Thursday 29 July, 2021
Edition: English (UK)
Times Publications
Category Archives: UK TRADE AND BUISNESS

Supermarkets warning of empty shelves. Underground lines closed due to staff shortages. A “pingdemic” that has told more than 500,000 people to self-isolate in the past week. Funny sort of freedom day. The Guardian has learnt from the current...

UK needs to stay alert to China’s ‘increasing international influence’ — while also pointing to the economic opportunities on offer. Rishi Sunak told the Mansion House recently The chancellor argues, the debate on China “lacks...

Binance, the world’s biggest cryptocurrency exchange, has been banned by the UK’s financial regulator. From BBC Business News  The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has ruled that the firm cannot conduct any “regulated activity”...

How people divide their working hours between home and office should develop naturally over time and not be forced into law, senior financial services industry officials said on Today. From Reuters business reports Britain has indicated it may...

FTSE newcomer enjoys sales rise of 26% and says it will also open 15 new Heron Food outlets The cut-price retailer B&M is aiming to step up expansion after more than doubling profits last year with sales of DIY kit, gardening items and...

UK is pushing for agreement to stop use of tax havens by companies such as Google, Apple and Amazon. The Guardian learns  A global tax deal that would impose a minimum 15% tax on the profits of big international tech companies could be given...

British tourists will be allowed to enter Portugal from coming up Monday, the Portuguese authorities have announced by BBC news Portugal is on the UK’s “green” list for unrestricted travel from then, but there had been confusion...

Credit company Provident Financial has announced it is withdrawing from doorstep lending after 140 years. The company blamed “changing industry and regulatory dynamics” as well as “shifting customer preferences”. Ending...

Cultural and creative businesses to be encouraged to take up residence as Square Mile adapts to new ways of working.  According to Guardian news the City of London is planning to create at least 1,500 new homes by repurposing offices and other...

Businesses should help “level up” the UK by investing away from London and the south-east, but there is no “quick fix” to persuade firms to relocate to the poorest parts of the UK, such as Blackpool or Blackburn, the head of the CBI...