UK Business News

Coronavirus: England's quarantine scrapped for arrivals from 50 'low risk' countries
Fri, 03 Jul 2020 09:22:37 GMT
Arrivals from Germany and Italy will also no longer need to isolate, ministers confirm.

Coronavirus: 'Refunds unlikely' if travellers have to self-isolate
Fri, 03 Jul 2020 08:49:42 GMT
Travel insurance is unlikely to cover those who have to cancel a holiday because they have Covid symptoms.

Freeze on car loan and pawn payments set to be extended
Fri, 03 Jul 2020 09:07:39 GMT
The regulator wants to give people struggling with high-cost credit or car finance more time to pay.

Redskins sponsor, FedEx, urges team to rebrand
Fri, 03 Jul 2020 09:00:18 GMT
FedEx has told the Washington DC-based American football team to change its controversial name.

How mortgage holidays can affect your ability to borrow
Thu, 02 Jul 2020 23:03:14 GMT
One-sixth of homeowners have taken a mortgage holiday and it could affect their ability to borrow money.

Coronavirus: 'We'll be cutting hair from midnight' post-lockdown
Thu, 02 Jul 2020 23:10:58 GMT
Hairdressers and barbers can reopen from 4 July in England, with many booked up already.

George Floyd: Twitter drops 'master', 'slave' and 'blacklist'
Fri, 03 Jul 2020 02:30:33 GMT
The social media platform along with JPMorgan are the latest firms to address their internal language.

Coronavirus: Lake District reports surge in holiday bookings
Thu, 02 Jul 2020 23:02:06 GMT
With travel restrictions and tight budgets many British people are choosing to holiday at home this year.

Carlos Ghosn: Japan ask US to extradite ex-Green Beret and son over Japan escape
Thu, 02 Jul 2020 23:12:30 GMT
The ex-soldier and his son are held in the US for allegedly helping the ex-Nissan boss flee Japan.

Labour urges more support to stem post-Covid job losses
Fri, 03 Jul 2020 09:07:52 GMT
Shadow chancellor Anneliese Dodds calls for jobs schemes to be extended during local lockdowns.

Café Rouge and Bella Italia owner falls into administration
Thu, 02 Jul 2020 17:59:59 GMT
Ninety-one sites will close immediately with the loss of around 1,900 jobs.

Coronavirus: 800 jobs 'secure' as Celsa Steel gets £30m emergency loan
Thu, 02 Jul 2020 21:12:59 GMT
Celsa Steel, which employs 800 workers in Wales, has received an emergency government loan.

The Rock ranks as Instagram's 'most valuable star'
Thu, 02 Jul 2020 16:33:26 GMT
Film star Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson can charge more than $1m for a sponsored post, analysts say.

US firms create record 4.8 million jobs in June
Thu, 02 Jul 2020 15:08:26 GMT
The reopening of businesses has spurred job growth but a rise in Covid-19 cases may hamper recovery.

Coronavirus: Face coverings to become mandatory in Scottish shops
Thu, 02 Jul 2020 13:08:14 GMT
The use of face coverings is to be made mandatory in shops in Scotland when coronavirus restrictions are eased.

Primark presses ahead with new store openings
Thu, 02 Jul 2020 08:44:13 GMT
As other retailers look to cut costs, the discount fashion chain plans to open five new shops.

Hong Kong: US passes sanctions as nations condemn new law
Thu, 02 Jul 2020 17:02:59 GMT
The US House Speaker said the law was a "brutal, sweeping crackdown" against Hong Kong's people.

The fashion labels whose clothes are made by prisoners
Wed, 01 Jul 2020 23:06:06 GMT
A number of clothing firms are now getting their garments made behind bars.

Coronavirus: How 'immunity passports' could create an antibody elite
Thu, 02 Jul 2020 15:32:31 GMT
Covid-19 antibody testing may have the unintended consequence of creating an antibody elite.

Warnings curry houses may not reopen after lockdown
Wed, 01 Jul 2020 23:08:49 GMT
Industry groups say many family-owned restaurants are under intense financial strain.

'I've been stared at in disbelief when I introduce myself'
Tue, 30 Jun 2020 23:09:14 GMT
Four young, black entrepreneurs explain how skin colour has affected their business journey.

Persuading China to switch to 'fake' pork
Tue, 30 Jun 2020 23:40:01 GMT
Pork is China's favourite meat dish, but will new meat substitutes tempt consumers to give up meat?

Coronavirus: 'Exporting goods has been like a game of chess'
Tue, 30 Jun 2020 23:54:14 GMT
Exporting goods during the Covid-19 lockdown has been "a game of chess", says tights manufacturer.

Coronavirus: How much does your boss need to know about you?
Mon, 29 Jun 2020 23:01:48 GMT
Firms are collecting a lot more information about staff as they try to contain coronavirus risks.

Coronavirus: How lockdown has affected my money
Tue, 30 Jun 2020 23:55:34 GMT
Radio 1 Newsbeat speaks to people who have become richer, poorer and spent more money in lockdown.

Coronavirus: 'People like me are really, really suffering'
Tue, 30 Jun 2020 14:41:52 GMT
A self-employed curtain fitter explains why he has been hit so hard by coronavirus.

Coronavirus: Three surprising jobs you can do from home
Sun, 28 Jun 2020 23:06:16 GMT
Coronavirus has forced people to get creative with the way they work, with some surprising jobs going online.

'My chronic acne inspired me to start my own skincare company'
Sun, 28 Jun 2020 23:06:02 GMT
How Michelle Doherty overcame her skin problems and launched skincare business Alpha-H.

AMD donating computers to help fight Covid-19
Tue, 30 Jun 2020 15:45:31 GMT
Chipmaker AMD has given "computing horsepower" to researchers aiming to tackle coronavirus.

Coronavirus: What are the UK's travel rules and which countries can I go to?
Fri, 03 Jul 2020 07:05:30 GMT
New agreements mean people entering the UK from certain countries will not have quarantine.