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Business The cost of living survival handbook for businesses

The key to running a profitable business is ensuring that company outgoings don’t eat up cash flow, but when the balancing act is overwhelmed by economic pressures, such as record-high inflation...

Business Bank of England delays plans for move to Leeds

The Bank of England has delayed plans to move hundreds of staff from London to Leeds as the wider economic turmoil slows the institution’s plans to expand its operations outside the capital....

Business Economic output slumps to its lowest since first Covid lockdown

Output across much of the economy has fallen to its lowest level since May 2020 as inflation weighs on demand, according to analysis by Lloyds Bank. Twelve of the fourteen key sectors across...

Business Facebook sued for collecting personal data to sell adverts

Facebook is being challenged in the High Court over the personal details it collects on users in a case that threatens the company’s business model. Tanya O’Carroll, 35, a campaigner on...

Business 5 tips for maintaining traveller wellbeing

Life’s all about balance. Business is all about people. And yet it’s so easy for your balance and wellbeing routine to slip when travellers are out on the road, leaving your people tired,...

Business Economic climate holding back sustainability strategy for seven-in-ten manufacturers

Almost seventy per cent of manufacturing decision makers agree that their sustainability strategy has been restricted due to cost pressures. The stalling of progress in green initiatives is also...

Business Return to offices ‘will not increase’

Britain’s offices might not get much fuller than they are now, with the number of people returning “appearing to have plateaued” over the past couple of months. Occupancy levels throughout the...

Business Mike Ashley scores in £17m deal to buy Coventry Arena securing 1,000 local jobs

The former Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley has taken over the Coventry Building Society Arena after buying its three operating companies. The acquisition by Ashley’s Frasers Group of the...

Business Business rates relief will give £14bn back to pubs, restaurants and small high street shops

Thousands of shops, pubs and restaurants are in line for £14 billion in relief aimed at countering next year’s rise in business rates, but the government stopped short of more fundamental reform...

Business Parcel firms still responsible for dodgy deliveries according to Citizens Advice league table scores

Internet shoppers are still enduring “dodgy deliveries”, with the courier companies Yodel and Evri the worst of a bad bunch, according to Citizens Advice. The charity has today published its...

Business How to mitigate some of Hunt’s brutal Autumn Statement for UK higher earners

More Britons will pay higher rates of tax after the autumn state as Jeremy Hunt announce he was freezing allowances for two further years and cutting the threshold for the 45p top rate. The...

Business Jeremy Hunt announces tax rises for all and says UK in recession

Jeremy Hunt has said he wants “those who have more to contribute more” as he unveils plans for all Britons to pay more tax. The 45 per cent top-rate of tax, which Liz Truss and Kwasi Kwarteng...

Business Losses balloon for Royal Mail as strike action continues to take its toll

Royal Mail confirmed plans to cut 10,000 jobs by next year as losses continue to widen as a result of ongoing strike action and inflationary pressure. Royal Mail’s parent firm International...

Business Musk gives Twitter staff deadline to commit to long hours and being ‘hardcore’

Elon Musk has given Twitter’s remaining staff a Thursday deadline to commit to working “long hours at high intensity” and being “extremely hardcore” or else leave with three months’ severance pay....

Business Secrets of Success: Hywel Carver, co-founder and CEO, Skiller Whale

Upskilling tech teams in meaningful, productive sessions that actually work. The idea for Skiller Whale came from the pain that Hywel and his co-founder, Dave, experienced first hand as...

Business UK businesses missing out on £1,000s of savings in food waste recycling

On average, UK businesses are spending £50,862 every year on sending their food waste to landfill, but recycling food waste could save them £7,000 per year, according to new research. As the...

Business Europe set for diesel supply scramble as tight marketshare exposed

Europe could be scrambling for diesel supplies over the winter, with the continent increasingly exposed to “exceptionally tight markets,” warned the International Energy Agency (IEA). The...

Business Cheshire Cheese Company sold to overcome Brexit barriers after losing £600,000 in sales

A British cheesemaker has sold his business to a larger rival to regain access to customers in the European Union after Brexit left him with an estimated £600,000 black hole in lost EU sales....

Business Secrets of Success: Adam Root, Founder of Gulp at Matter

We are all aware that oceans are the lifeline of our planet. When Adam Root first started out mapping all the ways plastic enters the ocean, he found that the largest proportion by a nautical...

Business Brexit a major cause of UK’s return to austerity, says senior economist

Brexit is the ultimate reason why the UK now faces a fresh round of austerity, a former interest rate-setter at the Bank of England has said. “The UK economy as a whole has been permanently...