COVID-19 Business News

COVID-19 Business News

British Airways

One in four BA jobs to go: 12,000 staff members face the axe over...

BRITISH Airways says it will be forced to make up to 12,000 staff redundant because of the global collapse of air travel. CEO Alex Cruz...
Lazy office worker

Slackers! Back to work! And switch off that Netflix series!

EIGHT out of 10 Brits are working from home, but it has come to light that not all of them have their noses to...
Euro bank notes

ECB launches new aid package to soothe effects of pandemic

By HAL WILLIAMS THE EUROPEAN Central Bank has launched a €750bn emergency package to buy government and company debt across the eurozone. The temporary purchasing scheme...
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Fintech funding key to keeping SMEs strong after end of loans

ONE OF Europe’s largest business lenders says the fintech industry must be strengthened to support SMEs after the Bounce Back Loan scheme closes at...
wages, salary, furlough

Employers welcome UK government decision to extend furlough scheme

By Hal Williams A DECISION to extend the British government’s furlough programme has been met with relief by UK employers. The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi...
Samsung phone

Samsung sees jump in Q2 profits thanks to remote working trend

SAMSUNG Electronics earnings have been boosted by the work-from-home boom. The world’s largest smartphone manufacturer announced Q2 operating profits up 23 percent compared with last...
Tesco Colney Hatch by Michelle Davies

Welcome to a crazed new world: coronavirus, paranoia, and some Zombie Apocalypse shopping tips

By Hal Williams YOU WALK into the supermarket, intending to just pick up a few things, and wha…. ? The place is swarming. Shelves are...
British Airways

BA chief ejected as airline navigates Covid turbulence

AILING British Airways has announced a decision to remove Alex Cruz from his position as chief executive. His place will be taken by Aer Lingus...
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British SMEs head online to cope with effects of COVID lockdown — and find...

SMALL UK businesses are moving the bulk of their services online as the sector takes tentative steps towards recovery. Small Business Britain and BT Skills...
Thomas Cook shop

Firm that snapped-up troubled Thomas Cook is facing job cuts

THE COMPANY that bought-up 2,000 defunct Thomas Cook shops last October has warned that almost 900 of its staff may lose their jobs. Hays Travel...