

Queen’s Speech: what does it mean for UK business?

Key economic bills include planning system reform and a lifetime skills guarantee
11 May 2021
Royal Mail trials drones for deliveries from UK mainland to Isles of Scilly
Royal Mail drone services
Business Briefing

Royal Mail trials drones for deliveries from UK mainland to Isles of Scilly

Wendy’s serves up plan to take on the ‘burger big boys’, and other breaking business news
10 May 2021
Royal Mint unveils largest ever coin - a 10kg solid gold beast
Royal Mint has unveiled the largest coin in its 1,100-year history
Business Briefing

Royal Mint unveils largest ever coin - a 10kg solid gold beast

Heathrow Covid losses hit £2.4bn, Apple profits double, and other breaking business news
29 Apr 2021
1,500 homes to be created from empty offices in City of London
A general view over the London skyline and the Square Mile
Business Briefing

1,500 homes to be created from empty offices in City of London

Shoppers snap up Crocs, revenues soar at Google owner Alphabet, and other breaking business news
28 Apr 2021
Autumn holiday bookings surge amid summer uncertainty
The Greek island of Rhodes is a popular tourist destination in autumn
Business Briefing

Autumn holiday bookings surge amid summer uncertainty

Brits ‘rediscover their love of reading’, Tesla posts biggest ever profit, and other breaking business news
27 Apr 2021
Why inflation might surge after the Covid pandemic
Pound coins and bank note
Expert’s view

Why inflation might surge after the Covid pandemic

Coronavirus support measures could lead to price increases in coming months
26 Apr 2021
Homeowners face delays for improvements due to worker shortage
Home improvement PxHere
Business Briefing

Homeowners face delays for improvements due to worker shortage

Shandy set for a revival, JP Morgan ‘clearly misjudged’ Super League backlash, and other breaking business news
26 Apr 2021
Phone users hang up landline in favour of mobile and video
Landline phone by Joshep Coronel/PxHere
Business Briefing

Phone users hang up landline in favour of mobile and video

UK economy ‘roars’ back, Ikea to invest £3.4bn in renewable energy, and other breaking business news
22 Apr 2021
New iMac takes the spotlight at Apple event
Apple new iMac
Business Briefing

New iMac takes the spotlight at Apple event

Amazon’s ‘cutting edge’ new venture, UK beach hut prices soar, and other breaking business news
21 Apr 2021
Bank of England and Treasury consider ‘Britcoin’ plan
Bank of England
Business Briefing

Bank of England and Treasury consider ‘Britcoin’ plan

Tesco fined £7.56m for selling out-of-date food, 813,000 jobs lost, and other breaking business news
20 Apr 2021
Working from home: can it last? 
Working from home
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Working from home: can it last? 

As lockdown eases, the future of the office is more uncertain than ever
16 Apr 2021
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