Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Teachers plead to delay reopening all England’s primary schools

School leaders and teachers called for the wider return of children to primary schools in England before the summer holidays to be delayed,...

UK manufacturing shows hint of recovery after coronavirus

Britain’s manufacturing sector has shown signs of recovering from the worst damage inflicted during the coronavirus outbreak, after a survey showed that factory...

Boris Johnson warned that Brexit haggling must not drag into autumn

Boris Johnson is planning crunch talks with Ursula von der Leyen, European Commission president, this month in an effort to unblock post-Brexit trade...

Strong support for cutting UK stock market trading hours, says LSE

A public consultation has found strong support for cutting stock market trading hours in the UK to help improve gender diversity and mental...

No evidence potency of coronavirus changing, says WHO

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Hot tubs are being flogged on eBay and Gumtree for DOUBLE the original price

SOLD out hot tubs are being resold on eBay and Gumtree for double their original price. B&Q, Homebase, Argos and The Range all sold...

World equities edge higher despite U.S.-China tensions

NEW YORK (Reuters) - World stock markets hovered near three-month highs and safe-haven government bonds inched lower as risk appetite grew on signs...

UK COVID-19 confirmed death toll rises to 39,045

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The Entertainer set to reopen 148 stores in England on June 15

THE Entertainer is set to reopen 148 stores in England on June 15. The toy retailer will have social distancing measures in place, as...

Two-third of North Coast 500 tourism businesses say they're ready to reopen

More than two-thirds of tourism businesses on the North Coast 500 say they are ready for a "cautious" reopening as soon as they...

A quarter of British manufacturers plan to lay off workers in the next six...

A QUARTER of British manufacturers say they plan to make redundancies in the next six months after being economically damaged by the coronavirus...

Special report: Success breeds success for tech hotbed of Edinburgh

Simon Capaldi, office agency partner at Knight Frank Edinburgh, puts it succinctly: “Edinburgh has fast become the best location for tech...

June Premium Bond winning numbers revealed including a new millionaire who bought bond in...

THE winners of June’s Premium Bond prize draw have been revealed and there are two new millionaires. One of the winners is a man...

The government's new film production guidelines risk massive damage to UK industry

The news that Covid-19 safety guidance has been approved for the UK’s film and television industry is very welcome. But it is by...

Five tips for furlough-preneurs starting a business in lockdown

Even in the bleakest of times, entrepreneurs have found a way to innovate and create disruptive products that have enhanced our...

Analysis: Five challenges facing dealmakers as they get M&A over the line

Despite all the economic challenges since lockdown measures were imposed in March, the UK’s M&A market continues to function. It’s been...

AstraZeneca scores twin drug approvals alongside vaccine progress

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Live Q&A: The future of furlough schemes

With more than 8m British workers now getting their wages paid via the government’s furlough scheme, the next challenge is how to wean...

Multiple insurers back down on coronavirus policy dispute

Multiple insurers have admitted they are liable to pay company owners under business interruption insurance policies after the City regulator challenged them to...

Aircraft makers go digital to fight coronavirus delivery logjam

MILAN (Reuters) - Helicopter and jet makers are turning to digital technology so customers can inspect their big-ticket purchases remotely before taking delivery,...

Top business leaders call on Boris Johnson to set out green recovery plan

Britain’s most powerful business leaders have called on Boris Johnson to set out economic recovery plans which align with the UK’s climate goals...

Primark says ‘no special discounts or fire sale’ when it reopens in two weeks

Primark won’t be offering big discounts when it reopens all of its 153 stores in England on 15 June. During lockdown the clothing chain...

Give consumers cash handout to revive high street, say retailers

The Scottish Retail Consortium (SRC) has called for consumers to be given tax cuts or direct cash payments from government to...

Thousands of bank customers locked out

Bank of Scotland business and retail customers were left unable to access online and mobile services today after a system failure....

UK restaurants weigh up alfresco dining plan over summer months

The narrow streets of Soho, crammed with a higgledy-piggledy cocktail of restaurants, cafes and bars, are not designed for physical distancing. The London...