Rishi Sunak’s desperate pleading with company bosses not to lay off their furloughed employees once the scheme ends next month will cut no ice with those who must balance the books in the real world of business. Many industries have been decimated by the virus and the measures designed to curb it, which means some employers will be forced ...

Grocery chain the Co-op saw sales rise in the first half of the year as customers shopped closer to home and ate out less during the pandemic. Like-for-like sales in food, which strip out the effect of new shops opening, increased by 8.8% in the six months to 24 July. Its boss said: “We are living in unprecedented times, ...

Blackpool and Hull have the highest rates of unemployment in the UK as the pandemic causes disproportionate economic damage on the towns and cities at the heart of the government’s levelling-up agenda. With unemployment rising across the country, research from two leading organisations suggested that areas where the local economies were struggling before the pandemic struck are now among ...

In recent times, we have witnessed a sudden increase in the demand for something called Perspex Protection Screens or Perspex Screens. But what exactly are these sheets, you ask? A perspex protection screen is a clear sheet made out of plastic. But what are these perspex screens useful for and how exactly do you use them is a common ...

Business owners have been the target of a new email phishing scam purporting to be from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC). The scam, which was uncovered by accountancy outsourcing specialists Lanop Outsourcing, uses official HMRC branding and graphics to convince victims that their VAT deferral application has been rejected. At least 100 company owners have reported receiving the realistic ...

Businesses cannot be evicted by landlords for getting behind on rent payments until the end of 2020, the government said today, announcing an extension on an earlier policy. The moratorium on commercial tenant evictions may deepen the rift between retailers and landlords, as the high street continues to struggle amid dampened footfall. The government is hoping the extension will ...

Rishi Sunak has insisted that he will close the furlough scheme at the end of next month – but this week hinted that he could announce new measures to protect employment, telling MPs he would use “creative” ways to help keep people in jobs. The government will pay bonuses of £1,000 for employers who bring back furloughed staff, and ...

More than half of British workers believe that they are more productive while doing their jobs from home, according to a new survey. In a poll by Trends Research commissioned by Talktalk, the broadband provider, almost six in ten employees said that they felt more productive at home, and nearly a third of company directors and senior executives agreed ...

Pubs and restaurants around the country face early closing times to slow coronavirus infections, with London’s public health chief warning of a “local curfew” in the capital. The prime minister is looking for targeted ways to control the epidemic, which is spreading fastest among the young and risks running out of control. Hospitality businesses in hotspots are expected to ...

URF League of Legends is a game mode first featured in its introduction during April’s Fools Day. You can expect drastic cooldown abilities with total reduced costs and map timers.  The game allows the player to use their skills competitively to barrage and go nuts as they play against their opponent. Mechanics in URF Ultra Rapid Fire works like ...