Next has said its operations won't be as efficient in the run up to Christmas unless the government relaxes immigration rules for workers. The UK retailer said some areas of its business were "beginning to come under pressure", including warehouse and logistics staffing. It added that the lorry driver crisis was "foreseen, and widely predicted". The company urged the government ...

Export demand for British-made cars has collapsed as UK factory output slumped again in recent weeks. Despite lockdowns ending, latest figures show that little more than 1,000 cars a day have been rolling off British production lines, when not so long ago average annual volumes 4,500 a day. Industry data showed a 27 per cent year-on-year drop in production in ...

The return of office workers has provided a fillip for the retail sector as customer visits to high street stores and shopping centres rose last week, with central London in particular benefiting from the switch. Visits to bricks-and-mortar stores rose by 2.7 per cent compared with the week before, according to Springboard, the data provider. During the working week footfall ...

Rishi Sunak's decision to wind up the furlough scheme today will intensify Britain's economic woes, an array of unions, business groups, employment experts, City firms and politicians have warned. With signs of activity slowing even before pressures on supply chains began to mount over the past few weeks, the chancellor was criticised for cutting off a wage-subsidy lifeline that is ...

Airline, shipping and trucking bosses have joined union leaders in calling for governments around the world to ease coronavirus restrictions on transport workers to help avoid a Christmas supply chain crisis. Industry representatives from around the world issued a joint call on Wednesday for coordinated action from national governments to simplify border restrictions. The cost of transporting goods across the ...

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Summer in the UK brings with it a huge amount of outdoor events. OK, so the past couple of COVID years have been the exception but at least now we're seeing a return to 'normal'. Whether it's a country show, game fair, music festival, outdoor theatre performance, corporate family gathering or simply a family celebration in the back garden, the ...

During the onset of the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, the stock market crashed significantly. While scores of people lost a lot of money during this economic downturn, this also presented other people with an opportunity to buy assets at discounted prices. The same is also true for the recent Bitcoin flash crash, which meant that while many traders lost unrealized profits, ...

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The defining characteristic of the stock market throughout 2020 and 2021 has been volatility. You might even say volatility has defined news and world events the past couple of years. That makes it a great time for traders, with the potential for some quick gains. But it also requires a cool head, as there's always the potential to start trading ...