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Budget 2021: BBC editors on what to expect

Fri, 02/26/2021 - 10:34
BBC editors Faisal Islam and Simon Jack tell us what Chancellor Rishi Sunak might have in store.

Pets at Home says lockdown pet bonanza will bring even higher profits

Fri, 02/26/2021 - 10:32
The retailer raises its profits forecast yet again as demand for pet products continues to soar.

Freeports: What are they and will they make the UK money?

Fri, 02/26/2021 - 10:27
Rishi Sunak thinks the low-tax zones will boost struggling parts of the UK - but not everyone agrees.

Blyth 'gigafactory': Ex-offenders offered chance at car battery plant

Fri, 02/26/2021 - 10:10
The electric car battery plant will be the biggest industrial investment in the North East for years.

British Airways owner IAG calls for digital health passes

Fri, 02/26/2021 - 09:49
IAG, which owns British Airways and Iberia, makes a record loss after the pandemic grounds flights.

Pokémon at 25: Rare cards trade for big money

Fri, 02/26/2021 - 02:39
Rare cards based on the popular Japanese video game and cartoons are regularly fetching six figures.

Vintage technology: 'It sounds so much cleaner'

Fri, 02/26/2021 - 00:08
Why do people like to use ancient personal organisers and music players?

Nightclubs eye June reopening but can they survive?

Fri, 02/26/2021 - 00:07
Clubs have been closed for almost a year but what will the clubbing experience be like when they reopen?

Budget 2021: 'My £20 is a lifeline - don't take it away'

Fri, 02/26/2021 - 00:02
A benefits top-up to help the poor survive lockdown is due to end - unless it is extended at the Budget.

Budget 2021: Support pubs by cutting beer duty, say Conservative MPs

Fri, 02/26/2021 - 00:02
Cheaper beer could support struggling pubs MPs argue, but alcohol awareness campaigners are opposed.

UK car production slumps by a quarter in January

Fri, 02/26/2021 - 00:01
The UK produced 27% fewer cars than a year ago, the worst January figure for over a decade.

Mr Potato Head to lose "Mr" title in gender-neutral rebrand

Thu, 02/25/2021 - 23:01
The toy's maker, Hasbro, says it will drop the "Mr" to "promote gender equality and inclusion".

Airbnb predicts 'significant' travel rebound

Thu, 02/25/2021 - 22:21
But the booking platform warns it is still too early to predict how many travellers will return in 2021.

Coronavirus: EU urged to adopt 'vaccine passports'

Thu, 02/25/2021 - 22:13
Greece and Austria want coronavirus-free tourists this summer, but other EU states have concerns.

HMRC letters question Covid self-employment support grant claims

Thu, 02/25/2021 - 17:53
About 11,000 people will receive letters questioning whether they should have claimed the money.

Vauxhall: Talks over fate of Ellesmere Port plant 'productive'

Thu, 02/25/2021 - 16:51
The owner of the Ellesmere Port factory, which employs about 1,000 workers, is in talks with the government.

Get used to fewer trains, says rail body

Thu, 02/25/2021 - 14:47
Around one in 10 rail services should be cut while passenger numbers remain low, says Network Rail.

Furlough numbers climb sharply in January to 4.7 million

Thu, 02/25/2021 - 13:28
The number of people on furlough rises by 700,000 to 4.7 million after fresh lockdown measures imposed.

Asda says 5,000 jobs at risk in new business plan

Thu, 02/25/2021 - 10:36
The supermarket says it has begun consulting with workers over a major restructuring of its business.

Primark bets on last year's fashion for April reopening

Thu, 02/25/2021 - 10:35
The High Street-only retailer says it has lost £1.1bn in sales due to the recent lockdown.