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  • Tuesday newspaper round-up: Working from home, BT Sport, Morrisons

    Tuesday 22 Jun 2021

    (Sharecast News) - The industries most affected by the UK's delayed reopening will need to find almost £50m to cover wages once the government's furlough scheme is cut back on 1 July, according to analysis by the Labour party. Hospitality firms and cultural and arts businesses, which still have large numbers of workers on furlough, will need to cover the higher cost of keeping workers on the scheme even though they have no choice but to limit the number of customers they serve over the next month or are forced to remain shut. - Guardian

  • Monday newspaper round-up: UK economic recovery, inflation, pensions

    Monday 21 Jun 2021

    (Sharecast News) - The UK's economic recovery accelerated in May as tourism and recreation firms reopened, but the delay in ending Covid-19 restrictions is putting hospitality firms at risk, research shows. Eleven out of 14 UK sectors reported faster growth in output month on month in May, up from nine in April, according to the Lloyds Bank UK Recovery Tracker, as the UK moved further out of lockdown. - Guardian

  • Friday newspaper round-up: UK economy, Tesla, Channel 4, Nutmeg

    Friday 18 Jun 2021

    (Sharecast News) - Britain's economic recovery will accelerate into the autumn despite the threat from staff shortages and higher inflation, according to a forecast by the business lobby group, the CBI. The economy will expand by 8.2% this year and by 6.1% next year as the successful vaccination programme allows lockdown easing to continue next month, driving a surge in consumer spending and business activity in the second half of 2021, the CBI said. - Guardian

  • Thursday newspaper round-up: Greensill, easyJet, Spire Healthcare

    Thursday 17 Jun 2021

    (Sharecast News) - The number of EU citizens searching for work in Britain has fallen by more than a third since Brexit, according to a study that exposes the impact on UK employers as they struggle to recruit staff. Figures from the jobs website Indeed show searches by EU-based jobseekers for work in the UK were down by 36% in May from average levels in 2019. Low-paid jobs in hospitality, the care sector and warehouses recorded the biggest declines at 41%. - Guardian

  • Wednesday newspaper round-up: Morgan Stanley, rail chiefs, pension triple lock

    Wednesday 16 Jun 2021

    (Sharecast News) - Less than half of the 260 smaller companies listed on the London Stock Exchange's main index have met the target of having a third of their board roles occupied by women, and more than half still have all-male executive leadership teams. The campaign group Women on Boards UK has analysed all firms below the FTSE 350 All-Share index, and identified what it calls a "permafrost" of smaller businesses below the top layer that have been slow in taking steps to diversify. - Guardian

  • Tuesday newspaper round-up: Hospitality industry, Stobart Air, Vodafone, Rolls-Royce

    Tuesday 15 Jun 2021

    (Sharecast News) - Plans by City banks to bring thousands of workers back to the office are in disarray after Boris Johnson postponed a lifting of lockdown restrictions. Guidelines encouraging people to "continue to work from home if you can" in England were due to be dropped on 21 June, but that move will now be delayed by four weeks. - Guardian

  • Monday newspaper round-up: Climate crisis, Qualcomm, hospitality rescue

    Monday 14 Jun 2021

    (Sharecast News) - The head of the UK's biggest business lobby group has warned that the corporate world is "way off track" in tackling the climate crisis. Tony Danker, the director-general of the CBI, called on the government to do more to unlock the resources of the private sector by publishing new guidance on heating and transport. - Guardian

  • Sunday newspaper round-up: Covid-19 restrictions, Airline industry, Aviva

    Sunday 13 Jun 2021

    (Sharecast News) - Britain will have a six-week window to open up in the summer or risk keeping Covid-19 restrictions in place until the spring, ministers fear. Boris Johnson on Saturday gave his clearest signal yet he is planning to delay a full return to normality for another month, as he said he wanted to give Covid-19 vaccines "extra legs" in "the race between the vaccines in the lockdowns". - Sunday Telegraph

  • Friday newspaper round-up: Camelot, Selfridges, Morrisons

    Friday 11 Jun 2021

    (Sharecast News) - The French president last night ramped up the pressure on Boris Johnson over the Northern Ireland protocol by insisting "nothing is negotiable" as the G7 summit of world leaders risked being overshadowed by the bitter standoff over Brexit. In a defiant intervention as he prepared to travel to the UK, Emmanuel Macron warned Boris Johnson that France is not open to renegotiating any aspect of the protocol - and even appeared to raise questions about whether the UK could be trusted. - Guardian

  • Thursday newspaper round-up: Airports, G7 tax plan, electric cars

    Thursday 10 Jun 2021

    (Sharecast News) - The UK aviation sector has warned that airports are likely to lose at least £2.6bn this summer as the "chaotic" Covid traffic light system halts international travel. Airports said the coming months could deal a heavier financial blow than 2020, while airlines called for grants to offset the impact of travel restrictions and protect jobs. - Guardian

  • Wednesday newspaper round-up: Easing delay, Fastly, Cambridge Quantum Computing

    Wednesday 09 Jun 2021

    (Sharecast News) - Rishi Sunak is willing to accept a delay of up to four weeks to the final stage of England's reopening roadmap, the Guardian understands, as the government considers extending restrictions beyond 21 June. Ministers will continue to scrutinise data on cases and hospitalisations over the coming days, with a final decision set to be announced by the prime minister on Monday. From 21 June nightclubs are due to reopen, with the cap on wedding numbers, large-scale events and indoor mixing lifted and guidance on working from home and mask-wearing dropped. - Guardian

  • Tuesday newspaper round-up: Hospitality rent, TfL, FaceTime

    Tuesday 08 Jun 2021

    (Sharecast News) - The government must convince commercial landlords to forego some of the rent built up during the pandemic or face a wave of insolvencies when payments fall due in July, business leaders have warned. Speaking at a Treasury select committee hearing, trade body bosses in travel, hospitality and retail said the easing of restrictions was not enough to avoid business failures and job losses in debt-laden sectors. - Guardian

  • Monday newspaper round-up: Amazon, retailers, Reckitt Benckiser

    Monday 07 Jun 2021

    (Sharecast News) - Experts have raised concerns that Amazon may escape paying significantly more tax in some of its biggest markets unless world leaders close a large loophole in a historic global deal. Finance ministers in London from the G7 group of wealthy nations, including representatives of the UK, US and EU, on Saturday agreed the landmark deal aimed at making the biggest companies such as Apple, Microsoft, Google and Facebook pay more tax. - Guardian

  • Sunday newspaper round-up: Delta mutation, Foreign summer holidays, Anglo American

    Sunday 06 Jun 2021

    (Sharecast News) - The decision to reopen on June 21 has been made "more difficult" by the Indian variant's spread to the most dominant variant in the UK, the Health Secretary has said. Matt Hancock told Sky News that the latest advice the Government has received is that the so-called Delta mutation first identified in India is 40 per cent more transmissible than the previously dominant Kent variant. - Sunday Telegraph

  • Thursday newspaper round-up: Musk tweets, Amazon, AMC Entertainment

    Thursday 03 Jun 2021

    (Sharecast News) - The US securities watchdog told Tesla last year that CEO Elon Musk had twice violated a settlement requiring his tweets to be preapproved by company lawyers, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday. Musk and the US Securities and Exchange Commission agreed in 2019 that the electric car maker would vet any material public communications Musk made regarding Tesla. - Guardian

  • Wednesday newspaper round-up: Fossil fuel, EU migration, coal-fired plants

    Wednesday 02 Jun 2021

    (Sharecast News) - The nations that make up the G7 have pumped billions of dollars more into fossil fuels than they have into clean energy since the Covid-19 pandemic, despite their promises of a green recovery. As the UK prepares to host the G7 summit, new analysis reveals that the countries attending committed $189bn to support oil, coal and gas between January 2020 and March 2021. In comparison, the same countries - the UK, US, Canada, Italy, France, Germany and Japan - spent $147bn on clean forms of energy. - Guardian

  • Tuesday newspaper round-up: Corporation tax, Bacanora, Channel 4, Schroders

    Tuesday 01 Jun 2021

    (Sharecast News) - The UK would reap an extra £14.7bn annually by adopting Joe Biden's proposal for a new global minimum corporation tax rate of 21%, according to a major thinktank. The Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) Centre for Economic Justice has urged the government to embrace and push for the US president's proposals at the forthcoming G7 summit, arguing that the global system would both be fairer and allow the UK to raise billions in vital revenue. - Guardian

  • Friday newspaper round-up: Carbon tax, broadband, corporate tax, trade unions

    Friday 28 May 2021

    (Sharecast News) - More than £700,000 is lost to bank transfer scams every day, which works out at £491 a minute, according to research by the consumer body Which? It claimed the banking industry's approach to reimbursing victims of this type of fraud was "unfair and inconsistent," with less than half of losses being returned to those affected. - Guardian

  • Friday newspaper round-up: Carbon tax, broadband, corporate tax, trade unions

    Friday 28 May 2021

    (Sharecast News) - More than £700,000 is lost to bank transfer scams every day, which works out at £491 a minute, according to research by the consumer body Which? It claimed the banking industry's approach to reimbursing victims of this type of fraud was "unfair and inconsistent," with less than half of losses being returned to those affected. - Guardian

  • Thursday newspaper round-up: Business support, Ofcom, Glaxo

    Thursday 27 May 2021

    (Sharecast News) - Boris Johnson has been warned by business leaders that a fresh package of economic support would be required if rising Covid-19 infections prevent the further relaxation of pandemic restrictions next month. After the reopening of hospitality venues indoors across all four nations of the UK, the Guardian's latest monthly assessment of economic developments suggests the country is on course for a short-term growth boom this summer. - Guardian

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