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Coronavirus: Extra bank holiday for October being considered

Tue, 05/19/2020 - 15:41
The tourist industry says another public holiday would help offset losses caused by the lockdown.

Mirrors and shears prices set to fall in Brexit tariff plan

Tue, 05/19/2020 - 15:08
The government said it has removed import levies on items worth more than £30bn.

Coronavirus: UK tourism boss backs call for 'air bridges'

Tue, 05/19/2020 - 14:22
Air bridges would allow visitors from low-risk countries into the UK without having to quarantine.

EasyJet admits nine million customers hacked

Tue, 05/19/2020 - 12:40
The attack was "sophisticated" the airline said, adding that some credit card details had been accessed.

Seven charts on the coronavirus jobs market

Tue, 05/19/2020 - 12:30
How the coronavirus pandemic is hitting the UK jobs market and how that compares globally.

Coronavirus: Universal credit claims hit monthly record

Tue, 05/19/2020 - 11:17
The number of claims has jumped to six times more than a year earlier as incomes are hit.

Coronavirus: Bosses' bonuses banned in exchange for virus loans

Tue, 05/19/2020 - 09:34
The Treasury and the Bank of England will restrict company payouts for firms seeking taxpayer funds.

Thai Airways saved from the brink by government

Tue, 05/19/2020 - 09:24
Thailand's national carrier had been waiting for the government to approve its restructuring plan.

Huge rise in number of people claiming benefits

Tue, 05/19/2020 - 09:08
The number of claims soared by 856,500 to 2.1 million in April, the first full month of the lockdown.

Oil on stormy market waters

Tue, 05/19/2020 - 08:41

Nasdaq to tighten rules amid concerns over Chinese firms

Tue, 05/19/2020 - 07:55
The move comes as tensions rise between there US and China and the Luckin Coffee scandal.

Ovo Energy to close offices and cut 2,600 jobs

Tue, 05/19/2020 - 06:53
The new owner of SSE's retail division says the lockdown has forced it to accelerate cost-cutting measures.

Coronavirus: Young people 'most likely to lose work' in lockdown

Tue, 05/19/2020 - 05:50
One in three young workers is earning less than before the coronavirus outbreak, a report suggests.

Elon Musk: Tesla raises cost of 'self-driving' cars

Tue, 05/19/2020 - 04:15
Elon Musk hikes the price of Tesla's "self-driving" option by $1,000 and says it will continue to rise.

Disney's head of streaming to become CEO of TikTok

Tue, 05/19/2020 - 01:19
Kevin Mayer will be in charge of the global development of the short-form video platform.

Dark web scammers exploit Covid-19 fear and doubt

Tue, 05/19/2020 - 00:03
From miracle cures to co-ordinated hacking the dark web is a hive of coronavirus scamming.

Coronavirus: 'Losing my job pushed me to set up a business'

Tue, 05/19/2020 - 00:03
The BBC speaks to three different people across the UK who have lost their jobs during lockdown.

Coronavirus: 'I'm vulnerable and have been made redundant'

Tue, 05/19/2020 - 00:02
Sales administrator Emma Timberlake has multiple sclerosis and has recently found out that she has been made redundant.

Coronavirus: Big sales expected when clothes stores reopen next month

Tue, 05/19/2020 - 00:01
Stores 'will have to discount heavily' to shift excess stock that may now be out of season, one analyst said.

Coronavirus: France and Germany propose €500bn recovery fund

Mon, 05/18/2020 - 22:22
The plan would see €500bn of grants distributed to EU member states worst affected by the pandemic.