Business and Economic News
Exports to EU partially rebound after January slump - as wider economy returns to growth
Tue, 13 Apr 2021 06:59:00 +0100
Exports to the EU partly rebounded in February after a record slump to start the year while the wider economy also returned to growth, official figures show.
£170m bailout of Liberty Steel owner 'would have been completely irresponsible'
Tue, 13 Apr 2021 12:47:00 +0100
Giving a £170m taxpayer bailout to steel tycoon Sanjeev Gupta would have been "completely irresponsible", the business secretary has told MPs.
Trade recovery offers tentative relief but it's still hard to judge Brexit's long-term impact
Tue, 13 Apr 2021 12:05:00 +0100
Today's trade figures offer an important early sense of how Britain is settling into its new post-Brexit reality.
Bank of England's chief economist announces new role
Tue, 13 Apr 2021 14:31:00 +0100
The Bank of England's chief economist will leave his role later this year for a new job at the Royal Society for Arts, Manufactures and Commerce.
Engineering giant Babcock to cut 1,000 jobs in the UK and overseas
Tue, 13 Apr 2021 07:55:00 +0100
Engineering giant Babcock International is to cut 1,000 jobs - most of them in the UK - as part of a shake-up.
Top lawyer will have 'carte blanche' with review into firm Cameron lobbied for, says PM
Tue, 13 Apr 2021 13:54:00 +0100
Boris Johnson has promised a top lawyer will be given "carte blanche to ask anybody whatever he needs" as part of a review into the activities of a collapsed finance firm David Cameron lobbied for.
Which regions saw footfall return closest to pre-pandemic levels as COVID lockdowns eased?
Tue, 13 Apr 2021 14:13:00 +0100
Shoppers have been flocking back to high streets and other retail destinations in some parts of the country more than others as lockdown rules were eased in England and Wales.
Gilbert in bizarre spat with Aberdeen over AssetCo stake
Tue, 13 Apr 2021 13:17:00 +0100
The City veteran Martin Gilbert has become embroiled in a bizarre spat with his former employer that involved his own shares in his corporate vehicle being used to oppose his election to its board.
Wealthiest 1% 'polluter elite' are driving global carbon emissions, says new report
Tue, 13 Apr 2021 12:43:00 +0100
The world's wealthiest 1% produce twice as much carbon emissions as the poorest 50%, according to a new report.
Tracking technology company Buddi banks on £500m float
Tue, 13 Apr 2021 10:49:00 +0100
The serial entrepreneur who set up her tracking technology company after losing sight of her child during a shopping trip has picked bankers to take it on to the London stock market.