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Funerals: Cold-calling ban among plans for pre-paid services

Tue, 03/02/2021 - 11:12
Stricter rules are proposed for when the sector is overseen by the UK's financial regulator.

UK house prices see 'surprise' pick-up, says Nationwide

Tue, 03/02/2021 - 10:30
An unexpected acceleration in values last month pushed prices to a record high, the Nationwide says.

Energy firms overcharged one million switching customers

Tue, 03/02/2021 - 10:01
Households were overcharged by a total of £7.2m when they should have been protected from price rises.

Volvo Cars bets on electric vehicles

Tue, 03/02/2021 - 05:18
Volvo is only going to sell electric cars by 2030, the Swedish firm says.

Carlos Ghosn: US father and son extradited to Japan

Tue, 03/02/2021 - 03:41
The two allegedly helped the ex-Nissan boss escape Japan while he was on bail for financial crimes.

Budget 2021: Chancellor set to announce £400m for arts sector

Tue, 03/02/2021 - 02:20
The funds will aim to help museums, theatres and galleries in England reopen once restrictions ease.

Dozens of arts freelancers lose out on Covid support over tax 'error'

Tue, 03/02/2021 - 00:05
Dozens of arts freelancers miss out on Covid support because of errors with their pay, Equity says.

Aston Martin: The billionaire building 'a British Ferrari'

Tue, 03/02/2021 - 00:01
Lawrence Stroll, executive chairman of Aston Martin, told the BBC he wants to build a firm with a "luxury profile".

Budget 2021: Five things to look out for

Tue, 03/02/2021 - 00:01
Tax rises and an extension of Covid support are both tipped to be announced in this week’s Budget.

Zoom sees more growth after 'unprecedented' 2020

Mon, 03/01/2021 - 22:17
Zoom boss calls working from home "new reality" and predicts growth - but not at last year's pace.

Vauxhall: Business Secretary 'hopeful' over car plant future

Mon, 03/01/2021 - 18:31
The owner of the Ellesmere Port factory, which employs about 1,000 workers, is in talks with the government.

Joe Biden takes swipe at Amazon over union fight

Mon, 03/01/2021 - 17:36
As Amazon workers vote on joining a union, the US president says "there should be no intimidation" from employers.

Heathrow Airport seven-hour queues 'inhumane', say passengers

Mon, 03/01/2021 - 15:57
Travellers complain of having to queue for up to seven hours because of new Covid measures at border control.

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala makes history at WTO

Mon, 03/01/2021 - 10:45
The former Nigerian finance minister becomes the first woman, and the first African, head of the WTO.

Covid: 'People are fatigued with working from home'

Mon, 03/01/2021 - 10:28
Canary Wharf expects people to return to the office but may choose home working some of the time.

Tomahawk Steakhouse staff told 'loan firm 10% or face sack'

Mon, 03/01/2021 - 09:03
The GMB Union says employees have been told to sign a loan agreement or face possible dismissal.

Chinese investment in Australia plummets 61%

Mon, 03/01/2021 - 04:33
The drop reflects tougher foreign investment laws and the effects of Covid-19.

Topshop: What happened after the shutters closed?

Mon, 03/01/2021 - 01:24
The pandemic is changing the jobs market. What happens to young and old trying to find work?

Teen entrepreneurs: 'My friend's pug inspired my business'

Mon, 03/01/2021 - 00:07
Meet three teenagers who decided to set up their own businesses in lockdown.

'Farms are going to need different kinds of robots'

Mon, 03/01/2021 - 00:07
A growing number of tech firms are helping farmers better look after their animals and crops.